Nine Kent officers respond to catch man who climbed into apartment | Police Blotter

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As many as nine Kent Police officers responded to a call about a man who had climbed up to a second-story balcony to enter an apartment in the 23900 block of 111th Place Southeast.

The man refused to come out of the apartment as commanded by officers, who eventually used a battering ram to knock down the door and handcuff the man, according to the police report.

Police arrested the man for investigation of obstructing an officer in connection with the June 22 case. Officers responded to the call at about 10:17 p.m. and had the man in custody about 30 minutes later.

A witness saw the man climb up a balcony and enter the unit through a screen door. When police responded and knocked on the door, the man refused to open it.

The man had items stored at the apartment, but didn't actually live there, according to the apartment's renter who wasn't home when the man entered the unit. Police found out the arrested man had a theft 3 warrant out of Renton as well as a making a false statement warrant out of Kent.

The man told police he didn't want to open the door for them because of his warrants.


Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly head-butted his sister in the face during a dispute at about 1 a.m. on June 21 at the Kent Transit Center, 301 Railroad Ave.

Officers responded to a call about a man in an altercation with a woman after she exited a bus, according to the police report. A man tackled the woman to the ground as she tried to run away.

When police arrived, they found the man, his 15-year-old sister and their mother at a car. The girl had run away and her mom and brother heard she was at the transit center and went down to get her.

The officers were at the car when the girl jumped out of it and started screaming at her brother. The brother then head-butted his sister in the face right in front of police. Two officers grabbed the man and handcuffed him.

The girl told police she runs away because she doesn't like living at home and being disciplined by her mother. She told officers she would run away again. Police discovered the girl ran away again later in the day.

Malicious mischief

Officers cited a man for investigation of malicious mischief after he allegedly punched and broke a window with his fist at the No Que No restaurant and bar, 105 Central Ave. N., in downtown.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. June 21, according to the police report.

The bar's owner head a loud noise and saw that a man had punched one of the main windows with his fist. Officers saw the man nearby the restaurant with a cut hand and blood on his shirts and pants.

The man told the owner he would pay to replace the window, estimated at about $950. Friends took him to a nearby bank but he decided against paying for the window.

Police noted the man was so intoxicated he kept falling over as they talked to him. An officer took the man home rather than to the city jail because he was so drunk.


Police arrested a man for resisting arrest after he ran from officers during a suspicious vehicle incident at about 9:17 a.m. June 23 near the intersection of 103rd Avenue Southeast and Southeast 209th Place.

Officers saw a red Cadillac parked when they arrived at the intersection with a male driver and a female passenger, according to the police report.

The driver, 18, had a warrant out of Renton for a domestic violence case. An officer tried to handcuff the man when he slipped out of her grasp and ran eastbound on 209th Place.

Two other officers caught the man a short time later.

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