Kent Police arrest grandmother for DUI, meth possession | Blotter

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Kent Police arrested a 48-year-old grandmother for investigation of driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine after pulling her vehicle over along Interstate 5.

The incident started at about 6 a.m. July 26 when a Kent officer on a return trip from Tacoma spotted a vehicle behind him speeding up and slowing down very dramatically as well as crossing the left shoulder line, according to the police report.

The vehicle reportedly exited northbound I-5 at South 317th Street and struck a concrete barrier. The officer then got his car behind the vehicle, activated the overhead lights and pulled the driver over.

The woman had three young grandchildren in the vehicle with her. She told the officer she had been driving all night and had been drinking a lot of coffee and 5-hour energy drinks to stay awake so she could meet up with her husband in Bellingham.

Because the woman spoke in a very fast and excited manner, the officer suspected possible cocaine or meth use. Another officer arrived to take the children to the Kent Police station so the woman's husband could pick them up.

Police found a glass case in the vehicle that contained crystals that later tested positive for meth. The grandmother at first said the crystals belonged to her daughter but then admitted that she smoked meth earlier in the morning with her daughter. The officer took her to the city jail and she was later transferred to the King County jail.


Officers arrested a city jail inmate for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched another inmate twice in the face in the jail library.

Jail officials reported the incident at about 10:44 p.m. July 29 at the city jail, 1230 Central Ave. S., according to the police report.

A corrections officer told police he escorted two men to the library for their allotted hours when one of the men reportedly hit the other man in the face with a closed fist near the center of the library.

The guard pushed the man who threw the punches onto a table and pinned him there before the table collapsed and they both fell to the floor. The guard then struck the man in the chest with his elbow and held him until other corrections officers arrived. The man hit by the punches told police it was an unprovoked attack. The man who threw the punches declined to talk to police.

The two men had been assigned as cell mates earlier in the day. Jail officials said the man who threw the punches had been involved in at least two prior incidents of assaulting other inmates.


Police arrested a woman for investigation of third-degree theft after she reportedly took a Seahawks jersey and a pair of sneakers at about 9:40 a.m. July 28, from Kmart, 24800 W. Valley Highway.

A loss prevention officer watched the woman stick the sneakers and jersey into a black purse and then exit the store without paying for the items, according to the police report.

When police searched the woman's purse they found a glass pipe, the type used to smoke narcotics. Officers also arrested her for investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The woman had a theft warrant out of Redmond.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly slapped his wife in the face during a dispute at about 10:17 p.m. July 26 at a home in the 800 block of Woodford Avenue North.

The woman told officers they were married two years ago but until the last few months her husband had lived in India as he awaited authorization to enter the United States, according to the police report.

When the wife came home from work, she reportedly found her husband drunk and trying to take the keys to the car. She tried to stop him but he slapped her and grabbed the keys and left in the car.

Police arrested the husband after he returned to the home in the car. He didn't speak to the officers because he said he didn't speak English.


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