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Kent officer arrests motorcyclist who hit speeds of 80 to 90 mph on Pacific Highway | Police Blotter

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Kent Police arrested a Federal Way man for investigation of reckless driving after the man reportedly hit estimated speeds of 80 to 90 mph driving a motorcycle along Pacific Highway South while eluding an officer.

An officer initially spotted the motorcyclist near the 27100 block of Pacific Highway South on Aug. 25 going about 56 mph in a 45 mph zone southbound on Pacific Highway South, according to the police report.

The motorcyclist then pulled into the driveway near the police vehicle and sped through a strip mall parking lot before returning to Pacific Highway. The officer activated his siren but the motorcyclist kept driving southbound on Pacific Highway, swerving in and out of traffic and moving from the far left lane to the far right lane, hitting estimated speeds of 80 to 90 mph near the 28000 block.

With many vehicles on the highway, the officer terminated his pursuit after only a few blocks. But he had the license plate of the motorcycle and tracked the man down at a Federal Way home.

The man told police he had seen the patrol vehicle but didn't stop because he couldn't afford another ticket.

Police arrested the man for investigation of reckless driving as well as cited him for speeding, expired tabs and not having a motorcycle endorsement on his license.

Obstructing

Officers cited a man for investigation of obstructing after he fled on foot from police at about 3:01 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Safeway parking lot, 13101 S.E. Kent-Kangley Road.

A store employee called 911 about the man who had previously taken items from the store, according to the police report.

When officers arrived they spotted the man outside the store. The man saw police and started to run. Officers warned him to stop but he kept running. One officer shot the man with a Taser, but only one dart hit the man, who kept on running.

A second officer used a patrol vehicle to try to stop the man. Police lost track of the suspect as he ran into the nearby Birch Creek Apartments complex.

A store employee told police the man had stolen items from the store earlier and left his wallet behind. Officers cited the man at large based on the driver's license in the wallet. The man had been banned from many Kent businesses.

Malicious mischief

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly tried to break into a vehicle by smashing a rock through the passenger side window.

The incident happened at about 6:39 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 7000 block of South 212th Street, according to the police report.

A passerby called 911 to report a suspicious man next to a vehicle. Officers responded and found a man standing next to a 1996 Lexus that had two large holes punctured in the passenger side window. Police asked the man if he had broken the window and he reportedly shook his head up and down and said yes.

The man then declined to answer any other questions. The officer noted a large rock sat in the passenger seat and that the windshield had been damaged with two large indentations.

Officers transported the man to the city jail.

Disorderly conduct

Officers arrested a man for investigation of disorderly conduct after he reportedly walked drunk across 104th Avenue Southeast at about 1:26 a.m. Aug. 25.

Officers were in the 24300 block of 104th Avenue Southeast in response to another call when the man started to walk toward them, according to the police report.

The man appeared to be very intoxicated and officers asked the man to keep walking past them, which he did. Police then saw the man a short while later step off a sidewalk and onto 104th Avenue Southeast. He walked about 100 feet south. A pickup driver had to slow down rapidly to avoid hitting the man, who walked with both hands raised high in the air.

Three officer stopped the man on the other side of the street, handcuffed him and transported him to the city jail.

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