A 29-year-old man told police he couldn’t find the bathroom inside the Fred Meyer store on Kent’s East Hill, so he decided to urinate on the floor near the shoe section because he knew employees would clean the floor.
But a store video reportedly shows the man also urinated on 11 pairs of shoes and attempted to steal a pair of shoes by sticking them down his pants, according to the police report. Store employees said the shoes were ruined and had to be destroyed.
Officers responded at about 3:33 p.m. Oct. 27 to Fred Meyer, 10201 SE 240th St., for a report about a man who had urinated inside the store. The man walked out of the store but police found him nearby.
Police arrested the man for investigation of malicious mischief, attempted theft and giving a false name. The man denied he urinated on the shoes but admitted he urinated on the floor.
Fred Meyer staff asked police to ban the man for life from the store. If he returns, he could be cited for criminal trespass.
Prostitution sting at local hotel
Police arrested a man for investigation of patronizing a prostitute after he allegedly agreed to pay cash in exchange for sex with an undercover officer the afternoon of Oct. 26 at the Days Inn, 22420 84th Ave. S.
Officers arrested 10 men and impounded six vehicles as part of an undercover operation at the hotel, according to the police report. Police placed an ad in the women seeking men section of backpage.com as part of a sting to combat the demand for commercial sex by arresting men who solicit women for sex in exchange for money.
The man replied to the phone number on the ad. The undercover officer answered the phone and the man reportedly agreed to pay $100 for a half-hour of “full service.” The man texted the number on the ad when he got to the hotel parking lot and received the room number of the woman.
When the man knocked on the door, officers opened it and yelled “Police!” The man then took off running down the hallway with three officers in pursuit. Police chased the man across the hotel parking lot when the man tripped and fell to the ground. Officers then handcuffed him and also arrested him for obstructing an officer because he ran from police.
The man told police he wouldn’t answer any questions about the incident without a lawyer present.
Man assaults security officer
Officers arrested a man for investigation of DUI, driving while license suspended and fourth-degree assault after an incident that started at about 11:22 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 24400 block of Pacific Highway South.
An officer pulled over a 1994 Honda Civic after seeing the driver speed and cross over white lines while traveling along Pacific Highway South, according to the police report.
An officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from the man. Police got a search warrant from a judge to draw blood from the man at Multicare Auburn Medical Center in order to get a blood alcohol level.
While at the hospital, the man reportedly became uncooperative and wouldn’t let anyone draw blood. Police put the man in handcuffs and leg restraints on a bed in order to draw blood. The man also kicked a security officer during the struggle and caused the officer’s nose to bleed.
Man tries to flee from officer
Police arrested a man for investigation of reckless driving, failure to obey an officer and driving while license suspended at about 9:34 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 6800 block of South 212th Street.
An officer saw a Honda Civic traveling eastbound on South 212th Street, ran the license plate and found out the registered owner had a driving while license suspended and a felony warrant out of Ellensburg for obstructing a court order, according to the police report.
When the officer activated his overhead lights on his vehicle, the Honda driver began to speed away. But the driver lost control along South 212th Street near Highway 167 and smashed into a guardrail.