Two Kent women fight over tax deduction; sleeping partners | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched a neighbor woman after the two argued about a tax deduction for children.

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Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched a neighbor woman after the two argued about a tax deduction for children.

The two women fought each other although they gave officers conflicting reasons about why the fight started on March 8 at an apartment in the 20600 block of 108th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

The arrested woman told police the two argued about whether she would be able to use her neighbor’s children as a tax deduction on her tax return in exchange for money. The other woman said the fight was about who was sleeping with whom.

Officers arrived at the apartment complex and discovered a woman clearly intoxicated who smelled of alcohol and had problems standing on her own. The woman admitted she had gotten drunk and lost her keys, so she went to her neighbor’s apartment. That neighbor woman invited the woman to spend the night but then the two started to argue.

Police determined which woman was the aggressor partly based on the defensive hand wound the one woman had and the demeanor of the woman who had been drinking.


Police arrested a 20-year-old man for investigation of obstructing an officer and as a minor in possession of alcohol/consumption after they found the man passed out under a pay phone at a store parking lot March 6 in the 10600 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

An officer asked the man questions but did not get any answers although the man had his eyes open, according to the police report.

Police could smell the odor of alcohol and found a driver’s license on the man to identify him. The man tried to stand up, but staggered and sat back down.

The man then pulled back his right hand as if to punch the officer, who used an arm bar hold to counter the attack and get the man on his stomach. Another officer helped handcuff the man.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft after he allegedly took several DVDs from a store March 6 in the 13100 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

Officers later discovered the man also had a vehicular homicide warrant out of King County, according to the police report.

Store security watched the man reportedly take several DVD movies and conceal them in his pants or jacket. He also picked up a sandwich. The man paid for the sandwich but made no attempt to pay for the DVDs before leaving the store.

The man ran from security when approached outside the store. The security officer managed to tackle the man and put him in handcuffs to bring him to the store’s office.


Police cited a man at large for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a stove and a sliding glass door during a dispute at about 10:45 a.m. March 9 at an apartment in the 10800 block of Kent-Kangley Road.

The girlfriend told officers an argument started over a disagreement about whether she should take their children to visit her brother, an inmate at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, according to the police report.

The woman wanted to take the kids but her boyfriend opposed the visit to the county jail by the children. When the mother of the woman showed up, the mother and daughter grabbed the children and left the apartment. They went to a nearby store to call 911 to report the dispute.

When officers arrived, the man had left the apartment and police were unable to locate him. They noted the girlfriend had a cut lip, scratches on her chest and a cut thumb.

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