Box cutter threat leads to man’s arrest | Kent Reporter Police Blotter

A man armed with a box-cutter knife reportedly threatened another man on a Metro bus at about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 19600 block of 68th Avenue South.


A man armed with a box-cutter knife reportedly threatened another man on a Metro bus at about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 19600 block of 68th Avenue South.

Police arrested the armed man for investigation of harassment after the bus driver heard an argument, called 911 and stopped the bus along the side of the road. The man who had been threatened told officers he does tattoos, and had walked up to talk to the armed man to ask if he had any tattoos. The armed man yelled at him to get away, then allegedly pulled out a knife and said, “Wait until we get off the bus.”


Kent Police arrested two men in connection with a fight at about 2 a.m. Aug. 4 in the parking lot of a bar in the 300 block of Washington Avenue South. Police arrested one man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and a second man for investigation of provoking assault.

A verbal argument in the parking lot between the two men led to the fight, according to the police report. The first man declined to speak to police about the incident. The second man said he had approached a group of five men and women in the parking lot because he wanted to get the phone number for one of the women.

Officers already were at the bar to assist with crowd control when the fight broke out.


A teenage boy reportedly stole a portable media player from a girl as she waited for a Metro bus on Aug. 3 just east of the Kent Station shopping center.

The girl told officers the teenager had asked to see the media player and she told him no, according to the police report. The boy then reportedly grabbed the device out of the girl’s hands. The boy fled on foot toward a restaurant in the 200 block of Central Avenue North.

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