Kent man hits girlfriend in head with unopened beer can

Throws it at her during dispute on West Hill

A man reportedly threw an unopened Coors Light beer can that hit his girlfriend in the head during a dispute at The BLVD Apartments in Kent.

Kent officers arrested the boyfriend for investigation of fourth-degree assault as the woman had a red mark and a bump on her head, according to the police report. The incident occurred at about 12:43 a.m. Sept. 29 in the 2100 block of South 272nd Street.

The woman told police her boyfriend came home intoxicated. He kicked in the locked front door even though he had a key to the apartment they share. The woman said he was still angry about an earlier argument, so he threw a can of beer at her. He also broke a marble-style side table during the dispute, so officers also arrested him for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief.

The boyfriend said his girlfriend started the argument. He denied throwing a beer can at her.

Man breaks car window

Police cited a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly threw a rock that broke the back window of a woman’s car during a dispute at about 4:31 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 27400 block of 114th Avenue Southeast.

The man apparently lives in a shed on the property. The woman described the man as a friend, according to the police report. The woman told officers she yelled at the man as she slowly drove off and he picked up a rock and threw it at the car.

When an officer interviewed the woman, he noticed she was fidgety and gave long answers to questions that didn’t require long answers. The officer asked the woman if she used meth, and she replied she had smoked meth a couple of hours earlier.

The man told police he never threw a rock at the car.

Woman runs through traffic

Officers arrested a woman for investigation of disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia after she reportedly ran across Pacific Highway South in front of several cars and then tried to flee from police.

An officer saw a woman running across the street near the 23200 block of Pacific Highway South at about 6:08 p.m. on Sept. 28, according to the police report. Multiple vehicles had to brake to avoid hitting the woman, who carried an open can of beer while running.

An officer got out of his vehicle and ordered the woman to stop, but she kept running. After a brief pursuit, the officer grabbed the woman’s arm and handcuffed her.

The woman had a backpack that contained a glass pipe with burn marks on it, the type of pipe often used to smoke meth, according to the officer.

Officers caught the woman during an emphasis patrol by Kent Police, Des Moines Police and the Washington State Patrol because of regular criminal activity between the 23200 block and 24000 block of Pacific Highway South.

Man tries to siphon gas

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly tried to steal gas at about 2:52 a.m. Oct. 1, from a U-Haul truck parked in the 23600 block of 104th Avenue Southeast.

A witness called to report a man siphoning gas from one of several trucks stored at the parking lot, according to the police report. Officers found the man walking in the area. Police ordered the man to sit on the ground. When he sat, two vehicle gas caps and a set of keys fell out of his pocket.

The keys were to a white pickup parked near the U-Haul truck with hoses in the pickup bed that can be used to siphon gas. When officers searched the man, they found a glass pipe in his pants pocket.

Thieves have targeted the same parking lot in the past in efforts to steal gas from the rental trucks.

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