Kent mother calls 911 when adult son puts gun to his head

Kent mother calls 911 when adult son puts gun to his head

Man later leaves house without gun

A Kent mother called 911 after her adult son put a gun to his head during a dispute at a home in the 5100 block of South 234th Street.

When officers arrived at the home at about 2:38 a.m. Jan. 18, the son had put the gun down and left the house in a car, according to the police report.

The mother told police that her son had dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years and sometimes he snaps, loses control and breaks things in the house.

A dispute started on this night after the mother told her son he needed to move out. The son became angry and punched a glass kitchen cabinet, breaking the glass and cutting his hand. As the argument continued, he grabbed a gun and put it to his head.

Officers searched the neighborhood and found the man driving a vehicle. Officers arrested the man for investigation of malicious mischief and took him into custody without incident. The man said he didn’t want to talk to police about the incident.

The mother said she didn’t want to press charges, but wanted to find help for her son.

Man obstructs officer

An officer, responding to a fight at the 76 station on West Meeker Street, saw a vehicle running and parked sideways in the back parking lot at Big Lots, 1301 W. Meeker St., at about 2:17 a.m. Jan. 19.

Everyone had fled the fight, so the officer thought the vehicle might be related to that call, according to the police report. Police found out the female driver of the car had a no-contact order against a man that she feared might be in the area. The officer then saw a man walking and ducking between nearby vehicles.

When the officer shined his flashlight at the man, the man sprinted away. The man appeared to match the description of the no-contact order. Other officers joined the search for the man and found and detained him at the nearby 7-Eleven store on West Meeker Street. The man refused to give officers his name, so an officer got out a mobile fingerprinting scanner. When the officer tried to scan the man’s fingerprints, he balled up his fists and pushed back against the officers holding him.

After a brief scuffle, police were able to control the man and identified him with the mobile scanner. The man had warrants out of Kent for vehicle trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to appear in court. He was not the man in the no-contract order.

Police arrested the man for investigation of obstructing an officer, the warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia. A search of the man by officers turned up a plastic straw with burn marks. The officer noted in the report the straw is known as a “tooter” and often used to smoke meth or heroin.

Woman lies about name

Officers arrested a woman for investigation of making a false statement and a warrant for criminal trespass and harassment after responding at about 9:21 p.m. on Jan. 21 to the Denny’s restaurant, 1246 Central Ave. N.

A restaurant employee called 911 because a woman appeared sick and wouldn’t answer questions from the employee, according to the police report.

An officer arrived at the restaurant and saw the woman standing near a vehicle. The officer noted the restaurant is in a high crime area known for drug deals, stolen cars and prostitution (at nearby hotels).

The woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol as she was uncoordinated and slurred her speech. She gave police her name and birth date, but the officer had doubts about whether she was telling the truth. The officer used a mobile fingerprint scanner to identify the woman and discovered she had a warrant out of Federal Way for criminal trespass and harassment.

The woman told police she knew it was a crime to lie to police about her name. But she said she lied because of her warrants and because she didn’t want to go to jail.

Couple passed out in car at hotel

An officer on random patrol saw a Honda Prelude with no rear license plate parked at about 2:54 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Red Lion Inn and Suites, 25100 74th Ave. S.

When the officer approached the car, he saw a man and a woman passed out in the front seats, according to the police report. The officer also saw a plastic pipe sticking out of the woman’s purse.

Police knocked on the vehicle’s window to wake up the two. Officers arrested the man for a Pierce County warrant for driving with a suspended license. Police arrested the woman for a Puyallup warrant for theft. She was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia because of the pipe, which police noted is often used to smoke meth or heroin.

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