A sampling of Kent Police incidents April 1-11:
Robbery, eluding: 9:38 p.m., officers responded to a shoplift turned robbery at AutoZone on SE 239th Street and 104th Avenue SE. The suspect assaulted one employee attempting to escape and then rammed one of their work trucks. The suspect engaged officers in a short pursuit and then collided with a civilian car at 112th Avenue SE and SE 240th Street. Two civilians suffered only minor injuries. The suspect fled on foot and a K-9 track commenced with the help of the Guardian One helicopter from the King County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was eventually located at 104th Avenue SE and SE 235th Street. His getaway car was a Federal Way stolen and it was impounded for a search warrant. The suspect was booked for second-degree robbery, eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run.
Car crashes into building: 12:57 a.m., patrol was dispatched to a collision in the 8700 block of South 259th Street. A stolen Lexus RX3, had left the roadway, and struck one of the apartment buildings. The car was occupied by multiple juveniles; two were still trapped in the car. Three occupants, to include the driver, were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the other three to Valley Medical Center in Renton. None of the occupants were aware that the vehicle was stolen, the father of two of the occupants had purchased the vehicle a couple of days prior. It is believed speed was a factor of the crash. No apartment occupants were injured.
Shots at a house: 2:25 a.m., shots were fired into house in the 13100 block of SE 210 Place. Officers found several bullet casings in the roadway and five gunshot holes to the house. Preliminary investigation shows that an ex-boyfriend of a 17-year-old female that lives at the house stopped by and was yelling for her to come outside or he would shoot up the house. The mom’s boyfriend argued with the suspect for a brief time and the suspect left. Shortly after the house got shot up and a car was heard leaving. It returned and a few more shots were heard. There were no injuries. The suspect is a 22-year-old man.
Dead body found: 6:20 p.m., a man was found face down in stairwell. Puget Sound Fire and Medic-1 responded, and he was pronounced deceased. The man had an ankle monitor, loaded .357 handgun and $2,300 cash on person. Detectives responded and learned the man was headed to sell a gun. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office advised the man died of a fentanyl overdose.
Child neglect: 10:46 p.m., a 4- and 6-year-old left the Sunset Motel, 25006 Pacific Highway S., looking for their father. The girls walked six blocks on Pacific Highway South in the rain and got onto a Metro bus. The bus driver stopped the bus at Kent Des Moines Road and had everyone exit the bus except the girls. The driver then secured the doors and called 911. The girls were able to describe where they were staying. When officers arrived, they found the father exiting an upper unit. The father lied about events and was found to have left the girls to go do dope with others. The girls were transported to the substation and later transported to meet a CPS worker. Father arrested for child neglect.
Carjacking: 12:32 a.m., a victim was carjacked at Arco ampm, 13130 SE Kent Kangley Road. The suspect approached a male who was sitting in his Chrysler 300. The suspect pulled the victim out of his car, assaulted him, and stole his vehicle. The victim was dragged by his own vehicle. The suspect and vehicle were not immediately located. Later that night, officers located the suspect near the QFC, in the Chrysler 300 and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued and the suspect lost control and left the roadway in the 2700 block of Maple Valley Highway. The suspect eventually crawled out under his own power and was transported to Valley Medical Center by Tri-med. The suspect sustained a broken pelvis in two places and a bleed in the brain and was transported to Harborview.
Tool theft: 7:30 a.m., patrol responded to an alarm at the Kent School District Administration complex. KSD security accessed their cameras remotely and could see two suspects inside the fenced area stealing multiple tool items. Officers arrested one suspect hiding under a dumpster while the second suspect fled over the barbed wire fence. The suspect was captured by King County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit a couple of blocks away hiding in the backyard of a residence. The suspects were booked into the King County jail in Seattle.