Kent Police Blotter: April 26-May 5

Incidents include laser aimed at helicopter, road rage shooting


A sampling of Kent Police incidents April 26 to May 5:

April 26

Laser aimed at helicopter: 10:20 p.m., King County Guardian-1 called in subjects shining a laser at their helicopter and requested police assistance. Officers responded and contacted two subjects seen leaving an apartment at Alvista Lake Meridian, 14901 SE 272nd St., where the laser was seen. A confession was obtained and a laser was taken as evidence. Case referred to the FBI.

April 27

No-contact order violation: 2:21 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a possible order violation in the 13000 block of SE 263rd Place. Once on scene they learned the male half had been assaulted and was the protected person in a no-contact order against his ex-girlfriend. The officer later located the female in front of the victim’s residence about an hour later and was involved in a short foot pursuit with her. They were able to take her into custody and she was booked for the felony order violation.

April 28

Stolen van: 11:29 a.m., an officer was patrolling the Target parking lot, 26301 104th Ave. SE, and located a van that eluded them the week before. The van had stolen plates and was filled with stolen property, including tools from an earlier investigated case. The suspect who was driving the van when it eluded the officer, exited Target and was promptly taken into custody.

May 1

Apartment shooting: 5:23 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Phoenix Court Apartments, 23913 111th Pl. SE. Upon arrival witnesses stated a known subject/tenant had come outside with a rifle and fired at least one round into the ground. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the subject and took him in custody. Officers then obtained a search warrant to search the suspect’s apartment.

May 4

Road rage shooting: 1:26 p.m., officers were dispatched to shots fired in the area of Alvord Avenue North and Canyon Drive. No one related to the shooting was located initially, however several casings were located on Canyon Drive. A victim vehicle was eventually located in the 300 block of Summit Avenue North. The occupants advised they were cut off by a white Mercedes while traveling west on Canyon Drive. The subjects in the Mercedes shot at them and then continued westbound. No one was injured. No other suspect information was available.

May 5

Shots fired: 5:17 p.m., an officer heard several gunshots being fired in the 10100 block of SE 256th Street. It was later determined the shots were fired in the parking lot of Foss Audio, 10115 SE 256th St. Only the Foss Audio building and a parked vehicle were hit by the gunfire. Two vehicles were involved in the shooting. It’s unknown why they were firing at each other, but they were both parked in the Foss Audio parking lot. No words were exchanged before the shooting and both fled from the area after. No victims have come forward.

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