Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 11-29

Incidents include bicyclist killed, teen shot, pizza delivery driver attacked

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:43pm
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A sampling of Kent Police incidents from Aug. 11-29:

Aug. 14

Armed robbery: 3:21 a.m., a masked male wearing all black walked into the Shell station at 25014 74th Ave. S., and pulled a pistol grip shotgun from his pants pointing it at the clerks. One of the clerks ran from the store into the street and was pursued by the suspect who fired one round at the clerk. The suspect then returned to the store to collect the money and then fled on foot from the location. A K9 track was attempted without success. Neither clerk was injured.

Aug. 15

Bicyclist killed in hit and run: 2:40 a.m., patrol units were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian incident in the 600 block of West Smith Street. A 58-year-old man was riding his bicycle on Smith Street when a black SUV type vehicle traveling in the same direction hit him and did not stop. The man was in critical condition with leg and head injuries. Puget Sound Fire and Medic One treated the male but he died from his injuries.

Burglary: 10:04 a.m., officers responded to a burglary. It was being reported that a suspect was breaking into a unit at Alderbrook Apartments, 412 Novak Lane, while holding a knife. Officers entered the unit and attempted to communicate and de-escalate with the suspect who was hiding in the apartment. Ultimately, with on-duty SWAT beginning to arrive, officers were able to talk the suspect out of the apartment where he was taken into custody without incident.

Playing with guns: 3:57 p.m., patrol units were dispatched to the report of three suspects “playing with guns” at the BLVD Apartments, 2136 S. 272nd St. Officers located an associated vehicle which was stolen in an armed carjacking in Renton. Spike strips were unable to be set up due to the new laws. As the vehicle traveled eastbound on South 274th Street – a traffic stop was initiated and almost immediately terminated as the vehicle rapidly accelerated away from officers. Without officers pursuing, the vehicle caused a collision around the intersection of South Star Lake Road and South 277th Street. The driver fled and a perimeter was established. A K9 track was beginning when the suspect emerged from the woods. He was taken into custody without incident.

Speeding vehicle: 2:19 p.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle which failed to stop. The suspect vehicle began to travel at excessive speeds. The suspect vehicle elected to turn around on the corridor and travel eastbound in the westbound lanes. The officer remained calm and continued to relay his observations and did not fall into the trap of chasing the suspect vehicle.

Aug. 17

Shots fired at police substation: 12:45 a.m., several officers were at police substation 74, 24425 116th Ave. SE., (also Puget Sound Fire headquarters) when a white car slowed in the roadway in front of the fire bays and fired three rounds before driving away. No bullet impacts were located on the building.

Aug. 22

Teen shot: 12:27 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 24800 block of 128th Place SE. A 17-year-old male had been shot and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical but stable condition. Officers learned that about an hour prior to the shooting there was a fight at the residence.

Burglar caught: 1:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to a commercial alarm at Burger King, 22442 84th Ave. S. The front door was smashed in and there was damage to registers inside. The suspect was located next door at the Shell Station and confessed to the burglary as well as two burglaries nearby. While the suspect was being searched, he ran away while handcuffed. The suspect ran towards the off ramp to Highway 167/84th Avenue South and into a barbwire fence. His right leg became tangled in the wire throwing him face down to the ground. The male was transported to Valley Medical Center in Renton and later booked into King County jail on three counts of burglary and escape charges. After this case posted it was discovered this male was the same suspect for other burglaries the previous day.

Sexual assault: 3:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to Riverwood Apartments, 24620 Russell Road, for a sexual assault. The female and the suspect were having drinks together and the suspect offered to give her a ride home. He stopped by his apartment. Once inside the apartment, the male grabbed her by the hair and threw her down on the living room floor causing injuries to her knees and breaking off several of her fingernails. He proceeded to bite her (leaving visible bite marks on her arm) and reportedly rape her. A second male, who was inside the apartment attempted to intervene, and the female was able to exit the apartment. The victim was transported to Valley Medical Center for a sexual assault kit. Multiple attempts were made to contact the male without success. On Aug. 25, a search warrant was executed at the apartment and the suspect was arrested.

Aug. 23

Felony harassment: 3:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suicidal subject at an apartment complex who was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Two children were inside and knowing how delicate the situation could be, officers surrounded the complex and the suspect exited the apartment with the assistance of an Auburn Police Department negotiator. The suspect was served with a temporary protection order and arrested for felony harassment. The children were brought safely to their mom.

Aug. 25

Pizza driver attacked, car stolen: 7:05 p.m., a Domino’s Pizza driver delivered a pizza to Island Park Apartments, 23529 60th Ave. S., and was walking back to his car. Two males assaulted him, knocking him to the ground. They went through his pockets and stole his car keys, with one subject driving off in his car. The second suspect fled on foot. The car has since been recovered and is being processed by detectives.

Aug. 26

Stabbing: 1:40 a.m., officers responded to a stabbing at Phoenix Court Apartments, 23913 111th Pl. SE. The suspect demanded the victim’s phone and a fight started when he would not give it up. The suspect stabbed the victim in the hand. The victim retained his phone. The suspect ran off. The victim was taken to Valley Medical Center.

Aug. 27

Store burglary: 10:02 a.m., a burglary was reported at the Bartell’s, 12946 Kent Kangley Road, where access was gained by prying open the roof hatch. Later there was another attempted burglary reported at Trader Joe’s where the roof hatch was pried, but the suspects were unable to get it open.

Aug. 29

Pregnant wife assaulted: 11:43 p.m., a male assaulted his pregnant wife then starts breaking items inside their apartment. The suspect nailed the front door shut from the inside so the female could not leave. The suspect then jumped over balcony and fled on foot. The male was taken into custody. The suspect also had a $300,000 warrant out of California for robbery and another order violation warrant.

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