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Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 29 to Sept. 9

Incidents include stabbing, apartment brawl, burglars caught, smoke shop robbery

A sampling of Kent Police incidents Aug. 29 to Sept. 9:

Aug. 29

Assault: 12:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to an assault at the Peking Market, 23729 104th Ave. SE. The victim was a contractor doing work on the property and the owner was the suspect. The victim and suspect got into an argument regarding how many dumpsters the contractor had paid for to use, and the suspect escalated the situation into a physical fight. During the fight, he pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect was taken into custody for investigation of assault.

Aug. 31

Stabbing: 3:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stabbing at Central Flats Apartments, 1024 Central Ave. N. Two victims were located. A man who is the husband and father of the victims was detained. This male had stab wounds as well as an injury to his head and abdomen. All three were transported to the hospital.

Sept. 1

Gun threat: 3:36 a.m., officers responded to a threat with a weapon incident at 7-Eleven, 20727 108th Ave. SE. A vehicle had been blocking numerous parking stalls as it was parked horizontally. The victim yelled at the driver (suspect) of that vehicle which prompted the suspect to get out and walk over to the victim holding a handgun. The suspect broke out the window of the victim’s vehicle and pointed the gun at him. The suspect then fled in the vehicle.

Sept. 2

Pedestrian struck: 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South. The pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition. The juvenile driver was arrested for DUI.

Sept. 3

Shot in leg: 3 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Shell Gas Station, 22588 84th Ave. S. The victim had been hanging out at the Chevron Gas Station at South 180th Street and East Valley Highway looking at vehicles. When he left, he was traveling southbound on Highway 167 when the suspect vehicle pulled up beside him and began to match speeds. The victim then heard gunshots and was hit in the leg.

Gas station assault: 4:02 a.m., officers responded to an assault that occurred at the Chevron, 8315 S. 212th St. The victim was filling up his vehicle with gas when two males abruptly walked up to him, one holding a handgun. The suspects demanded money and the victim stated he did not have any. One of the suspects hit him over the head and they ended up taking a credit card and his driver’s license. The suspects fled in a vehicle.

Sept. 4

Apartment brawl: 1:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to Arbor Chase Apartments, 1615 W. Smith St., where 20 subjects were fighting. Four males had significant slashing wounds. All were treated and refused to go to the hospital. All parties refused to provide any details.

Sept. 5

Apartment shooting: 12:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting at the Ventana Apartments, 329 Ridgeview Dr. The victim’s ex-boyfriend had shot into her residence, no one was injured, and the suspect fled in a red pickup. An officer located the suspect vehicle and initiated a brief pursuit until the suspect ran on foot. A K-9 track was conducted, and the suspect was taken into custody. The handgun was believed to be inside the vehicle which was impounded for a search warrant.

Sept. 6

Burglars caught: 12:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residential burglary in progress in the 23700 block of 126th Place SE. Three subjects wearing ski masks walked into a back yard. Neighbors saw flashlights moving around in an upstairs window. Officers also found a reported stolen vehicle in a parking lot near the location that appeared to be the suspect’s vehicle. Officers waited until three male suspects exited the residence through the rear slider. They were confronted and ran from the area. A K-9 was deployed, and all three suspects were taken into custody. One suspect was armed with a firearm. They attempted to take electronics and miscellaneous items all which were recovered.

Sept. 8

Vehicle prowls: 7:57 a.m., a command staff member from the South King County Fire Consortium, in the 20800 block of 84th Avenue South, had his work vehicle broken into and several thousand dollars of equipment was taken. It was also discovered that two other employee vehicles were broken into as well.

Driving range robbery: 9:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Kent Parks and Rec Riverbend Driving Range, 2020 W. Meeker St., regarding an armed robbery. A subject walked into their building and took two rental golf clubs. When the subject was confronted by an employee, he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the employee. The suspect was detained and taken into custody. He was booked into the King County jail.

Sept. 9

Smoke shop robbery: 9:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a robbery that occurred at the EZ Smoke Shop, 26022 Pacific Highway. S. The suspect came into the store and robbed it at gunpoint. The suspect took Vape pens and money, tied up the victim with a shoestring and fled the store.


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