Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 8-27

Incidents include home invasion robbery, axe assault, arson arrest of 2 girls ages 12 and 13

A sampling of Kent Police incidents Aug. 8-27:

Aug. 8

Pistol whipping: 10:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance call at the 7-Eleven, 20727 108th Ave. SE. A suspect was in the parking lot randomly yelling at people until he specifically targeted the victim. The victim was attempting to buy a beer when the suspect retrieved a handgun from a vehicle and began pistol whipping the victim. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled southbound. In the process the suspect hit two different motorists and then abandoned the vehicle in the roadway. Officers found the vehicle was stolen and recovered it. A K-9 track was conducted, and a firearm was located.

Aug. 9

Gun threat: 6:49 p.m., a male known to the victim kicked in the door to the residence and produced what she believed to be a real gun. The suspect demanded her bag as he pointed the gun at her head. The suspect fled on a motorcycle, leaving the bag behind, and dropping a gun. The suspect crashed and fled on foot. A K-9 track located the suspect, and he was taken into custody. The gun was found to be a BB gun.

Aug. 10

Attempted robbery: 7 a.m., officers were dispatched to robbery in the parking lot of Safeway, 13101 SE Kent Kangley Road. The victim was about to start shopping when a vehicle pulled up and the suspect got out with a handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and demanded her purse. The victim stated she had an expired credit card, no money and began to cry. The suspect became frustrated and left without taking anything from the victim.

Suspicious fire: 2:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious fire at the Phoenix Court Apartments, 23913 111th Pl. SE. Maintenance was able to get the fire out before it created significant damage. A witness saw a tenant standing outside of his unit and appeared to have set his apartment on fire. When the witness yelled out to the suspect, he walked away. The case was referred to Puget Sound Fire investigators.

Aug. 11

Stabbing: 3:48 a.m., an officer responded to the MultiCare Emergency Room in Federal Way regarding a stabbing. The victim had multiple stab wounds to her arm. The victim’s vehicle broke down in Federal Way and she began calling different friends to come pick her up. One of her friends, and another known associate, showed up and drove her to the AM/PM in Kent at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South. The victim was then stabbed by one of the subjects in the vehicle.

Aug. 12

Drive-by shooting: 1:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Park Place Apartments, 1406 Maple Lane, for a drive-by shooting with no one injured. A parked van had several bullet holes in the hood and windshield. The bedroom windows to two apartments were shot out. There were 17-plus bullet holes in/around the bedroom window. Twenty-eight 9mm casings were located in the parking lot.

Home-invasion robbery: 6:59 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 26400 block of Lake Fenwick Road regarding a robbery. The victims were asleep in their home and woke up to their normal alarm. When they went downstairs, they saw flashlights and were overtaken by three suspects. The suspects zip tied their hands, demanded cash and jewelry, and put them in a closet while they ransacked their home. The victims remained in the closet until they could no longer hear the suspects. When they left the closet, they cut off the zip ties and ran to the neighbor’s house to call the police. The suspects took the keys to the victim’s vehicle, some jewelry, and electronics.

Tire iron beating: 11:27 a.m., officers were dispatched to a reported injury collision at Central Avenue North and James Street. They were told there was a male laying on the ground and bleeding from the head. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who had been severely beaten with a tire iron. As officers were trying to provide aid, a subject known to them was standing nearby and would not leave the crime scene. After several attempts to ask him to leave, they were forced to detain him. While doing so they noticed blood on his hands and shirt. This subject was later taken in custody for hitting the victim and another subject with a tire iron. This suspect was the same from the arson investigation at Phoenix Court Apartments.

Aug. 14

Pedestrian hit: 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven, 1481 W. Meeker St., regarding an accident. The victim was crossing Meeker Street with his bicycle when the suspect swerved over and hit him. After the collision, the suspect got out of his vehicle and made comments suggesting he knew the victim. When the suspect fled the area, a witness followed and obtained the license plate.

Aug. 15

Shots fired: 1:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to a welfare check at Safeway, 13101 SE Kent Kangley Road. As they were responding, the reporting party relayed information that her brother was on scene and being shot at. Officers found a vehicle with a bullet hole in it which appeared to belong to the victim. The victim was brought back to the scene by the reporting party and he was not forthcoming with information about the incident. Officers found .357 Magnum casings near a bus stop.

Burglary, shooting: 6:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a recent residential burglary in the 26200 block of 144th Avenue SE. The victim and her husband had dropped their children off at daycare when they received a notification from their home surveillance system. She reviewed the footage and saw a subject was on their property. Upon arriving home, she saw the suspect exiting her residence and getting into a pickup. The suspect fled and the victim gave chase while calling 911. When they were in the 25900 block of 132nd Avenue SE, the suspect began to shoot at the victim which prompted her to stop following. Officers found the suspect had taken jewelry and a 9mm handgun from the residence. Two 9 mm casings were found at the scene of the shooting.

Aug. 16

Fighting: 7:24 p.m., a male high on PCP and/or LSD fought with family, then fought with officers. He then fought at the hospital and fought more at the jail. Multiple officers had blood/feces exposures.

Aug. 17

Attempted robbery: 1:03 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a robbery in the 11100 block of SE Kent Kangley Road. The victim was a 65-year-old female walking home along SE Kent Kangley Road when two unknown suspects struck her from behind knocking her to the ground. The suspects caused a laceration to the side of her head and broke her glasses. The suspects attempted to take her purse, but she held on and they fled the area.

Criminal trespass: 4:24 a.m., a video alarm came in at the police department’s secure impound lot. A male and female were seen walking from the northwest corner towards the gate. Officers located the two subjects on the Ventana side of the fence. There is a large hole cut in the southwest corner of the impound lot fence that was recently made with a board to walk across. The female admitted that the male told her they were going inside to get guns out of a white trailer. He had also been in the lot before. Both subjects were booked for second-degree criminal trespass.

Axe assault: 2:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to an assault behind the Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. The victim had a laceration to the side of his head. The victim was talking with his ex (suspect) who had taken some of his belongings. The argument escalated and the suspect stated she was going to hit him with an axe which was lying on the ground. A witness saw the suspect pick up the axe and swing it at the victim hitting him in the head. The blade was turned away from the victim when he was struck. The suspect was not located by responding officers.

Robbery: 7 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Valley Medical Center in Renton regarding a robbery that took place in the 200 block of East James Street. The victim had trauma to his face and his left eye was swollen shut. The victim had just cashed a check from his work and was at a bus stop on James Street. He contacted a couple subjects who were known to him to include the suspect. The suspect tried to get the victim to purchase drugs from him, but the victim declined. The suspect punched him in the face causing the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect continued to hit him and took items from the victim’s pockets to include his wallet. The suspect was last seen fleeing northbound on Central Avenue N.

Aug. 18

Stabbing: 7:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stabbing in the parking lot of El Charro, 10218 SE 240th St. The victim and suspect got into an argument which prompted a physical fight involving family members of the victim. The male victim had a puncture wound to the stomach. The suspect claimed she stabbed her fiancé in self-defense. Officers detained the female suspect who was the victim’s fiancé. Detectives responded, interviewed multiple witnesses and the suspect. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail at the conclusion of the investigation that night.

Burglary: 9:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stabbing at Woodland Estates, 4821 Kent Des Moines Road. An elderly male was inside his apartment and had his door propped open for air flow. The unknown suspect pushed open the door and entered the victim’s apartment. The suspect began to go through a closet near the front door where the victim kept his money, credit cards, and his .357 handgun. When the victim confronted him, the suspect demanded money and a cellphone. The victim armed himself with a knife and began pushing the suspect out of his apartment. When the victim tried to shut the door, the suspect reached back inside before the door could be closed putting his arm between the door frame and the door. The victim began poking the suspect’s arm until it caused enough pain for him to let go of the door and it shut. The suspect’s arm was treated at a medical facility and he was booked into jail for burglary.

Aug. 19

Sexual assault: 12: 53 a.m., officers were dispatched to an assault with a weapon at Appian Way Apartments, 25818 26th Pl. S. A female victim walked into her apartment and said her boyfriend tried to stab her with scissors. The victim had been cornered in the bathroom of her apartment by the suspect and then was strangled and raped. The victim ended up jumping off a third floor balcony to get to safety. In the process, she broke her leg from the fall. The suspect was not located by responding officers.

Aug. 20

Shot in stomach: 12:57 a.m., officers were dispatch to a shooting at the Carriage Square Bar, 25626 102nd Place SE. A victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The suspect fled the scene. Officers were told the victim and his sister had been in the bar but went into the parking lot and began to argue. The unknown suspect interjected and asked the victim saying something to the effect of, “Why are you talking to her like that?” The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim once in the stomach.

Aug. 22

Shotgun robbery: 9:45 a.m. officers responded to a robbery with a gun that occurred at Saar’s Super Saver, 25928 104th Ave. SE. The suspect had come into the store and stole numerous cases of beer. When employees confronted him in the parking lot, the suspect pulled out a shotgun. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled the area. Officers, Special Investigations Unit and SWAT personnel obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence in Covington and took him into custody.

Aug. 23

Vehicle stolen: 11:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance at the Green River Estates, 1868 Central Pl. S. Prior to their arrival, they were told the person screaming in the parking lot had been robbed at gunpoint. The victim stated she parked her vehicle near her apartment and remained inside while checking her phone. The suspect approached her and stole her vehicle at gunpoint. The vehicle was not located by responding officers and is still outstanding.

Aug. 26

Robbery: On August 26, at 6:29am, officers were dispatched to a robbery at the Metro Park and Ride located at 23405 Military Road S. The victim had arrived at the location driving his work vehicle when he saw two people he believed were breaking into a vehicle. The victim started to video record the subjects, approached them, and told them the police were on the way. One of the suspects ran from the scene while the other pulled out a large knife and began confronting the victim. The victim backed up towards his work vehicle which was still running and unlocked. It appeared the suspect recognized this, ran and got into the victim’s vehicle, and fled the area southbound on Military Road. The vehicle was located unoccupied in Des Moines the following day and impounded. Detectives are investigating.

Domestic violence assault: On August 26, at 2:25pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic violence involving a knife at the Central Flats Apartments, 1024 Central Ave. N. A 12-year-old female called saying her mother and her boyfriend were physically fighting and her mother had a knife. There was a third adult female fighting with them. The 12-year-old was hiding in a bedroom with two toddlers. As the police arrived the male half handed the 12-year-old a backpack and told her to hide it in a closet. When contacted by an officer, the 12-year-old immediately handed the backpack to him. A gun was felt in the backpack. None of the adults were cooperative. The mother of the 12-year-old was bleeding from the face and there was blood splatter on the other two adults. The sister of the mother was arrested for obstructing as she was trying to leave the scene before we could determine what happened. Probable cause was established for domestic violence fourth-degree assault for the male, who was a convicted felon for drive by shootings. The mother was a convicted felon as well. Officers wrote a search warrant for the backpack. A Glock with a 20-round magazine and four large bags of marijuana were found in the backpack. The male was booked in King County Jail for unlawful possession of firearms. CPS was notified since the male handed a 12-year-old a loaded firearm in a backpack.

Aug. 27

Arson arrest of girls: 1:28 a.m., officers responded to assist Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority with an in-progress fire in the 2700 block of South 258th Place. An entire four plex was fully engulfed. Officers contacted two intoxicated juvenile females (12 and 13 years old) sitting on the curb who confirmed they were the ones who started the fire, were still drinking alcohol and laughing about it. No one was hurt during the fire as the building was evacuated. The juveniles were booked into jail for arson.

Stabbing: 10:08 a.m., officers responded to a welfare check near Safeway at 13101 SE Kent Kangley Road. The reporting party stated her friend watched a stabbing the night prior at a homeless camp near the location. Officers located the victim who had a stab wound to the chest. Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority responded, made repeated attempts to get the victim to go to the hospital, but she refused. The victim claimed she was stabbed by a known subject over a $20 debt. Some witnesses claimed the victim’s boyfriend was the person who stabbed her.

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