Kent Police Blotter: June 8-28

Incidents include man with knife, drive-by shooting; road rage

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A sampling of Kent Police incidents June 8-28:

June 8

Marijuana found: 6 p.m., Transmark Cartage Services, 22221 68th Ave. S., employees discovered a substantial amount of marijuana (more than 330 pounds) in a shipping container. It was recovered and processed. Detectives are investigating.

June 9

Man with knife: 12:48 p.m., officers responded to Meridian Garden Apartments, 13101 SE 240th St., for a felony harassment. The victim’s brother threatened her with butcher knife. He was behaving erratically and aggressively toward her. He refused to leave her residence. The victim was able to escape the residence with her two small children. PA announcements were made by police, noise flash distraction devices were deployed and finally the suspect came out and was taken into custody without incident. Upon officers making entry into the residence, the suspect dowsed victim’s belongings in residence with bleach and vinegar.

June 11

Vehicle vs. pedestrian: 10:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in 25200 block of Pacific Highway S. Puget Sound Fire arrived and began to work on the pedestrian, before he was transported to Harborview Medical Center by medics. It does not appear that alcohol or speed were a factor.

June 13

Drive-by shooting: 1:02 a.m., officers responded to Central Ave Pub, 1404 Central Ave. S. One subject was shot in the buttocks by an unknown person from a passing vehicle. It was a non-life-threatening injury.

June 16

Shot in leg: 2:57 a.m., officers responded to Valley Medical Center in Renton for a report of a subject there with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim said he was shot in Kent at the Phoenix Academy, 11000 SE 264th St. He said he was picked up by a girl in Renton who he just met. They were with a large group of street racers in the north end, then they ended up at the Phoenix Academy where they all gathered. The victim said he heard gunshots and then he realized he was shot in the leg. He was extremely vague in his responses and refused to provide basic information. There was no evidence located at the Phoenix Academy and no calls of an illegal discharge or racers.

June 21

Stolen vehicles: 3:44 p.m., a female driving a stolen Tahoe followed by a male driving a stolen motorcycle pointed guns at the reporting party who was following. Officers located the Tahoe and the female was arrested with a gun located inside. The motorcycle took off and crashed into another vehicle at South 277th Street and Auburn Way N. The suspect tried carjacking another vehicle and was last seen getting into another occupied vehicle.

June 22

Woman injured: 2:40 a.m., officers responded to sounds of a female yelling in the area of 122nd Place SE and SE 280th Street. The victim was in the middle of the street and was bleeding from the mouth and her hair appeared to be in disarray. Officers attempted to contact a male walking towards the residence. The male disregarded commands and entered the residence locking the door behind him. The victim stated her husband pulled her to the ground by her hair and pushed her down the stairs of the residence. She was transported to the Covington emergency room for her injuries.

June 26

Unintended victim shot: 5:18 a.m., patrol was dispatched to a shooting at the Sunset Motel, 25006 Pacific Highway S. on the West Hill. Officers learned that the driver of a grey Chevrolet Tahoe shot at a white Chevrolet Impala after a verbal confrontation. The Impala hit a parked truck pushing that truck into another parked vehicle trying to flee the scene. An unintended victim is outside and is hit by one of the bullets. The unintended victim was stable and transported to Harborview Medical Center. The white Impala was located abandoned with bullet holes.

Woman shot: 10:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting that occurred at 101st Avenue SE and SE 256th Street. A female victim had one gunshot wound to her right shoulder. She was conscious and alert while sitting in the passenger seat of a white Volvo. The male driver, the victim’s boyfriend, was nowhere to be seen. While the victim and her boyfriend were stopped at the light, a Lexus pulled up next to them. After a staredown with four suspects, one of them fired one round into the Volvo, striking the victim. The victim was transported to Harborview and her prognosis appeared good.

June 27

Vehicle prowl, shooting: 6:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to an interrupted vehicle prowl in the area of 151st Place SE and SE 279th Place. The reporting party discovered his car had been prowled, then saw the suspect prowling a neighbor’s car. The suspect fled in a stolen vehicle. The reporting party began following the suspect in his own vehicle, but soon turned off to return home. The suspect turned and began chasing the victim, then fired at least one round at the victim before turning away. Officers located the stolen suspect vehicle and initiated a pursuit but terminated it as speeds approached 100 mph. A short time later the vehicle was located unoccupied in Renton. It was sealed and impounded to the Kent Police impound lot. There were no injuries or damage resulting from the gunshot and one casing was recovered.

Road rage: 12:56 p.m., while driving, a suspect break checked victim, which resulted in victim hitting the suspect car. The victim pulls over at which time he was attacked by a male and female. The female assaulted him with a bat. The suspects fled; however, a license plate number was obtained and suspects potentially identified.

June 28

Pistol whipping: 12:23 p.m., officers responded to an argument over parking at Lake Meridian Park resulting in the suspect pointing a gun at the victim and pistol whipping him. The suspect was located and taken into custody.


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