Kent Police Blotter: May 25 to June 3

Armed robbery, man shot after street race among incidents

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:44pm
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A sampling of Kent Police incidents from May 25 through June 3:

May 25:

Armed robbery: 11:13 a.m., there was an armed robbery at Metro PC, 23233 Pacific Highway S. A total of $600 and a safe were taken. An extended Glock magazine was dropped by one suspect and recovered at the scene. Two suspects fled in a vehicle and were not located.

May 26

Man pulls out knife: 12:13 a.m., a suspect went inside the closed Safeway at 13101 SE Kent-Kangley Road and selected numerous items. He was informed the store was closed and he needed to leave. The suspect then picked up a bottle and threatened to hit the employee over the head with it before taking out a fixed blade knife from around his neck and stated, “You don’t want to (expletive) with me.” He eventually left the store with his unpaid merchandise. Officers located his vehicle at Birch Creek and narrowed down his residence. Officers then located the suspect hiding behind his residence in the shadows. He was booked into King County jail.

May 29

Armed with rifle: 10:06 p.m., officers responded to a male subject with a rifle being held down by two people at Berkeley Heights Apartments, 22804 90th Way S. Officers arrived to find two victims holding down the suspect. The suspect had exited his apartment and pointed a rifle at the renters and guests of an unit, because they were being loud. Most of the people scattered in different directions. Several people went inside the apartment and the suspect kicked their door open. However, the suspect stumbled in the hallway and fell to the floor. This is where the victims began holding him down. The suspect was booked into King County jail for burglary and harassment. There were no injuries.

June 3

Man shot: 10:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a man shot in the 13500 block of Kent-Kangley Road. A car was located in the roadway and the driver was sitting on the curb with a scratch on his arm where the bullet grazed him. The lone male occupant of the car was extremely uncooperative to start but eventually revealed that he had been in a race from the light at 132nd Avenue SE with a small SUV. The front passenger fired at him multiple times.

Retail theft suspect: An organized retail theft suspect has been committing scams all over the area from small businesses claiming to be a vendor wanting a refund for expired products. The suspect was featured on Washington’s Most Wanted in March for stealing/scamming victims out of nearly $100,000. At that time, she was taken into custody, but she was released shortly thereafter, and continued her criminal behavior. Detectives continue to look for her.

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