Kent Police Blotter: Oct. 15-24

Robberies, shootings, attempted carjacking among incidents

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:04pm
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A sampling of Kent Police incidents Oct. 15-24:

Oct. 15

Robbery: 9:29 a.m., there was an armed robbery at Lupita’s Tires and Wheels, 27050 Pacific Highway S. Two armed males demanded cash and fled.

Man shot: 9:51 p.m., a male victim was shot in the shoulder by someone known to the victim at Shafron’s Mobile Estates, 24500 Russell Road. The suspect was not at the scene.

Oct. 16

Woman shot: 6 p.m., a 39-year-old woman showed up at her son’s house in SeaTac with a gunshot wound to her leg and back. The woman stated she was headed home (East Hill of Kent) when she was flagged down by unknown subject. She stopped and he asked for money, then she was shot and ran in the bushes to hide. Once the coast was clear, she returned to her car and noticed her purse and phone were missing. She drove to her son’s house for help.

Oct. 18

Dumpster fire: 3:28 a.m., a homeless subject reportedly started a dumpster fire and attempted to light the building on fire on the southwest corner of the 7-Eleven at 22422 83rd Ave S. No one was injured. Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority distinguished everything and responded to take over the investigation.

Oct. 19

Man points gun: 12:18 p.m., detectives were in the parking lot of Sherman Williams Paint Store, 23250 Pacific Highway S., on another case when they witnessed a male point a handgun at another male during an altercation. A foot pursuit ensued, and the suspect was eventually caught on the west side of the street. The suspect was in possession of a gun and is a convicted felon.

Oct. 23

Burglars caught: 3:31 a.m., Patrol was dispatched to a commercial burglary in progress at the Smoke Shop, 417 Central Ave. S. The owners off location viewed the surveillance cameras and observed two males inside the business. Patrol arrived and found forced entry to the rear door and the sound of crashing inside. The building was surround and officers found the rear door barricaded. The owners arrived and provided key to the front door. After the door was open and K9 announcements were made, two male suspects appeared and were arrested. The suspects had stolen products on them at the time of arrest with other bags staged inside the business. The suspects had removed the electrical meters to the building right after the owners had them on camera.

Attempted carjacking: 2:04 p.m., a woman and her 12-year-old son and his two 12-year-old friends were parking behind the Fil Cuisine restaurant, 23843 108th Ave. SE. They were getting out of the car when the female driver was confronted by an unknown male that demanded her keys and pointed a gun at her. She told her passengers to run, which they did. She refused to give the keys and the male left.

Oct. 24

Shots fired: 8:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to an illegal discharge at the Avana West Hill Apartments, 24849 46th Ave. S., where occupants were having a party. Officers heard additional gunshots after walking around the building and a male exited carrying a rifle case. The male ran back inside the apartment and the occupants turned off the lights. The only probable cause that could be established was for obstructing and the scene was cleared.

Cyberstalking students: 9:56 p.m., officers responded to a report of cyberstalking/harassment with threats of rape over social media to several students at Meridian Middle School, 23480 120th Ave. SE. Case referred to detectives.

Multiple dates

Robberies: Officers took a robbery case with a distinct suspect vehicle noted but no plate. Subsequently, the same vehicle was used in a strong-arm robbery with firearms displayed at the ampm store at 104th Avenue SE and SE 256th Street, where surveillance cameras grabbed the license plate. Officers checked the plate and discovered the same vehicle had been used a few days prior in a strong-arm robbery of an iPhone. All suspects appeared to be juveniles. Officers were on their way to speak to the registered owner of the vehicle when Auburn police requested K9 for an abduction call in their city. The suspect vehicle was the same vehicle. Officers located two female suspects and were able to ID the males as the same ones contacted on a harassment case on Oct. 24 at the Atrium Apartments, 6248 S. 242nd Pl.

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