Man arrested after he rips phone from wall at Kent Police Station |Police Blotter

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he reportedly ripped a phone out of the wall at the Kent Police Station, 220 Fourth Ave. S.

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he reportedly ripped a phone out of the wall at the Kent Police Station, 220 Fourth Ave. S.

The man showed up at the police station at about 12:20 p.m. Sept. 4 to complain about marijuana and smoking devices he claimed officers took from him earlier in the day, according to the police report.

He reportedly started to harass police records clerks and would not leave the lobby. An officer came out to talk to the man. The man told the officer he wanted to use the phone on the lobby wall and had that right as a taxpayer. The officer asked him to leave the lobby because he was creating a disturbance. The man then left.

But about 30 minutes later, the man returned to the lobby and ripped a phone off the wall before running out of the station. An officer chased him on foot. The man ran across a parking lot and tried to open the outside door at the city’s Centennial Building, but found the door locked because it was a Sunday.

Two officers ordered the man to the ground. He complied and officers handcuffed him and took him to the city jail.

Malicious mischief

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly broke a table while dancing on it at about 9:54 p.m. Sept. 4 at a restaurant in the 1200 block of Central Avenue North.

A witness told officers that the man walked into the restaurant, jumped on a table and started singing “standing on a table,” according to the police report.

The man then jumped to a second table, and the table broke.

When officers arrived, they saw the man, who was shirtless, walking along Central Avenue near the restaurant. The man told police he was bipolar. He told officers he would go back to the restaurant to apologize.

The man also told police he worked for the FBI and that he wanted to talk to a defense attorney. As officers took him to jail, he rapped in the patrol car about “hookers” and “dope.”


Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly slammed a car door on the leg of her estranged husband during an argument over personal belongings Sept. 5 at a home in the 27200 block of 120th Avenue Southeast.

The wife had moved out of the home several months ago and returned to recover personal items, according to the police report.

The two argued about what belonged to whom. Officers initially left the scene after the husband said he would wait at a neighbor’s house until his wife left.

But the wife called 911 about 30 minutes later to report she thought her nose had been broken.

A witness told officers the he saw the couple yelling at each other and that the woman slammed the car’s back hatch door on the man.

The husband told police he went to the vehicle after he saw his wife place a lockbox in the back. He said he went to retrieve his birth certificate out of the box when she returned to the vehicle, started to yell and slammed the door on him.

Officers noted that the woman did not have any injury to her nose. She claimed her husband swung an elbow at her. She denied she slammed the car door on him and called her husband a “liar.”


Officers arrested three women for investigation of third-degree theft after they allegedly took several items at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 from a store in the 21100 block of 91st Avenue South.

A store loss prevention officer told police that the women had concealed items from the grocery and health and beauty departments and failed to pay for them, according to the police report.

The women worked together and would reportedly place items in a cart and later remove some of the items and put them into their purses. They paid for items that were still in the cart but not for items placed in their purses. The items taken totaled about $155.

One woman told officers she had no intent to steal but realized she didn’t have enough money so she figured she would just take the items. Another woman said she recently lost her job and figured it was a big store and the store had enough money.

The three were cited and released. They also were trespassed from entering the store for the next 100 years.

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