Man reportedly empties marijuana from pocket at Kent court security checkpoint | Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of possession of marijuana after he emptied his pockets that reportedly included a plastic baggie of marijuana before going through security at about 12:58 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Kent Municipal Court, 1210 Central Ave. S.

Kent Police blotter report.

Kent Police blotter report.

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of possession of marijuana after he emptied his pockets that reportedly included a plastic baggie of marijuana before going through security at about 12:58 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Kent Municipal Court, 1210 Central Ave. S.

The man emptied many items out of his pockets, including a plastic baggie that contained green vegetable matter that later tested positive for 0.2 grams of marijuana, according to the police report.

The man told police the marijuana belonged to his brother. He said he only had it because he had borrowed his brother’s jeans and didn’t know about the plastic baggie in the pocket. He added he would never bring drugs into the courthouse.

Security personnel at the front entrance to the court noticed the plastic baggie when the man emptied his pockets before going through a metal detector. The man quickly retrieved the plastic baggie and put it back in his pocket before walking through the detector.

Security did not stop the man before he sat down on a bench after going through security. An officer then approached the man and asked him about the baggie in his pocket. The man stood up and handed over the baggie to the officer.

Assault

Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend and bit her on the cheek during a dispute Aug. 23 at a home in the 23300 block of 100th Avenue Southeast.

The woman had bruises and fingernail marks on her arms, according to the police report.

The girlfriend told officers she unplugged her boyfriend’s computer but she did that as he had her pinned to a bed by sitting on top of her.

The man reportedly admitted to police that he slapped and bit his girlfriend. The pair has dated for about a year. The girlfriend is pregnant with their child.

Theft

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft and possession of burglary tools after he reportedly took a MP3 player at about 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26 from a store in the 24800 block of West Valley Highway.

Store security saw the man use scissors to cut the player off a hook, according to the police report.

Officers discovered that the man had scissors in his pants pocket as well as packaged MP3 player in the waistband of his pants. He told police he had bought the player at another store but didn’t have a receipt.

Police ran an identification check on the man and found out he has been trespassed from all Fred Meyer stores in the state. Officers gave the man a written trespass notice to also ban him from all Kmart stores in the state.

Drugs

Officers arrested a man for investigation of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after stopping him at about 10:43 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lake Meridian Park near the 27100 block of 148th Avenue Southeast.

An officer on foot patrol spotted four subjects at the park after dark when the park was closed, according to the police report.

A fifth man, who was the man arrested, carried a bag and approached the officer. The officer had the man sit on a bench. When the man got up to leave, he initially left behind his cellphone.

The officer used a flashlight to help the man find the cellphone and also spotted a small container next to the phone that reportedly had marijuana inside. The man also had a pipe in his pants.

Police cited the man and released him. He also was given a trespass notice to stay out of the park for 45 days.


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