Topic: Renton Police Department
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October 16, 2013 at 6:27 PM
A Renton woman was briefly trapped in the basement of her house in the 300 block of Maple Avenue Northwest on Wednesday when a neighbor crashed his Mercedes through her front door, according to Renton police.
The woman was not injured, and the 64-year-old man is suspected of DUI because of the “unmistakable odor” of alcohol on his breath, Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said.
No charges have been filed yet, Vickers said.
September 18, 2013 at 7:15 AM
UPDATE: 7:15 a.m. Wednesday | Renton police have arrested the boyfriend of a 21-year-old woman who was shot in the leg Tuesday in the Renton Highlands neighborhood. The man, 18, was booked into jail for investigation of first-degree assault.
Details of the victim’s medical condition have not been released by police.
UPDATE: 6:38 p.m. | Renton police are speaking with the boyfriend of the 21-year-old woman who was shot in the 2200 block of Northeast 10th Street, calling him a “person of interest” in the case.
The 18-year-old Renton man is the main focus of the investigation, Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said, since there had been a history of domestic-violence incidents at the residence where the shooting happened.
The victim remains at Harborview Medical Center, Vickers said.
UPDATE: 6 p.m. | A 21-year-old Renton woman who was shot in the leg was taken to the hospital, Renton police tweeted. Streets in the area that were closed while Renton police responded have been reopened, after a K-9 team was unable to find the suspect.
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call police.
EARLIER POST | Renton police are using a K-9 team to track a suspect who they say shot a victim in the legs in the 2200 block of Northeast 10th Street.
Sunset Boulevard Northeast has been closed from about the 700 block to the 900 block, while police track the suspect, the department tweeted.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
July 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM
The 22-year-old man fatally stabbed Saturday in Renton has been identified as Jordan Allan Cruz, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Renton police said Cruz and his brothers confronted a 16-year-old after the teen attempted to break into the Cruz’s brother’s parked car in the 200 block of Southwest Fifth Place. A fight ensued and the teen stabbed Cruz, who later died in surgery at Harborview Medical Center, police said.
Officers arrested the 16-year-old and recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon.
Cruz attended Renton High School and graduated from Sartori Alternative School, according to his obituary, which says he enjoyed “working on his car, being with his family and friends and being goofy.”
July 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM
The Renton Police Department has released a composite sketch of the burglar who entered a woman’s apartment through a ground-level window.
On June 26 at around 4 a.m. a woman who had fallen asleep on her couch at the Springtree Condominiums in Renton awoke to an unknown male next to her. When she looked at the suspect he fled the apartment, which is located at the 4300 block of Sunset Boulevard.
The man is described as white, between 22 and 25 years old, about 5-foot-7 with a medium build and olive skin, brown curly hair, a goatee-style beard, “smallish” black eyes and fuzzy eyebrows. He was wearing a navy blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Pete Kordel at 425-430-7647 or email@example.com.
May 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM
A 77-year-old Issaquah man accidentally backed over a woman this morning, killing her, after she got out of his car following a minor traffic accident, Renton police said.
The man was driving a 1995 Mercedes-Benz west on North Park Drive just before 10:30 a.m. when he was involved in a minor collision at Garden Avenue North, police said. The woman, a passenger in the Mercedes, got out of the car to flag down traffic, according to police.
As the woman walked behind the Mercedes, the driver backed up, running over her. His car then rolled forward and hit a commercial truck, police said.
The driver was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.
The victim, who was related to the driver, was apparently a visitor from overseas, according to Renton police. Her home city and exact age were not immediately known.
December 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Renton police are investigating a fatal shooting.
Police Detective Robert Onishi said that officers responded at 12:01 a.m. to the 1400 block of Harrington Avenue Southeast after a 911 caller reported seeing a man in the street. The caller told dispatchers there was a rifle near the body and a large amount of blood, Onishi said.
“Officers found a deceased male laying in the middle of the roadway holding a rifle,” Onishi said. ”The male had injuries consistent with a short range gunshot, and initial indications are that the shooting was self-inflicted.”
Police are asking witnesses to call 425-430-7500.
September 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM
A woman robbed a Key Bank branch in Renton this afternoon and then told bank employees she would wait outside for police.
She did and was promptly arrested.
Renton police said the 23-year-old woman walked into the bank in the Renton Highlands around 4:22 p.m. and demanded money from a teller. After grabbing the cash the woman told employees she would await the arrival of police.
When officers arrived they found the woman outside the building along with the bank’s manager.
The woman was arrested and later told detectives she had robbed the bank because she wanted to be arrested. Police said she would be booked into jail on investigation of robbery.
August 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM
A man who was reportedly arguing with a Renton police officer on Southwest Grady Way last night was struck by an alleged drunken driver
Police say that the pedestrian suffered head injuries after being hit by a Honda CRV in the 1100 block of Southwest Grady Way around 9 p.m.
Before the accident, the man had created some type of disturbance and was refusing to get out of the roadway, police said. As officers approached the man he turned and squared off in a “fighting stance,” according to police.
The officer remained in the roadway calling for backup when he saw the Honda heading right toward them. The officer was able to jump out of the way, but the man was struck.
He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for unknown injuries police said.
The Honda driver, who was not hurt, was arrested for investigation of DUI.
July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM
Update 6:07 p.m.| Diana Gould was found safe in South Seattle this evening, according to Renton Police Department Detective Robert Onishi.
The Renton Police Department wants help in finding an 82-year-old woman missing from a relative’s apartment in the 900 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast.
The woman, Diana Gould, left the apartment in the morning or early afternoon today and her family is concerned because she doesn’t usually leave on her own and recently moved to the area.
She’s described as 5-feet, 6-inches, 165 pounds and usually wearing a short, blonde wig.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500.
July 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM
The Renton Police Department is searching for 39-year-old Dang H. Nguyen, whose family and friends have been trying to locate him since Saturday.
Nguyen left his workplace on the 300 block of Rainier Avenue North at about 3 p.m. on Saturday and has not returned home since, according to Renton police.
He’s described as a 5-foot-5 Asian male weighing about 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue button-up shirt and khaki pants and may be driving a white Dodge pickup, Washington license B71118P.
Anyone with more information about Nguyen is asked to call 911 or the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500.
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