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Tag: Kent Police Department

June
17th

Court records: DUI suspect handed officer can of beer when asked for his driver’s license, said he was a government assassin

Handing the Kent police officer a can of Miller Lite instead of his driver’s license and identifying himself as a government assassin didn’t help the DUI suspect avoid arrest, according to court records.

His arraignment for the felony DUI charge is scheduled for June 24 and his bail is set at $250,000.

Officers said three women followed the 26-year-old Kent man and called police about 9 p.m. June 8 because he was driving erratically.

Court records give this account:

The women saw the man stop at a convenience store near West Valley Highway and South 180th Street in Tukwila and

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May
19th

Kent police arrest NBA player suspected of threatening woman with gun

Kent officers arrested a professional basketball player who is suspected of brandishing a firearm and making threats at the mother of his child late Sunday afternoon.

According to Kent police:

Officers met with the woman about 2 p.m., who told investigators the father of her 10-year-old son arrived at her home in downtown Kent for a scheduled exchange of their son. She said an argument started in the parking lot, and that the man made threats and brandished a gun.

The suspect, identified as a player in the NBA, was later found and arrested.

The case is still being investigated.

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May
7th

Man who died when car hit tree in Kent identified

The King County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died when his car hit a tree in Kent Friday as Shayne Mathews, 20.

The crash happened about 4 a.m. in the 9200 block of South 208th Street.

A male passenger was treated for unspecified injures.

Police said they found nothing to suggest drugs or alcohol were involved, and no evidence that speed or recklessness were factors.

April
4th

Kent police looking for woman missing from rehabilitation facility since Sunday

Police are asking for the public to help find a vulnerable woman missing from the Benson Heights Rehabilitation Center since Sunday afternoon, Kent Detective Melanie Frazier said today.

Pamela J. Mitchell, 58, signed herself out of the facility at 22410 Benson Rd. SE to go to the grocery store and never came back, police said.

She has a history of leaving the center for periods of time, Frazier said, and has no friends or family in the area.

A social worker at the facility told police that Mitchell needs medication and has mental and physical disabilities.

Mitchell is described as 5 foot

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Feb.
28th

Police: Kent baristas arrested for committing lewd acts for drive-up customers

Tips given to two baristas at a Kent drive-thru coffee shop weren’t just for espresso, according to police.

Officers arrested the women Wednesday after they allegedly committed lewd acts at Twin Peaks Espresso on Kent’s East Hill.

Police began investigating late last year after reports that women were exposing themselves and committing lewd acts for drive-up customers while working at the stand at 24013 104th Ave. SE.

The women were compensated in tips, paid for the coffee, that ranged from $10 to $25, according to police.

Other “bikini barista” stands in Kent were investigated, and were found to be operating

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Feb.
19th

Kent police ask for help to identify Key Bank robber

Kent police are looking for a man who robbed a Kent Key Bank Feb. 12 at 20540 108th Ave. SE.

According to Kent police:

The robber went up to a teller at the bank about 11:18 a.m., and handed the teller a note demanding cash.

The man took the money and fled on foot. He implied in the note that harm would occur if the teller didn’t follow orders, but no weapon was seen.

The robber is described as an unkempt man in his mid 30s, about 6 foot to 6 foot 3, with a medium build. He is a

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Jan.
14th

Man accused of punching detective, kicking prosecuting attorney outside Kent courtroom

A fight broke out at the Maleng Regional Justice Center Monday during a recess in a trial related to a 2012 drive-by shooting in Seattle, according to Kent police.

A verbal disturbance started about 9:30 a.m. when people attending the trial moved into the hall outside the third floor courtroom, at which point a Seattle Police Gang Detective stepped in and was able to get several people involved to leave the area, according to police.

A 23-year-old Renton man associated with the defendant punched the detective and kicked a King County prosecuting attorney who tried to help the detective in

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Oct.
2nd

UPDATED: Kent police search for missing teen at risk for health issues without medicines

UPDATE: An officer found McCallister about 11 p.m. Tuesday not far from the teen’s home, according to Kent police. The boy was safe and was reunited with his family.

INTIAL POST: A Kent teenager missing since Monday afternoon may be at risk without his prescribed medicines, his family says.

Trajan C. McCallister, 14, was last seen at Kent’s East Hill skate park at 116th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 240th Street, which is near his home, police said.

He uses a white wheelchair with a black seat and is described as a black male; 5 foot, 10 inches; and 165 pounds. He

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