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56 min ago | via Renton Reporter
A casino security camera on May 8 caught a 40-year-old Seattle man in the act of stealing another gambler's cell phone. The victim, a 37-year-old Burien man, left his phone charging on one table while he played cards on another, checking it every so often. Comment?
Yesterday | via PNW Local News
Renton Police have arrested a man involved in an overnight shooting at the Plum Tree Park Apartments in which one man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim received treatment for injuries to his face and was released from the hospital earlier this morning, according to police. Comment?
Thursday | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Police responded to a call about 1:45 a.m. on reports of shots fired in the 200 block of Southwest Fifth Place, Renton police say. Shortly thereafter, the victim's girlfriend called 911 to say she was driving her boyfriend to Valley Medical Center. Comment?
Tuesday May 26 | via Renton Reporter
Police in Renton have arrested a suspect in a series of downtown arson fires, after recognizing the man from surveillance camera footage. According to police, a 32-year-old man admitted to setting a total of three fires at the same location downtown. Comment?
Saturday May 23 | via Renton Reporter
A man pointed a rifle at an employee of the Chevron gas station on Northeast Sunset Boulevard at about 1 a.m. May 3, demanded cash and then followed the fleeing employee out the front door. The employee was stocking shelves when the suspect walked in, demanding that the employee place money in a plastic bag. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via Renton Reporter
A transient wielding a sock with a Lucky 13 pool ball inside struck a 65-year-old Renton man in the calf April 20 while he was sitting on a bench next to the Cedar River. The victim told officers the 42-year-old suspect, who is known to officers, called him an offensive name. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via KOMO News
Firefighters are notifying the public about an arsonist who is believed to have set multiple fires in Renton. Five fires have been set within the last three weeks, and all are within downtown Renton. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via PNW Local News
This photo, provided by the city, shows the locations of several fires believed to be arson. The picture is centered on Rainer Avenue South, between SR900/South Third Street and Houser Way South. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via Renton Reporter
Five members of the Metropolitan King County Council added their voices to citizens throughout the region calling for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado, a U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned in Mexico for close to two years without due process of law. Since August 2013, Salgado has been detained in a Mexican prison without trial. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via HeraldNet
Kent police are asking for the public's help in finding a vehicle possibly linked to a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a baby girl. The 1-year-old, Malijha Grant, died after being shot in the head April 16 as she rode in a car with her parents. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via ESPN
The St. Louis Rams added size and strength on Day 2 of the NFL draft with OL Rob Havenstein and Jamon Brown along with QB Sean Mannion. Frank Clark likely could have been selected much later in the draft, and the undersized Tyler Lockett might not have been worth moving up to draft. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via PNW Local News
Two adults and two teens have been arrested for the burglary of an occupied home and police believe there may be a connection to a series of similar burglaries throughout the Newcastle and North Renton area. The two adults are from Kent, while the juveniles are from Renton. Comment?
Apr 26, 2015 | via Renton Reporter
A 22-year-old Renton man known to officers was chased down in Liberty Park after shoplifting at the Dollar Tree store on Bronson Way - and flashing a knife to an employee outside the store who tried to stop him. The suspect threw the knife to the ground after a Renton Police officer caught up with him when be became trapped by the chain-link fence around the new library under construction. Comment?
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