Man arrested for breaking windows, punching police officer | Police Blotter for July 12-18

Tuesday, July 18

Trespassing: Redmond police took a criminal-trespassing report at 3:20 p.m. in the 17700 block of Northeast 76th Street. Officers were called to a business after employees observed an individual whom they believed to be a past shoplifter. No theft was committed on this date, but the business asked that the subject be trespassed from their store. A trespass warning letter was served on the individual.

Monday, July 17

Robbery: Redmond police took a robbery report at 6:16 p.m. in the 16400 block of Northeast 74th Street. Officers investigated after receiving a call from an individual who was reportedly robbed at gunpoint of her wallet. Upon arriving in the area, officers contacted a witness and learned that both the suspect and victim had left the scene in separate vehicles. The victim was described as having a bloody nose and scrapes to her arms. The victim indicated to the witness that she had outstanding warrants for her arrest and did not want to be contacted by the police. No video footage was found to have captured the incident.

Sunday, July 16

Drug offense: Redmond police took a drug-offense report at 5:49 a.m. in the 11800 block of Red-Wood Road. Officers checked the welfare of a driver after he was observed sleeping in his vehicle while blocking the travel portion of the roadway. Officers arrived, woke the driver up and noted evidence of alcohol and/or drug use by the individual. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested for DUI – Physical Control.

Saturday, July 15

Vandalism: Redmond police took a vandalism report at 8:53 a.m. in the 15300 block of Redmond Way. A resident called police after noticing damage to the rear windshield of her car that had occurred sometime in the past few weeks. The windshield had been struck with an unknown object. There was no loss from the vehicle. No suspect information exists.

Friday, July 14

Assault: Redmond police took an assault report at 2:57 p.m. in the 7000 block of 148th Avenue Northeast. Police received calls of an individual breaking the glass windows at a bus stop enclosure and throwing items into the street. Officers arrived and found the suspect nearby. The adult suspect initially refused to comply with verbal commands from officers, punched one officer in the face and attempted to hit a second officer. The suspect was detained and subsequently arrested for malicious mischief and felony assault. He was booked into the King County Jail. The injuries to the officer were minor and treated at the scene. The suspect was evaluated at the scene for the minor cuts to his hand, presumably from the broken glass.

Thursday, July 13

Burglary: Redmond police took a burglary report at 3:54 p.m. in the 17200 block of Redmond Way. Employees called police after seeing a subject take candy from store shelves and place it into his backpack. The suspect left the store without making an attempt to pay for the items. Video showed the suspect at one point being knocked down accidentally by a store employee moving a cart through swinging doors that caused the candy to fall from his backpack. The suspect can be seen collecting the stolen candy off the floor and placing it back into his backpack. The suspect is well known to officers and has been previously trespassed from this business. Charges of theft and criminal trespass have been filed against the suspect.

Wednesday, July 12

Forgery: Redmond police took a forgery report at 1:25 p.m. in the 10900 block of 157th Court Northeast. A citizen contacted police after discovering fraudulent activity on her checking account. The victim also noted that her debit card was missing from her wallet and presumed it to have been stolen. The case is under investigation.