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Chief Steve Mylett’s statement regarding George Floyd’s death

This week, the world witnessed the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd while in custody of police officers charged to protect and serve. There appears to be no justification for the force used on Mr. Floyd, and what transpired that tragic day has now resulted in criminal charges against the involved officer.  The actions seen on video are not consistent with the training or values we promote in our profession. I cannot imagine the anguish, fear, and panic Mr. Floyd experienced as he begged the officer to allow him to breathe, only to have his pleas be rejected. I cannot imagine the hurt, anger, and frustration of Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and community who look to the police for protection and fair treatment.  The public servants involved failed them all.

Chief Steve Mylett

On behalf of the men and women of the Bellevue Police Department, I want to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s loved ones on his tragic death. There is nothing that can bring him back, and I pray he is resting in peace.

Throughout the country, police chiefs are speaking out against the actions of the involved officer who placed his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and the officers who stood by and allowed it to happen. Over the past few days, I have met with my officers who’ve expressed disgust at how Mr. Floyd was treated and the reckless inactions of the officers who witnessed Mr. Floyd’s death.

Please know that when officers see acts of violence against citizens at the hands of police officers, most officers become as outraged as everyone else – in some ways, even more so. Why? Because most of the one million police officers who serve communities throughout this country do so with honor, integrity, and courage. They sacrifice their safety to protect others as they work hard to build trust and legitimacy in their communities. So, when an incident such as this happens, the results are erosion of trust between the public and the police in areas well beyond the actual incident, especially in communities of color.  That is certainly regrettable.

I want to reassure the Bellevue community that we at the Bellevue Police Department will continue to work hard to earn your trust through our actions.  Additionally, I reaffirm our commitment to stand beside each of you as we navigate the challenges of our times with the reassuring knowledge that we are stronger together.  We will continue to treat every human being with dignity, respect, and humanity.

Selected crime reports for June 22 – 28

June 22

 TIME

00: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29350

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a verbal dispute and determined the female was highly intoxicated and in crisis.  She was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

10: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29373

 NARRATIVE

The victim woke up and discovered that his car keys and wallet were missing from his hotel room.  The victim then discovered that his rental car was missing from the parking lot. The victim identified an acquaintance as a possible suspect.

 TIME

12: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29428

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a shoplift that just occurred and located and contained the suspect who was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

14100 Blk SE 14th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29465

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the location for a disturbance.  The reporting party stated a male subject was outside, screaming and holding two knives.  Upon arrival, the subject had retreated inside his apartment.  The contact team began speaking with the subject through a rear glass slider and eventually got him to come out.  During the investigation, it was determined the subject was in a mental health crisis and was taken to the hospital.

 June 23

 TIME

0120-: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29555

 NARRATIVE

An officer was conducting a proactive patrol and contacted a subject with multiple out of jurisdiction warrants including DV assault.  He is also a convicted felon for burglary.  The subject was direct booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 148th Ave

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29627

 NARRATIVE

A subject called 911 to report that she had stabbed herself and her cat. Officers responded and contacted her and took her to the hospital for minor self-inflicted wounds. The cat was not injured.

 TIME

23: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

14600 Blk Bel-Red Rd.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29690

 NARRATIVE

An unidentified suspect entered the store, announced it was a robbery, and told the clerk to provide money from the till.  The clerk refused and said he was going to push the emergency button.  The suspect fled the store on foot.  The investigation is ongoing.

 June 24

 TIME

04: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

10 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29707

 NARRATIVE

An unidentified suspect entered the store and attempted a strong-arm robbery.  He did not obtain any property and fled westbound on Main St.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29744

 NARRATIVE

Security reported the subject violated a valid trespass order.  The subject will be summoned.

 TIME

16: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Contact

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29806

 NARRATIVE

A subject was observed sleeping in the passenger seat with the passenger door open.  Upon a closer look, suspected drug paraphernalia was observed in the vehicle.  The subject was detained and said his friend was in a store and he was just waiting for him.  The subject was released, and bike officers were unable to locate his friend.

 June 25

 TIME

12: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Outside Agency Assist

 LOCATION

Mercer Island

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29925

 NARRATIVE

A military grenade was dug up in the back yard of the home.  An x-ray was taken, and it did not appear there was a fuse inserted into the body. The Bomb Squad took custody of the grenade which was booked for destruction.

 TIME

12: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29933

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole a bottle of alcohol and when confronted by a store employee, he told the employee he would “Kick his A**”. Officers located the suspect a block away and arrested him.

 TIME

13: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

13900 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29937

 NARRATIVE

A suspect entered the business, laid a weapon on the counter, and told the cashier to give him all the money. The cashier gave him money and the suspect left on foot and ran south across NE 20th to and out of sight. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

1348: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15500 Blk SE 38th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29942

 NARRATIVE

A suspect and victim are in a dating relationship. One got angry about something and threw items at the other. The victim sustained swelling and bruising to her calf. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 June 26

 TIME

21: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 139th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30198

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that the suspect had assaulted his girlfriend during an argument. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft Investigation

 LOCATION

10500 Blk NE 12th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30221

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car theft report.  The investigating officer determined that the victim’s vehicle was taken by an unknown suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing.

 June 27

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

30 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30293

 NARRATIVE

Numerous witnesses reported a woman walking down a sideway in distress and acting erratically.  After officers contacted her, she was transported to the hospital at her own request.

 TIME

17: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Warrant/Mail Theft

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 146th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30308

 
 NARRATIVE

Witnesses reported suspects stealing mail. Officers located and contacted the suspect U-Haul vehicle. Officers witnessed evidence of mail theft and were given limited consent to search the vehicle.  The search yielded evidence of mail theft and ammunition in possession/control of Suspect 2; the suspects are convicted felons. Suspect-1 was booked on a felony warrant. Suspect-2 was booked on a felony in possession violation. The vehicle was ultimately towed to the station for a search warrant based on observations within the vehicle for further investigation of possible mail theft, drugs, identity theft, and forgery.

 TIME

18: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30313

 NARRATIVE

Approximately $148,400 in jewelry was stolen from the victim’s jewelry box sometime since the start of April. The victim has been homebound since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the only people with access to the house were cleaners. The victim was only out of the house once since the start of April, and cleaners came while she was out of the house at that time. The jewelry was taken from a couple jewelry boxes hidden in a closet. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

200 Blk 111th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30331

 NARRATIVE

Police were called in reference to an out of control female. Upon arrival, the investigating officer determined that the mother had contacted police because she knew that her daughter had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Officers recognized the female from numerous prior contacts at the property. The suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Youth Center.

 TIME

23: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass Arrest

 LOCATION

10400 Blk NE 5th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30336

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a report of Criminal Trespass and determined that the suspect was on a valid and confirmed trespass notice from the property. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 June 28

 TIME

02: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

13600 BLK SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30350

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that suspect was driving with a revoked license. Officers advised the suspect that he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

02: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30352

 
 NARRATIVE

Police a Harassment Investigation and determined that two intoxicated males approached three other males and started a political discussion which ended in one of the men in the first group stating that he had a pistol in his truck. Officers interviewed the subjects involved and determined that no crime had occurred. The case report was taken for informational purposes.

 TIME

04: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

K9 Assist to Seattle PD

 LOCATION

10000 Blk 63rd Ave S

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30359

 NARRATIVE

Seattle PD requested BPD’s K9 assistance on a burglary of a private residence in the South Rainier area of Seattle. The BPD K9 and his officer initiated a track, however, the suspect(s) could not be located.

 TIME

11: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30394

 NARRATIVE

The subject continues to go to the convenience store where he knows he has been trespassed. He was issued a new trespass and summoned.

 TIME

14: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

13000 Blk SE 47th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-30420

 
 NARRATIVE

Police arrived to find a female in crisis.  She was transported to the hospital.

 

Residents’ video clips lead to looting arrests

Bellevue police have arrested 23 people connected with the looting and destruction in downtown Bellevue and have recovered more than $50,000 in merchandise.  Detectives have also identified nearly a hundred other suspects and are continuing those investigations.

The arrests stem from the riots in Bellevue on May 31, 2020. “That evening, we saw a coordinated attack on Bellevue businesses.  The criminals exploited protests over George Floyd’s homicide and used it as an opportunity to loot and destroy businesses,” Chief Steve Mylett said.

“Bellevue has seen many peaceful protests since Mr. Floyd’s death, and we welcome them all.  But the criminals who engaged in the violence are on notice; they won’t get away with it. We have dedicated extensive resources to investigate these crimes and will take as long as necessary to identify and arrest those responsible. I cannot emphasize it enough, the criminal behavior leading to these arrests has absolutely nothing to do with people raising their voices in opposition to Mr. Floyd’s death or demands to end systemic racism,” the Chief added.

Last Friday, Bellevue police served a warrant on a looting suspect in Renton.  A 26-year-old man, seen driving the red truck in the video, was arrested on charges of Burglary 2nd, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Dangerous Weapons. Investigators recovered $19,000 worth of suspected stolen merchandise, alcohol, and tobacco products.  Detectives also confiscated an AK-47, a 10 mm Glock, stockpiles of ammunition, drugs, and cash.

Chief Mylett continued, “We are just beginning to make arrests in these cases.  The public has shared at least 10-thousand pieces of video and photographic evidence of the looting and violence. The public’s assistance has been a tremendous help. We will continue to work with our regional and federal partners to hold these individuals accountable.”

Watch Chief Mylett’s news conference here.

Selected crime reports for June 15-21

Below are selected crime reports for last week, ending on Sunday at midnight. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our interactive crime map.

June 15

 TIME

02: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

200 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28304

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a report that multiple subjects had just forced entry into a business and committed a burglary.  They were seen entering a silver sedan and leaving eastbound on NE 4th St. towards I-405.  Two officers quickly located a matching vehicle on eastbound NE 4th St.  A high-risk stop was conducted, and three subjects were detained.  Two of them had outstanding warrants, however, the issuing agencies refused to confirm the warrants.  The suspects were released from the scene pending further investigation of the burglary.  It was revealed during the incident that the stopped vehicle was tied to recent the recent looting in downtown Bellevue that occurred on 05/31.  It was seized as evidence and secured at City Hall.

 TIME

11: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 103rd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28350

 
 NARRATIVE

Surveillance video showed the suspect throw a rock multiple times at a large window in an attempt to break the glass.  The suspect then kicked the glass window causing damage.

 TIME

09: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28335

 NARRATIVE

Employees discovered that the back door to the business had been pried open and unknown person(s) searched through cabinets, drawers, and the front desk.

 TIME

11: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2700 Blk 107th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28351

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim got into an argument about late rent. The suspect called 911 stating the victim had a gun and assaulted him. Later, it was found that at no time was there a gun in play. The suspect pushed the victim causing fear and pain. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 June 16

 TIME

01: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist Official Agency Kirkland PD

 LOCATION

200 Blk 4th Ave Kirkland

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28459

 NARRATIVE

BPD Officers responded to assist Kirkland PD’s request for mutual assistance while fighting with a naked male suspect exhibiting the effects of extreme drug intoxication and Excited Delirium. The suspect was safely taken into custody and turned over to Kirkland PD and medics.

 TIME

01: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

200 Blk 101st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28457/20-28458/20-28462

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to multiple calls of a woman screaming for help. Upon arrival, officers contacted the female and developed reasonable suspicion for the crimes of Robbery 2 and Assault 4 DV. Further investigation and contact with an independent witness revealed that the male suspect was in also violation of a served No Contact Order with the female.  However, the investigation further revealed it was the female subject who had assaulted the male.  The male also had multiple outstanding warrants. Both subjects were arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

10: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28497

 NARRATIVE

A witness called 911 while watching the suspect search through an unlocked vehicle and then walk off.  Officers contacted the suspect and admitted to the theft/car prowl.  The victim was located and declined to assist with the police investigation.

 TIME

19: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

10800 Blk NE 6th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28416

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim was waiting for a bus at the transit center when the suspect attempted to grab a box out of the victim’s hand.  The suspect then pulled out a knife and began to wave it at the victim.  The victim was able to get away uninjured.  The suspect still had the knife in his hand when police arrived.  The suspect complied with commands and was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked into jail.

June 17

 TIME

06: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 32nd St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28627

 NARRATIVE

An uncooperative reporting party advised that several banks of mailboxes had been damaged.  The officer determined that the mailboxes for multiple buildings had been damaged but no confirmed theft had been reported.  The victims can report any mail theft online or via a supplemental report under this master case number.

 TIME

06: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

12400 Blk SE 29th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28628

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that overnight an unknown suspect used a brick to damage the windshield of his vehicle.

 TIME

12: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Noise Disturbance

 LOCATION

10200 Blk NE 4th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28678

 
 NARRATIVE

A resident reported amplified music/voice from Downtown Park.  A small group was contacted that was using amplification equipment.  The group was cooperative with the police. The case was forwarded to Code Compliance and Parks for follow up.

 June 18

 TIME

07: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

300 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28805

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) entered a restricted area of a commercial construction building and stole tools totaling over $8000.

 TIME

08: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 32nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28804

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s work van.  The van has distinctive Seattle Seahawk markings and a Wells Fargo logo, red football, and words “READY, SET, GOALS”.

 TIME

11: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

4800 Blk 139th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28825

 NARRATIVE

School staff reported graffiti of a political/biased nature on garbage dumpsters.  Staff had painted over the graffiti prior to police contact.  Photos that were taken by the staff were submitted into evidence.

 June 19

 TIME

08: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

14400 Blk Bel-Red Rd.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28968

 NARRATIVE

A driver reported a 75-year-old dementia patient exited the car and would not get back in.  Dispatch heard the patient make suicidal statements over the open line.  Officers contacted the driver and coordinated transport to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

09: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

200 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28972

 
 NARRATIVE

Clinic staff reported a patient had made statements to harm employees of a hedge fund in another state since he lost money on an investment.  The subject’s family transported him to the hospital.

 June 20

 TIME

11: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 118th Ave

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29135

 NARRATIVE

While officers were en-route to a disturbance call, they learned the reporting party had a valid No Contact Order against the suspect who was at her apartment and causing the disturbance.   Both parties left prior to the officer’s arrival and the victim became uncooperative during a phone interview.  After confirming there was a violation of the order, officers checked the area and located the suspect nearby.  The suspect fled on foot and was pursued (on foot) by several officers.  During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of the suspect.  Shortly after, the suspect was seen running onto the interstate.  For safety concerns, the foot pursuit was terminated. The case was filed.

 TIME

13: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Injury Traffic Collision

 LOCATION

W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy/SE 26th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29149

 
 NARRATIVE

Auto vs. bicyclist Collision. No signs of impairment. The bicyclist sustained minor to moderate injuries (possible dislocated shoulder) and was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

21: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

800 Blk 164th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29211

 NARRATIVE

The suspect got into a physical altercation with his adult sister.  He then struck his stepfather, who was trying to intervene and caused property damage inside the residence.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 June 21

 TIME

07: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29246

 NARRATIVE

The officer contacted a person sleeping in a broken-down vehicle.  CARES referral made to assist with finding housing.

 TIME

15: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Physical Control

 LOCATION

4200 Blk W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29290

 NARRATIVE

A citizen expressed concern for a female in a parked vehicle.  The officer arrived on the scene and developed probable cause for Physical Control. The intoxicated suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.  The investigation is ongoing at the time of this report.

 TIME

21: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 162nd Ln NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-29331

 NARRATIVE

The listed suspect was intoxicated and pushed his wife during an argument.  The story was confirmed by another family member and the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for June 8 – 14

Below are selected crime reports for last week, ending on Sunday at midnight. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our interactive crime map.

June 8

 TIME

07: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

14400 Blk NE 24th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27275

 NARRATIVE

Property management reported an unauthorized subject inside of the premise.  There was no forced entry was located.  An officer detained the suspect nearby.  The suspect admitted to entering the premise to find a warm place to sleep.  The suspect was released and provided information on local shelters. The case was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

 June 9

 TIME

00: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

firearm discharge

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 155th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#
 NARRATIVE

A caller reported he was inspecting his firearm after a 5-year hiatus and he had accidentally discharged the firearm. When officers arrived, the firearm was located on the floor in his closet.  As single round penetrated and passed through the interior closet wall and is lodged in a shared exterior wall. There were no injuries. The firearm was seized for safekeeping and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

 TIME

09: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft (Recovered)

 LOCATION

16400 Blk NE 12th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27432

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that an unknown suspect stole his vehicle from the driveway while it was warming up unattended.  Washington State Patrol located and recovered the abandoned vehicle a short time later near I-90/Rainer Ave.

 TIME

12: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 41st Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27453

 NARRATIVE

A female requested a welfare check on her boyfriend, reporting that he was in a state of crisis.  The boyfriend had an Officer Safety warning and multiple warrants that were either not extraditable or not bookable during COVID restrictions.  Officers made verbal contact with the subject who was in his vehicle.  The investigation determined that the subject did not meet the criteria to be taken to the hospital.  The female was advised on how to apply for a court order and to call 911 if she didn’t feel safe. A referral was made to the Mobile Crisis Team.

 June 11

 TIME

03: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

100 Blk 97th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27682

 
 NARRATIVE

The caller reported that three subjects were wearing ski masks while parked in front of a residence in a black passenger car with no license plate on the vehicle.  When they noticed he was watching them, they fled in the vehicle.  Officers located a matching vehicle in the area, however, it quickly turned off and could not be relocated.  A few minutes later, another resident called to report that the vehicle was parked in their driveway and three subjects ran towards the backyard.   A responding officer located a subject who was determined to be involved with the vehicle.  A second officer was able to get information from the subject about the outstanding male and female.  It was determined that there is an outstanding Domestic Violence Order in place between them and the male has an outstanding felony warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

06: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Identity Theft

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27687

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that his twin brother unlawfully used his identity to obtain treatment at the hospital this past winter.  The victim has received bills totaling over $600 with additional bills pending.  The victim is in contact with the hospital to discuss a resolution.

 TIME

07: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 12th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27694

 NARRATIVE

The victim dropped his vehicle overnight for service and placed the keys in a dropbox.  An employee noticed this morning that the dropbox had been tampered with and the victim’s keys and vehicle were missing.

 TIME

09: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

900 Blk 109th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27706

 NARRATIVE

Employees arrived this morning and when they entered the business, they noticed that items had been moved around.  Officers arrived on the scene, noticed a broken window, and cleared the business without locating any suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Missing Person

 LOCATION

15200 Blk NE 16th Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27814

 NARRATIVE

The caller reported that an employee called in to work a couple days prior and had not been heard from since.  At the time, the employee complained of not feeling well.  Officers were not able to locate him, however, the subject matched the description and is possibly related to a Redmond P.D. incident from the prior day that involved a drowning.  The investigation is ongoing by Redmond P.D.

 TIME

21: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Arson/Theft

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 24th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27817

 
 NARRATIVE

Two subjects entered a store and gathered a large amount of store property.  One of them took carts of property to the back of the store and set it on fire.  They both then fled the store with other property that they failed to pay for.  The store suffered only smoke damage and the loss of the burned property in the carts. The investigation is ongoing.

June 12

 TIME

20: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

14500 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28002

 NARRATIVE

The victim was walking on a trail when an intoxicated male approached her.  He showed her money and a condom.  She attempted to walk away, but the subject grabbed her arm and tried unsuccessfully to kiss her.  The victim sprayed the subject’s face with pepper spray and ran from the area.  A K9 track was conducted, but the suspect could not be located.

 TIME

10: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud

 LOCATION

100 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27909

 
 NARRATIVE

A detective investigated a complaint involving fraudulent checks, a total loss of $8,320. It has been forwarded to investigations.

 June 13

 TIME

18: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

3600 Blk 147th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-27996

 NARRATIVE

A victim was transported to the hospital by his sister with a possible stab wound to his abdomen.  The victim told hospital staff he was involved in a fight at a park and was stabbed.  The victim was uncooperative with police and stated he did not know what happened and possibly did it to himself.  No witnesses or evidence were located.

 June 14

 TIME

09: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Community Policing

 LOCATION

Multiple businesses in downtown

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28200

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers conducted foot patrol downtown and contacted multiple businesses/owners

 TIME

13: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-28236

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim reported that his 1997 Honda Accord was stolen overnight from the parking lot of his apartment complex.

 

 

Selected crime reports for May 25 – 30

Below are selected crime reports for last week, ending on Sunday at midnight. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our interactive crime map.

May 25

 TIME

19: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants/ID Theft

 LOCATION

SB 405 @ Exit 10

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25151

 NARRATIVE

Officers conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver was driving with a suspended license and had several warrants out of auburn totaling $10,000.  Officers located ID theft items in the suspect’s pockets, and some were seen in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 May 26

 TIME

21: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant/Drugs/Possession Stolen Property

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 158th Ave. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25344

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a vehicle that was connected to a subject with a warrant for Robbery 1st degree.  The suspect eventually returned to the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.  He also had a female companion who had a misdemeanor theft warrant.  She was released from the scene due to booking restrictions.  While investigating, the officer established probable cause on the male for making false statements, drugs, possession of stolen property, driving with a suspended license, and possession of another person’s identification.

 TIME

22: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Possession Burglary Tools

 LOCATION

Crossroads Park

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25347

 NARRATIVE

An officer contacted a subject in violation of park curfew at Crossroads Park.  As the contact progressed, the suspect was found to be in possession of burglary tools, drugs, and documents with other people’s names displayed.  He was arrested and eventually released at the scene.

 May 27

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

100 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25416

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole over $200 worth of items from the store and ran when he was confronted. Officers located him a block away and arrested him.

 TIME

19: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Elude

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25500

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole numerous items from the store and ran to a parking lot where he got into a vehicle. Officers located him leaving north on 120th. The suspect turned back and fled on NE 8th. The suspect ran the light at 120th and was thought to turn north. Officers discontinued following the suspect.

 TIME

21: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

156th Ave NE/NE 28th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25516

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted a suspect for a traffic violation. During the investigation, the officer determined that the suspect was in violation of not Lawfully Transferring Title after purchasing his vehicle. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

22: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

11100 Blk NE 2nd ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25522

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress. Upon arrival, the investigating officer determined that the suspect had assaulted her boyfriend during an argument. She was arrested and booked into jail.

 May 28

 TIME

00: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25533

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted a suspect in the parking lot of a business in reference to a theft investigation. The officer determined that the female suspect had concealed multiple items on her person and made no attempt to pay while exiting the business. The suspect was positively identified by the business staff. She was arrested and the stolen items were turned back over to the business staff. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date, trespassed from the property, and released at the scene.

 TIME

03: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass

 LOCATION

5600 Blk 116th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25547

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of a prowler. Upon arrival, the investigating officer determined that the victim’s security cameras had alerted them to an unknown suspect, prowling within their back yard and looking into their windows. Probable cause was established, and a perimeter was set. A K9 track was initiated and the suspect was located several blocks away and detained. The suspect was positively identified by the victim’s video surveillance camera. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 May 29

 TIME

11: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle / Warrants

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25738 / 20-1972219

 
 NARRATIVE

While on proactive patrol, an officer located a confirmed unoccupied stolen vehicle in the hotel parking lot. Two suspects returned to the vehicle and were detained.  The female suspect was booked into jail on new felony charges and a warrant.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

17: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Brandishing/Harassment

 LOCATION

600 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25793

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim was walking his dog and walked by the suspect, who was sitting at the location holding a sign.  The suspect, without provocation, started to curse out the victim then stood up, pulled out a knife and pointed it at the victim, threatening him.  The victim called 911 and the suspect then fled on foot behind the church in the parking lot.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

 May 30

 TIME

01: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs

 LOCATION

3000 Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25858

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during an investigation of drugs. The investigating officer determined that the suspect was observed by on-site security officers shooting up drugs while on the property. The security officers advised that the suspect was under suspicion for dealing drugs on property and was contacted the previous week by BPD for the same problems. The suspect voluntarily consented to a search of his vehicle and suspected drug paraphernalia was located by the officer. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist Official Agency Renton P.D.

 LOCATION

10300 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25859

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to Renton PD and determined that the victim was suffering a gunshot wound to his left leg. After several minutes of the interview, the victim reluctantly stated that he was shot in the city of Renton and drove himself to the hospital. All evidentiary items were turned over to Renton PD and the victim’s vehicle was released into Renton PD’s custody.

 TIME

06: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 24th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25873

 NARRATIVE

On 05/27/20 two suspects convinced an employee to load $3,000 of value on a reloadable payment card without ever providing payment.  The discrepancy was discovered during a cash audit.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

08: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft / Car Prowls

 LOCATION

10400 Blk SE 13th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25877

 
 NARRATIVE

Overnight unknown suspect(s) drove the victim’s vehicle around the block and parked it.  The vehicle was located/recovered this morning.  Two other vehicles were also unlawfully entered and miscellaneous items were taken.

 TIME

22: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

11200 Blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-25945

 
 NARRATIVE

A female caused multiple issues at the hotel throughout the day.  She refused to leave when the staff requested her to do so, so PD was contacted.  The subject continued to present problematic behavior once officers arrived and refused to leave, so she was removed for trespassing and taken to jail.

 

 

Bellevue police release new information about 2018 video

Today, the Bellevue Police Department received a communication from the driver depicted in the arrest on December 23, 2018. She provided documentation that she contacted the police department on February 28, 2019, requesting documents and contact with the Chief of Police. The Chief’s administrative staff interpreted the email as a public records request for documents and, per protocol, routed it to the Bellevue City Clerk’s Office. In March 2019, the documents were delivered, and the request was closed.
Due to the interpretation of the driver’s email, that it was a request for documents, Chief Mylett was unaware that she wanted to speak with him.
“This issue came to my attention earlier today and did not show up in our initial review of documents yesterday. I sincerely regret there was a misinterpretation in the processing of this request from the individual in the video. As I’ve said all along, we take incidents involving an officer using force, very seriously. My department is firmly committed to transparency and serving everyone in our community.”
At the scene of the arrest on December 23, 2018, officers asked the driver to provide a statement, and she refused. A bystander filed a complaint, and the department thoroughly reviewed the incident.

In full transparency, BPD is making all records available.

The public records request documents can be found here.

The case documents can be found here.

Bellevue police suspending use of neck restraints

Today, Chief Steve Mylett announced the Bellevue Police Department is prohibiting the use of neck restraints by its’ officers in circumstances where deadly force would not be justified. Previously, these techniques were permitted as an intermediate level of force in cases involving resistive or violent individuals posing a threat of harm to the officer.

This decision was made with consideration given to the controversial nature of these types of techniques. The Bellevue Police Department has trained and authorized its’ Officers to use this technique, referred to as a vascular neck restraint, since 2009.

Chief Mylett, speaking about this decision, stated: “As a department, Bellevue Police are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to better serve our diverse community. We recognize that neck restraint techniques, while effective, are highly controversial and divisive. Until we can have additional conversations with the Bellevue community, I have decided to stop their use until further notice, except when the officer’s life is in danger.”

Bellevue police respond to video of 2018 incident

The video circulating on social media involving a use of force incident occurred on December 23, 2018. The Bellevue Police Department thoroughly reviews all use of force incidents and continually re-examines its policies and procedures to ensure they align with best practices. This particular incident was investigated through the department’s Use of Force review process and the department’s complaint process. It was found to be in compliance with department policy.

“I want the public to know that we take all use of force very seriously,” said Chief Steve Mylett. “The video is disturbing. When taken in its complete context the officer’s actions were determined reasonable for the resistance he was faced with. From the officer’s perspective, he believed the driver posed a threat to him and others in the area through her refusal to comply with his lawful repeated orders, continual efforts to remove her hand from her purse, and her attempts put the car in gear. As a result of the totality of the situation and the driver’s resistance, the officer used force to overcome the active resistance.”

In complete transparency, BPD will release all case documents related to this incident, and the Chief will be available to answer questions. Case documents are linked here.

Incident recap

On December 23, 2018, at approximately 11:00 am, the driver was stopped for suspicion of failing to transfer her automobile title, a violation of Washington State law. The driver refused every one of the officer’s repeated lawful commands, including producing her identification, showing her hands, and exiting the car. Instead, the driver reached inside her purse, despite the officer’s four separate commands not to reach into her purse. This action caused the officer to fear she was reaching for a weapon.  

The driver also left the car in gear and suddenly moved her hand to the gear-control; the officer believed she was attempting to flee or assault him with the vehicle. The officer repeatedly asked her to exit the vehicle, and she refused.  

When the officer removed the driver from her vehicle, she continuously refused to comply with the offer’s command to put her arms behind her back. As the officer attempted to take her into custody she pulled away from the officer and refused to be handcuffed. In order to prevent injury to the driver and himself, the officer took the driver to the ground, and based on the continued resistance, applied a vascular neck restraint technique.  video of BPD training with this can be found here.

The driver was arrested on charges of Refusing to Comply with Police, Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Motor Vehicle Transfer of Ownership Violations.

The subject was not injured, and she did not file a complaint. Efforts to contact her to obtain a statement as part of the use of force review process were unsuccessful. 

Additional video of the incident can be found here.

Bellevue Police want witness looting video

Bellevue Police detectives are investigating burglary incidents, vandalism, and other crimes connected with Sunday’s unrest. Your witness video may help investigators identify the suspects and bring them to justice.

To simplify the process, we have created a dedicated site to upload pictures and videos. Please use this link to send us your media Tip Line – Looting Media. You can also find the link on our website when you click on ‘Report a Crime Online.’ An officer may contact you if they need more information.

If you have already emailed us, we are processing that video, and there is no need to upload it again. This portal is for witness video; we will have a dedicated site for affected businesses to report crime shortly.

We appreciate your efforts and support as we investigate these crimes and arrest those responsible to justice.

Officer placed on administrative leave

Late Tuesday, the Bellevue Police Department was alerted that an officer may have violated the department’s social media policy. The department immediately looked into the matter and determined there was reason to launch an investigation.  The Chief authorized an independent outside investigation to ensure complete transparency. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

We remind the public that Bellevue Police Department employees train and are guided by our core values of respect, integrity, accountability, and service. “We will allow the investigators to do their work fully and completely, and we’ll take appropriate actions at its conclusion,” said Chief Mylett.