Select crime reports for January 3-9

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.

January 3

 TIME

10: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-366

 

 NARRATIVE

An employee reported that someone had stolen one of their vehicles from the lot. She advised the officer that the last she saw the vehicle parked in the lot was on 12/31/21. The vehicle was entered into the system as stolen.

January 4

 TIME

07: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-521

 

 NARRATIVE

The caller reported that unidentified suspects broke into a fenced, locked yard after hours and stole valuable tools and equipment. The suspects were driving a stolen van at the time. 

 TIME

13: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

15300 Blk SE 23rd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-598

 

 NARRATIVE

 The victim reported that an unknown suspect stole his vehicle, which was parked and locked on the street in front of the house.

 January 5

 TIME

04: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle/Theft

 LOCATION

13100 Blk SE 30th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-717

 

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party reported a suspicious truck that had dropped off a woodchipper in between some bushes.  The pickup returned and was idling nearby.  When the officer arrived, the vehicle fled the area and was traveling westbound on I-90.  The vehicle was later located at a boat launch where it had been disconnected from the trailer. The vehicle fled the area again.  The trailer and equipment were recovered and returned to the victims. The investigation is ongoing. 

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

5900 Blk 119th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-765

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and the victim were in the apartment having a loud verbal argument. There is a no-contact order between the two. The subjects refused to open the door. Eventually, officers were able to contact both parties. One subject was arrested for violating the order and booked into jail. The other had a trespass for the location and was released pending a summons. had a trespass for the location. He was released pending a summons.

 TIME

16: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-806

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole over $200 in merchandise from the store and was contacted and taken into custody after leaving the scene.  The merchandise was recovered, and the suspect was booked into jail. 

 TIME

20: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

700 Blk 126th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-852

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of a theft in progress. While en route, officers were advised that the reporting party had just observed the suspect stealing a package from his porch via his Ring camera system. Officers located the suspect nearby, and he was detained without incident. The officers determined that the suspect had multiple packages from different residences, but none of the victims wanted to pursue charges. The packages were returned to the victims. The suspect had an outstanding DV warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail on the warrant.

 TIME

22: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Fugitive from Justice/Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-866

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of an unwanted subject and determined that the suspect had multiple outstanding felony warrants out of Oregon. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody as a Fugitive from Justice. He was booked into jail.

 January 6

 TIME

00: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 150th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-872

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for numerous traffic violations and determined that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to obvious alcohol consumption and driving. Probable cause was established following a DUI investigation. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

200 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-882

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of a prowler, and as they were arriving, they observed a suspect driving and initiated a stop for a traffic violation. Officers observed that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to alcohol consumption and driving. Probable cause was established following a DUI investigation, and the suspect was arrested. Having no significant arrest history, the suspect was later released.

 TIME

02: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 150th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-883

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was contacted by police during a call of an unwanted subject. Officers determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed Felony warrant out of Seattle PD for Theft 1. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft – Catalytic Converter

 LOCATION

900 Blk 165th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-889

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a theft that had just occurred and determined that the unknown suspect(s) had stolen the victim’s catalytic converter from his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 114th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-987

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a counselor’s office where a subject was in crisis. She told officers she wanted medical help and was transferred to the hospital.

 TIME

13: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant / Eluding

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-961

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers located a parked car that was running with a female. When they ran the plate, they discovered the registered owner had a DOC Escape Warrant for ID Theft. A person walked out of the store and was able to get to the vehicle before they could be identified and got into the driver’s seat. Officers attempted to contact the suspect and initiated a stop in the parking lot, but the suspect immediately fled, driving up and over the sidewalk, nearly ramming into a male who was exiting his vehicle across the sidewalk. The suspect then ran a stop sign and was nearly t-boned. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

09: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-927

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers located two unoccupied stolen vehicles at the above location.  

 TIME

15: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-995

 

 NARRATIVE

While on patrol, officers located a stolen truck. They searched the vehicle and located evidence that it was stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

 January 7

 TIME

14: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants /Drugs/ Obstructing

 LOCATION

13500 Blk SE 27th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1184

 

 NARRATIVE

Kirkland PD called about a subject who had seven warrants out for his arrest ranging from Driving with License Suspended to Theft.  Kirkland wanted the suspect in custody for an interview. Bellevue officers contacted the male, and he took off running upon contact.  Officers were able to catch the suspect and arrest him. A subsequent search netted baggies of suspected cocaine and $6800 cash, plus IDs for other victims. The suspect was transported to the Kirkland jail and booked.

 TIME

20: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

SE 4th St/152nd Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1248

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to drug usage. Probable cause was established following a DUI investigation, and the suspect was arrested.

 TIME

23: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

148th Ave NE/NE 24th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1276

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he had Failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase. He was arrested, released and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

23: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

1500 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1282

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a reported stolen vehicle that crashed into a construction site. The officer determined that the vehicle’s location was approximately two blocks north of where it was originally stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

23: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

148th Ave NE/BelRed Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1285

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was operating a vehicle with no Biological Ignition Interlock Device as required by law. The suspect was arrested and released and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 January 8

 TIME

01: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Hit & Run Investigation

 LOCATION

2500 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1297

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a possible single-vehicle collision. When officers arrived, they located a severely damaged vehicle but could not locate the driver or registered owner after multiple attempts. Officers located a second vehicle that appeared to be what the first vehicle had crashed into. Officers contacted the registered owner of the second vehicle and documented the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

02: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

14600 Blk BelRed Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1300

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the driver was operating a motor vehicle with a Canceled Vehicle Title and failed to Lawfully Transfer after purchase. The suspect was arrested, released and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

03: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14700 Blk NE 1st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1309

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had assaulted his girlfriend by biting her while they were arguing. Probable cause was established, the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary

 LOCATION

14900 Blk BelRed Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1311

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a commercial burglary that had just occurred and determined that an unknown suspect had illegally forced entry through the front doors of the business. The owner of the business was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and video surveillance. Officers set a perimeter, and a K9 unit tracked the suspect for several blocks until he lost the scent.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

08: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

12300 Blk Northup Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1327

 

 NARRATIVE

The victim picked up the female suspect that he had just met and didn’t know.  The victim went into a nearby business for only a moment to retrieve something and left the suspect in his running vehicle.  The suspect proceeded to slide over from the passenger seat to the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  She is then seen driving away on video. The investigation is ongoing.  

 TIME

20: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Arson

 LOCATION

100 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1430

 

 NARRATIVE

Unknown subjects were setting off large fireworks at this location, causing some damage to a garbage can, batting cage netting, turf, and possibly a port-a-potty.

 TIME

19: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1421

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to alcohol consumption and driving. Probable cause was established following a DUI investigation. The suspect was arrested, advised that he would be summoned in the mail with a court date, and released to a sober friend.

 TIME

23: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

900 Blk 148th Dr SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-768

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a stolen vehicle, processed it for evidence and contacted the registered owner.

 January 9

 TIME

00: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

900 Blk 148th Dr SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1460

 

 NARRATIVE

While investigating a recovered stolen vehicle, officers observed a suspicious subject approaching their location and initiated a social contact with the subject. The officers observed that subject was exhibiting the effects of obvious illegal drug usage and asked permission to see his license. Officers determined the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed warrant. He was arrested, and multiple grams of suspected methamphetamines and heroin were recovered from the suspect. Officers provided a Blake Referral, seized the drug evidence and transported the suspect to jail.

 TIME

02: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

900 Blk 148th Dr SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60898

 

 NARRATIVE

After concluding the arrest of the above suspect, the officer located another stolen vehicle dumped within this neighborhood. The vehicle was impounded when officers could not reach the registered owner.

 TIME

02: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass/Disorderly Conduct/ Arrest

 LOCATION

10400 Blk NE 5th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1475

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to an unwanted subject and determined that an intoxicated suspect had locked herself in the restroom and would not leave, despite repeated warnings by the manager and security. Officers contacted the suspect, and convinced her to exit the restroom, and escorted her outside. Unfortunately, she would not listen to the staff, security or repeated police warnings. Probable cause was established, she was advised that she was under arrest and while attempting to restrain her, the suspect failed to listen to police commands and resisted arrest. She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

03: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary Arrest

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 148th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#22-1478

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a silent burglary alarm, and when they arrived, they observed evidence of a burglary. Officers set a perimeter and saw the suspects flee the business through the parking lot. Responding officers located and detained both suspects without incident. The suspects were booked into the King County Youth Detention Center.

 TIME

06: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

200 Blk 111th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1483

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim are in a domestic relationship.  During an argument, the suspect punched the victim in the face and grabbed her by the neck. Before police arrived, the suspect fled. Officers located the suspect at the transit center, where he was arrested without incident.  He was booked into jail.   

 TIME

08: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

1100 Blk 163rd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1492

 

 NARRATIVE

The victim was entering her vehicle when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and started asking for money.  When the victim refused, the suspect demanded her wallet and purse.  The victim refused again, so the suspect displayed a silver revolver, which convinced the victim to turn over her belongings.  The suspect fled the area on foot.  The suspect was already carrying a purse when he stole the victim’s purse. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

13: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 164th LN NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1541

 

 NARRATIVE

After the robbery above, officers were dispatched to a cold burglary nearby. Sometime between 0600-0900 hours, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s home.  The victim was sleeping in the master bedroom with her child.  The suspect stole the victim’s purse, wallet, and phone from the victim’s nightstand, which was within feet of the suspect and child).  It is believed the victim’s husband left the front door unlocked when he left for work at 0600, which was found ajar later.

 TIME

16: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-1566

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect arranged to buy an iPhone 13 on Facebook Marketplace.  After talking with the suspect for 30 minutes, the suspect pulled up his shirt, showing a gun handle. He told the victim to get back into the vehicle.  The suspect ran away northbound.  The victim followed the suspect and last observed him behind a bank alleyway.  The suspect’s Facebook account was deactivated after the robbery. 

 

Select crime reports for December 27 – January 2

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.

December 27

 TIME

03: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64339

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was contacted for a possible burglary investigation. She was arrested and booked into jail for a Kitsap County warrant for burglary 2nd.

 TIME

04: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

13600 Blk SE 30th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64340

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an alarm and saw two suspects who had been hiding, flee the construction site. The lock to the fence had been cut with a bandsaw and copper wire was in the process of being staged for theft.  One suspect was caught by officers.  The second suspect fled into the woods and was eventually tracked by K9 through several streams, a tunnel, and multiple fences. Both suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle/Warrant

 LOCATION

14900 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64388

 NARRATIVE

Officers were doing an area check for a possible stolen vehicle near 148th Ave/NE 8th St. An officer located the vehicle that was stopped at a nearby business. During the investigation, a driver and occupant returned to the vehicle. Officers contacted both subjects and detained them without incident.  Probable cause was established for the driver, and he was arrested for Possession Stolen Vehicle. The passenger had a felony warrant that was confirmed. Both subjects were booked into jail. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.

 December 28

 TIME

08: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

12100 Blk SE 60th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64487

 NARRATIVE

The wife called to report her husband would not leave and no longer lived at the residence.  Sometime during the dispute, the wife struck the husband, resulting in visible injuries. There were allegations that a firearm was displayed by the wife, and she turned over a realistic bb gun. She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64544

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a robbery in progress and the victims said a suspect pointed a gun at employees and demanded cash. The suspect wore a ski mask, so his description was difficult to determine. The victims emptied multiple tills, followed by the suspect leaving in a white-colored car. There were no injuries.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

16: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64559

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a subject who was trespassing according to the notice he was served on 12-24-21. On the date noted, the subject used multiple women’s restrooms making women uncomfortable. The subject also eluded security on 12-27-21. Based on these details, he was arrested and booked into jail.

 December 29

 TIME

22: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64775

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect had shoplifted from the store, but the store did not want to press charges.  The suspect was trespassed from the mall and agreed to leave but then decided he needed to go to another store first.  The suspect was arrested for violating the trespass notice he was just issued.  The suspect had $15k in warrants from surrounding agencies to include Everett PD, which confirmed some of the warrants.  The suspect was arrested and turned over to Everett PD without incident.  He was issued a summons for trespassing.

December 30

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

3000 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-30354

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a disturbance involving two subjects. The officer contacted both subjects and recognized one as a person that had an active DV warrant. The officer confirmed the warrant and arrested the subject without incident and booked him into jail.

 December 31

 TIME

17: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

12100 Blk SE 41st St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-65035

 NARRATIVE

The victim, who is out of town, had his residence burglarized. The suspect(s) damaged the interior of the home by turning on the water, causing water damage. Unknown what was taken at this time.

 TIME

20: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

800 Blk 141st Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-65058

 NARRATIVE

The victim called 911 stating two males had just entered her home while she was out of the area. Officers arrived and established a perimeter. A K9 unit responded to assist with clearing the interior of the home. No suspects were found in the home. The front door had been forced open and the home had been ransacked. This is the second time this home has been hit in the last couple of days.

 TIME

21: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest / Criminal Traffic

 LOCATION

13400 Blk Lake Hills Connector

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-65059

 NARRATIVE

The officer contacted the suspect for multiple violations and suspicion of DUI.  The suspect was not impaired but had a felony and misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. The suspect was booked into jail on the warrants and was issued a summons for Driving with License Suspended.

 January 1

 TIME

13: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

600 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-0075

 NARRATIVE

The suspect struck her brother several times in the chest due to an unreasonable belief he is dangerous.  She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

13: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-0076

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole a shirt from a store and when confronted by loss prevention, he tried to strike the loss prevention officer with a bottle of beer several times.  The suspect fled the area but was located at the transit center.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-0095

 NARRATIVE

While two suspects distracted an employee, a third suspect selected a Legos set worth $450 dollars.  When the suspect attempted to leave with it and was confronted about the theft, the two suspects struck the victim multiple times about the head and face.  They fled the area before police arrived. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

17: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 3 / Assault 4 (x2)

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-107

 NARRATIVE

The suspect shoplifted and was approached by loss prevention outside the store. When loss prevention tried to detain the subject, he pushed and punched to get away and then fled on foot, leaving all the items behind. The subject was located nearby, identified, arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

100th Ave NE @ NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-118

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and his wife got into an argument which resulted in the suspect shoving his wife to the ground causing pain. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 2

 TIME

06: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Cyberstalking

 LOCATION

2400 Blk 130th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

22-00190

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect coerced an 18-year-old high school student into sending him nude photos via social media. The suspect threatened to send them to her parents and friends if she didn’t then send more.  The suspect’s social media account had fake photos of himself, but the victim thinks it could be a fellow student.

 

Select crime reports for December 20-26

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.

December 20

 TIME

01: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI / Collision

 LOCATION

SE Eastgate Way/Richards Road

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63102

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspected DUI driver drove his vehicle into an electrical box on the southwest corner of Richards Road and SE Eastgate Way, causing the traffic signals to go dark. WSP was in the area and was requested to process the DUI. The driver was arrested.

 TIME

05: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

2500 Blk 161st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63114

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim awoke to the suspect cutting his catalytic converter off his car. The suspect fled in a white sedan.

 TIME

07: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

3000 Blk Landerholm Circle

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63122

 
 NARRATIVE

Suspect(s) stole an enclosed trailer with tools inside between 12/17-12/20.

 TIME

09: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

2500 Blk 161st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63148

 NARRATIVE

A painter’s van was stolen while employees were working inside a residence. The vehicle was parked in the driveway in front of another vehicle.  The keys had been concealed in the center console.  The vehicle was observed driving away by an employee who thought it was a co-worker.

 TIME

10: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl/Theft of a firearm

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 155th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63147

 
 NARRATIVE

Suspects broke into the victim’s SUV about 4:40 am. The vehicle was parked in the lower parking garage. The suspects got away with a firearm w an extended magazine and a Luis Vuitton Purse. Video from the parking garage shows two males arriving in a large silver truck.

 TIME

21: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63260

 
 NARRATIVE

An employee called in to report a subject was shoplifting.  An officer arrived on scene and located the subject pushing a cart with over $700 dollars’ worth of product out the front door without paying.  The store requested a trespass only.  The subject also had a confirmed misdemeanor warrant out of Renton for Theft 3. He was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 December 21

 TIME

19: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

700 Blk 140th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63449

 
 NARRATIVE

The subject broke multiple items inside the home, prompting one of his sisters to call 911. Upon arrival, officers established probable cause and took the subject into custody without incident. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Bank Robbery

 LOCATION

100 Blk NE 10th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63411

 NARRATIVE

The suspect entered the bank and demanded money, then fled in a black Camaro.  Officers located the suspect, and a pursuit ensued, which was eventually terminated due to the suspect’s extremely reckless behavior.  The suspect abandoned the vehicle at Kelsey Creek Park and fled on foot.  Following an extensive and lengthy search, the suspect was not located. The investigation is ongoing.

December 22

 TIME

21: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63467

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect concealed fragrances on his person, and when he attempted to leave the store without paying, loss prevention confronted him.  The suspect pushed loss prevention out of the way and fled with the stolen merchandise.  The suspect was not located.

 December 23

 TIME

02: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

900 Blk 111th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63734

 NARRATIVE

The suspect assaulted his girlfriend, pushing her to the ground.  The victim was taken to the hospital where doctors with rib and wrist fractures.  The suspect was not located, and charges were forwarded to Superior Court.

 TIME

03: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

False Reporting

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63735

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect called 911 and reported a male waving a gun, matching his description.  After arriving, officers located the suspect with his had hands in his pocket, standing near an apartment.  Officers contacted the suspect and did not locate any weapons.  The suspect phone number that was used to call 911 was linked to the suspect.  The suspect denied calling 911 and went into an apartment, stating he had just moved over from Seattle.  Charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

06: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI/Assault

 LOCATION

14000 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63746

 NARRATIVE

A suspect attempted to steal beer from the gas station and left in a vehicle as a passenger.  An officer stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver was DUI.  The driver and passenger were both extremely intoxicated and detained.  The business did not wish to prosecute, and the passenger was released. After being arrested, the driver stomped on the officer’s foot and attempted to trip the arresting officer several times. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

300 Blk 102nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63811

 
 NARRATIVE

An intoxicated husband struck his wife. He was arrested for DV Assault and booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

100 Blk 140th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63862

 NARRATIVE

Officer contacted the victim at the station lobby regarding a domestic disturbance that had occurred earlier. The victim stated her husband, the suspect, assaulted her with a phone causing visible injury to her head during a disturbance.  The officer contacted the suspect and corroborated the statements with evidence and arrested the suspect. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1100 Blk 142nd Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63878

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted a victim regarding a residential burglary. The victim returned home and discovered multiple pieces of property, including his vehicle, stolen from the residence. CCTV images captured two males exiting a red truck and entering the residence. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

11400 Blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63771

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was sitting in a vehicle in a handicapped parking stall with a temporary tag in the back of the car. The temporary tag did not match the car. Officers learned the car was stolen in Lake Forest Park from an armed burglary.  The suspect was arrested, and a realistic Glock BB gun was in the back seat, as well as another stolen plate out of Kirkland.  Ammunition was also located inside the vehicle that is tied back to the burglary.  The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63788

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was walking around with a 6-pack of bottled beer and tried to disrupt a group of people on the premises.  They told him to leave, and he made threats and threw a bottle at one of the males, causing him to have to duck from being struck.  The bottle broke next to him, and he picked up another bottle to throw.  The subject was arrested and booked into jail for Assault.

 December 24

 TIME

05: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespassing

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63952

 
 NARRATIVE

After multiple calls throughout the night, the suspect was arrested for trespassing and booked into jail.

 TIME

01: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Sexual Assault

 LOCATION

100 Blk 140th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63940

 
 NARRATIVE

The subject reported a past sexual assault that had placed her in crisis.  The subject was transported to the hospital for mental health evaluation, and a sexual assault report was taken. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

06: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63953

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim was at the bus stop, and an unknown transient suspect bumped into the victim, and a verbal altercation ensued.  The suspect sprayed the victim in the face with pepper spray and fled the area on foot.

 TIME

19: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

SE 38th St/Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64082

 NARRATIVE

An officer ran a license plate and learned the vehicle was stolen out of Tacoma PD.  A high-risk stop was conducted on the vehicle, and the driver and passenger were detained without incident.  The driver was booked into jail, and the passenger was identified and released from the scene.

 December 25

 TIME

01: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI/Collision

 LOCATION

100 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64123

 NARRATIVE

The suspect collided with a parked vehicle and believed that the unoccupied parked vehicle was at fault.  The suspect was arrested for DUI after providing a breath sample over the legal limit.  The suspect was released to a sober friend.

 TIME

11: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

12000 Blk SE 42nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64159

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect(s) burglarized the victim’s residence during the overnight hours.  The victim was out of town for the Christmas weekend, and the burglary was discovered by the house sitter this morning.

 TIME

12: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstances/Burglary

 LOCATION

3800 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64162

 
 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect was observed by a neighbor running around into yards.  Word spread among all the neighbors about the suspect lurking around their homes on Christmas Day.  The neighbors gathered and started to chase the suspect through the neighborhood.  The suspect entered an unlocked home to hide, but when found by the homeowner, he ran off again.  The various neighbors believed the suspect was associated with a new white truck being driven by an accomplice.  The suspects were not located, and no home (other than the one entered by the suspect while fleeing) had been entered.

 TIME

10: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

16100 Blk NE 14th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64146

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim texted a friend saying she was in a mental health crisis. Police contacted her, and she was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

 TIME

11: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 155th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64153

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was upset with his wife because she did not clean the house as he told her to.  As a result, he shoved her up against a wall causing injury.  He was booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

15: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Order violation

 LOCATION

15200 Blk NE 15th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64171

 NARRATIVE

During a previous incident, the suspect attempted to force entry into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment with a crowbar, then broke the doorknob off.  He fled the area before police arrived. He decided to return later in the day, and this time, after trying to shove his way into the apartment, he chose to lay down by the front door and was arrested by police. He was booked into jail for two counts of order violation and attempted burglary.

 December 26

 TIME

12: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

16200 Blk NE 14th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64269

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in violation of an order and went into her apartment.  While there, he became frustrated that she would not take him back, so he assaulted her.  After a brief foot pursuit in the snow, he was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Collision

 LOCATION

NE 4th/I-405

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-64283

 
 NARRATIVE

Washington State Patrol contacted the driver following a collision. Troopers determined the collision occurred in Bellevue, so officers responded and determined the driver was significantly impaired.  After being checked at the hospital, he was booked into jail.

 

Community Meeting: Use of Force policy reform update

Chief Wendell Shirley (Interim) invites the public to a virtual community meeting to update the department’s use of force policies following an independent review..

During the summer of 2020, the City of Bellevue and the police department recognized the strained police-community relations following several high-profile national incidents. This included the murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The events sparked a national debate about police legitimacy, procedural justice, and policing in general, specifically of communities of color.

As a result, the city hired a consultant in September 2020, the Office of Independent Review Group (OIR), to conduct a comprehensive review of the police department’s use of force policies. The review intended to identify whether reforms were needed and reform the police policies where necessary. It also included a commitment to engage with the community, seek input, and report findings.

OIR issued its final report in April 2021, citing 47 recommendations. Since then, the department has responded to 32 of the 47 recommendations, with eight more expected to be posted by the end of the week. You can find the progress report here.

Please join us for an update on the reforms and to ask questions. The meeting will be virtual. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please register on Eventbrite.

Chief Shirley will also discuss the department’s research into a body-worn camera program.  You can post questions for the meeting or provide feedback on the Engaging Bellevue webpage.

Search for bank robbery suspect continues

Bellevue police continue to search for a suspected bank robber who fled from 10300 Blk NE 10th St. just before 3:30 pm on December 21. The suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a note demanding cash. He fled in a black vehicle at a high rate of speed after police were called.  Officers were able to locate the car and attempted to pull it over, but the suspect fled, driving recklessly through the Wilburton neighborhood, then to Kelsey Creek.

The suspect ditched the vehicle in Kelsey Creek Park and ran away. Several dozen officers, K9 units, and a couple of unmanned aerial devices responded in the search. After several hours, the K9s lost the scent and suspended the search.

The suspect is described as a mixed-race male in his mid-20s, 6’2”, and a medium build. He entered the bank wearing a black mask, black shirt, yellow construction vest, and white gloves. He is suspected of previously robbing another Bellevue bank. He had indicated to the tellers that he had a weapon in prior robberies, although he’s never displayed one.

It is safe for community members to resume their normal activities as we do not believe he is in the area; we ask that you remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. You may call the police non-emergency number at 425-577-5656.  If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Armed suspect arrested as detectives target prostitution demand

Recovered guns

A 38-year-old man was arrested on investigation of patronizing a prostitute during an undercover vice operation at a Bellevue motel. The man agreed to a date through an online app with what he thought was a prostitute. When he arrived, he was arrested, and detectives learned that in the past he had made statements to police about wanting to kill a prostitute. Detectives then found two guns in his waistband.

“Prostitution is not a victimless crime. Many sex workers become victims of robbery, assault and rape,” stated Captain Shelby Shearer. “But in this case, we very easily could have prevented something bad from happening.” In all, detectives arrested 16 men for patronizing a prostitute during the one-night sting operation.  

“Any comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking must include dealing with the demand, which is why we conduct the vice stings,” said Shearer. “We want to send the clear message to these suspects, don’t engage in prostitution, and certainly don’t do it in Bellevue,” he added.

The suspects agreed to pay anywhere from $80-$280 for sex. Some brought sex paraphernalia, alcohol and narcotics. Patronizing a prostitute is a misdemeanor and the Bellevue city prosecutor will recommend suspects attend a mandatory 10-week program, Stopping Sexual Exploitation through Seattle Against Slavery. This program teaches how sexually exploiting women causes them harm and the suspects will learn tools to create healthy relationships in their own lives.

“Our ongoing investigations show that countless people are being trafficked and commercially sexually exploited in the City of Bellevue. We have identified children, domestic violence victims, foreign nationals, and other highly vulnerable and marginalized people who are being harmed through the illicit sex trade,” Shearer explained. “We continue to identify these victims and try to connect them with services. We remain steadfast in addressing the demand for commercial sex, which fuels the sex trafficking industry. We will continue to hold sex buyers accountable for the harm they are perpetuating in the community.”

If you or someone you know is a victim of human sex or labor trafficking, you are encouraged to contact Bellevue Police at ViceHT@bellevuewa.gov. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Case #s 21-62386, 21-62422, 21-62431, 21-62434, 21-62443, 21-62456, 21-62461, 21-62469, 21-62-477, 21-62482, 21-62487, 21-62489, 21-62492, 21-62494, 21-62498, 21-62501

Select crime reports for December 13-19

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.

December 13

 TIME

02: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61505

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car theft report and determined that the victim had gone into the restaurant to pick up some food and left his vehicle running in the parking lot. When he returned, an unknown suspect had taken his vehicle.

 TIME

08: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61686

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim’s car was taken from his business sometime between 12/10 and today.  The vehicle had 30-40 used tires in the bed.

 TIME

08: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61689

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to check on the health of an elderly female.  Officers found the house in disarray and the 89-year-old female in need of medical treatment. She was transferred to the hospital for care.

 TIME

11: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Bank Robbery

 LOCATION

400 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect walked into the bank with a note inferring he had a weapon. The suspect fled with cash in a black vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary/Car Theft

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61711

 NARRATIVE

Over the weekend, the victim had his business burglarized. The suspect(s)stole miscellaneous shop tools and two vehicles. Both vehicles were entered as stolen.

 TIME

11: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61767

 NARRATIVE

The suspect filled a metal garbage can and left the store without paying for the items. The suspect sprayed loss prevention with mace when he was contacted. Loss prevention recognized the suspect from prior thefts. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle, and the stolen merchandise was returned to the store. The suspect was not located. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

11: 114

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61720

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported his vehicle was stolen overnight.

 TIME

16: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Assault/Eluding)

 LOCATION

100 Bellevue Square

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61787

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention caught the suspects shoplifting.  The female subject remained with loss prevention and was arrested for Theft 2nd degree (over $3,000 theft). The male subject fled and threw a chair at security (no injury) and then drove in a manner amounting to eluding officers who were arriving in the area. Officers did not pursue, and the male subject got away. The female was booked into jail for Theft 2. The investigation is ongoing for the male.

 TIME

13: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61744

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim was distracted by one of the suspects while grocery shopping. The second suspect entered the victim’s purse and removed her wallet. The suspect(s) then used the victim’s credit card to make a fraudulent purchase of $700.00. The investigation is ongoing.

 December 14

 TIME

13: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61952

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention recognized two subjects as frequent shoplifters as they entered the store. The male loaded two buckets with stolen merchandise and loaded them into a vehicle. He fled as police arrived. An officer contacted the female with the stolen merchandise, and she returned everything. The female was arrested, cited, and released. The male will receive a summons in the mail.

 TIME

14: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

4300 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61973

 
 NARRATIVE

Police were called to the store due to a verbal disturbance. They contacted a female, and when she identified herself, officers confirmed her warrant for DUI. She was arrested and booked jail without incident.

 TIME

18: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

6500 Blk 169th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62032 & 21-62023

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspects in a white sedan were reported stealing multiple packages from multiple victims. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

11000 Blk NE 14th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62056

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance that became physical and established probable cause for Assault 4 for the male. He was arrested and booked into jail without incident. During the investigation, officers developed probable cause for the male for a felony DV assault against the same female from a couple of months ago that had not been reported. The case was filed for the felony charge and will be issued via summons.

 TIME

12: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61935

 NARRATIVE

The subject was on an active trespass and entered the location to purchase food. She caused a large disruption inside when she was asked to leave, throwing items around.  She proceeded to use slurs and screamed at officers when they arrived and fled to the bus stop across the street.  She was advised not to return and was summoned.

 TIME

23: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62065

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers located the suspect’s vehicle located in a parking lot and learned the suspect had a $100,000 DV Assault 2 warrant for his arrest.  Officers later located the subject and booked him into jail on the warrant.

 December 15

 TIME

02: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

3600 Blk150th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62086

 NARRATIVE

An officer contacted the subjects inside a vehicle at a gas station. Both subjects had outstanding warrants for their arrest and were booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

01: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

3800 Blk 155th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61856

 NARRATIVE

A male and female were in a disturbance in the neighborhood, and the female knocked on a door, and the police were called.  Both subjects left the area in a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen. The suspects were arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants/Eluding/Possession Stolen Property/Unlawful Possession Firearm

 LOCATION

120 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61873

 NARRATIVE

A security company reported a theft of tires from a car dealership and provided the suspect’s license plate and vehicle description.  The reporting party stated the suspect was installing the tires on his vehicle in the parking lot across the street.  Officers contacted the driver with emergency lights active. The suspect attempted to drive away going forward and backward, but the vehicle jack prevented the vehicle from moving more than two feet in either direction.  After the suspect was arrested, a search produced a stolen handgun on his person.  The suspect was booked on seven felony warrants with bail set in the amount of $420,000.

 TIME

08: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

13800 Blk 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62115

 NARRATIVE

The victim called 911 reported that his vehicle was stolen from his place of work. The officer responded to the scene and met with the victim. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle the morning of 12/15, and when he returned to his vehicle, he discovered that it was stolen.

 TIME

07: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62102

 NARRATIVE

The victim contacted 911 and reported that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his work vehicle.

 TIME

12: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 4

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 24th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62155

 NARRATIVE

While the suspect was being escorted out of the store by employees for repetitive shoplifting incidents, he decided to shove an elderly male to the ground.  The victim was not involved in any way.  The suspect was contacted outside after punching a vehicle that was driving by.  He was arrested without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

12700 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62190

 NARRATIVE

A male walked into the bank and handed a demand note to the teller.  She was confused by what was written, so she walked away from him. The suspect then went to the lobby, stood there for another minute, and then decided to leave.  He fled the area before police arrived.

 TIME

12: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62163

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole merchandise from the store, and an officer contacted her for the theft in the parking lot. She had several warrants out for her arrest.  She was arrested, the merchandise was recovered, and she was booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Eluding/Hit and Run

 LOCATION

120th/NE 8th St S/B 405 from NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62193

 NARRATIVE

Officers located the subject and vehicle in a parking lot and ran the plate, which came back stolen and did not match the vehicle.  Officers located the subject then at 120th and NE 8th St and attempted to stop the vehicle. Officer pulled behind the vehicle on the onramp to 405 S/B from NE 8th St, turning on their overhead lights.  The subject immediately eluded and drove between vehicles, colliding with four, then fleeing S/B on 405.  The subject had eluded Kirkland PD the day before.

 TIME

20: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

9900 Blk NE 5th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62236

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party called to report a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with the occupants asleep inside.  Traffic officers investigated and arrested the suspect for DUI.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

11500 Blk NE 10th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62250

 
 NARRATIVE

Security called for assistance in getting a male to leave their property. Officers located a warrant for the subject out of Shoreline for Malicious Mischief. He was booked into jail.

 December 16

 TIME

05: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

10600 Blk NE 9th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62276

 NARRATIVE

Security found the subject loitering in the parking garage. This was the third time the subject was found in different apartment complexes throughout the night.  The subject was trespassed but refused to leave.  Subject arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

06: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Mail Theft

 LOCATION

12800 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62304

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported seeing an unknown suspect vehicle pull up to the row of mailboxes and break into them. The officer arrived on the scene and began his investigation. He located a video of the incident. He has requested the video of the incident from property management.

 TIME

09: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs Intent to Sell

 LOCATION

900 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62123

 
 NARRATIVE

The officers contacted the two subjects who were sitting in their vehicle and could see suspected narcotics and possible stolen property in plain view. The male subject in the driver seat was placed under arrest for drugs with intent to sell.

 TIME

06: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

12800 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62283

 
 NARRATIVE

The officer responded to a burglary and learned an unknown suspect broke into the restaurant after hours by breaking and entering through a window on the front. The suspect tried unsuccessfully to get into the safe and only got a small amount of cash from the tip jar. This incident is likely related to similar burglaries in the same area on the same day. The investigation is ongoing.

 December 17

 TIME

09: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

14400 Blk SE 15th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62526

 NARRATIVE

The victim stated that he had his electric bicycle parked outside his residence and that someone had stolen it. This incident is under investigation,

 TIME

09: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

15000 Blk SE 46th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62573

 NARRATIVE

The victim called 911 and reported that his vehicle was stolen sometime overnight.

 TIME

08: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 155th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62552

 NARRATIVE

The victim advised the officer that sometime overnight, an unknown suspect had broken into her vehicle and stole several items. She advised that the most valuable item he took was a medical kit.

 December 18

 TIME

00: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass 1st

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62491

 NARRATIVE

The suspect violated a trespass notice by returning to the homeless shelter and causing a disturbance with staff.  The subject was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

06: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

100 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62784

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an alarm and located an open window.  The residence was cleared, and the suspect was no longer there. Several items were found broken, and desk drawers were left open.  Around the same time frame, neighbors had called 911 to report a suspicious male trying doors in the neighborhood. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

07: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

500 Blk 147th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62790

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party called 911 to report a suspicious male in their backyard who was looking in windows and checking doors.  The suspect then entered a neighbor’s car, and the reporting party yelled at him.  The suspect then took off, running down the street.  The victim was unsure if anything was taken.  Officers obtained video footage of the suspect, which matched the same as the subject mentioned in the above burglary.

 TIME

05: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Harassment

 LOCATION

5300 Blk Lakemont Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62954

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim called in because the suspect was attempting to enter her apartment and had threatened to kill the occupants the night before.  The suspect was leaving as officers arrived, and he was detained without incident.  Probable cause for felony harassment was established, and the suspect was booked into jail on new charges.  The suspect also had a felony DOC warrant.

 TIME

06: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

161st St and SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62956

 
 NARRATIVE

The alarm company was monitoring a live feed and called in to report a subject had entered the construction site.  The responding officer located a subject jumping a fence out of the construction site as he arrived and detained him.  The suspect had a felony warrant for his arrest, and a search following his arrest yielded numerous burglary tools and shaved keys.  The suspect was arrested on his warrant, and charges for burglary are pending.

 TIME

21: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

17900 Blk SE 60th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-62905

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call in which someone stated, ” YOU BETTER RUN, I HAVE A GUN AND I’M GONNA SHOOT YOU.”  The phone was hitting at the address above and belonged to a subject who was classified as a potential armed career criminal.  Officers approached the house and were met by the subject, who was verbally hostile and told officers to get off his property. The subject did state he had infrared cameras on his property.  Officers retreated and contacted nearby residences to see if anyone reported hearing any gunshots.  No gunshots were reported in the area, and no victims could be found.

 December 19

 TIME

23: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

10800 Blk of NE 4th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-63091

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer made a proactive traffic stop for a headlight being out and observed signs of impairment in the driver.  He initiated a DUI investigation, and the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

Select crime reports for December 6-12

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.

December 6

 TIME

00: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Reckless Burning/Mental Health

 LOCATION

600 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60101

 NARRATIVE

The suspect burned items next to the building, setting off a fire sprinkler and causing damage to the side of the building.  Charges were forwarded for reckless burning and malicious mischief. The suspect began injuring himself, requiring medical treatment. He was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

08: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

4100 Blk 151st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60315

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported to 911 that his work van was stolen. He advised officers that he parked his vehicle the previous night around 1800 hours, and when he returned to his vehicle this morning, he discovered it was stolen.

 December 7

 TIME

08: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 151st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60501

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reported a domestic disturbance with her boyfriend. She told the officer a male suspect had shoved her shoulder and destroyed her Seahawks football jersey during a domestic dispute. The victim refused medical attention. The officers were not able to locate the suspect as he left before they arrived. The charges were filed with the prosecutor’s office.

 December 8

 TIME

07: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

3800 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60700

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim advised the officer that she had parked her vehicle the night before and discovered her vehicle stolen the next day. She advised she didn’t know who could have stolen the vehicle. The vehicle was located in a different location than where the victim parked it at. It was also discovered that the vehicle’s catalytic converter was also stolen.

 TIME

20: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

450 110th Ave NE – City Hall

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60419

 NARRATIVE

City Hall security found damage to two exterior steel doors. The damage consisted of paint scratches, probably made by a knife.

 TIME

17: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

600 Blk 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60816

 
 NARRATIVE

The subject created disturbances throughout the day, throwing personal items from her 21st floor apartment onto 110th Ave NE and the sidewalk. Some of the items thrown had the potential to cause serious injury. Probable cause was established, the subject was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

 TIME

18: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Organized Retail Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60823

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers arrested the suspect for trying to leave the store with over $2000 in merchandise. The suspect is a repeat and prolific offender who has allegedly stolen roughly $87,000 worth of merchandise from the same retailer throughout the Puget Sound region. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Collision Investigation

 LOCATION

Lakemont Blvd SE/SE Newport Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60826

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a single-vehicle collision with serious injury and observed that the driver, experiencing equipment issues with his oversized truck, lost the brakes while attempting to traverse downhill and collided with a PSE power pole. Both the driver and passenger were transported to the hospital for medical attention.

 TIME

22: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

NE 4th St/112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60854

 
 NARRATIVE

A driver contacted police about a hit and run complaint.  The driver stated that the suspect had backed into her vehicle, causing a collision, and left the scene without lawfully exchanging information. Snohomish County Sheriff’s officers located the suspect and interviewed him about the collision. The suspect stated he didn’t have insurance and that he did not collide with the victim’s vehicle. The deputy photographed the suspect’s vehicle, established probable cause, and advised the suspect he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

23: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

Lakemont Blvd SE/SE Newport Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60859

 NARRATIVE

While documenting the above collision scene, the suspect was stopped for numerous traffic violations and for almost colliding with an investigating officer. Officers observed that the suspect was displaying the effects of impairment due to obvious alcohol consumption and driving. They initiated a DUI investigation, established probable cause, and arrested the suspect. The suspect was booked and released to a sober family member.

 TIME

23: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

Bellevue City Hall 450 110 AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60864

 NARRATIVE

Police were called to City Hall by the security guard, who observed damage to the NW windows of City Hall. Officers observed that unknown suspect(s) had damaged windows, possibly with an air pistol, after examining small holes and “spider-fractures” within the damaged window.

 December 9

 TIME

02: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-60880

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to malicious mischief that had just occurred and determined that the suspect had broken out the glass door to the business. Probable cause was established, and the suspect was located several blocks away and detained without incident. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

09: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

600 Blk 114th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60911

 NARRATIVE

The victim’s vehicle was taken overnight from the hotel.

 TIME

13: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

400 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60957

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect entered the victim’s truck while he was in the store. The victim reports two Interstate Satellite phones were taken, a loss of $3000.

 TIME

14: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

5700 Blk 110th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60977

 NARRATIVE

The victim was in the basement of their residence and heard the doorbell, then footsteps upstairs. The suspect then entered the room where the victim was; startled, the suspect ran out of the residence. The victim reports her credit cards, ID, and an iPad were taken. The credit cards were used at several businesses in Issaquah for over $1000. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

18: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61030

 NARRATIVE

A male suspect who had previously stolen from the store returned. Employees told him to leave, but he ignored them and grabbed 7 North Face jackets, and left. The total loss was $2000. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

18: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle, Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61029

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect shoplifted from the store, and security followed him and saw him enter a vehicle, which was stolen out of Tukwila. Officers contacted the suspect and arrested him for possession of a stolen vehicle, theft, and possession of other people’s credit cards. The officer was able to recover the stolen property. A passenger in the vehicle was interviewed, trespassed, and released. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle / Warrants

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-60942

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted three suspects in a vehicle for smoking narcotics in the parking garage.  Upon contact, officers learned all three had warrants out for their arrest.  One suspect was arrested on a felony warrant. Officers discovered the vehicle was reported as stolen, and the other two suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. One suspect was found to be in possession of fentanyl and a stun gun.

 TIME

21: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61054

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a disturbance in progress and determined that no assault had occurred and that there was no domestic relationship between the subjects. Further, officers determined that the male half of the disturbance had an outstanding, confirmed Felony warrant out of Snohomish County. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

3700 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61056

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a welfare check on a transient subject, possibly in distress. Officers determined that the subject was utilizing the bus shelter as a sleeping area, blocking access and availability to other potential users. The subject had multiple grocery carts from different stores that she was utilizing to carry her food and personal items within. While interacting with the subject, officers observed that she was suffering from the elements and had a possible infection on one of her legs. She was transported to the hospital for medical care and advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

23: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 139th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61070

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of an unwanted subject and contacted the suspect, who voluntarily identified himself. Officers determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed warrant out of Renton PD for theft in the amount of $15,000. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 December 10

 TIME

02: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

Richards Rd/SE 26th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61083

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was driving with a revoked license, and he was in violation of not having a biological ignition interlock installed within his vehicle. The suspect had also recently been arrested for burglary and illegal possession of a firearm. Probable cause was established, the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

05: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary

 LOCATION

12100 Blk Northup Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61089

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a commercial burglary report and observed that unknown suspect(s) had made entry by smashing in the front glass door to the business. Officers cleared the building and processed the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

20: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

1900 Blk 124th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61258

 
 NARRATIVE

A male suspect entered the store and robbed the store at gunpoint.  He took cash and merchandise.  The suspect was located in Tukwila by Washington State Patrol. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

600 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61252

 
 NARRATIVE

An intoxicated subject assaulted a security officer at Snowflake Lane. As she was being arrested, she attempted to bite a BPD sergeant and was non-compliant.  Officers were able to arrest her and place her in the back of a patrol car.  She began to hit her head on the window of the car, and officers placed the padded helmet on her head and in the process, she bit another officer.  No bites broke the skin or caused any injury.  Her husband kept trying to interject into the call and was repeatedly told to back up.  At one point, he was within 6 inches of an officer’s face and threatening him. The husband then balled his fist and lunged forward as if he was going to hit the officer. He was arrested for assault. Both suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant/Theft/Obstructing/Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61278

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a shoplifter in custody and determined that the suspect had concealed multiple items on her person and had attempted to leave the business without paying. Further, officers learned the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed warrant out of Woodinville PD for Theft in the amount of $10,000. The suspect was arrested on the outstanding warrant and booked into jail. Upon arrival at the jail, a search produced suspected drug paraphernalia. The suspect admitted she had lied to officers about drugs. She was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 December 11

 TIME

00: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass Arrest

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61305

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to an unwanted subject and observed that the suspect did not want to leave the facility after being discharged. Officers warned the suspect to leave multiple times, but he would not listen. Probable cause was established, the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1000 Blk Northup Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61317

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that an intoxicated suspect had violently assaulted his adult daughter while verbally abusing and arguing with his wife. Probable cause was established, and the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery 1 Investigation

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 42nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61324

 NARRATIVE

The victim contacted police from Bothell and wanted to report an armed robbery that occurred approximately four hours ago in Bellevue. Officers determined that the victim was visiting a friend’s home and was leaving with her kids in her vehicle when she was approached by two suspects and robbed at gunpoint. The victim stated that she drove her kids home and didn’t think to contact the police until later. Officers observed that the victim was in shock and observed that she had trouble answering interview questions over the phone due to a language barrier. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

05: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl Investigation

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61327

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car prowl that had just occurred and determined that guests leaving the hotel interrupted what appeared to be an ongoing car prowl. Witnesses stated that the suspect left some tools, jumped into a vehicle, and left northbound toward Lake Hills. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

08: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

13600 Blk SE 26th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61347

 
 NARRATIVE

The school received a threatening Facebook message. The suspect is Facebook friends with another employee and has a history of harassment and witness intimidation. Officers contacted the suspect at his residence in Seattle, and he denied sending the message. Increased patrols occurred at the school, and the investigation continues.

 TIME

09: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

12200 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61358

 NARRATIVE

On 12/5 between 0600 and 0800, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment while the victim’s 92-year-old father was sleeping and stole items.

 TIME

12: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

Unknown

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61381

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party alleged he was staying at an unknown hotel in Bellevue, and a vehicle he borrowed from a friend was broken into overnight.  He stated his backpack and a loaded Glock firearm were taken. The reporting party was unable to state where it occurred, the friend’s name, vehicle license, or the gun serial number.

 TIME

22: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Disorderly Conduct

 LOCATION

NE 10th St/112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61474

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect, who was standing in the middle of the street and blocking traffic. Officers observed that the suspect appeared to be agitated and wanted to be booked into jail. De-escalation tactics were employed, and multiple attempts to reason with the suspect were unsuccessful. Probable cause was established, and the suspect was arrested without incident.

 December 12

 TIME

02: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft Investigation

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61505

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car theft report, and OFC determined that the victim had gone into a restaurant to pick up some food and had left his vehicle running in the parking lot. When he returned to the parking lot, the victim said someone had stolen his car.

 TIME

06: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

18500 Blk NE 19th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61517

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reports his car was prowled overnight while parked on the street, and $1,000 worth of items were taken, including Christmas presents.

 TIME

:

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

4000 Blk 148th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61518

 NARRATIVE

The victim’s residence was broken into overnight. It is under construction, and at least $10,000 in tools was taken.

 TIME

07: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-61519

 NARRATIVE

The victim reports his car was taken from his apartment overnight. The car was recovered in the 1600 Blk Bellevue Way SE after an employee had seen it running unoccupied for several hours at 0500.

 TIME

20: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Missing Person

 LOCATION

15700 Blk NE 15th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61628

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a missing person report and recognized the missing subject as the same person who went missing approximately a month ago, which led to a significant search effort by police and a referral to Adult Protective Services. The missing subject was located by officers and transported back to his facility.

 TIME

20: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61623

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that the suspect had assaulted his wife while arguing with her and while attempting to keep her from leaving their home. The suspect assaulted her again by slamming her arm in a door frame. Probable cause was established, and the suspect was arrested without incident.

 TIME

21: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft Investigation

 LOCATION

4400 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61636

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car theft report and determined that the victim’s vehicle was parked at the business in the afternoon of 12/11/21. Upon returning to pick up his vehicle this evening, he discovered it missing.

 TIME

22: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Catalytic Converter Theft Investigation

 LOCATION

100 Blk 153rd Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61640

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car prowl and determined that the victim heard sawing noises coming from the street in front of his home and discovered that someone had stolen his catalytic converter. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

22: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

Bel-Red Rd/124th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

#21-61641

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for investigation of a warrant. Officers positively identified the suspect and confirmed he had an outstanding, confirmed warrant out of Auburn PD for malicious mischief. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

Catalytic converter thefts and precautions you can take

While catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed here in the Puget Sound region and nationwide, you can take measures to reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Thieves look for easy targets, so always park your vehicle in well-lit areas and consider adding bright motion sensor lights. When possible, park in a garage with the door closed. If you’re in a public lot, park close to the building entrance or near the access road. The increased pedestrian traffic in those areas can be a deterrent.

Security devices are available that attach to the converter, making it harder to steal. Having the converter welded to the car frame also makes it more difficult to remove. If you have a security system on your car, calibrate it so vibration sets it off. This ensures the alarm activates if a thief tries to saw off the converter. Video surveillance around your garage or driveway is also useful if you have the budget for it. Engrave your VIN number or license plate onto your catalytic converter to make it easier to identify in case it does get stolen.

Why Thieves Target Catalytic Converters

A catalytic converter is a device that converts toxic exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants. Catalytic Converters are stolen so thieves can sell the precious metals used in manufacturing the devices, platinum, rhodium, and palladium. They sell the converters to scrap yards for several hundred dollars per piece. Unfortunately, it can cost you up to $2000 to replace a catalytic converter, and it is illegal to drive your car without one. The resulting gap in your exhaust system also makes the car run poorly until it is fixed.

Symptoms of Converter Theft

If your catalytic converter has been stolen, you’ll notice a loud rumbling or roaring sound as soon as you turn on the engine. The noise gets louder when you hit the gas. The exhaust is not working properly, so the vehicle also drives rougher than usual, often sputtering. Check underneath your car in the back. The catalytic converter is a round canister connecting two pieces of piping in the exhaust. You will see a gap in the middle of your exhaust if the converter is missing, and there will likely be a cut pipe.

We are asking for the public’s help with information about these crimes or the suspects. Please contact the Bellevue Police Department at (425) 452-6917 or Detective Sergeant Disney (425) 452-4156 if you have specific information regarding a recent catalytic converter theft.

Jacked-up car can’t flee, dangerous felony suspect arrested

Responding to a theft report, a Bellevue police officer located and arrested a 23-year-old Tacoma man on seven felony warrants early Tuesday (12/14/2021). The suspect is accused of stealing tires off a black Dodge Challenger from a dealership lot, then driving across the street and attempting to put the tires on the red Dodge Challenger that he was driving.

When the first officer arrived, the suspect dove into the car and attempted to flee, but since he put the car up on jacks to swap out the tires, the car wouldn’t go anywhere. After he was arrested, officers located a stolen firearm that was loaded with a round in the chamber. He was booked into jail.

Loaded weapon recovered

“This is outstanding work by our patrol officers. Following up on a routine theft report, they were able to get this dangerous suspect off the streets,” stated Major Mark Tarantino. “This should send a clear message to anyone wanting to commit crimes in Bellevue. We will respond, and we will investigate all crimes in our city. Our officers are well-trained investigators and exhaust all measures to solve these cases and hold those responsible accountable.”

Additional charges are pending.

Case #21-61873