Bellevue Police have arrested a 56-year-old suspect in connection with an overnight arson fire in the 100 block of 159th Ave. SE. The Bellevue Fire Department responded to a residential fire just before 3:00 a.m. The fire started on the porch and burned the front door of the home. Fire crews were able to put out the fire within ten minutes. The cause of the fire was suspicious and police arson investigators were dispatched.
The three people in the home at the time of the fire evacuated safely. The homeowner was able to identify the suspect through home surveillance video as a family member, who does not live in the residence. The homeowner believed the suspect would be traveling on foot and the Bellevue Police K9 unit was called out to help with the search.
A patrol officer witnessed the suspect walking along the road near 147th Ave. SE and Main Street at about 10:00 am. He was taken into custody and transported to jail.