Bellevue police have arrested a 53-year-old in connection with a series of thefts at a downtown Bellevue assisted living facility. Late June 2019, a Bellevue Detective and crime analyst began identifying similarities among several theft reports. Three cases appeared to have common facts and circumstances, jewelry was stolen from residents’ rooms at the same assisted living facility.
On June 7, 2019, a woman living at that assisted living facility reported two rings were missing from her room. On June 19, a male resident reported 10 watches vanished from his room shortly after he moved in. And on June 19th another woman reported a diamond bracelet and gold pendant necklace were taken from her room.
After an exhaustive search, the detective discovered that one of the employees at the assisted living facility had recently sold items at local pawn shops. He was able to document and verify that it was the employee selling the stolen jewelry. The jewelry was valued at nearly 37-thousand dollars.
15 days after the investigation began, detectives arrested Timothy R Woodall on charges of First-Degree Theft and Trafficking Stolen Property. He was booked into the King County Jail.