Three Arrested After Robbery Spree in Bellevue

Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department have arrested three suspects that are believed to have been involved in a robbery spree that took place in Bellevue late last week. On Thursday, August 9, Bellevue Police responded to three separate robbery reports. All three instances involved female victims that were walking in the parking lots of busy retail centers. In each case, the suspects would approach the victims on foot and forcibly ripped necklaces off of the victims’ necks before escaping to a waiting getaway car.

Immediately following the series of robberies, Bellevue Police Detectives began working with investigators with the Bellevue Police Special Operations Group to identify and locate the involved suspects.

On Saturday, August 11, Bellevue Police detectives with the assistance of the Bellevue Police SWAT team, arrested one suspect, an 18-year-old male Bellevue Resident at a residence he had been staying at in the Lake Hills neighborhood of Bellevue. Today, investigators, again with the assistance of the Bellevue SWAT team, located and arrested the two remaining suspects, a 16-year-old male Covington resident and a 22-year-old female Federal Way resident. All three suspects were interviewed by Detectives and were later booked into the King County Jail and the King County Youth Detention facility. All three were arrested for suspicion of second degree robbery.

Bellevue Police are asking anyone that believes they may have been a victim of these individuals to contact police to make a report.

 

Bellevue Police Chief Placed on Paid Administrative Leave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

 CONTACT: Lenka Wright, Chief Communications Officer, 425-452-4090 or lwright@bellevuewa.gov

Bellevue Police Chief Placed on Paid Administrative Leave

Assistant Police Chief Patrick Arpin to Serve as Acting Police Chief

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett has been placed on paid administrative leave, effective Thursday, Aug. 2.

Following standard City of Bellevue policy, the city took this action due to allegations reported to the Bothell Police Department against Chief Mylett. The report stems from an alleged incident in Bothell more than one year ago.

Bellevue City Manager Brad Miyake has appointed Assistant Police Chief Patrick Arpin to serve as acting police chief.

“Whenever there is a criminal investigation underway involving a police department employee, it is our policy to place the employee on administrative leave,” Miyake said. “We took immediate action when we learned of the allegation. The City of Bellevue takes such allegations very seriously. To ensure a fair and thorough process for everyone involved, we will not provide further comment prior to the completion of the internal and external investigations.”

In addition to the Bothell Police Department’s investigation, the City of Bellevue will conduct an internal investigation, led by the Human Resources Department and City Attorney’s Office, with assistance from an outside investigator.

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Bellevue Police Investigating Stabbing, Arson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CONTACT: Officer Tory Mangione, VMangione@bellevuewa.gov or 425-766-2092

Update on Saturday’s stabbing incident

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue Police Department detectives continue to investigate Saturday’s violent attack on two Bellevue residents at their home, located on the 16200 block of SE 31st Street. The victims are recovering at Harborview Medical Center after receiving severe stab wounds. The suspect, a 40-year-old woman, will make her second court appearance on Wednesday.

An interview with the female victim on Monday confirmed the suspect was invited to stay at the victims’ house as a houseguest. She had resided on the property over the past several weeks. Prior to her meeting the victims, the suspect had been experiencing homelessness.

Approximately 5 p.m. on July 28, Bellevue Police and Fire responded to a report of a stabbing in progress. Police arrived within two minutes and located a 76-year-old female bleeding in the street. The husband, an 83-year-old male, was found inside the residence, also suffering from multiple knife wounds. Officers provided lifesaving first aid. At some point prior to the attack, the suspect attempted to set several fires within the home.

Police were quickly able to locate the suspect who was attempting to leave the scene on foot. Officers noted she appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.

Detectives plan on conducting more interviews associated with the case, as the investigation continues. It is still unknown what the motive was for the suspect’s alleged crimes.

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This evening at 5:00 p.m., Bellevue Police and Fire responded to a report of a stabbing in progress at a residence in the 16200 block of SE 31st Street. Police arrived within two minutes and located a 76-year-old female bleeding in the street. Officers provided lifesaving first aid. Arriving Officers also located a 40-year-old female attempting to leave the scene on foot.

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Bellevue Police Arrest Two Suspects For Rape, Robbery

This past Thursday, July 19, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Bellevue Police responded to the Days Inn, located at 3241 156th Ave SE, for a report of a robbery. When police arrived, they learned that the victim was a Chinese female who spoke little English, and, through an interpreter, ultimately reported that she had been raped, assaulted and robbed in a room at the hotel. The woman is believed to be a victim of human trafficking and was targeted because the suspects know these types of incidents aren’t usually reported to police due the victim’s fear of being arrested or deported.

After the rape and robbery was reported, the Detectives worked with the victim to identify the suspects. On Satuday, July 21, one suspect, an 18-year-old male, was located and arrested at his residence in Seattle. Investigators then located and arrested a second suspect, also an 18-year-old male, at a residence in Federal Way. Detectives continue to seek additional suspects.

These suspects are believed to have committed several similar robberies in the greater Seattle area and Bellevue. The Bellevue Police Department is strongly encouraging victims who have not reported these robberies to come forward by contacting Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Victims are reminded that the Bellevue Police Department does not enforce federal immigration laws, and our investigators are committed to bringing these suspects to justice.