Select crime reports for March 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.

March 15

 TIME

04: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic

 LOCATION

NE 8th and 116th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12497

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined the suspect was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant for the same out of the Kelso Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and released, advised he would receive a summons in the mail for driving on a suspended license.

 TIME

03: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic / Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

Bellevue Way and 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12492

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined the suspect was driving with a suspended license and with an Ignition Interlock required.  He was arrested and released, advised he would receive a summons in the mail.

 TIME

18: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Driving with License Suspended/Felony Warrant

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12605

 NARRATIVE

An officer conducted a traffic stop for violations and found that the driver was driving with a suspended license.  She was arrested and released, advised she would receive a summons in the mail. A second subject was in the vehicle and was going to drive, so she provided her ID voluntarily.  She was found to have a DOC Escape Warrant.  She was arrested and booked.

 TIME

18: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstances

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12614

 
 NARRATIVE

The reporting parted stated someone attempted to rob him of recently purchased merchandise in the stairwell of the mall. Multiple units responded to the scene. The reporting party was uncooperative with officers and was intoxicated. Officers investigated and reviewed security video footage from the location and determined that the incident, as reported, never occurred.  A written report was taken.

 TIME

21: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12639

 
 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention detained a suspect for shoplifting $119 worth of merchandise.  The suspect was arrested and released pending a summons in the mail.

 TIME

22: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

12200 Blk NE 12th Ln

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12661

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance. The victim stated her boyfriend had put his hands around her neck and made it difficult for her to breathe.  The suspect admitted to placing his hands around the victim’s neck but said he didn’t use all of his strength when squeezing her neck.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 16

 TIME

01: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist

 LOCATION

13000 Blk SE 26th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12680

 NARRATIVE

A caller reported a male laying on the horn in the parking lot.  Officers arrived and found a subject in his car with the emergency flashers on and blocking the middle of the parking lot.  Bellevue Fire responded to assist because it appeared the subject was in a crisis. Officers contacted the subject, and he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

04: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

800 Blk 100th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12683

 NARRATIVE

A victim interrupted a male who had her vehicle on a jack and was removing something from it with a saw.  The suspect fled the scene in a silver sedan but left his tools behind.  Officers located a vehicle matching the description in the area.  A catalytic converter and exhaust with the same cut marks as on the victim’s vehicle was found in the suspect’s trunk.  The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

09: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

900 Blk 165th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12713

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect placed his mother in fear of being assaulted when he raised a metal rod over his head as if he was going to hit her with it. He refused to exit the home. The suspect eventually surrendered without incident. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 17

 TIME

01: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112Th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12840

 
 NARRATIVE

Security observed a suspicious van driving through the parking lot. Officers responded and contacted the occupants of the vehicle and determined the driver had a Felony DOC warrant for Indecent Exposure.  He was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

06: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 151st Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12858

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim’s BMW was taken while it was running to warm up in her driveway. After taking the stolen report, radio dispatched that a Nissan Rogue was taken from the 1000 Blk Northup Way, and the suspect was dropped off by a white sedan. Officers responding to the area spotted the stolen BMW. It fled immediately southbound on West Lake Sammamish Parkway. The stolen BMW collided with another vehicle at SE 14th St, and the suspects tried to run on foot. They decided that was a bad idea and came back to the car and continued southbound. They eventually ditched the car near SE 35th St and 162nd Pl SE, fled on foot, and got away. Meanwhile, two businesses in Eastgate reported overnight burglaries. The same suspects that fled from the stolen cars were caught on surveillance committing the burglaries. The suspects were responsible for at least two burglaries and two stolen cars between 3:00 am and 6:30 am. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

14: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Ordnance

 LOCATION

13800 Blk SE 32nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12918

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the Factoria Transfer Station after employees called 911 to report someone had dropped off (what appeared to be) pipe bombs for disposal.  The location was evacuated, and officers located the items and confirmed they were explosives.  The area was contained, and members of the bomb squad responded and rendered the items safe.  The investigation revealed the identity of the person who disposed of the items.  They were contacted and were no longer in possession of any other explosives.

 TIME

15: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery (Strong Arm)

 LOCATION

1100 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12929

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a robbery that had just occurred and learned the suspect had approached the victim and grabbed her purse, ripping it from her grasp.  Inside the purse was approximately $31,000 in cash.  Officers arrived shortly after and located the victim.  During the investigation, evidence was located to suggest a possible location for the suspect.  While officers searched that area, they located a male matching the description of the suspect and detained him without incident.  After establishing probable cause, the suspect was arrested, and a search produced some of the money from the victim’s purse. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass 1

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12943

 NARRATIVE

A suspect was recently trespassed from the location as a John Doe after damaging property and refusing to identify himself.  He returned today and was not wearing a mask inside the mall and refused to put one on when asked.  He then started to act erratic, entered the female restroom, took off his jacket, and attempted to provoke security. He refused to leave, running around the parking lot, then returning.  Officers arrived, and the male refused to identify himself. Officers were able to learn his identity.  Due to his erratic behavior and refusal to comply, he was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Animal

 LOCATION

600 Blk 146th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12967

 NARRATIVE

A woman and her son were taking their dog for a walk on a leash.  A 4-year-old went outside with his mother but got away from her when she turned around to take out the trash.  The 4-year-old ran up and got into the face of the dog as the owner warned him not to.  The dog bit the 4-year-old on the cheek.  Bellevue Fire responded and treated the 4-year-old, who later went to Urgent Care.

 TIME

17: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12951

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim were in the parking garage, and the victim stated the suspect slapped her on the face, which caused pain and fear. The suspect was arrested for DV Assault 4 and transported to jail.

 

 TIME

14: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12919

 
 NARRATIVE

The manager reported that a male threatened her with a knife.  Downtown Unit officers were first on the scene and contacted the male in the parking lot.  Upon investigation, the male never threatened the manager with the knife; he was ultimately trespassed from the premise.

 TIME

21: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

300 Blk 102nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12992

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance where the victim stated her husband was cursing at her and calling her names.  The suspect admitted to escalating the confrontation by pushing the victim back with two hands prior to calling the police.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 18

 TIME

03: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

14800 westbound I-90

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13036

 NARRATIVE

Officers checked a vehicle plate that revealed the driver had an outstanding DV Assault 4 warrant. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Adult Protective Services

 LOCATION

13400 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13040

 NARRATIVE

A 76-year-old male was reported to be walking on the sidewalk with no shoes on. The male was cold and confused.  Officers were unable to locate his residence. He was transported to the hospital as he was unable to care for himself.

 TIME

19: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass / Obstructing

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13182

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was causing problems while under the influence, attempting to grab female staff members. Police responded three times for the same individual, and he was trespassed during the second call.  He returned and tried to grab female employees again.  He then went up to the bunk area and hid under a mattress.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 19

 TIME

19: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Event

 LOCATION

Eastgate Park and Ride

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13375

 NARRATIVE

Over 100 cars were on a “Cruise” through Bellevue that started in Edmonds and was followed by WSP.  The event ended up at Best Buy then onto the Eastgate Park and Ride.  Officers provided support to maintain order.  Motors wrote a few tickets, and officers observed the event in close proximity during its duration.  Eventually, it dispersed by 11:00 pm.

 TIME

21: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

11100 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13402

 NARRATIVE

While the victim was driving a vehicle on NE 8th St, the suspect placed his forearm across her throat and scratched at her arm.  The suspect then head-butted the victim.  Felony Assault charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

 March 20

 TIME

03: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13451

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole a phone from the front desk employee.  During the investigation, officers found the suspect had assaulted her boyfriend and was in violation of a no-contact order with her son.  The suspect took the boyfriend’s vehicle and fled the scene before police arrived. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

12: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

13500 Blk Newport Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13506

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance and interviewed the victim, who stated her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her after an argument.  The victim was fearful the suspect would harm her and carry out his threats.  Officers located the suspect and interviewed him.  Following the investigation, the suspect was arrested for Harassment/Threats to Kill (DV).  The suspect was transported to jail, where he was booked for the offense.

 TIME

12: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Collision

 LOCATION

Bellevue Way/SE 3rd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13507

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at Bellevue Way/SE 3rd St.  Upon arrival, Fire/Aid was already on scene and extricating one of the involved parties.  Based on the circumstances known at the time, collision investigators were notified and responded to the scene to assist.  Once the involved party was freed from her vehicle, she was transported to the hospital with minor/moderate injuries.

 TIME

22: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Collision

 LOCATION

3600 Blk 136th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13592

 NARRATIVE

The suspect collided with another vehicle after driving across the centerline, sideswiping an on-coming vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and booked for DUI.

 TIME

22: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Noise Complaint

 LOCATION

4000 Blk 152nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13599

 
 NARRATIVE

A party organizer was provided a warning for loud party noise.  Upon return, the party organizer was issued an infraction for a noise complaint.  Multiple parking tickets were also issued to party attendees who had committed parking violations at the party.

 March 21

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault / Suspicious Circumstance

 LOCATION

16000 Blk NE 10th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13654

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a report of unwanted touching that occurred the night before.  The investigating officer arrived and contacted the victim and spoke to her about the incident.  The officer learned the victim had been walking home the previous night when a male suspect approached her and grabbed her buttocks.  The suspect is unknown to the victim.  Based on the circumstances, the case will be forwarded to detectives.

 TIME

18: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

16000 Blk SE 47th Ln

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13566

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim had a prior dating relationship, and the suspect went to the victim’s house to discuss their future. When he learned about a new boyfriend, he assaulted the victim and strangled her at one point. The new boyfriend called police. The suspect was contacted by phone and confessed to the assault.  The suspect agreed to come to the station and was arrested without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Collision

 LOCATION

108th Ave/ Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13574

 
 NARRATIVE

A pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk on a walk signal and the driver making a left turn did not see the pedestrian and hit her.  The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with concussion symptoms. The driver was not impaired and released from the scene.

 TIME

21: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

12800 Blk SE 26th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-13693

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was observed purchasing gas at a gas station, and the victim was in his company.  Police contacted the occupants and positively identified them. The suspect was booked into jail after the order violation was confirmed.

 

Suspected drug dealer arrested for homicide in overdose death

Detectives arrested a 26-year-old suspect drug dealer for the overdose death of his 26-year-old friend. The friend died June 12, 2020, after taking what he thought was Percocet but turned out to be fentanyl. Investigators say the victim purchased pills from the suspect the night he died. The victim and his girlfriend both consumed the pills, yet only the victim’s pill had a fatal dose of fentanyl.

“This case shows you how dangerous illegal fentanyl-laced drugs are,” warned Captain Shelby Shearer. “The victim purchased at least two pills. He took one and his girlfriend the other, and he died. You must assume that unless you get your pain medication from a pharmacy, it’s likely laced with fentanyl, and that can be deadly.”

Suspected fentanyl laced Percocet tablets

Over the past nearly eight months, detectives investigated this alleged drug dealer. Ultimately, on March 17, 2021, detectives had enough evidence for probable cause to arrest the suspect on investigation of Substance Abuse Homicide. Officers recovered ten suspected fentanyl-laced Percocet M30 pills after his arrest.  The suspect says he knew the victim because they had played football together for four years. The charges alleged the suspect kept selling fentanyl-laced pills even after his friend’s overdose death.

“Fentanyl is a crisis in our community. Recently, King County experienced its two worst weeks ever for overdose deaths. It takes about a grain of sand worth of fentanyl to kill someone. Please, don’t buy these pills off the street.  And if you know someone who is, have Narcan on hand. It may be the only way to save their lives,” Shearer added.

Even though the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the Washington law that makes simple drug possession a crime, Bellevue detectives will continue to fully investigate drug dealers.

Case # 20-27861  

Select crime reports for March 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.

March 8

 TIME

01: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass Arrest

 LOCATION

500 Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11317

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to an unwanted subject and observed security give the suspect multiple warnings and lawful requests to leave the property, but the suspect would not listen or comply. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance Arrest

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11324

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a report of a DV No Contact Order violation and determined that the suspect had violated the terms of the NCO DV between him and his ex-wife. Officers contacted the victim, and she provided a statement. They located the suspect nearby, arrested him and booked him into jail.

 TIME

12: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11370

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an assault that occurred between patients.  On their way, officers learned the suspect had struck an elderly patient with his own cane and had since been restrained by security.  Officers located all parties and learned the suspect had entered the emergency room through open doors.  Several members of the staff attempted to stop the suspect, but she continued further into the emergency room, where she confronted the victim.  The suspect grabbed a cane from the victim’s hands and struck him once in his arm, causing the cane to break.  Security then restrained the suspect.  The suspect and victim did not know each other, and the assault was unprovoked. The suspect was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree and booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

500 Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11399

 NARRATIVE

Officers were dispatched to a theft report and, on their way, they learned several security guards were following the suspect’s vehicle, which had two flat tires. The vehicle was driving very aggressively, and eventually, security lost sight of the suspect’s vehicle near the I-405 freeway.  A short time later, troopers (WSP) located the suspect’s vehicle, unoccupied, and parked at the Wilburton Park and Ride. The suspects could not be located.  About $500 in stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the store.

 TIME

16: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Fugitive from Justice

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11412

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a shoplift in progress and contacted the suspect, who was concealing items inside the store.  The female identified herself and was found to be a Fugitive from Justice out of Texas with a Felony Warrant for ID Theft, no bail.  She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

20: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance / Felony Warrant

 LOCATION

4700 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11454

 NARRATIVE

Officers were following up on a prior felony case and observed the suspect inside the location in violation of the current DV No Contact Order.  Officers could see the suspect exit the building.  He was quickly surrounded and taken into custody without incident, and booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 2

 LOCATION

4000 Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11427

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole from several stores and then went into another store and stole an additional $1000 worth of Olay products.  The officer detained the suspect and located a realistic looking BB gun in his waistband.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail for felony theft.

 TIME

18: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass 1 / Warrant

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE / 300 Bellevue Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11439

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for trespassing at the first location and for using narcotics. He has done this several times in the last couple of days.  He was taken into custody for trespassing and on a Seattle warrant. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Firearm Discharge

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11466

 NARRATIVE

Two males arrived at a hotel room and knocked on the door. The suspects attempted multiple times to kick in the door but were unsuccessful. An onlooker questioned the suspects, and the shorter male suspect immediately threatened the onlooker, while the second suspect fired one 9 mm round at the door handle.  The suspects left after being unable to kick the door open. The investigation is ongoing.

 March 9

 TIME

04: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief /Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11478

 NARRATIVE

A passerby reported the suspect was breaking glass panes at the Metro bus stop.  Malicious Mischief charges are pending.  The suspect was arrested for DV Harassment warrant and booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

10000 Blk Main ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11532

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspects damaged the locked stairwell to gain entry into the residential floors.  However, nothing appears to be stolen, and no apartments were entered.

 TIME

12: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

200 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11530

 NARRATIVE

Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a subject. On their way, they learned the reporting party was the subject’s commanding officer at JBLM, and the subject had been entered into NCIC/WACIC as a Missing, with a fresh felony warrant for Desertion.  Officers contacted the family at the residence, and they were cooperative.  The family indicated the subject had left several minutes prior.  Officers worked with the family to locate the subject; he was contacted and detained without incident.  JBLM was notified and sent Military personnel to Bellevue to take custody of the subject.

 TIME

19: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Eluding / Possible Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11606

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a vehicle in the parking garage that had the VIN covered and had a false temporary plate. The officer then located the vehicle leaving a short time later.  WSP was on scene to assist with a stop.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle at the westbound I-90 to southbound I-405 interchange, and it took off.  A WSP trooper took over and pursued the vehicle, and BPD followed at a distance since the trooper was alone.  The trooper lost the vehicle at Sunset in Renton.  Renton PD located the vehicle abandoned just off the freeway, and an officer responded and seized it for a warrant.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

5300 Blk Lakemont Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11627

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a subject in a mental health crisis.  They were able to talk with the subject and get them transported to the hospital for an evaluation without incident.

 TIME

23: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11644

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was texting the victim in violation of a no contact order.  The suspect then went to the victim’s house and began knocking on the door and talking to the victim through the door.  The suspect fled the area. A K-9 track led to an empty parking lot nearby but could not locate the suspect.  The investigation is ongoing.

 March 10

 TIME

15: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

10600 Blk NE 2nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11751

 NARRATIVE

An officer was on routine patrol and conducting random license plate checks.  The officer discovered the vehicle in front of him was a reported stolen out of Kent.  Before the officer could initiate a traffic stop, the suspect pulled into an apartment and exited the vehicle.  The officer quickly contacted the suspect and detained him without incident. The investigation revealed the vehicle was an unreturned rental.  The suspect was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and booked.

 TIME

03: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

600 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1835

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect in a parking lot on an outstanding warrant.  He was booked into jail.

 March 11

 TIME

17: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Protest

 LOCATION

15027 Bel Red Rd (Highland Middle School)

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11964

 NARRATIVE

School is Essential group met to protest the Bellevue School District not opening all grade levels. The group was commemorating the anniversary of when schools first closed. The protest was peaceful, with approximately 40 – 50 people attending.

 TIME

20: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11986

 NARRATIVE

Security reported the suspect was on the property despite an active trespass. Bike officers contacted the subject and informed him he would receive a summons in the mail.

 

March 12

 

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI/Reckless Endangerment

 LOCATION

10100 Blk SE 6th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12110

 NARRATIVE

Officers initially responded to a disturbance.  The caller stated an adult female was intoxicated and driving in the area with children in the vehicle.  As officers were investigating, they were notified of a second call on the female.  She was at a second location causing a disturbance, intoxicated, and sitting in a vehicle with children.  Officers responded and located the female.  An investigation was conducted, and it was determined the female was heavily intoxicated and operated the vehicle with the children inside.  The female was placed under arrest for DUI/Reckless Endangerment and transported to BPD booking for processing.  She was ultimately booked into jail for the offenses.  The children were located unharmed.  CPS was notified and assisted with the placement of the children.

 TIME

22: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic/Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

10100 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12189

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the driver was in violation of multiple criminal traffic statutes. The suspect was arrested, and a subsequent search netted suspected drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested, advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date, and released at the scene.

 TIME

23: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 34th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12207

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during an investigation of attempted theft. Officers located glass pipe used to consume methamphetamine. Probable cause was established, the suspect was arrested, and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 March 13

 TIME

13: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Obstruction

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12289

 
 NARRATIVE

Suspects stole shoes from the store and resisted loss prevention’s attempts to detain them. An officer was in the parking lot and was able to locate the suspects as they were fleeing. After some convincing, one suspect stopped and was detained. The second suspect stopped a short distance away and was detained. Both were out on bail and had misdemeanor warrants. They were booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12303

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention recognized a female from several other high-end thefts she had committed. Today she came into the store with a male and filled a container with numerous liquor bottles. She was stopped by police as she exited. She was charged with arrested for theft, and released at the scene.

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-123-1

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was swinging his arms around and talking to the sky for hours in the garden department of the store. Several customers were scared and left. Officers contacted him, and he left. He was told he was trespassed for a year but refused to take his copy of the notice.

 TIME

20: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud/Drugs/Warrant

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12341

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted two suspects during an investigation of fraud and theft. Witnesses on scene advised police that the suspects were working together to commit fraud and theft.  The investigating officer determined that one suspect was attempting to make a fraudulent purchase at the business, utilizing illegally obtained credit card information. Witnesses grew suspicious when the suspect was reading the credit card number off of a piece of paper while attempting to pay. The suspect was arrested, and a subsequent search netted suspected drug paraphernalia, (2.1) grams of heroin, and (1.8) Grams of crack cocaine. Further, officers determined the suspect had an outstanding Warrant out of Tukwila PD for Theft. That suspect was booked into jail. The other suspect was contacted in a vehicle and was found to have failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase. He was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

22: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12350

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for investigation of hit and run. The officer determined that the suspect had collided into another vehicle, causing damage. He then left the scene without providing necessary lawful information. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 March 14

 TIME

23: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic

 LOCATION

140th and Bel-Red Road

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-12473

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during a traffic stop, and he was arrested for Driving with License Suspended. The suspect was advised he would receive a summons in the mail for driving on a suspended license.

Quick action helps nabs strong-armed robbery suspect

Within 20 minutes of a strong-armed robbery in the 1100 block 156th Ave NE, a 19-year-old suspect was in custody and on his way to jail. The suspect is accused of watching people inside a bank, then following a 75-year-old woman to her car as she exited the bank.  Detectives say he grabbed the woman’s purse, knocked her to the ground, and fled.  She had more than $30,000 in the purse.

Multiple officers responded immediately, spoke with the victim and witnesses, and canvassed the area. They located the suspect at a nearby apartment complex after he had ditched his bright yellow jacket and the victim’s purse in a garbage dumpster.  Officers found a bank envelope with $1500 in his possession. The remaining cash was located in the discarded purse and was returned to the victim.  She sustained minor injuries.

Officers set a perimeter around the apartment complex, spoke with the suspect’s father, and worked on an arrest plan. The officers effectively de-escalated the situation and successfully arrested the suspect without incident. He was booked into jail on investigation of Robbery 1st degree.

Suspected catalytic converter thief arrested

Officers arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of stealing a catalytic converter from a Prius in the 800 block 100th Ave NE around 4:15 am Tuesday. After hearing a noise outside her window, the victim woke up and witnessed a man underneath her car. The car had been elevated on a car jack.

As she called 911, she watched the suspect get into a silver sedan and flee. Officers arrived, and the investigation revealed the thief had removed her catalytic converter. As the officer interviewed the victim, another patrol officer stopped a silver sedan with wires sticking out the trunk.  It turns out there was a catalytic converter in the trunk and the freshly cut metal that matched the metal cut from the Prius.

The suspect was in such a hurry to flee the scene, he left behind two power saws and the car jack, which were collected as evidence. Based on the investigation, the suspect was arrested on charges of Theft, Malicious Mischief, Driving with License Suspended, making or possessing motor vehicle theft tools, making or having burglar tools, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of Stolen Property, and Unlawful Possession of another’s identification card.

The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

Violent suspect arrested

Bellevue police and the King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Washington’s Most Wanted suspect this afternoon. The 23-year-old male had warrants for escape from community custody for Robbery 1st degree, and warrants for DV Assault 2nd degree, DV Residential Burglary, and other misdemeanor DV warrants.

Detectives received a tip that the suspect was in Bellevue and immediately formed an arrest plan.  Due to the violent nature of his alleged crimes and his history of fleeing, Bellevue SWAT and the K9 Unit responded to assist with the arrest.

The suspect was observed in the 3200 block 158th Ave SE, and when officers attempted to arrest him, he fled on foot. Officers gave chase, and finally, K9 Ghost was able to apprehend the suspect.

“Officers worked very hard to apprehend this violent suspect, but without the support and excellent work by K9 Ghost, this suspect would have likely escaped again and continued to pose a threat to the public. Bellevue is a bit safer having this person off the streets,” said Chief Steve Mylett.

Business owner arrested for failing to shred customers’ documents, led to ID Theft

Detectives arrested the 42-year-old owner of a mail and shipping business for trafficking stolen property, accusing him of dumping customers’ personal documents in a dumpster. The customers had dropped off the documents and paid for them to be secured and professionally shredded.

Investigators know of at least three people whose personal paperwork was then fished out of the dumpster and had their identities compromised.

Detectives initiated the investigation following an extensive ID theft ring bust in late February, where two people were arrested in connection with an ID theft manufacturing scheme.  In that case, officers recovered dozens of victim’s credit cards, driver’s licenses, tax documents, passports, washed checks, and homemade counterfeit money.  There was also evidence of methamphetamine sales.

When detectives contacted the victims in that crime, at least three indicated they had paid to have their documents shredded at a business in the 2600 block Bellevue Way NE. An investigation revealed the owner accepted payment and the documents, stating they would be professionally shredded. The charges allege the owner dumped the documents in a garbage dumpster behind the business, and the suspects in the other case retrieved them.

The business owner was arrested on investigation of trafficking in stolen property and charges will be sent to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

Case #21-6806

Select crime reports for March 1-7

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.

March 1

 TIME

15: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Assault

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10167

 NARRATIVE

Security called police stating, they were struggling with a theft suspect.  While en route, officers learned the suspect had been detained, and an associated vehicle that had been waiting for the suspect had fled the location.  Responding officers located and stopped the associated vehicle, which yielded without incident.  Following the investigation, officers discovered the suspect attempted to steal several hundred dollars’ worth of merchandise.  When confronted by security, the suspect pushed through them and tried to flee but was unsuccessful.  The incident did not meet the elements for Robbery, so the suspect was arrested for Theft 3rd and Assault 4th.  There were no injuries to any party. The occupants of the vehicle were not involved in the theft and/or assault and were identified and released. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

10600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10228

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was observed driving from the parking lot over a sidewalk and turning across the C-Curbing on NE 8th St. He was processed for DUI with a blood-alcohol level of .198. He was released to a sober relative.

 March 2

 TIME

00: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10235

 
 NARRATIVE

A check of the vehicle plate showed the registered owner had a No Bail Felony DOC warrant.  An officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver for the warrant.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

01: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10243

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a registration violation. The officer observed drug paraphernalia at passenger’s feet.  The passenger had a no-bail DOC Escape Warrant, and he was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

5100 Blk 113th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10250

 NARRATIVE

Officers noted a vehicle in the park and ride and determined the vehicle was possibly stolen.  Upon inspection, the vehicle was occupied.  The vehicle was confirmed stolen.  The occupant was arrested and booked for Possession Stolen Vehicle, Car Theft Tools, and Possession Stolen Property.

 TIME

09: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Protest/Event

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 160th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10272

 
 NARRATIVE

Gov. Inslee had an event at the above location. The learning community for Bellevue School District became aware of the event. Approximately 30 subjects showed up at the school and peacefully protested to open schools. The Bike Team monitored the crowd. The event had no issues.

 TIME

22: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Firearms

 LOCATION

10700 Blk 10th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10415

 
 NARRATIVE

The reporting party viewed a possible physical domestic disturbance with firearms present. Officers arrived and determined there was not assault, but there were many firearms in the residence. After clearing the scene, officers learned that the involved male had changed his name and physical descriptors and had been incorrectly recorded in NCIC.  He was a convicted felon. Detectives responded to write a search warrant and later arrested the suspect and seized weapons.

 March 3

 TIME

12: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10503

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was a guest at the hotel, and as he left the hotel, officers arrested him for a No Bail warrant out of King County Sheriff’s Office for Burglary.

 TIME

16: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Reckless Burning

 LOCATION

700 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10364

 NARRATIVE

An officer observed smoke coming from the rear of the business and went to investigate. The officer observed the suspect had started a fire in the brush behind the business. The officer extinguished the fire, and the fire dept responded to the scene. The suspect was summoned and released from the scene. There was no damage to the business or other property.

 TIME

21: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft Arrest

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10603

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a shoplifter in custody and determined that the suspect had concealed multiple items on her person and attempted to leave the store without paying. The suspect was arrested, and the stolen merchandise was returned to the business. Due to substantial health issues, the suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

21: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

12700 Blk Bel Red Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10606

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

23: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

1100 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10626

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 March 4

 TIME

00: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

3500 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10635

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and observed drug paraphernalia within the vehicle and determined that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment. A DUI investigation was initiated, probable cause was established, and the suspect was arrested. The suspect vehicle was parked and secured at the location.  The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released to a sober family friend.

 TIME

05: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic/Drug Paraphernalia/Drugs Arrest

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10651

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. PC established and suspect arrested. A search following the arrest netted Drug Paraphernalia and approximately (3.85) grams suspected methamphetamine. Because of multiple crimes committed and establishing suspect’s illegal intent to use, the drug items were seized and logged into evidence. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

20: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

2500 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10769

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect driver had Failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

20: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant/Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

112th Ave NE @ NE 4th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10767

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed MISD Warrant out of Seattle Municipal Court for Possession of Dangerous Weapons. The suspect was taken into custody and a subsequent search netted drug paraphernalia from the suspect’s person. He was advised he would be summoned with a court date for the Illegal Drug Paraphernalia, and the warrant was placed back into the system.

 TIME

22: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

13200 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10783

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect driver had Failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

23: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

15300 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10792

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspects for a traffic violation and determined that the first suspect had given a false name.  After properly identifying him, the officers learned he had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of the Department of Corrections. Officers also observed drug paraphernalia in plain sight that a second suspect was attempting to hide. The second suspect was detained, identified, and officers confirmed he also had a confirmed felony warrant out of the Department of Corrections. Both suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10795

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect driver had Failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

14: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

2600 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10715

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect entered the location without a mask, and an employee asked the suspect to wear a mask. When the suspect refused, the employee told him he would have to leave. The suspect hit the employee in the face and left. The employee followed the suspect to get his vehicle plate. The suspect turned around and pushed the employee down. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

 March 5

 TIME

00: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10799

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

05: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 28th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10815

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

15: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

4200 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10899

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect violated a No Contact Order by coming over to the victim’s apartment. The victim allowed the suspect to come inside, and later in the day, they got into a loud argument and the police were called. Both admitted they were not supposed to be with each other. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 114th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10866

 
 NARRATIVE

Police were called to assist with a subject in a mental health crisis.  Officers were able to successfully talk with the subject and take her to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

17: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

13500 Blk NE 12th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10733

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) broke a rear sliding glass door with a rock. The house was ransacked, and a firearm was stolen.  At the time of the report, the victim was unable to provide a caliber or serial number but stated it was a gray Bersa handgun.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

17: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10922

 NARRATIVE

Officers saw the suspect walking to his car and recognized him for having multiple misdemeanor DV warrants out of Kent PD. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary/Obstructing/Resisting Arrest

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 148th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-10974

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a residential burglary in progress and determined that the suspect had made illegal entry into an apartment, causing the female occupant and her children to fear for their safety. The officers obtained evidence that the suspect attempted to make illegal entry into another residence and prowled an unlocked vehicle nearby. A perimeter was set and a K9 team initiated a track for the suspect but lost the scent on the grounds of Bellevue College. Minutes later, an officer located the suspect at the intersection of 156th Ave NE and NE 8th St. The officers successfully detained the suspect, and he was positively identified. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 6

 TIME

02: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

K9 Assist Official Agency Kirkland PD

 LOCATION

9700 Blk NE 119th Way, Kirkland

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-8609

 NARRATIVE

A K9 officer and his partner responded to assist Kirkland Police with a Commercial Burglary in progress. The K9 teamed tracked a scent from the victim business to a parking lot nearby and lost the scent.

 TIME

11: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Trespass

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11045

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was previously trespassed from the location but returned and stole a jacket from a store. He was arrested and released with a summons.

 TIME

08: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11018

 
 NARRATIVE

Before engaging in the thievery at the business above, the suspect threatened an employee at this location. The suspect threatened the employee and was upset he had been arrested the previous day for theft at this same location. He was arrested and released with a summons.

 TIME

07: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11009

 NARRATIVE

Officers were dispatched to an Order Violation, and the order was unserved.  Upon arrival at the residence, the front door was found wide open, but no one was around.  Officers conducted a welfare check of the residence and found it empty (no signs of a struggle/forced entry).  Attempts to contact the reporting party by phone were unsuccessful.  However, the male half was observed walking through the parking lot.  He had no visible injuries or signs of a struggle.  The male reported that the reporting party had left with friends.

 TIME

19: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft with Extenuating Circumstances / Fraud

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11117

 NARRATIVE

A suspect entered the location, stole $459 worth of merchandise by defeating sensors with tools and foil, then attempted to flee the scene.  He was a convicted felon for Theft 2.  Once arrested, he was found to be in possession of another person’s ID and several credit cards.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 40th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11106

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that he ordered Door Dash, and the driver called and swore at the victim, stating he couldn’t find his address.  Once there, the victim came outside and had no mask on.  The suspect refused to roll his windows down due to this.  The suspect then called the victim and told him he would not give him his food until he wore a mask.  The victim then started to hit the suspect’s window and yelled at him to give him his food.  The suspect then exited the car, yelled a racial slur, and moved toward the victim, which caused him to run away in fear.  While running back to his apartment, the victim slipped and scraped his knee.  The suspect did not pursue him.  The victim did not want a report or to be a victim.  Based on the nature of the call, a report was taken.  The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

 TIME

19: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass 1

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11110

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect entered the location against a trespass order for the fourth time and second time within a couple of hours of being summoned for Trespass, in violation again, in the same area.  To prevent further violations since he refused to comply, he was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11129

 NARRATIVE

Officers located a suspicious vehicle with switched license plates and an Unlawfully Filled out Trip Permit. The officers set up surveillance of the vehicle and initiated contact with the driver of the vehicle as he exited a business. The officers determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of the Department of Corrections for escape. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to jail, but the jail refused to book him due to a lack of medical beds. The suspect was released, and the warrant was placed back into the system. The officer contacted Seattle PD for follow-up at the suspect’s residence. The suspect was summoned in the mail with a court date for a multitude of criminal traffic violations.

 TIME

21: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 3 Arrest

 LOCATION

3700 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11142

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect in connection with a theft investigation. The suspect was positively identified by employees and refused to pay for approximately $200 in product and services. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 March 7

 TIME

01: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault Investigation

 LOCATION

11100 Blk NE 2nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11178

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a disturbance with a knife. While en-route to the scene, officers were advised by police radio that the victim was being assaulted with a knife. Officers arrived on scene, formed an Immediate Action Team, breached through a security door, and located the victim at his apartment. He was extremely distraught. Officers determined that the victim was unharmed but was most likely under the influence of drugs with a history of mental health calls. After interviewing the victim, officers determined that he was allowing homeless transients to stay at his apartment, and while in an argument with an unknown female suspect that he had invited over, the suspect assaulted him and stole his laptop computer. The suspect could not be located, and Bellevue Fire Medics responded to provide aid to the victim.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

09: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Obstructing

 LOCATION

13900 NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11205

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole eight backs of cigarettes.  An officer observed the suspect in a nearby adjacent business, and a foot pursuit ensued.  The suspect ran southbound along the railroad tracks before disappearing into a nearby car dealership.  Various officers conducted a search, and the suspect was found by the original officer hiding in a dumpster under garbage bags.  The subject was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

05: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

4600 Blk 177th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11192

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers were summoned to this location due to a male subject slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in the roadway.  Upon being roused and seeing the police, the subject immediately drove off at a high rate of speed.  An area check for the suspect was negative. There was no pursuit.

 TIME

08: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity/Mental Heath

 LOCATION

1600 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11200

 NARRATIVE

A subject was running into and out of traffic. As officers arrived, they saw him on a sidewalk.  As officers drove towards the subject, he immediately jumped up and ran into the road in front of the patrol vehicle, almost being struck.  The subject was in distress and admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamines. The officers safely took him into protective custody, and he was taken to the hospital.

 TIME

12: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11236

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was arrested for theft at the store and released at the scene, and advised he’d be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

13: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Collision

 LOCATION

13100 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11242

 
 NARRATIVE

An unoccupied vehicle rolled down a hill in the parking lot of a business and struck a police motorcycle.

 TIME

08: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance / Harassment

 LOCATION

10200 Blk SE 6th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11201

 
 NARRATIVE

An ex-boyfriend was pounding on the door of a female subject. The male, who has a $50k arrest warrant for violation of order in Bellevue, fled prior to police arriving.  The male subject never entered the apartment, and no assault occurred.  The court order between the male and female subject expired in January 2021.  The female subject reported that the male subject had been sending her harassing text messages.  Those messages included threats, including a picture of a handgun and a large amount of cash, plus other derogatory statements about assault/rape.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

10400 Blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11244

 NARRATIVE

A victim reported that a male accosted her while she was walking to her vehicle. The victim recognized the male as a person who frequents the area aggressively approaching pedestrians, but she did not know his name. At one point, the male spat in her direction as he confronted her, but he missed his mark.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

15: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

80 Blk 102nd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-11250

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a disturbance involving a transient male subject accosting and chasing pedestrians. Officers checked the area and located a subject matching the description. The subject denied the actions mentioned. However, witnesses were contacted, and the officer substantiated that this suspect was a threat to others. He was placed into protective custody and transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

 

Bellevue Police hire new Assistant Chief

Bellevue police have a new assistant chief. Chief Steve Mylett swore in Wendell J. Shirley Monday, March 8, 2021.

Shirley joins BPD after a nearly 26-year career with the Santa Monica Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain. Chief Shirley retired from SMPD in 2019. As he watched the protests over social justice and police reform throughout 2020, he felt his experience and success in building better relationships with the community could be of service.

Bellevue Police Assistant Chief Wendell Shirley

“I spent the bulk of my career helping build relationships between the police and the community,” Chief Shirley said. “I pride myself on my track record of developing relationships based on trust, honesty, and mutual respect. There’s certainly a lot of work to do, and I firmly believe my experience, training, and passion will be a valuable asset to Bellevue,” Shirley explained.

Shirley says he chose Bellevue after researching the area and speaking with Chief Mylett. “Bellevue is a beautiful city with an outstanding police department. The Chief’s philosophy and the City’s leadership all align with my values.  I’m excited and humbled by this opportunity.”

“We had several highly qualified candidates for the assistant chief position,” said Chief Mylett. “But it quickly became evident Chief Shirley had the experience and qualities that we were looking for.” Chief Mylett pointed to Shirley’s vast police experience and the leadership roles he embraced both in the police department and the community.

Specifically, one of his passions is working with and mentoring our youth. Born and raised by his grandparents in Watts, CA, he saw firsthand the challenges that many of our youth and family’s face on a daily basis. Nevertheless, this taught him the value of hard work and education. “Shirley said, thinking back on his upbringing. “He hopes his story can inspire others to reach their highest potential, regardless of their circumstances.”

Chief Shirley fills a position left vacant when Carl Kleinknecht retired last year.  He will oversee the Operations Division at BPD.

Convicted felon arrested, four guns and ammo confiscated

A 35-year-old man is in jail following an investigation that led to the recovery of three AR-15 style rifles, a shotgun, gun holster, and hundreds of ammunition rounds, including ten loaded or partially loaded magazines.

The investigation was initiated with a 911 report of a possible domestic disturbance with a firearm.

When officers arrived at the residence in the 10700 block NE 10th St. on March 2, 2021, the subject denied any altercation.  Per protocol, officers cleared the residence to ensure no one was injured or in danger. During the sweep of the apartment, officers noticed several AR-15 style guns, ammunition, and a bulletproof vest in plain sight. The occupants denied there were weapons in the residence, and their identification returned clear. Given that no crime could be documented, officers left.

Upon further investigation, officers determined the male subject had given an alias, and when his true identity was discovered, officers learned he was a convicted felon.  It is illegal for convicted felons to possess firearms. Detectives and SWAT were called to assist with the arrest due to the large number of weapons in the apartment.

Detectives watched the suspect leave his apartment, and the SWAT team was able to make a traffic stop and arrest the suspect without incident. “This is outstanding work by our patrol officers, detectives, and SWAT,” said Investigations Major Travess Forbush. “They worked all night to correctly identify this convicted felon and remove the unlawfully possessed weapons.”

The suspect has been booked into jail on four counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearms.  Additional charges are pending.

Case # 21-10415