Two Bellevue Police Employees Retiring After Over Three Decades Of Service Each

Captain Jim Hershey (left), and Sgt. Gary Cook (right) have a combined 72 years of service with the Bellevue Police Department. 

Longtime Bellevue Police employees Gary Cook and Jim Hershey will be retiring at the end of this month after lengthy careers.

Captain Hershey was hired by Bellevue PD in January of 1978. Captain Hershey spent over 15 years in Traffic, first as an Officer and later as a Lieutenant.  As the traffic unit supervisor, his passion for the mission of the Traffic Unit and drive to make the Motorcycle Unit one of the most elite in the region was unmistakable.  He trained himself and the motorcycle Officers under his supervision often.  He developed some of the region’s best motorcycle instructors, and consistently supported the unit’s active participation in regional motorcycle organizations like the North American Motor Officers Association (NAMOA).  In the early years of NAMOA, Bellevue Motorcycle Officers would routinely win several awards at the annual conferences.  Jim was instrumental in the development and prestige of the unit.  He wrote the first manual specific to the Motorcycle Unit.  His attention to detail in planning and coordinating special events operations throughout the city set standards that are still followed to this day.  The current officers in the Traffic Division feel his impact on the unit almost every day – Regularly, residents will approach Traffic Officers and ask about “Officer Hershey” to inquire if he is still riding a motorcycle and issuing tickets.  Almost every resident of Bellevue of any age seem to have a story from their early driving years in Bellevue involving Jim Hershey.

In 1999, Captain Hershey, along with officers of the Motor Unit, received the Police Medal for exemplary performance while assisting the Seattle Police Department when WTO turned into a major protest and violence occurred. A Seattle Police Sergeant suffered a heart attack and protestors would not allow the Medic Unit to exit the area where the victim was located. The Bellevue motorcycle Officers, led by then Lieutenant Hershey, continued into the crowd, reached the medic unit, and escorted the aid unit back through the resisting crowd of protestors to safety.

In August of 2004, Captain Hershey transferred to the Investigations Division where he supervised the White Collar Crimes Unit and the new Forensic Detective Position.  He was instrumental in developing, planning and acquiring the necessary equipment for the success of that position.  In March of 2008, Lt. Hershey was assigned to the Persons Crime Unit, which oversees Violent Crimes, Special Assault, Domestic Violence and the Forensic Detective.

Jim was promoted to Captain in February of 2013 and worked in the Patrol Section until being transferred to the personnel services unit as a temporary assignment, serving there for 18 months until his retirement.

Gary Cook began his law enforcement career with the Garden Grove, CA Police Department and was hired by Bellevue Police in March of 1985. In 1991 he transferred to the Traffic Division and remained there until he was promoted to Corporal in 1999. Gary was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. Bellevue Police Lieutenants were re-classified as Sergeants in 2016.

Sgt. Cook was the first Patrol Officer to participate in our Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) program in the 1980’s. His training and expertise in forensics made him the go-to person for all things evidence related. He instructed CSI classes and mentored many CSI trained Officers. Sgt. Cook has also been a member of the Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) since 2012.

Selected Bellevue crime reports for the week of June 12th.

Below are selected crime reports for the week of June 12th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

06/12/2017

 TIME

01: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

DRUGS

 LOCATION

1500 blk 145th PL se

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30253

 NARRATIVE

Ofc. initiated a traffic stop for fail to transfer registration and arrested suspect for DWLS 3rd.  Search of the suspect revealed suspected methamphetamine, Heroin, Rock Cocaine, scale, and packaging material.

 TIME

03: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

MV THEFT/RES Burg

 LOCATION

16800 blk se 51st pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30258

 NARRATIVE

Suspect vehicle was seen by witness slowly creeping in the neighborhood stopping at several houses.   Witness followed vehicle, obtained a vehicle license, and driver description.   Officers arrived in the area and noticed a garage door open. Officers contacted the homeowners and discovered that one of their vehicles had been prowled and the other stolen from the garage.  King County Sheriff later recovered the stolen vehicle.

 TIME

08: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

 LOCATION

2600 blk 139th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30279

 NARRATIVE

The fire department responded to a structure fire at the Harmony Condominiums.  Case forwarded to Investigations.

 TIME

23: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Death report

 LOCATION

15500 blk NE 22nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30429

 NARRATIVE

69 year-old found deceased in living room. KCME notified.

 06/13/2017

 TIME

03: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Felon DV order violation

 LOCATION

5400 village park drive SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30454

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a complaint of a male and female yelling at other.  When they arrived, the disturbance had stopped and could not be located. At 03:43, Officers responded to the same location again for another disturbance. Officer heard a disturbance in an apartment and attempted to make contact. The Male subject fled from officers, hid in a back bedroom closet and refused to respond to officer commands.  It was later determined that an active no contact Order existed between the two parties and that the male had assaulted the victim.   Additional officers and K9 arrived.  The suspect was informed that he was under arrest and given repeated warning to surrender and comply with officer commands.  The suspect refused to answer and comply with lawful orders.  K9 Ozzy located and apprehended the suspect. Suspect and victim were taken to the hospital for treatment.  Suspect was later booked into jail

 

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

2000 blk 148 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30520

 NARRATIVE

Officer contacted suspect sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. Suspect was detained for King County warrants. Consent was given for the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was located. Suspect booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

MV THEFT

 LOCATION

300 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30541

 NARRATIVE

Suspects handed the 88-year-old victim his cell phone and told him he had dropped it. Victim had no idea he had lost it and thanked them. Moments later he realized his car keys were missing. Store manager saw the suspect talking to the victim and suspected they might have something to do with it. Manager and victim went downstairs to the parking garage to locate the victim’s car. Instead they witnessed the two suspects driving the victim’s car out the parking garage. Vehicle was later located in Seattle.

 TIME

19: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Assault

 LOCATION

100 blk 154 Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30587

 
 NARRATIVE

Suspect assaulted his grandfather.  He was arrested without incident and booked into jail.

06/14/2017

 TIME

13: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30732

 NARRATIVE

The suspects stole numerous items from a store. When the alarm went off an employee confronted them and was punched in the face by one of the suspects. All three suspects ran. They were later located in a vehicle fleeing the parking garage. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested all suspects for organized retail theft and Strong Arm Robbery.

 06/15/2017

 TIME

00: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

10200 blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30840

 NARRATIVE

Passerby called 911 to report that 2 males had just smashed the front door to the business and drove away in a white car.  Officers arrived and confirmed that the window was broken, entry was made and items were most likely stolen.

 TIME

00: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstance

 LOCATION

NE 2 St and 107 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30836

 NARRATIVE

Security guard saw a male inside the fenced off construction site.  The male picked up the back pack and ran away from the security guard.  The security guard stated that the back pack appeared like it was full, possibly full of stolen tools.  K9 tracked east bound from the location but was unable to locate the suspect.  Unable to determine what if anything was stolen.

 TIME

09: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

QA / Malicious Mischief (Attempt)

 LOCATION

17100 block SE 60th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30895

 NARRATIVE

There were over 50 nails collected and removed from the roadway, no known damage to any vehicles.

 TIME

15: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30959

 NARRATIVE

Suspect stole a check from his mom and wrote it to himself for $450.00. He said he was going to Walmart to buy a Christmas tree. Suspect left bank before officers arrived. Suspect’s mother responded to the bank. The suspect came into the bank in the past and asked to withdrawn a trillion dollars. Suspect was not located.

 06/16/2017

 TIME

06: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check/DUI

 LOCATION

Robinswood Park

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31079

 NARRATIVE

Female subject was observed driving erratically in the Robinswood Park parking lot.  Officers arrived and arrested her for DUI.  Subject was transported by aid car to the hospital for a blood draw and then transported to jail.

 TIME

16: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

1700 blk 134th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31206

 NARRATIVE

16 year old became angry at his father and tossed his father’s cellular telephone onto the street as they drove on 134th AVE SE.  The phone was damaged.  Charges filed via summons with juvenile prosecutor.

 TIME

22: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31289

 NARRATIVE

Officers were dealing with a trespass when they were notified of a theft suspect who was just leaving the front door.   Ofc. attempted to stop the suspect and a short foot pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended a few yards later after the suspect tripped and fell.  The suspect was later booked into jail for theft and outstanding warrant.

 TIME

22: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31295

 
 NARRATIVE

While Officer was processing his theft suspect from the previous call, he and loss prevention observed another suspect cutting security tags off product and concealing the items.  He requested additional officers and K9 Officer to contact that suspect.  As responding officers entered the store, the suspect ran out an emergency exit.  Officer later located the suspect taking a breather on a nearby sidewalk and with the assistance of other officers took him into custody.  A search incident to arrest revealed stolen property and several knives secreted on his person.   The suspect was later booked into jail for theft and obstructing.

 TIME

22: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

VUCSA

 LOCATION

14200 blk SE NEWPORT WAY

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31292

 NARRATIVE

Ofc. contacted suspect passed out in his car in the parking lot of the Newport Way Library.  He arrested suspect for drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.

 TIME

23: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Crash

 LOCATION

16400 blk SE 43RD

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31304

 NARRATIVE

Subject driving too fast for conditions failed to negotiate a curve ran off the roadway, struck a tree and rolling 50 feet down a steep embankment.  Officer responded to the registered owner’s home 2 blocks away and made entry to conduct a welfare check because blood was located at the scene.   Upon entry, they discovered the driver complaining of abdominal and chest pain and he was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

 06/17/2017

 TIME

05: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

14600 blk SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-17-31337

 NARRATIVE

Victim called PD and reported that he was robbed by the occupants of two separate hotel rooms.  Officers responded and contacted the victim. The suspect was located in a room and booked into jail for strong-arm robbery.

 TIME

18: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist SPD

 LOCATION

1500 3rd Ave-Seattle

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31256

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Downtown unit Officers working with Seattle Police arrested a suspect who allegedly prowled vehicles and stole a firearm from one of the vehicles in Downtown Bellevue.  Arrestee is a suspect in several prowls in Bellevue, Kirkland and Seattle.

 06/18/2017

 TIME

02: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Involuntary Commitment

 LOCATION

200 blk 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31508

 NARRATIVE

The subject was involved in a physical fight with management at the Hotel after she attempted to check-in to the location with no reservation. The management and security attempted to escort the subject out of the hotel and a physical altercation commenced between the subject and manager. Subject was contacted by police and transported to the Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

 TIME

09: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary / MV Theft

 LOCATION

100 blk 106th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31526

 NARRATIVE

Auto Detailing business was burglarized during the overnight hours.  The unknown suspect stole keys to vehicles in the shop being detailed.

 TIME

14: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31556

 NARRATIVE

Security reported suspicious male subject attempting to gain access to 5 different vehicles in the parking lot.  Officer located the suspect vehicle and noted one of the female occupants look unconscious.  She conducted a traffic stop, and immediately observed the ignition was punched and was being started with a screwdriver.  All subjects were detained for investigation of possession stolen motor vehicle.  A check of the VIN revealed it was a stolen vehicle out of Puyallup.  The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant.  Suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Animal

 LOCATION

3700 blk 116 AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31574

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

A deer was struck by a vehicle on 116 AVE NE and put down by responding Officer.

Bellevue Police Launch “Safe Place” Program, Participate in Pride Week Events

Last Night, the Bellevue Police Department briefed the Bellevue City Council on their new “Safe Place” initiative, marking the official launch of the program. The Bellevue Police Department (BPD) Safe Place program was modeled after a similar program created by the Seattle Police Department. The goal of the program is to create safe locations for individuals to visit if they feel they have been a victim of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

BPD Safe Place signage and decals are displayed by participating community members, businesses, schools and organizations that work closely with the Bellevue Police Department. It’s part of an effort to reduce a

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nti-LGBTQ crimes, reduce LGBTQ student bullying and encourage the reporting of LGBTQ crimes. These Safe Place locations also support safe and secure places for victims of any bias-related crimes or harassment. Information about the BPD Safe Place program and how to participate are available online, www.bpdsafeplace.com.

The Bellevue Police Department will also participate in two events as part of Pride Week, June 19 – 25. They are:

• LGBTQIA Community Panel, Wednesday, June 21, 7-8:30 p.m.: Bellevue Police Department’s LGBTQIA Advisory Council is hosting a community panel on the LGBTQIA experience in Bellevue. The panel will be held at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, in room 1E-112 and will feature four speakers representing community and city organizations on the Eastside. A question-and-answer period and reception with light snacks will follow.

• BPD Booth at Seattle PrideFest, Sunday, June 25, noon – 8 p.m.: members of the Bellevue Police Department’s recruiting team as well as representatives from the Department’s LGBTQIA advisory council will host a booth at the Seattle PrideFest event at the Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street in Seattle. This marks the first year that the Bellevue Police Department has participated in this event.

Bellevue motorcycle Officer retires after 34 years in law enforcement

After over 24 years of service to the citizens of Bellevue and 34 years of total law enforcement service, Officer John Jesson retired from the Bellevue Police Department this past Wednesday.  Officer Jesson has served with distinction and pride.

Officer Jesson began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in August 1983 and in October 1986, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department.  After 4 years with the LAPD, he was hired in April 1991 by the Bellevue Police Department.

Officer Jesson held assignments in the Special Details Unit and in Investigations as a property detective.

Filler photo Motorcycle Officer John Jesson
Motorcycle Officer John Jesson

In 1997, he was selected as a K9 handler for our Department’s first dedicated narcotics detection canine, K9 Officer “Dollar”.  Together, Officer Jesson and Dollar took many pounds of illegal narcotics off the streets of Bellevue as well as seized several million dollars in currency and assets from narcotic dealers and traffickers.  Their service to the Department and the Eastside Narcotics Task Force from 1997-2005 set the standard for all future canine teams at the department.

In 2005, Officer Jesson joined the Motorcycle Unit of the Traffic Section.  As an “experienced and veteran” officer at that stage of his career to attempt to certify in the physically demanding Basic Police Motorcycle Operator Course, Officer Jesson distinguished himself again with his tenacity and toughness.  In Traffic, he earned the nickname “Sergeant Major” for his willingness to continuously push himself in training and at every opportunity to improve his riding ability to the point he became one of the units’ most skilled riders and a Motorcycle Instructor.  Officer Jesson assisted many Officers from around the region become safer and more skilled riders.

 

Bellevue Crime Reports for the week of June 5th

Below are selected crime reports for the week of June 5th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

06/05/2017
TIME
0900: CONTACT TYPE
QA LOCATION
1000 blk 116 Ave NE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-28813

NARRATIVE
Customer attempted to deposit $5,000 in hundreds into their business account using the ATM. The ATM jammed and the customer reported it. ATM technician later worked on it and found a small plastic baggy with white powder stuck in the machine. Powder was tested for several narcotics which had negative results. Teller would not release the name of the customer.
TIME
14: 20 CONTACT TYPE
Theft LOCATION
4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-28858

NARRATIVE
Suspect and two females stole gum from the store. Officer located the suspect in a van in the parking lot. Suspect agreed to give back the gum. Security just wanted the suspect trespassed. Suspect had a Warrant out of Renton PD. He was arrested and transported to jail.
06/06/2017
TIME
00: 59 CONTACT TYPE
warrant LOCATION
15600 NE 8th St. INCIDENT/CASE#
17-28962
NARRATIVE
Ofc. contacted subject for Jaywalking. a record check revealed an outstanding felony warrant. suspect arrested and booked into jail
TIME
07: 54 CONTACT TYPE
DV Assault LOCATION
16600 blk SE Newport Way INCIDENT/CASE#
17-28986
NARRATIVE
Suspect assaulted her boyfriend at their home. Suspect left prior to police arrival. Ofc. Investigated and developed PC for her arrest. She was later arrested.
TIME
09: 55 CONTACT TYPE
Death Investigation LOCATION
13800 blk SE Eastgate Way INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29001
NARRATIVE
76 year old male with Heart condition had a heart attack while at work. No signs of foul play. Case # 17-1137.
TIME
17: 13 CONTACT TYPE
Death Investigation LOCATION
15900 blk Cougar Mountain Way SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29090

NARRATIVE
Elderly female was found deceased on her couch by her son-in-law.

TIME
19: 58 CONTACT TYPE
VUCSA LOCATION
10200 blk NE 4 ST INCIDENT/CASE#
17-23119

NARRATIVE
Suspects trespassed in the new Downtown Park construction area. Upon contact, a baggie of suspected Xanax was around the suspect’s neck on a chain. He was arrested for the Xanax without a prescription.

06/07/2017
TIME
09: 33 CONTACT TYPE
Trespass/Malicious Harassment LOCATION
2300 blk 148th Ave NE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29194

NARRATIVE
Subject was in the store yelling racially charged words to no one in particular. He was gone prior to police arrival. Today he was back in the parking lot of the store and the owner called to have him trespassed. Ofc. investigated and discovered an incident occurred last Thursday (6/1) where a victim was threatened by the subject. Later today subject was arrested during a welfare check when he was DWLS, 3rd, and was booked into jail.
TIME
09: 34 CONTACT TYPE
Felony Warrants LOCATION
12600 blk SE 41st PL INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29193

NARRATIVE
Subject was driving a car when Officer made a traffic stop. Subject’s DOL photo didn’t match and eventually determined he was using his brother’s identity to avoid being arrested for his own King County felony warrants. Eventually admitted to who he was. Booked into Jail.
TIME
13: 10 CONTACT TYPE
Trespass LOCATION
200 blk 116th Ave Ne INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29233

NARRATIVE
Property Mgmt. employee called after seeing someone flee from an unsecured window of the old Dodge Dealership. A second subject was seen in the window. Officers cleared the building and found the first suspect hiding behind a door. The second suspect was detained when he was found climbing out of a window. Both subjects booked into jail.

06/08/2017
TIME
13: 22 CONTACT TYPE
Exposing LOCATION
15600 Blk NE 8th Street INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29447

NARRATIVE
Suspect was seen masturbating with both hands in an aisle inside the store. When Security arrived suspect ran. He was running when Officer caught up to him. Eventually the suspect stopped and was arrested. A Go-pro camera was located on the suspect and thought to be used in the crime.
TIME
16: 00 CONTACT TYPE
DEATH REPORT LOCATION
15200 blk NE 11th St INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29469

NARRATIVE
Victim lived in an adult home and was found deceased in the bathroom by care givers. No Signs of foul play. NJA given at the scene.
TIME
15: 28 CONTACT TYPE
Death Report LOCATION
15200 blk NE 12th INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29475

NARRATIVE
Victim was found deceased by a friend. Victim recently had heart surgery and was not feeling well. NJA number was given at the scene.
TIME
13: 45 CONTACT TYPE
Exposing LOCATION
14000 blk NE 20th St INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29451
NARRATIVE
Suspect was seen behind the Beauty School masturbating. Subject continued his activities as he walked to the open area by the school. Officer located suspect but the victim chose not to press charges.
TIME
23: 39 CONTACT TYPE
Stolen Vehicle LOCATION
3800 blk Factoria BLVD INCIDENT/CASE#
17-2579

NARRATIVE
Officer ran license plate of stolen vehicle. Vehicle was stopped on westbound I-90. It was later determined that the driver’s boyfriend had stolen and returned the vehicle. The driver’s father had DOL issue new plates and never contacted Police to remove the vehicle as stolen. Both occupants were released and the car was removed from the system.
TIME
22: 47 CONTACT TYPE
Felony Warrant LOCATION
3600 blk 150th Ave SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29572

NARRATIVE
Transient subject had earlier this week provided a false name to Officer. After follow-up investigation, Officer was later able to positively confirm his true identity as the above named subject based on a tattoo of a great white shark on his arm and learned he had a felony warrant for Burglary out of KCSO (AOB $10,000). Within about an hour of hitting the street at the start of tonight’s shift, Officer located the subject and arrested him on his felony warrant.
TIME
23: 04 CONTACT TYPE
Assault 4 (DV) LOCATION
10100 blk SE 6th St INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29575

NARRATIVE
Female assaulted male, booked into jail for DV Assault 4.

06/09/2017
TIME
03: 22 CONTACT TYPE
Fire Assist LOCATION
5900 blk 119th Ave SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29612

NARRATIVE
Officer was dispatched to a cardiac arrest. Officer arrived before Aid/Fire and brought his defibrillator into the residence. He began CPR and then applied the defibrillator and applied one shock when indicated. The subject regained a pulse after the shock, and then Aid/Fire arrived on scene and took over. Subject was transported to Overlake for further treatment.
TIME
03: 23 CONTACT TYPE
Felony Warrant LOCATION
2400 blk 148th Ave SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29611

NARRATIVE
While on patrol, Officer contacted suspect at Robinswood Park and arrested her on an outstanding KCSO felony VUCSA warrant; booked into jail.
TIME
10: 00 CONTACT TYPE
MV Prowl LOCATION
Robinswood Park S lot INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29663
SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
NARRATIVE
Suspect smashed window and stole clothing and misc jewelry.

TIME
12: 44 CONTACT TYPE
Warrant Arrest LOCATION
Bellevue Youth Theatre in Crossroads INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29679
NARRATIVE
Officer arrested subject at the Bellevue Youth Theatre in Crossroads Park. He had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant from Seattle PD for assault 4th degree. Suspect was booked into jail.

TIME
15: 12 CONTACT TYPE
Recovered – Stolen Firearm LOCATION
14900 blk NE 20th ST INCIDENT/CASE#
17-28679
NARRATIVE
Officer arrested suspects for outstanding warrants. The suspect vehicle was seized for a search warrant due to drug paraphernalia and a random bullet seen in the vehicle. Inside the vehicle a stolen firearm was from a motor vehicle prowl in Woodinville was recovered. Additionally, 27 grams of suspected heroin, shaved keys, and other drug paraphernalia was located. Charges pending.
TIME
17: 49 CONTACT TYPE
On view Warrant arrest LOCATION
300 blk Bellevue Way NE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29729
NARRATIVE
Suspect was attempting to sell rare coins at the pawn shop. Officer conducted a records check on the suspect’s vehicle outside which revealed two outstanding warrants out of Kent. Suspect was contacted and arrested.
TIME
16: 16 CONTACT TYPE
Warrant/obstructing LOCATION
300 blk Bellevue Way NE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29718

NARRATIVE
Bike Officer ran a license plate in front of the pawn shop which revealed that the registered owner had five warrants out for his arrest. The officers then spotted and attempted to contact and arrest the suspect. Suspect then took off running through the downtown park. Officers chased him on his bicycle about 300 meters. Suspect then attempted to climb a retaining wall. Officers were able to take him into custody before he climbed over the wall. No injuries to suspect or the officers. Suspect was transported and booked into jail.

06/10/2017
TIME
01: 30 CONTACT TYPE
DV / Residential Burglary LOCATION
900 blk 110th Ave NE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29858

NARRATIVE
Officers responded to the above address after a neighbor reported hearing glass breaking. Upon arrival officers located a blood covered broken window. Officers later contacted the victim who stated that an unknown male smashed her window, entered her residence, and exited the front door all the while leaving a blood trail. Officers attempted to track the blood trail but were unsuccessful.

Further investigation resulted in the location of the suspect who lived in the same building. Officers made contact with the suspect, who was bleeding profusely and arrested him for DV Residential Burglary. Suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment and later booked into jail.

TIME
08: 00 CONTACT TYPE
Malicious Mischief LOCATION
2500 blk 148th Ave SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29884
SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
NARRATIVE
Suspects pried open 4 banks of mail boxes. Head of hammer found nearby, but missing the handle. Pry marks were consistent with the claws of the hammer.
TIME
20: 15 CONTACT TYPE
Theft LOCATION
11000 blk NE 9th Street INCIDENT/CASE#
17-29994

NARRATIVE
Suspect stole cash from his ex-boyfriends apartment. Case filed with prosecutor.
TIME
22: 29 CONTACT TYPE
DUI LOCATION
9200 blk NE 5th Street INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30022

NARRATIVE
Suspect was contacted by officers on a QA call. He then sideswiped a patrol car causing minor damage. He was arrested for DUI drugs and later released after a blood draw. Charges pending.

06/11/2017
TIME
03: 32 CONTACT TYPE
DUI LOCATION
15000 blk SE 38th ST INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30088

NARRATIVE
Subject was observed driving through a stop sign without stopping while heading South on 150th Ave SE. Officer contacted subject and observed the subject was impaired. Suspect arrested for DUI.
TIME
07: 18 CONTACT TYPE
Burglary / MV Theft LOCATION
100 blk 118th AVE SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30093

NARRATIVE
The victim’s residence was burglarized by two unknown suspects. A purse full of various credit cards was stolen as well as the victim’s Jeep Cherokee from the driveway.
TIME
09: 07 CONTACT TYPE
Theft LOCATION
Bellevue College INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30102

NARRATIVE
Suspect damaged vending machines and stolen the money within.
TIME
15: 10 CONTACT TYPE
Warrant Arrest LOCATION
Coal Creek Park INCIDENT/CASE#
17-18643

NARRATIVE
Officer was patrolling Coal Creek Park at The Dip when she observed the suspect. Officer immediately recognized him from previous arrests. Suspect had 2 misdemeanor arrest warrants from Bellevue PD for Assault 4th Degree and Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree. Suspect arrested and booked into jail.
TIME
18: 34 CONTACT TYPE
VUCSA LOCATION
4000 blk W Lk Samm Pkwy SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30179
NARRATIVE
Officer contacted suspects in a car and found drugs and paraphernalia. There was also an unloaded gun in the car. Charges pending.

TIME
18: 35 CONTACT TYPE
MV Prowl LOCATION
2400 blk 148 Ave SE INCIDENT/CASE#
17-30184

NARRATIVE
Vehicle prowled via window smash. Purse taken.

Bellevue Police and Fire investigating suspicious blaze

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Bellevue Firefighters extinguish this morning’s blaze

This morning at about 8:47 a.m., Bellevue Police and Fire personnel responded to the Harmony at Madrona Park townhomes in the 2600 block of 139th Ave. SE. for a reported structure fire. Bellevue Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or residents of the complex. Two units were damaged by fire and water. The American Red Cross is assisting those residents who were displaced by the fire. Bellevue Police and fire investigators are now conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire, however at this time investigators are treating the fire as suspicious.