Bellevue Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bellevue Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Bellevue Police Department at the following locations:

• Bellevue City Hall, 2nd floor police lobby, 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue
• Bellevue Police Crossroads substation, 15600 NE 8th St, unit C3, Bellevue
• Bellevue Police Factoria Mall substation, 4051 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue

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Bellevue’s Oldest Structure Damaged by Stolen Car

This past Friday at 5 p.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a car that had crashed into a building at Chism Beach Park in Bellevue. Officers arrived and located a white Kia sedan that had crashed into the Burrows cabin, Bellevue’s oldest surviving structure. A witness saw a suspect run from the car after the crash and get into a waiting getaway vehicle in the parking lot. Police learned that the Kia was a reported stolen vehicle out of Renton. The cabin was checked by Bellevue City Engineer and cleared, and the stolen vehicle was towed from the scene. The suspects were not located. The Burrows Cabin, built in 1883, was moved to Chism Beach Park from downtown Bellevue in 2016 (story).


Bellevue Teen Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

A 19-year-old Bellevue resident died over the weekend after the vehicle he was driving lost control and struck two trees in a crash Saturday night in Bellevue. This past Saturday, at 8:50 p.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a one vehicle crash on 148th Avenue NE just north of NE 8th Street. When Officers arrived, they found a 2010 Mazda on the shoulder of the roadway. The driver and single occupant of the vehicle, a 19-year-old male, was partially ejected from the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed on the wet roadway prior to the crash. Police believe the driver lost control, and then struck a tree on the side of the roadway, causing the engine to separate from the front of the vehicle. Based on evidence located at the scene, Officers believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene, and will be assisting the Bellevue Police Department with making death notifications and determining the toxicology results for the driver. 148th Avenue was closed for approximately four hours as police investigated.  No other vehicles were suspected to be involved in the collision.

Photo of the vehicle involved in Saturday night’s fatal crash in Bellevue. The vehicle’s engine completely separated from the front of the vehicle.

Bellevue Police Partner With Red Robin to Raise Funds For Special Olympics

This Saturday, members of the Bellevue Police Department will trade in their handcuffs for aprons to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Washington.Red Robin Flyer - Bellevue Square (002)

During this “Tip-A-Cop” event, volunteers will be stationed in the Red Robin restaurant at Bellevue Square Mall from 11:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm serving patrons and accepting contributions from restaurant guests.

All of the event’s proceeds will remain in the area to benefit the local athletes of Special Olympics within King County who participate in Special Olympics Washington programming at no cost to themselves or their families.  The effort is comprised of personnel from numerous law enforcement agencies across the state of Washington, with a goal of collecting $100,000 throughout the state over the weekend.

Can’t make it to your local Red Robin? You can still contribute to this event and Special Olympics Washington online:

 About Special Olympics Washington

For more than four decades, Special Olympics has been bringing one message to the world- that people with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed if given the opportunity.  The mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968, unleashing the human spirit through the transformative power of year round sport training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.   Every day, Special Olympics Washington empowers over 17,000 athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games.  The Torch Run also encompasses a variety of fundraising efforts.  Annually, more than 2,500 members of law enforcement participate in the torch run throughout Washington, raising more than $500,000 for local Special Olympics programs.

UPDATE: child located – original post: Bellevue Police Searching For Missing 11-Year-Old Boy

Bellevue Police are asking for the publics assistance in locating a missing 11-year-old boy. The child, 11-year-old Harmin Kim, was last seen at 7 p.m. near the State Patrol office in Bellevue, which is located in the 2900 block of 156th Avenue SE. Kim is 4’6” tall and 80 pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, and a green backpack. Bellevue Police have requested the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue unit. No foul play is suspected at this time, however police are concerned due to the changing weather, the child’s age, and the length of time he has been missing. Anyone with information regarding Kim’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Bellevue Police by calling 911 or 425-577-5656.

Photo of Kim. NOTE: Kim was not wearing glasses at the time of his disappearance.