16-year-old sex trafficking victim recovered after reaching out for help

Detectives arrested two men on investigation of Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor after the victim reached out for help. 37-year-old Michael Ulrich of Mountlake Terrace and 50-year-old Quentin Hamilton of Seattle were arrested at a Bellevue hotel after the victim contacted the nonprofit “Jesus Loves the Track,” saying she was in danger and wanted help. 

The victim said the men forced her to take drugs and asked her to perform prostitution dates for pay.  “Jesus Loves the Track” builds relationships with women who work in the sex industry, some being victims of human trafficking, by connecting them with resources and providing food, shelter, and other supplies.

With the help of “Jesus Loves the Track,” officers located the victim hiding outside the hotel and got her medical attention. Through further investigation, detectives located and arrested Ulrich as he entered his car.  Hamilton was captured as he fled through the hotel room’s balcony and scaled down the side of the building. 

“We are committed to helping any victim of sex trafficking and are determined to track down and arrest the perpetrators,” said Captain Shelby Shearer. “Our detectives received this tip late in the evening as they were heading home. They dropped everything to meet the victim and make sure she received the help she wanted,” Shearer added. 

After serving a search warrant on the hotel room, detectives found nearly 75 grams of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, narcotics, at least 300 pounds of copper wire, and ID theft materials.

“We appreciate the trust our partners place in us and will continue to work with them to help eliminate sex trafficking. We want all victims to know that we are here to help,” Shearer stated.

Bellevue Vice detectives have recovered five juvenile sex trafficking victims in the past six weeks.

Both suspects have been charged Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, two counts of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and Identity Theft in the Second Degree.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human sex or labor trafficking, you are encouraged to contact Bellevue Police at ViceHT@bellevuewa.gov. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Case # 21-3396

Select crime reports for January 11-17

January 11

 TIME

00: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

2900 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1668

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that she had failed to Lawfully Transfer Title after purchase.  She was advised she’d be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

01: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

11400 Blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1684

 
 NARRATIVE

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

 TIME

01: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

120th Ave NE @ NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1683

 NARRATIVE

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

 TIME

01: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37t St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1688

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect’s title was canceled. The suspect was advised he’d be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

02: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle/Drugs/Burglary Tools

 LOCATION

13100 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1694

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation for No License Plate on a vehicle and determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Seattle. The suspect was arrested, and both occupants admitted that they knew the vehicle was stolen and were keeping it because the registered owner owed them money. A consent search netted suspected drugs and burglary tool evidence. The suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5300 Blk 154th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1698

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had assaulted his girlfriend while arguing with her, and that he had taken her cell phone away from her as she was trying to call Police. The suspect fled the residence before police arrived.  A perimeter was set, and a K9 officer and his partner initiated a track and located the suspect hiding a short distance away from.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

*5: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery/Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

100 Blk 105th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-1702

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had assaulted his girlfriend while arguing with her causing injury and had taken her wallet without permission. The suspect fled the residence before police arrived.  A perimeter was set, and a K9 officer and his partner initiated a track and located the suspect hiding in a garage of condos. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

07: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Lk Washington Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1707

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was reported to be in a verbal disturbance with the victim, and there was a no-contact order between both subjects.  The suspect fled before police arrived and could not be located. Charges were filed for violation of a court order.

 TIME

20: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1821

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim contacted her ex-boyfriend and was in a mental health crisis.  Officers arrived and transported her to the hospital.

 TIME

23: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Lk Wash Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1840

 NARRATIVE

A victim texted an officer that a former boyfriend was violating a no-contact order and was on her boat with her.  Officers arrived and located the suspect at the location in violation of the order. The suspect was booked into jail.

 January 12

 TIME

01: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Mail Theft

 LOCATION

100 Blk 109th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1845

 NARRATIVE

Suspects drove through the neighborhood, stealing mail from over 10 victims and were followed by a neighbor who had observed the thefts and called 911.  The suspects were stopped and later admitted to stealing mail.  The suspects confessed they had concealed the mail under the cloth of the child seat where the suspect’s one-year-old child was sleeping.  CPS was notified, and charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

05: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary

 LOCATION

13100 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1864

 NARRATIVE

A manager arrived at work and found the suspect inside of the business lying on the couch with the business’ mail and electronics stashed in a bag near him.  The suspect left the business with a bag of electronics after being confronted by the manager. A responding officer located the suspect walking away.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Follow up / Eluding

 LOCATION

11200 Blk SE 32nd LN

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1815

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to suspicious circumstances when a caller reported an unknown vehicle was parked in his driveway.  The vehicle’s plate was provided and matched the suspect vehicle that eluded 3rd shift officers last night.  The vehicle was unoccupied.  The investigation revealed the two occupants pulled into the driveway and dumped the vehicle within five minutes of eluding officers.  The vehicle was recovered and towed to the station to await the service of a warrant.

 TIME

18: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Recovered Stolen

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1995

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole items from the store and then ran to a stolen vehicle.  The suspect dumped the stolen merchandise and fled on foot just before officers located the vehicle in the lot. Officers recovered the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic

 LOCATION

400 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2021

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the driver for driving with a suspended license and discovered 11.2 grams of suspected methamphetamines following a search.  The driver gave consent to search the vehicle, and officers located an unreported stolen firearm.  The firearm was unlawfully possessed by the suspect, who was determined to be a convicted felon.  He was booked into jail.

 January 13

 TIME

01: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2073

 NARRATIVE

Officers detained the suspect after seeing suspected paraphernalia in the parked vehicle. When directed to exit the vehicle, the driver attempted to get rid of evidence by throwing it under his vehicle. Officers located suspected Percocet pills. Charges were filed with the prosecutor.

 January 14

 TIME

23: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

12700 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2456

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported a suspect had broken out his front passenger window and threw his belongings out of his vehicle.  The victim located the suspect asleep inside his sleeping bag in the back of the SUV. The suspect admitted to breaking into the vehicle and stated she threw items out of vehicle to make room.  She was booked into jail.

 January 15

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Involuntary Commitment

 LOCATION

148th Ave NE / NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2551

 
 NARRATIVE

Throughout the day, officers from both Bellevue and Redmond PDs were dispatched to check the welfare of a subject acting erratic and possibly under the influence of narcotics.  The subject, who is well known by officers, was contacted several times, but no crime could be established.  Eventually, at about 3:30 pm, officers once again responded to the same subject and determined he did meet Involuntary Commitment criteria. He was detained and transported to the hospital.

 TIME

22: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Attempted Robbery 1

 LOCATION

1900 Blk 124th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2621

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect approached a shop with a gun in hand and pulled on the door 10 minutes prior to closing. The staff had already locked the front door as they cleaned up. The suspect ran away northbound after being unable to gain access.

January 16

 TIME

02: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

400 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2643

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect came to a stop at the intersection of NE 4th and 112th Ave NE and stopped facing the wrong direction /wrong lanes of travel for a stoplight.  Following a field sobriety test, the subject was arrested for DUI.  She was booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Assault

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2724

 
 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention contacted a suspect for shoplifting. The merchandise was returned, but the suspect assaulted the LP agent and fled the scene. Officers checked the area with did not locate the suspect.

 January 17

 TIME

16: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2727

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole $1200 in merchandise from the store.   When he was contacted by loss prevention, he discarded the merchandise and fled on foot.  Loss prevention chased after the suspect, who displayed a knife, and told them to stop following.  The suspect was located and detained by PD without incident.  The suspect was also found in possession of suspected paraphernalia.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5200 Blk 119th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2917

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that while arguing with her husband, the female suspect kicked him in the chest, causing pain. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2922

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect had multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest out of several jurisdictions. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

156th Ave NE @ NE 4th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-2923

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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.

 

Selected crime reports for January 4-10

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.

January 4

 TIME

08: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

12300 Blk Northup Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-456

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) removed plywood barriers from the entrance and entered an office building that is being remodeled.  Construction equipment was stolen.

 TIME

13: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-497

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a theft that just occurred.  The suspect was gone before the officers arrived.  Once on scene, the officers investigated and discovered a known suspect had entered the store and stolen $1,200 of merchandise.  As the suspect was leaving, he was seen entering the driver’s seat of a black car.  A further investigation revealed the vehicle was an unreported stolen. The vehicle and suspect are both outstanding.

 January 5

 TIME

06: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

10500 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-612

 
 NARRATIVE

A Subject who was previously trespassed returned to the property.

 TIME

08: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief/Attempt Burglary

 LOCATION

12500 Blk NE Spring Blvd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-627

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) cut a chain that is used to secure large roll doors. It does not appear anyone made entry, and nothing was taken.

 TIME

21: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

100 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-746

 NARRATIVE

The suspect got into an argument with his cousin over car keys. The suspect retrieved a can of pepper spray from his room and sprayed his cousin and aunt in the eyes.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 6

 TIME

01: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

WSP Assist

 LOCATION

17400 Blk Lakemont Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-764

 NARRATIVE

Troopers observed a stolen vehicle driving by and initiated a pursuit involving four troopers.  As Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect fired two rounds, striking the trooper’s vehicle in the front push bar and in the upper passenger side windshield.  The suspect exited the vehicle southbound on Lakemont Blvd SE and fired again at troopers.  The Troopers utilized bean bags to take the suspect into custody after his firearm jammed.  As WSP investigated scene, Troopers requested BPD to assist with the road closure.  No Troopers were injured.

 TIME

04: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

4600 Blk 164th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-774

 NARRATIVE

The victim refused to get water for the suspect.  The suspect became upset and threw items she was able to quickly grab at the victim.  The third item was a knife and struck the victim in the neck, leaving a laceration to his neck below his chin.  The suspect fled on foot and returned to scene after a phone call.  She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

EB I90 to Lakemont BLVD SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-941

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was driving with a suspended license. Officers discovered that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed warrant out of SPD for DUI in the amount of $50,000. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 7

 TIME

01: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

Northup Way @ 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-956

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation, Failing to Yield. The officer followed the slow-moving suspect vehicle multiple blocks before the suspect driver finally stopped. Upon contact, the investigating officer determined that the suspect was obviously impaired and heavily intoxicated. Following a DUI investigation, the suspect was arrested and processed for DUI.

 TIME

08: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

700 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-976

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect returned to the property after having been previously trespassed.  The subject was advised that charges will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

13: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 158th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1027

 
 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s vehicle that was parked in front of the hotel. The keys were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.

 TIME

12: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

12800 Blk SE 32nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1018

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted two subjects camping on PSE property. The investigation revealed there was an active trespass order for both subjects. The subjects were removed, and charges were filed for both subjects.

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Sex Assault

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1063

 NARRATIVE

An officer contacted an adult female victim via phone regarding a sexual assault. The assault was made known during a counseling session with a victim advocate. The victim alleged that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her during a date in 2017.  The case was referred to detectives.

 TIME

21: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Investigation

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Lk WA Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1116

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a confirmed, possibly occupied stolen vehicle and initiated a high-risk stop.  The vehicle was clear, and no suspects were located. The vehicle was processed and released to the registered owner.

 TIME

22: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant/Drugs

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1124

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a social contact.  The suspect voluntarily provided information and the officer determined that the suspect had an outstanding warrant out of Redmond PD for MAL Mischief DV. The suspect was arrested, and upon being searched, officers found a small amount of suspected Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia on his person. The suspect was released into the custody of Redmond PD.

 January 8

 TIME

01: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1900 Blk 146th PL SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1148

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had violently assaulted his girlfriend by choking her during an argument. The victim had injuries consistent with the claims of assault. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

01: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Involuntary Commitment

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1138

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to an assault report but could not locate a victim. While checking the outside perimeter of the business, officers located a heavily intoxicated suspect (suspect one) screaming for help and stuck in some bushes. The officer determined that while in the business, suspect one got into a fight with a second suspect because the second suspect was jealous of a third suspect. OFC’s assisted the first suspect with obtaining her bags, and due to her behavior and high level of intoxication, she was taken into protective custody.  While assisting her with her bags, officers observed a large amount of wadded up cash and condoms within her purse.  Suspecting criminal activity, the officer discovered that all three suspects had extensive criminal histories.  Suspects two and three could not be located. The case was transferred to detectives.

 TIME

01: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant/Obstructing Arrest

 LOCATION

SE 1st St @ Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1153

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for investigation of a felony warrant. The investigation determined that driver had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of DOC for Robbery 1. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14400 Blk SE 15th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1233

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim and suspect, roommates, were in a verbal argument when the suspect intentionally spat onto the victim’s face.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1302

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a theft that just occurred and located the suspect near the business and detained him for investigation of theft. The suspect was released when probable cause couldn’t be established; however, working with the business and investigating further, the officer was able to locate the stolen property hidden by the suspect and establish probable cause to arrest. The suspect could then not be located.  The suspect will be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

22: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

12500 Blk Coal Creek Pkwy SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1310

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1325

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a theft that just occurred and determined that the suspect had concealed items on her person and fled the business. Responding officers located the suspect nearby, and she was detained without incident. She was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

23: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1327

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during a social. While conversing with the suspect, the officer observed suspected illegal drug paraphernalia within plain view inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 January 9

 TIME

00: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

157th Ave NE @ NE 1st St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1337

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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

00: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

NE 10th St @ 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1339

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect failed to lawfully transfer the car’s title after purchasing it. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

01: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1357

 
 NARRATIVE

While addressing a 50-60 vehicle Club Car, A traffic officer located an occupied stolen vehicle.  Following a high-risk stop, the officer was able to take the suspect into custody and book him in jail.

 TIME

02: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

13900 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1365

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a suspicious subject knocking on the door. When they arrived, officers contacted an extremely intoxicated suspect who appeared to be lost and unable to find his apartment. The officer determined that the suspect had multiple, outstanding, confirmed MISD Warrants out of Bellevue and Seattle PD for DUI and Violation of Biological Interlock Device. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1369

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and observed that the suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to alcohol consumption and driving. Following a DUI investigation, the suspect was arrested and processed for DUI. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

9000 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1373

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had slapped his girlfriend while arguing with her and causing her pain. Officers observed marks on the victim coinciding with her statements. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery / Felony Harassment

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1429

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an assault in progress involving a customer and a clerk. As officers arrived, the suspect was leaving the store. An officer contacted the suspect, but he refused to comply, and he made threats to shoot the officer. Additional officers arrived on scene, to assist with the apprehension. Multiple officers worked to take the suspect into custody.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

Lk WA Blvd SE / SE 60th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1452

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a moving occupied stolen vehicle.  He followed the vehicle into a parking lot, where the driver gave up and put his hands out the window.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

K9 Assist Official Agency Kirkland PD

 LOCATION

10000 Blk NE 142nd Pl Kirkland

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1106

 
 NARRATIVE

A BPD K9 officer and his partner responded to assist Kirkland Police with a fleeing suspect who was involved in a Violation of NCO DV and Assault of a protected victim. The K9 tracked the suspect a short way from the location, most likely indicating that the suspect left in a vehicle. The suspect was located by police a short while later at his father’s residence, taken into custody, and confirmed leaving the original scene in a vehicle.

 TIME

21: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs Arrest

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1486

 
 NARRATIVE

A witness flagged down the officer after observing the suspect stealing merchandise from within the store. Suspect detained for investigation of Theft. Investigating officers discovered a baggy of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested, and a subsequent search produced the f stolen merchandise from the business. The suspect was trespassed from the location and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

22: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1493

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and discovered the suspect was in violation of multiple criminal Traffic Laws. The suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

23: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

800 Blk 108th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1506

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance involving a knife. After arriving, the officers determined that while arguing with her ex-boyfriend about finances, the suspect slapped him in the face and threatened him with a knife. She was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 10

 TIME

00: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant/Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

LK Hills Connector @ Richards Road

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1518

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspects for a traffic violation and determined that suspect one was in violation of multiple Criminal Traffic Laws. Further, suspect two attempted to leave the location of the stop; however, before she could do so, officers observed drug paraphernalia near the location she was sitting within the vehicle in plain view. Suspect two was detained without incident, and officers then determined that she had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of DOC for Escape Community Custody. Suspect one was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date for his Criminal Traffic Violations.

 TIME

09: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

900 Blk 111th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1548

 
 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect burglarized the leasing office.

 TIME

13: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 28th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1574

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the hotel regarding a DV in progress involving a knife. Officers contacted a male victim and a female suspect near the hotel room. Investigation revealed the victim (boyfriend) was attempting to leave when the suspect (girlfriend) attempted to prevent him from leaving by brandishing a kitchen knife.  A physical struggle occurred between the subjects as the victim attempted to remove the knife from the suspect, resulting in multiple minor lacerations on the victim’s hands. The female was arrested without incident and transported to KCJ for booking. The victim was medically cleared at the scene.

 TIME

20: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

10300 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-1638

 NARRATIVE

Officers made a pro-active plan to take the felony warrant suspect into custody.  Officers conducted a risk assessment and created a contingency plan, then contacted the suspect at her residence and took her into custody without incident. The suspect was transported and booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

148th Ave NE @ Main ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1662

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was driving with a suspended license and in violation of Biological Ignition Interlock requirements. The suspect was advised she would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

23: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-1665

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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.

 

Suspected sex trafficker arrested; 16-year-old girl recovered

Bellevue detectives busted a 19-year-old man suspected of trafficking a 16-year-old . Between December 30, 2020, and January 1, 2021, investigators say Keith Sims transported his extremely vulnerable family member to a hotel in Bellevue for an hour-long, $400 prostitution date. The date, however, was with an undercover police detective.

Evidence confiscated during the arrest

Investigators watched as Sims dropped the 16-year-old off in the hotel parking lot, waited until she was inside, then drove to a nearby empty parking lot and shut off the car. Officers contacted Sims during the investigation and found more than $1800 in cash on his person, $2307 cash in the car, and a 9mm semi-automatic firearm.

Sims was arrested, and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges of Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree, and Misdemeanor Violation of a Sexual Assault Protection Order. Sims remains in the King County Jail on $250,000 bail.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human sex or labor trafficking, you are encouraged to contact Bellevue Police at ViceHT@bellevuewa.gov. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Selected crime reports for December 28-January 3

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.

December 28

 TIME

09: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

200 Blk 111th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59565

 NARRATIVE

A disturbance was called in by a neighbor. When officers arrived, they heard a woman screaming, “get off me, get off me.” A male inside yelled back. Officers knocked/announced and pushed open the partially open front door.  Officers saw the male standing over the female, grabbing her arm with his left hand, and his right hand was cocked back in a striking position. The male was detained without incident. During the investigation, the male admitted to pushing the female down, grabbing her arm, and standing over her.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Child Sexual Offense

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59590

 NARRATIVE

A sixteen-year-old female reported she was sexually assaulted by a neighbor 8-10 years ago.  The case was forwarded to investigations.

 TIME

14: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59571

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect used a credit card belonging to another person to purchase a phone and drone. This card was also used approximately an hour earlier to purchase a drone from the same location by another unidentified person. An off-duty officer contacted the suspect in the parking lot, and a search following the arrest netted THREE additional credit cards belonging to other people. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

20: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft Arrest

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59665

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a shoplifter in custody and determined that the suspect was observed by loss prevention concealing items on his person and attempting to leave the business without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspect was arrested, the stolen merchandise was returned to business, and the suspect was trespassed from the mall.  He was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

21: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Attempted Car Theft Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59672

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car prowl that had just occurred and determined that the suspect was caught by the victim attempting to steal the victim’s vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee the area and was chased down and subdued by the victim. Evidence located on the suspect and within the victim’s vehicle corroborated the victim’s account. The suspect was arrested and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

21: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59680

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to assist the Bellevue Fire Department. Upon arrival, the suspect was medically cleared by BFD Aid, and officers determined that the suspect had multiple outstanding, confirmed Bellevue Warrants for Theft. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

K9 Agency Assist Kirkland PD

 LOCATION

700 Blk 4th St W, Kirkland

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59684

 
 NARRATIVE

BPD K9 responded to Kirkland for a car prowl that just occurred. The K9 officer and his partner initiated a track for the suspect and located evidence hidden nearby; however, they lost track of the suspect soon thereafter.

 TIME

20: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

800 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59419

 NARRATIVE

A suspect had reported his wife was missing last night. The wife contacted police and stated she had left after her husband had pushed her and hit her in the nose.  Charges were filed with the prosecutor for DV Assault 4.

 December 29

 TIME

21: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Felony DOC Warrant

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59832/20-59843

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a Social Contact. The suspect voluntarily provided his information. The officer determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed Felony Department of Corrections warrant for Assault 3. The suspect was arrested, and while searching the suspect, officers discovered suspected (11) Percocets and drug paraphernalia on his person. The suspect was booked into jail.

 December 30

 TIME

19: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Strong Arm Robbery / Assault

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59950

 NARRATIVE

One of four suspects punched a victim in the face numerous times, stealing a chain off his neck after the victim attempted to get the four suspects to stop harassing another female at the location.  The suspects fled the scene and were later detained by officers in the garage.  One suspect was arrested for obstructing, and another was arrested and booked for Robbery 2.

 TIME

21: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Eluding l Reckless Endangerment

 LOCATION

NE 40th @ 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59961

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers initiated a traffic stop on the suspect driver for a criminal traffic violation; however, the suspect failed to yield and attempted to elude officers. The officers disengaged from the stop and observed the suspect drive into a dead end. The officers located the suspect’s vehicle and observed the suspect flee on foot from the area, disregarding lawful commands to stop. The officers observed that the suspect driver had (2) passengers in the vehicle, who were detained without incident. Both passengers identified and verbally identified the suspect driver. Officers determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of DOC for Assault 3. A perimeter was set, and a K9 officer and his partner conducted an extensive track; however, they lost the scent. The suspect was summoned in the mail with a court date.

 December 31

 TIME

21: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5300 Blk Village Park Dr

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-60121

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect got into a physical fight with his son, and the son sustained scratches to his face. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 1

 TIME

00: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

False Reporting

 LOCATION

16500 Blk SE 43rd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-14

 NARRATIVE

A suspect called about fireworks in the area, and he repeatedly called every few minutes until officers arrived. Each time, the suspect would say the situation was getting worse, that the fireworks were getting “aggressive”. Officer responded and found nothing. The suspect did not like that and started calling back over and over, stating that people were getting shot and that he was also shot. Officers responded again and found nothing. When contacted, the suspect denied the statements; however, when listening to the 911 recording, the suspect can clearly be heard making the allegations.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Questionable Circumstances/Assault

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-74

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to an assault investigation at a care facility and was told a patient was possibly pushed to the ground by staff and suffered a laceration to his head.  Initial interviews were conducted, and it appears the patient may have fallen.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Misdemeanor Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

NE 4th St @ I405, 11425 NE 4th  St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-132

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a subject blocking traffic by standing in the middle of the road. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect blocking traffic, contacted him, and determined that the suspect had outstanding, confirmed MISD Warrants totaling $15,000. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 January 2

 TIME

01: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant/Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

SE Eastgate Way @ 156th Ave SE WB I90 Ramp

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-159

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was driving with a suspended license. The officer also discovered that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed Felony DOC Warrant for Escape Community Custody. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief/Mental Health

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-255

 
 NARRATIVE

Throughout the day, officers from multiple shifts responded to the area for a male subject who was acting erratic and causing disturbances.  Each time the officers arrived, the subject was gone and could not be located.  At approximately 4:30 pm, officers responded once again after security said the same subject was now in possession of a baseball bat and damaging property.  Officers arrived and located the subject nearby, where he was detained without incident.  After their investigation, officers established probable cause for malicious mischief, and the subject was arrested.  While interviewing the subject, it was determined he was in a mental health crisis.  He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

18: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-271

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim called 911 reporting that her ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment and then left on foot. The victim told responding officers that she returned from the apartment complex laundry room to find her ex-boyfriend inside her apartment. She told him to leave and stated he told her he was “going to hire someone to take her out.” When the suspect walked outside the apartment, she closed and locked the door. The suspect then kicked the door open and grabbed his own backpack and ran away when she called 911. The case was forwarded to King County Prosecutor.

 January 3

 TIME

03: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-320

 NARRATIVE

An officer observed a vehicle driving on the roadway with a nonfunctioning headlight.  The officer determined the driver was driving with a suspended license and the female passenger had a DUI Warrant. The female was arrested and booked on a DUI warrant.

 TIME

04: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary

 LOCATION

3700 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-323

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect arrived at a gas station in a white older model vehicle and smashed a window using a large concrete stone.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

900 Blk 111th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-0337

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect assaulted his girlfriend in an elevator at the apartment building.  When an unrelated resident observed the victim’s head being repeatedly slammed into the elevator wall, she entered the elevator to help.  The resident rode the elevator to the 3rd floor and yanked the victim out.  The suspect exited the elevator and assaulted the resident by smashing a ceramic vase over her head and stomping on her head with his foot as she lay injured on the ground.  Employees were able to get the victims away from the suspect.  The suspect was cornered in a stairwell by arriving officers.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail on charges of Assault 2, Assault 3, Assault 4 DV, and Malicious Mischief 3.

 TIME

23: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs / Warrants

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

21-428

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer conducted a traffic stop with two people inside. One suspect was arrested for several warrants out of Bothell PD.  She was taken into custody and transported to Bothell.  The other suspect was arrested for suspected drug possession.  She was found to be in possession of 9 suspect Percocet Pills, 30 Fentanyl Pills, and 1.7g meth.  Suspect two was booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for December 21-27

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.

December 21

 TIME

14: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Hit & Run

 LOCATION

East Link Railyard

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58651

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject crashed into an electric pole inside the East Link Railyard.  After his vehicle became disabled from the collision, he decided to flee on foot.  An officer stopped the subject as he ran eastbound towards 120th Ave NE.  The subject fled by jumping over a fence with barbwire lining the top.  The subject was later located, arrested, and received treatment at the hospital for cuts from the barbed wire fence.  He was booked into jail for Hit & Run, Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Driving With License Suspended.

Additionally, an inventory search of the vehicle was conducted prior to locating the subject.  A firearm and suspected drug paraphernalia were seen in the vehicle.  The vehicle was seized and transported to the station for the application of a search warrant.  Felony charges could be pending depending on the outcome of the search warrant.

 TIME

20: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Traffic/Obstructing

 LOCATION

2700 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58725

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a subject for driving in dark & heavy rain without headlights and a rear bumper dangling from the vehicle.  Upon contact, the officer had reasonable suspicion for DUI and ordered the suspect to exit the vehicle to further investigate safely. The suspect refused to exit the vehicle or talk and initially would not comply until officers opened the door. The subject got out of the vehicle without a use of force. After further investigation, the subject was arrested and released at the scene.  He will be summoned for obstruction, and a citation was issued for traffic infractions.

 TIME

20: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58726

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject called 911 in distress.  Officers responded, and he was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

23: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 158th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58739

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a disturbance in progress, and after contacting the subjects in the room, the investigating officer determined that no domestic violence relationship or assault had taken place; however, the suspect had willfully damaged the hotel room. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 December 22

 TIME

01: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

K9 Assist Official Agency Bothell PD

 LOCATION

17900 Blk Bothell Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58744

 
 NARRATIVE

K9 Officer GHOST responded to assist Bothell PD with a Car Prowl in progress. The suspect was last seen fleeing from the crime scene into a wooded ravine nearby. After the perimeter was set and Officer GHOST and his partner initiated an extensive track but lost the suspect’s scent.

 TIME

17: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud

 LOCATION

13800 Blk SE 62nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58863

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim reported that over the last several months, she has been following a businessman on GTV and invested $360,000 for stock options through an unknown person.  She never received her options and suspects fraud.

 TIME

18: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

700 Blk 96th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58880

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s residence via a window and stole $10,000 in cash from the master bedroom. There have been several burglaries in this area recently.

 TIME

19: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Sex Offense

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-5877

 NARRATIVE

A victim reported that approximately 4-years ago, she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male suspect at the above location.  The case was forwarded to Investigations.

 TIME

18: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Warrants

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58866

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise and fled the scene in a vehicle.  A motor officer conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle for multiple traffic offenses prior to information about the theft being broadcast. The suspect was detained and arrested for the theft, as well as numerous misdemeanor warrants out of Renton and Tukwila PD.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft /Obstructing

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58888

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a shoplifter in custody and were advised by loss prevention agents that the suspect had concealed store items on his person and attempted to leave the property without paying. The suspect was arrested and summoned with a court date.

 TIME

22: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

500 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58893

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a strong-arm robbery that just occurred. The victim reported that her shopping bag had been taken from her by force, which contained her wallet, keys, and her pet Kitty Cat. The victim reported that the suspects were last seen southbound on Bellevue Way to eastbound NE 4th St, but they could not be located. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

23: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Firearm/Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

112th Ave NE @ NE 3rd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58895

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect in connection with a robbery investigation. One suspect was found to be in possession of a confirmed, stolen handgun out of Moses Lake PD. Another suspect was driving with a suspended license. Suspect one was arrested.  Suspect two was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

December 23

 TIME

00: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact Order DV/Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

100 Blk 108th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58906

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a Violation NCO DV in progress. The responding officers recognized the suspect and victim. The victim was contacted downstairs and confirmed unharmed. The victim gave officers consent to enter her apartment.  The arrest team contacted the suspect inside the victim’s residence. He was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

05: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft Investigation

 LOCATION

600 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58913

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a Car theft report and determined that unknown suspect(s) had stolen the vehicle from the business parking lot.

 TIME

17: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Drug Paraphernalia

 LOCATION

100 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59011

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise then fled the scene.  When confronted by loss prevention, he struggled with them.  An off-duty BPD officer was on scene and assisted with detaining the suspect. The suspect was arrested and had an extensive criminal history.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59037

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise and was detained by loss prevention.  A responding BPD officer arrested the suspect, and he was released after being advised he’d receive a summons and court date in the mail.

 TIME

21: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59048

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole over $1100 worth of merchandise and was stopped by loss prevention.  A responding BPD officer arrested the suspect, and she was released after being advised he’d receive a summons and court date in the mail.

 TIME

18: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

450 110 AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15406

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was arrested by Bothell PD and had over $13,000 in Bellevue Warrants.  A meet was set up, and the suspect was taken into custody and transported to jail.

 TIME

15: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

ERPO Service

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 115th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59150

 NARRATIVE

Officers were requested to serve an Extreme Risk Protection Order to a subject who had threatened staff at a hospital in Seattle.  After researching the subject to mitigate everyone’s safety risk, the order was served.  During the contact, the subject disclosed the location of numerous magazines, ammunition, firearm accessories, and partially built firearms.  The items were seized without incident, and the order was served.

 TIME

18: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass / Obstructing

 LOCATION

800 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59170

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was causing a scene and loitering at the above location, attempting to sell gift cards to customers.  The suspect refused to leave.  An officer arrived on scene and told the suspect to leave and trespassed him.  The suspect said he would return after police left.  The officer responded to another call, and when he returned, the suspect was back on the property trying to sell gift cards. The suspect then failed to initially comply when contacted, which resulted in an obstructing charge.  The suspect was arrested, interviewed, and released via summons.  Charges were filed.

 TIME

22: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Rape

 LOCATION

134th Ave NE / NE 24th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59208

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that a suspect she met online months ago sexually assaulted her as she went for a walk. The investigation is ongoing.

 December 25

 TIME

00: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 43rd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59211

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in progress between an ex-boyfriend/suspect and an ex-girlfriend/victim. The suspect alleged the victim was cheating on him, and a verbal argument began. During this argument, the suspect slapped the victim and forced the victim out of the residence. The officer corroborated the statements with the evidence and arrested the male. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

07: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59231

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) broke the rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle and stole medication, jewelry, clothes, Christmas presents, tools, and other items inside the vehicle (total value $5,000).

 TIME

13: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

4600 Blk 150th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59257

 
 NARRATIVE

A husband and wife were involved in a physical altercation, causing the victim pain. The husband was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

3700 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59277

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was found prying the vacuum machine to steal money, damaging the units.  Officers arrived on-scene and observed the suspect in the commission of the crime.  He was detained and arrested without incident. The money was recovered, and the damage was noted.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Discharge of Firearm / Domestic Disturbance / Obstructing

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE 63rd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59282

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim called to report that her boyfriend had discharged his firearm in the house.  The female and 17-year-old daughter hid in the residence, then fled when police arrived. The victim was uncooperative and left the scene when told not to.  She was intoxicated and gave false information regarding the incident. The male party was compliant and sober.  It was determined that after an argument earlier, the male was going to leave for the night and went to retrieve his firearm from the safe when he accidentally discharged it into the safe wall, which contained the round. The female was released at the scene and will be summoned.  The male left for the night, and the daughter stayed with a friend.

 December 26

 TIME

06: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1100 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59318

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspects broke the glass entry door and stole multiple bottles of alcohol.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

07: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 98th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59323

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim left her car unlocked and keys in the vehicle.  Unknown suspect(s) stole her 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee overnight from the driveway.

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

2300 Blk 121st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59359

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the residence for an audible alarm activation.  Upon arrival, officers located signs of forced entry to a rear sliding door.  Additional officers arrived to assist, and after clearing the residence and finding no suspects, an investigation was conducted. At the time of this report, it appears the unknown suspect(s) were scared off by the alarm activation and never actually made entry.  The investigation is on-going.

 TIME

21: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

300 Blk 105th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59415

 NARRATIVE

A disturbance was called in at the above address for an unknown female who was screaming in the neighborhood and trespassing in the victim’s backyard.  The suspect refused to leave the area and was subsequently arrested.

 TIME

21: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Missing Person

 LOCATION

800 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59419

 
 NARRATIVE

A husband reported his wife was missing. During the investigation, officers learned the wife had an argument with the husband that morning. The wife gathered a few clothes and left for a friend’s house in her car.

 December 27

 TIME

08: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

11900 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-59326

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass entry door and stole several packs of cigarettes.

 

Select crime reports for December 14-20

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.

December 14

 TIME

00: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

2300 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57432

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a suspicious circumstance and determined that the suspect had smashed out a window to the business with a large rock. Officers located the suspect a short distance away from the business and detained him. An independent witness on scene identified the suspect. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57442

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation. The suspect was a passenger in the vehicle and voluntarily provided his information. The officer determined that the suspect had an outstanding, confirmed felony warrant out of the Department of Corrections.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

100 Blk 108th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57449

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic violence theft and recognized the subject of the disturbance. He had a valid No Contact Order. The victim was not assaulted during the disturbance before the suspect left the residence. An area check was unable to locate the suspect.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 160th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57498

 NARRATIVE

Officers initially responded to the area after security at the location called to report a suspicious male.  The unknown male was shirtless and was acting erratically.  Officers arrived on scene, briefly saw the male, and then lost sight of him.  While conducting an area check, officers were notified by NORCOM the male had just stolen a woman’s cell phone from her purse and was last seen running south through the parking lot.  Officers arrived quickly, but the suspect had fled and could not be located by assisting units.

 TIME

12: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

16200 Blk SE 31st St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57502

 NARRATIVE

While officers were investigating the incident listed above, they were notified of a recently stolen vehicle nearby.  Officers responded and learned the victim had left their vehicle running in the driveway to warm up.  When the victim returned, their vehicle was gone.  This residence was located in the proximity and general direction of where the suspect mentioned above was last seen running.  Security video from the residence was located.  Officers are investigating if the suspects are the same. The investigation is ongoing.

 December 15

 TIME

16: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 4th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57690

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a call from the manager about a male (suspect) who was refusing to leave.  Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect had been asked to leave numerous times by employees and refused.  The suspect had subsequently locked himself in a bathroom.  Officers attempted contact with the suspect and gave him numerous warnings to leave.  After approximately 30 minutes, officers entered the bathroom and arrested the suspect without incident.  Based on the strong likelihood of reoccurrence, the suspect was transported to jail and booked for the offense.

 TIME

17: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

15600 Blk SE 12th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57696

 NARRATIVE

A suspect was seen on video stealing a vehicle.

 TIME

19: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

10300 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57710

 
 NARRATIVE

A female called 911 and advised her boyfriend had put his hands on her.  Her line then disconnected.  Units responded to the location and were unable to contact the female.  There was no answer at the door, and noises could be heard inside. Upon entry, officers didn’t locate anyone but saw broken glass and blood throughout the bathroom. The female refused to answer her phone after several more calls.

 TIME

20: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/ Agency Assist

 LOCATION

12500 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57719

 NARRATIVE

Officers assisted Issaquah PD and took the suspects into custody for theft after an incident in Factoria.  The suspects were booked into the Issaquah Jail.

 December 16

 TIME

20: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

3000 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57880

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was banging on the victim’s door and stepped inside the victim’s threshold, threatening to fight him.  This occurred in front of two female children who had come to the door.  The victim punched the suspect in the jaw, and the suspect fell to the ground suffering an abrasion to the back of his head. The suspect was transported to the hospital. The victim expressed remorse for hitting the suspect so hard and declined to pursue charges.

 TIME

20: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57881

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect entered the store and collected over 100 items valued at $2,885.63 into a reusable tote and exited the store without paying. The victim working as a loss prevention officer contacted the suspect who became noncompliant to verbal commands.  The victim attempted to escort the suspect towards the loss prevention office, and a struggle ensued, during which the suspect bent the victim’s finger to the back of his hand and took away his handcuffs. The suspect became complaint when police arrived.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 December 17

 TIME

08: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Found Child

 LOCATION

14700 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57948

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party was driving along NE 8th St when she saw vehicles driving around a 2-year-old child that was wandering in the roadway. The driver stopped and picked up the child and relocated to a nearby story to call 911.  Officers responded and learned the child might live in a nearby complex.  Officers checked the apartment, which had an open garage door, but no answer.  A short time later, the father appeared and said he had left the 2-year-old with their 14-year-old daughter while he was getting an oil change.

 TIME

17: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 1; Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1500 Blk SE 14th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58050

 
 NARRATIVE

A caller reported being pistol-whipped inside her friend’s apartment by a man. The suspect also assaulted the victim’s friend. The victim left the apartment with her friend’s phone to call the police. The friend stayed behind. Officers learned the suspect and the friend are in a dating relationship. The victim did not know if her friend and the suspect were still in the apartment. Containment was set on the apartment, and there was no sign of movement inside. Negative contact by phone; no answer to PA hailing. The victim’s friend, the victim of the DV Assault, showed up and tried to walk through the perimeter to get to her apartment. She confirmed to investigating officers that something happened in the apartment, but she could not remember what that was. She had no visible injuries. Officer found her vehicle parked in the adjacent complex parking lot. The engine compartment was warm to the touch. The DV victim denied her boyfriend was involved in the incident, instead identifying another male. The DV victim offered up her front door keys and gave consent to clear the apartment. The apartment was clear.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

 TIME

20: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Bellevue Sq. / Macy’s

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58074

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers investigated a shoplift that showed the suspect selected items and passed all points of purchase without paying. The suspect was detained by an off-duty officer. The items selected qualified for felony theft. The suspect was trespassed, and charges were filed.

 December 18

 TIME

01: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58111

 NARRATIVE

An officer made a DOL check for a rolling vehicle, and police records showed the vehicle was stolen. The occupants had parked the vehicle and were exiting by the time the officer began his contact. The officer was able to detain the occupants with the assistance of cover officers. The stolen vehicle was confirmed, and the officer was able to develop probable cause for Possession Stolen Vehicle. The driver was booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

03: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

16200 Blk NE 12th Ct

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58115

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a mental health call. The subject had left the residence prior to police arriving; however, he was in the area. The officer determined the subject had an active DOC Felony warrant. The warrant was confirmed, and he was booked into jail.

 TIME

13: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58196

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a subject refusing to leave the location after creating a disturbance & accessing restricted areas. Officers arrived on scene and gave the suspect ample opportunity to leave under his own free will. The manager advised the officers that she was willing to press charges for trespass if he refused to leave. The suspect was then told he was under arrest after refusing to leave. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

13: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58195

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a robbery and discovered the arrestee had punched a loss prevention officer in the face after shoplifting. The officer was able to track down the arrestee and place him in custody without incident. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1500 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58288

 NARRATIVE

A mother contacted police to report her daughter/victim, violating the terms of a served No Contact Order DV. The victim’s mom stated that her daughter is the protected party, and her ex-boyfriend is the respondent. The victim’s mother stated that her daughter was violently assaulted recently by the suspect and that she is concerned about her safety. The victim’s mother stated that she did not know where her daughter or ex-boyfriend was going this evening. Neither the victim nor the suspect had a cell phone for contact. The district officer is investigating.

 TIME

22: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14400 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58291

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that the suspect had violently assaulted his brother during an argument. The victim had clear injuries consistent with his account of the incident. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 December 19

 TIME

13: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Impersonation

 LOCATION

4500 Blk 151st Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58388

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer took a call for service by phone regarding a male who identified himself as Bellevue Police Lieutenant to the victim. He advised her that he was calling to verify her personal information such as her name, date of birth, and social security number. He told her that she had a warrant out for her arrest. He also advised her that if she refused to provide the listed information, he would send his deputies to arrest her. The victim didn’t provide him with any of the information and immediately called the police since she believed the caller was attempting to commit fraud. The real BPD officer documented the incident in a case report and is investigating the matter.

 TIME

18: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass

 LOCATION

900 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58426

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a subject who had an active trespass from the property and determined that the subject had returned to the property a few times after being served with a trespass. Officers took him into custody without incident, and he was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

13600 Blk NE 8th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58441

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation. The suspect was exhibiting the effects of impairment due to alcohol consumption and driving. The officer initiated a DUI investigation and arrested the suspect for DUI. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 32nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58453

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that the suspect had violently assaulted his wife during an argument over finances. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58457

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to assist the Bellevue Fire Department.  BFD notified officers that the half-naked suspect was exhibiting the effects of obvious drug consumption and was lying in the middle of the road. Officers called for backup and medics stage to take the suspect into protective custody.  He was apprehended without incident and transported to the hospital.

 December 20

 TIME

02: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact Order DV

 LOCATION

100 Blk 107th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58489

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a violation NCO DV in progress, and while enroute, officers were advised that a concerned neighbor had contacted police because he recognized the suspect and knew the situation between the two. Responding officers observed the suspect flee westbound from the location, disregarding lawful commands to stop. A K9 track failed to locate the suspect.  The suspect was summoned with a court date.

 TIME

04: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary Investigation

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58490

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a commercial burglary report and saw the business’s front door window smashed in. Officers cleared the business and determined that there was most likely a significant time delay from when the burglary occurred to when it was reported. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

22: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact Order DV

 LOCATION

Main ST @ 100th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58571

 NARRATIVE

Officers located a confirmed, occupied stolen vehicle and initiated a high-risk stop. Two suspects were detained without incident. Investigating officers determined that the vehicle plates were reported stolen with the Further, officers determined that there was a served NCO DV listing the second suspect as the protected party and the first suspect as the respondent. Suspect one was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

00: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact Order DV /Obstructing/Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

14100 Blk NE 7th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58580

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a report of a disturbance in progress and located intoxicated suspects a short distance away and initiated a stop for investigation of Assault and Malicious Mischief. Probable cause was established, and the suspect was arrested. Minutes later, officers realized the suspect had played the name game and, upon discovering his true identity, learned he was in violation of a confirmed NCO DV listing another suspect as the protected party. The first suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

00: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact Order DV

 LOCATION

15400 Blk SE 20th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58583

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a violation of a NCO DV. Upon arrival, officers recognized the suspect, and he was detained without incident. Officers observed that the suspect was in violation of the distance provisions within the served NCO. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

04: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

12620 SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-58592

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a disturbance involving a gun. Upon arrival, officers contacted transient subjects and determined that no firearm was in play. Officers discovered that one of the parties of the disturbance had an outstanding, confirmed MISD Warrant out of King County for Assault in the amount of $20,000. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Vice operation recovers three juvenile sex-trafficking victims

A two-night undercover vice operation helped recover three juvenile sex-trafficking victims and connect them to immediate services. On December 16th and 17th, the Bellevue Police Department conducted the operation after seeing an increase in commercial sexual exploitation and escalated violence associated with this type of crime in King County. Bellevue detectives worked in partnership with the FBI Seattle, King County Sheriff’s Office, and the King County Prosecutor’s Office for this crime prevention operation.

In total, detectives arrested 14 males for Patronizing a Prostitute, one male for illegally possessing a firearm, one male for Human Trafficking and Promoting the Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, and one female for investigation of Promoting Prostitution. Three minor sex trafficking victims were taken into protective custody so they could access treatment and resources under our state’s recently strengthened Safe Harbor laws. Additionally, officers confiscated the loaded firearm that was illegally possessed, tasers, drug paraphernalia and cash.

“We were able to recover three minor females and get them help. One of the minors told a social worker the arrest probably saved her life,” said Captain Dave Sanabria. “Sex traffickers target the most vulnerable; children, women of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We are committed to investigating and arresting traffickers and sex buyers for the harm they cause,” Sanabria added.

Traffickers groom their victims to hide their ages and vulnerabilities from sex buyers. Sex buyers increase the demand for trafficking victims through their actions. They frequently come from privileged communities and typically cannot tell if they are buying sex from a trafficking victim.

If charged with the misdemeanor offense Patronizing a Prostitute, the City of Bellevue Prosecutor will ask the judge to order the offenders to complete a ten-week program called “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” offered through Seattle Against Slavery. This program is based on the principles of social justice and personal transformation. It is designed to help men understand their behavior and promote their own decisions to not buy sex.

During the operation, detectives also contacted numerous prostituted adults to offer them services. “We will continue to work with service providers and advocates to reduce harm and help anyone who wants to leave the life of prostitution,” explained Sanabria.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed rush felony charges of Human Trafficking in the Second Degree and Promoting the Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor in King County Superior Court against Malik Franklin, the alleged sex trafficker of two of the recovered female minors. Franklin is currently being held in the King County Jail on $200,000.00 bail. He will be arraigned on December 30, 2020.  

If you or someone you know is a victim of human sex or labor trafficking, you are encouraged to contact Bellevue Police at ViceHT@bellevuewa.gov. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Selected crime reports for December 7-13

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.

December 8

 TIME

02: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Eluding

 LOCATION

4200 Blk 154th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56444

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer attempted to complete a traffic stop for an exhaust violation, and according to BPD Records, the vehicle was stolen.  As a high-risk stop was attempted, the vehicle eluded and drove over a 4-foot embankment and fled onto I-90, then to I-405 south. Washington State Patrol assisted, but the vehicle was not located.

 

 TIME

21: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

15500 Blk 22nd Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56413

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer investigated a verbal DV between an ex-boyfriend (suspect) and ex-girlfriend (victim). The investigation revealed there was an active no-contact order restraining the suspect from contacting the victim. Based on the violation, the suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

05: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

14800 Blk SE 10th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56452

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a vehicle damaging a residential garage door. The vehicle repeatedly attempted to enter a closed garage causing damage. The driver was uncooperative and possibly impaired. Based on the evidence, the driver was arrested and processed for DUI/DRE evaluation at the time of this report.

 TIME

13: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

13200 Blk SE 36th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56347

 

 NARRATIVE

During the past two days, three vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen from the parking lot. Surveillance video was obtained, and a suspect vehicle was identified.  The total loss was $6800. 

 TIME

13: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant arrest/Drugs

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56510

 

 NARRATIVE

 A possible shoplifter was contacted in the store, and the officer determined the individual had outstanding warrants from a local agency. The warrants were confirmed and following the arrest, the officer discovered suspected narcotics. The suspect was transferred to the local agency for booking on the warrants. Drug charges are pending.

 TIME

21: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance, ADW, Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56585, 56590

 

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention reported a man punching a woman in the face. Officers located the vehicle and followed as in meandered through Factoria. The vehicle, a rental, finally pulled over in a parking lot off SE 41st Ln. A male and female were detained via a high-risk vehicle stop. After a preliminary investigation, the officer arrested the male for Assault 1 against the loss prevention officer, DV Assault 4 against the woman in the pickup, and Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver. The female was arrested on the Drug Possession with intent to deliver charge. The Drug charge was based on the number of pills and three large wads of cash seen in the cab. The pickup was impounded pending a search warrant. Both subjects were booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

600 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56396

 

 NARRATIVE

On Monday, 12-7, officers responded to the business regarding a subject panhandling outside the store. The manager asked the subject to leave. He refused and threatened to slap the manager. The subject left the area and could not be found. The primary officer established probable cause to arrest the subject for Harassment but had yet to identify him. Today, officers responded to the 10100 Blk of Main St. for a disturbance involving a subject panhandling. The subject was contacted, and the primary officer from the previous call recognized him as the subject who threatened the store manager. The subject was interviewed and admitted he threatened the manager. He was arrested without incident and booked into jail. An entry as an officer safety risk was requested due to threats made against the officers.

 TIME

21: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Lake Washington Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56584

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a domestic disturbance in progress between an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend. Recently, there have been frequent domestic disturbances between the subjects, and felony assault charges were filed on a separate case for the male. In this incident, the witness saw the male hitting the female on the houseboat. When officers arrived, the male was gone. The investigation revealed there was evidence for DV Harassment, Trespass, Malicious Mischief, and Theft. Charges were filed.

 December 9

 TIME

15: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

Bellevue Way NE/ NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56710

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a physical disturbance between a construction worker and a pedestrian. The officers located the two involved subjects. A female subject stated that as she was walking down the sidewalk in a construction zone, a construction worker approached her. She advised he began to scream at her. She responded by spitting on him (unknown if the spit struck him). He then slapped her with an open hand. She attempted to hit him back, and that was when she advised he slammed her on the ground. The male advised that the female spat on him during their argument and made racist comments towards him. He advised that the comments got under his skin and caused him to react physically. Charges for Assault in the 4th degree were filed with the prosecutor’s office against the male.

 TIME

20: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 22nd PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56768

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to assist Bellevue Fire and determined that an intoxicated suspect had fallen and injured himself while violating the provisions of a served No Contact Order DV on the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Drug Paraphernalia/Obstructing Arrest

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56775

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during a social contact and observed that the suspect’s vehicle was stalled on the NE 8th St and the I-405 overpass. The suspect was observed with suspected drug paraphernalia in plain view within vehicle. The suspect was advised that he was being detained for the drug paraphernalia, and he was booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56784

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and observed that no DV crime had occurred; however, the suspect had multiple, confirmed DV Warrants out of Pierce County Sheriff’s Office totaling over $30,000.The suspect was arrested, transported to Fife, and released into the custody of Pierce County.

 December 10

 TIME

05: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

NE 8th St @ 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56810

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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

17: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

12000 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56881

 

 NARRATIVE

Both officers responded to serve the suspect with a “No Contact Order”. Prior to their arrival, they were made aware by the Records Department that the suspect also had a felony warrant out of King County. Upon their arrival, the officers located the suspect; he was served with the order, then placed in custody for the felony warrant.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

13: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 4th degree

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56873

 

 NARRATIVE

Officer responded to a disturbance between two females, one a store employee.  The employee told officers that the suspect was screaming profanity inside the store. She stated she asked her to leave. She advised officers that the suspect responded by throwing hot deli soup at her. The suspect was arrested for Assault in the 4th degree and Criminal Trespass in the 1st degree since she had an active trespass on file for that location. She was booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 2nd degree

 LOCATION

400 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56902

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the mall and discovered two suspects shoplifted from the store after assaulting one of the Asset Protection Officers. Officers located the suspect running away from security. He gave verbal commands for him to stop, but he continued to run at him. The officer was subsequently able to safely take the suspect into custody. A female suspect was later detained down the street. The male suspect was charged with Assault in the 4th degree and Obstruction. The female was charged with Theft in the 2nd degree (shoplifting). Both suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

20: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

SB I-405 @ I-90

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56949

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect 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

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15300 Blk NE 18th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56952

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress. Before police arrived, the suspect fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction. The officers determined that while arguing with his wife, the suspect had intentionally damaged a wall within their home. The suspect was summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

22: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle / Warrant

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56964

 

 NARRATIVE

While on direct patrol, an officer located an occupied stolen vehicle parked in the SE corner of the lot. Officers initiated a High-Risk Stop of the suspect; however, he fled northbound the lot, damaging his vehicle and crashing a block away. A perimeter was set, and K93 officer and his partners initiated a track. The suspect was located by K93, hiding in a dumpster approximately 2 blocks North at a nearby business. The suspect was taken into custody. Officers discovered that suspect had a confirmed MISD Warrant out of Bothell PD. The suspect was transported and released into the custody of Bothell PD. He was advised that he would be summoned in the mail with a court date for his additional crimes. The stolen vehicle was recovered.

 December 11

 TIME

01: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

 LOCATION

500 Blk 108th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56976

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of an unwanted subject and observed obvious drug paraphernalia within suspect’s possession. The suspect was arrested and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released at the scene.

 TIME

02: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Trespass Arrest

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56978

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to trespass in progress, and determined the suspect had already been trespassed from the property earlier in the evening and had been warned multiple times. The suspect was arrested and advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date and released.

 TIME

03: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary Investigation

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56983

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a burglary in progress and while enroute to the scene, the owner of the business was relaying information from a video feed from within the store, stating that the suspect was attacking the Safe. Officers arrived on scene and established a perimeter. The building was cleared, and the investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

04: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle

 LOCATION

1900 Blk 154th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-56985

 

 NARRATIVE

While responding to a burglary at a nearby business, officers located a stolen vehicle that appeared to have been dumped here for some time. The vehicle was recovered, and the owner was contacted.

 TIME

20: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Drug Paraphernalia

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57115

 

 NARRATIVE

A suspect concealed merchandise and fled the store.  The officer located the suspect across the street at the bus stop, where he was detained with the stolen merchandise at his feet. Suspected narcotics paraphernalia was located on his person.  The suspect was advised he would receive a summons in the male and released at the scene.  The merchandise was recovered. 

 TIME

20: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57117

 

 NARRATIVE

A male was detained as matching the suspect description in the theft.  This suspect was not involved in theft but had a Robbery 2 Warrant out of Seattle. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail on the warrant.  Closed.

 TIME

21: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

11200 Blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57122

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of suspicious activity and were advised that the suspect was on the property, alone and sitting in a running vehicle. Officers contacted the suspect and determined that he was operating a motor vehicle without a required Biological Interlock Device. He was arrested and advised that he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

21: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery Investigation

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57125

 

 NARRATIVE

A victim stated that while shopping with a friend, an unknown suspect approached their vehicle, opened the passenger side door, pushed her, and grabbed her purse from her. The victim stated that she last saw the suspect running northbound through the parking lot. The victim stated that she and her friend drove home and then decided to contact police. The investigation is ongoing.

 December 12

 TIME

00: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 1/Malicious Mischief Arrest

 LOCATION

15200 NE 16th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57150

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded multiple times to the above location in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. Officers discovered that the suspect had attacked his friends, whom he was temporarily staying with, with a box cutter razor. One of the victims was cut on his hand, however, he declined aid on scene. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.  

 TIME

03: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Disorderly Conduct/Drug Arrest

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57169

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a theft in progress and located an intoxicated suspect near the business, standing in the middle of NE 8th St, and blocking traffic. The suspect provided false information to officers. He was arrested and booked into jail.   

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

500 Blk 112th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57202

 

 NARRATIVE

A subject had overdosed in the hallway in front of his room. Bellevue Fire assisted, and he was transported to the hospital. 

 TIME

12: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Burglary

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE 18th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57209

 

 NARRATIVE

A suspect assaulted his ex-girlfriend as she was walking home. The victim did not report it. A few hours after he assaulted her, he unlawfully entered her apartment, and a heated argument ensued. The suspect locked himself in the bathroom, clogged the sink and bathtub, and turned on the water. The victim fled. By the time she returned the suspect was gone, and the apartment was flooded, and so was the apartment below. There is probable cause for DV Burglary, Assault 4, and Malicious Mischief. The suspect was unable to be located.

 TIME

13: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 1

 LOCATION

15615 NE 8th 76 Gas Station

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57222

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an unwanted subject at the gas station. While the clerk was on the phone, the suspect exited the store. The suspect went to the glass directly in front of the clerk, tapped on the window with a gun, and pointed it at him, causing the clerk significant fear. The suspect ran into a neighboring store and when officers arrived on scene within minutes, he couldn’t be located in the store. Two other officers located the suspect behind the gas station, trying to walk away. The officers could see the gun in the back of his waistband. The suspect hesitantly complied with officers’ commands to turn and put his hands up. He was taken into custody. Officers realized that he was the suspect of the DV from an hour earlier. He was booked into jail. 

 TIME

17: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 3

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57239

 

 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole a coat and ran out of the store where he encountered Loss Prevention and an officer.  The suspect was detained without incident and later arrested. The merchandise was recovered.

 TIME

20: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/ False Statements

 LOCATION

3900 Blk 124th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57254

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect concealed $328 worth of merchandise and fled the store.  She was apprehended by loss prevention and later arrested by the responding officer. The suspect provided a false name and was later positively identified. She was released via a summons. 

 TIME

20: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

12500 Blk SE 42nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57256

 

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a male and female with child in common that live together.  The female assaulted the male by choking him twice (he was able to breathe).  Officers arrested the female, and she was booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance/Obstructing Arrest

 LOCATION

13900 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57266

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic di and determined that the suspect had assaulted his boyfriend during an argument. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant/Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

EB I90 @ Lakemont Exit

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57269

 

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspects for a traffic violation and determined that the suspect was driving with a suspended license and he had an outstanding MISD Warrant out for his arrest. 

 TIME

21: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57267

 

 NARRATIVE

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

 TIME

22: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57270

 

 NARRATIVE

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

 December 13

 TIME

01: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Eluding/Drugs/DUI Arrest

 LOCATION

SB I405 to EB I90

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57293

 

 NARRATIVE

An officer initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle on SB I-405 just before the I-90 interchange. The officer observed the violation on 112th Ave SE as the suspect vehicle left a business. The suspect fled from the officer and eluded. Approximately a minute later, NORCOM started receiving calls about a collision on EB I-90. BPD officers arrived on the scene and located a totaled suspect vehicle in the HOV lane of EB I90 just East of the I405. It was determined the suspect, a convicted felon, was located in vehicle, seriously injured, and reeking of Marijuana. The investigating officer identified the suspect vehicle.  He was transported to the hospital ,and once medically cleared, the suspect was booked into jail. A search warrant produced a loaded GLOCK pistol inside the vehicle.

 TIME

17: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants / Driving while License Suspended

 LOCATION

3700 Blk 132nd Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57380

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect had several moving violations, and the officer conducted a traffic stop. The suspect had numerous warrants from several locations for his arrest.  A Bothell PD Warrant for Theft 3 was confirmed.  The suspect was arrested and transported to a meet with Bothell PD where he was turned over.  Driving while License Suspended charges were filed. 

 TIME

16: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 3 / False Statements / Forgery

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57380

 

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole over $700 worth of tools and fled the store.  He dumped the tools once he exited, and PD was on scene.  An officer contacted the suspect, and he was detained.  A search following the arrest produced a washed check on suspect’s person.  He was released and notified that he would be summoned to court.

 TIME

21: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Indecent Liberties Investigation

 LOCATION

400 Blk 129th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57409

 

 NARRATIVE

A victim contacted police wanting to report a sexual assault by her current employer. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

21: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

MISD Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Lake Washington Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57416

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and recognized the subjects, noting one had an active warrant. Officers conducted an area check and located the suspect vehicle nearby. Officers observed the suspect enter vehicle and initiated a High-Risk Stop on I405. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. No DV crime had occurred between the suspect and his partner. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 140th PL SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-57421

 

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that the intoxicated suspect had assaulted his roommate while arguing with her. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Lock up your guns, be safe

Applications for firearms are up 200% in Bellevue since the pandemic began. Before residents can legally own a gun, they are required to file a Firearms Transfer Application with the police department, which includes a background check.

“With so many new firearms in the community, it’s imperative that people lock up their firearms and keep everyone safe,” warned Chief Steve Mylett.

Washington State law (RCW 9.41.360) requires gun owners to lock up their firearms. A gun owner can be criminally prosecuted if their gun gets into the wrong hands and a crime is committed with it, or if a “prohibited person” gets ahold of it, including a minor.

“We urge all gun owners to take a safety course, learn about your firearm, and store it safely. Also, please talk with your children, so they understand firearm safety. These steps could easily save lives,” said Chief Mylett. “We are in challenging and stressful times, and we need to be proactive to avoid tragedies.”

The CDC reports mental health issues, including suicides, have spiked across the country during the pandemic. Safely locking up firearms could avoid tragic events like the one in California where an 11-year-old boy took his life with a firearm during online school. “We mourn Adan’s loss as our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We must prevent these tragedies from happening,” said Mylett.

If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at  1-800-273-TALK(8255).

You can get a free gun lock at the Bellevue Police Department. Email BPDRecords@bellevuewa.gov.

You can find more information about gun safety at Project Child Safe.