Bellevue police investigate fatal stabbing

Two people died following a domestic disturbance in the 15500 block of NE 22nd Place just before 11:30 pm Monday, June 1st. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing where the suspect was believed to still be at the scene. 

When officers arrived, they found two victims a 57-year-old male and a 58-year-old female, with critical injuries.  The 30-year-old suspect was inside the residence, also with serious injuries.

The suspect is believed to be the victims’ son, and he was taken into custody. At this time, we believe his parents had traveled from Texas to visit their son in Bellevue.

Officers attempted life-saving measures, and the two victims were transported to the hospital. Unfortunately, they succumbed to their injuries. The suspect was arrested and is in police custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

Case # 20-26283

Three injured in domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance in the 15500 block of NE 22nd Pl. has sent three people to the hospital. The call came in at 11:20 pm.  When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman, both in their 60s with serious injuries. A man in his 30s had unknown injuries. All three were transported to the hospital. Investigators have secured the scene, and there is no risk to the public.

Chief Steve Mylett’s statement regarding George Floyd’s death

This week, the world witnessed the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd while in custody of police officers charged to protect and serve. There appears to be no justification for the force used on Mr. Floyd, and what transpired that tragic day has now resulted in criminal charges against the involved officer.  The actions seen on video are not consistent with the training or values we promote in our profession. I cannot imagine the anguish, fear, and panic Mr. Floyd experienced as he begged the officer to allow him to breathe, only to have his pleas be rejected. I cannot imagine the hurt, anger, and frustration of Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and community who look to the police for protection and fair treatment.  The public servants involved failed them all.

Chief Steve Mylett

On behalf of the men and women of the Bellevue Police Department, I want to express my deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s loved ones on his tragic death. There is nothing that can bring him back, and I pray he is resting in peace.

Throughout the country, police chiefs are speaking out against the actions of the involved officer who placed his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and the officers who stood by and allowed it to happen. Over the past few days, I have met with my officers who’ve expressed disgust at how Mr. Floyd was treated and the reckless inactions of the officers who witnessed Mr. Floyd’s death.

Please know that when officers see acts of violence against citizens at the hands of police officers, most officers become as outraged as everyone else – in some ways, even more so. Why? Because most of the one million police officers who serve communities throughout this country do so with honor, integrity, and courage. They sacrifice their safety to protect others as they work hard to build trust and legitimacy in their communities. So, when an incident such as this happens, the results are erosion of trust between the public and the police in areas well beyond the actual incident, especially in communities of color.  That is certainly regrettable.

I want to reassure the Bellevue community that we at the Bellevue Police Department will continue to work hard to earn your trust through our actions.  Additionally, I reaffirm our commitment to stand beside each of you as we navigate the challenges of our times with the reassuring knowledge that we are stronger together.  We will continue to treat every human being with dignity, respect, and humanity.

A fond farewell, John McCracken

After nearly 35 years, Bellevue Police said farewell to Major John McCracken. McCracken’s a Bellevue native and started his career as a dispatcher in 1986, after graduating from Newport High School, Bellevue College, and the University of Washington.

Major John McCracken

He soon became a police support officer and then a Bellevue police officer in 1988. 

McCracken is a ‘cops cop.’  He is tenacious, competitive, and a team player.  “John always had your back,” said Sergeant Dave DeVore, who worked his entire career with McCracken. “But he also challenged you, everyone, and that made us all better cops at the end of the day.”

During his career, John was a patrol officer, a motorcycle officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol, and Traffic Unit Captain.  He also served as a Special Detail Unit Detective, SWAT Team Commander, Investigations Captain, and since 2017, as Investigations Major. 

“It’s difficult to underestimate the impact Major McCracken has had on BPD over the years; his leadership, energy, compassion, and ability to make even the most difficult jobs seem effortless will be missed,” said Assistant Chief Carl Kleinknecht.  “When John arrived on scene, you were confident the job would get done and get done well.”

Of the hundreds of cases McCracken’s investigated, the one that bothers him most is the Sky Metalwala case.  Sky vanished in 2011 and has never been found.  “We could never determine what happened to Sky. We know he didn’t disappear from Bellevue that day, and we suspect only his mom can tell us what happened to him,” McCracken said.

McCracken says he’s been lucky to have had some great assignments over the years, like getting paid to ride a motorcycle.  But his fondest memories are working with the Make A Wish Foundation helping kids who deserved a special day, including Electron Boy and Justice Boy.

“This has been an amazingly satisfying career.  I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything else. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to serve the city where I grew up.”

Select crime reports for May 11 – 17

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.

May 11

 TIME

03: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

12400 Blk SE 7th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22735

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer contacted a subject in an area with recent mail thefts.  Outside of the subject’s vehicle was an opened piece of mail.  The subject refused to speak with police. Officers were unable to contact the theft victim.

 TIME

08: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary / Theft

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 130th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22753

 NARRATIVE

Over the weekend, a CAT Excavator valued at approximately $80,000 was stolen from a construction site.  The reporting party provided geodata about the possible current location of the machinery in another jurisdiction.  Washington State Patrol assumed the recovery portion of the investigation.

 TIME

09: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 169th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22759

 
 NARRATIVE

A daughter called to report her 90-year-old father’s residence had been burglarized between 05/07/20 and 05/10/20, and over $5,000 of collectibles were taken.  Of note, this residence experienced a fire on 04/23/20 and another burglary on 04/28/20 (BPD 20-20615).

 TIME

17: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft 3

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 38th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22845

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise from the store and fled on foot.  Officers found the suspect and immediately detained him.  Due to booking restrictions, the suspect was cited at the scene then given a courtesy transport back to Seattle.  Charges were filed.

 TIME

17: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Warrant

 LOCATION

450 110 AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22839

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspicious activity call was generated at City Hall over a male by the bike racks with a crowbar.  The suspect was contacted and found to have a felony warrant.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  Suspected drug paraphernalia was located on his person.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22856

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise then struggled with loss prevention.  He was arrested by arriving officers and was in possession of stolen merchandise that was recovered. The suspect also had suspected narcotics paraphernalia.

 May 12

 TIME

13: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Exposing

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22961

 NARRATIVE

This was a delayed report of a male exposing himself in a parking lot next to a coffee stand. The suspect has been parking there for several days for long periods of time.

 TIME

16: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

WARRANT

 LOCATION

12400 Blk SE 31st St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22982

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers served a suspect with a temporary No Contact Order and discovered he had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for SPD. He was booked into jail.

 May 13

 TIME

09: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Unwanted Subject

 LOCATION

14400 Blk NE 29th Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23115

 
 NARRATIVE

Property management called to report two unauthorized occupants in a hotel room.  Officers contacted both subjects who returned with several misdemeanor warrants from other jurisdictions.  Confirmation of the warrants was denied.

 TIME

15: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15600 Blk SE 9th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23161

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect texted and left voicemails threatening to kill his mother.  The suspect showed up at her residence and ended up assaulting his brother.  Prior to police arrival, the suspect fled on foot.  He was caught a short time later in the backyard of a nearby residence.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check

 LOCATION

12200 SE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23123

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject was walking in the middle of the street and appeared to be distressed.  Officers contacted the subject who asked to be taken to the hospital.

 TIME

17: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23184

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect entered the store and took batteries and two LED flashlights, then attempted to do a fraudulent return.  When that transaction was declined, the suspect fled with the stolen merchandise.  Officers contacted her outside the business, and she was arrested.

 TIME

16: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

4200 Blk 129th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23165

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect assaulted his mother by grabbing her and placing her in reasonable fear.  His younger sister went to call 911 and he took her phone and he broke it, then assaulted the sister. The suspect then broke a TV and his mother’s cell phone, then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.  Charges were sent to the prosecuting attorney.

May 14

 TIME

00: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23236

 NARRATIVE

An officer conducted a license plate check and through further investigation determined that the driver was wanted for a felony DOC escape warrant.  The subject was booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

05: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

5100 Blk Lakemont Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23254

 NARRATIVE

An unidentified suspect forced entry into a business by prying a window open.  Cash was taken.

 TIME

08: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23266

 NARRATIVE

A teenage child reported her father had broken a window at her mother’s residence.  The father was recently released from prison, not a resident of the premise, but allowed to sleep on the porch.  Officers could not locate the father. A summons was forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

18: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault / Obstructing / Resisting Arrest

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23363

 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole a skateboard and then swung it at other people attempting to get it back. Officers arrived on the scene to find the suspect running northbound on 116th Ave NE.  An officer attempted to stop the suspect at which time he became combative and attempted to punch the officer. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

May 15

 TIME

01: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 122nd Pl. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23425

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was placed under arrest after investigation revealed that he punched his teenage son in the mouth.  The altercation occurred because the child has been playing video games too late.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

09: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

450 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23479

 NARRATIVE

After the courts released the above-listed subject on a technical error, Officers arrested the suspect on a newly issued warrant without incident.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

SE 16th St/Phantom Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23496

 NARRATIVE

Washington State Patrol came across the subject in his vehicle that was stuck in a ditch.  Officers responded and determined the suspect was impaired.  The suspect taken into custody.

 TIME

14: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

3500 Blk 108th  Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23521

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect caused a disturbance at Enatai Beach Park.  Officers located the suspect in his vehicle which was parked in the middle of the roadway.  It was determined the suspect was impaired and he was taken into custody.

 TIME

16: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Felony Eluding / Reckless Driving

 LOCATION

1600 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23531

 NARRATIVE

An officer observed the suspect driving recklessly on Bellevue Way SE.  The officer turned on his overhead lights and siren and performed a U-turn to stop the suspect, but the suspect eluded and fled into a neighborhood.  The officer did not pursue but followed and found the suspect exiting his vehicle and attempting to walk away. The officer arrested him for Reckless Driving and Felony Eluding.  Witnesses in the neighborhood gave statements describing the suspect driving thru the neighborhood going 50-60mph.  The suspect was booked into jail.

 May 16

 TIME

03: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Weapons Complaint

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23626

 NARRATIVE

The reporting parted stated he was at a gas station when a driver approached and asked if he could have money for gas.  A few seconds later, he dug around in his vehicle and possibly racked the slide on a silver-colored semi-automatic pistol.  The victim immediately turned and ran and had no further contact with the subject.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

15100 Blk Newport Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23654

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was asked to leave the bus after being suspected of doing drugs. He became involved in an argument with the driver and in the process of being escorted off the bus, he spat at the driver. The suspect was arrested for assault and released at the scene.

 TIME

15: 36

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft / Drug Paraphernalia

 LOCATION

600 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23516

 NARRATIVE

The suspect entered the store and selected several items including an iPad speaker dock, weather radio, Bluetooth speaker, etc. He then proceeded to pass all points of sale without paying for the items. The total price for the stolen items was $260.06. When contacted, the suspect had the stolen merchandise and also had suspected drug paraphernalia on his person, and it was learned that he had an active felony warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

02: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud

 LOCATION

400 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23494

 NARRATIVE

The suspect purchased a car for $45,000 at from a Bellevue dealership. The transaction was negotiated by check which later bounced back as “Altered Fictitious”. The check investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

14: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

117oo Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23680

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a disturbance and located the subject who had been punched by an unknown suspect.  The subject did not want assistance and walked off.  A short time later, the suspect caused another disturbance in the area and he was detained for a $10,000 Assault 4 warrant.

 TIME

10: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 166th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23655

NARRATIVE

The victim called to report her husband had assaulted her. Officers arrived and determined the suspect placed his hands around the victim’s neck after they got into a verbal argument. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into jail.  The suspect consented to the officers taking his handgun and it was booked into property at BPD.

 TIME

21: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Property

 LOCATION

11200 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23727

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an assist call in reference to an earlier theft that occurred in Issaquah.  The victim indicated that their stolen iPhone was showing on GPS as being in Bellevue.  The officers used an app to ping the phone and located it in the suspect’s possession.  She was also in possession of the victim’s credit cards and Gucci wallet.  She was arrested and booked into jail without incident.  The stolen property was returned to the victim.

 May 17

 TIME

00: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

600 Blk 168th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23745

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect admitted to slapping his adult daughter because of the amount of money she spent on pizza delivery.  It was determined that she felt pain from the contact and her cheek was red.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

13: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Animal

 LOCATION

100 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23800

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a report of a duck in distress in the roadway.  The caller advised there were 12-15 ducklings that fell into the drain.  Bellevue Fire was called in to bring tools to assist in opening the drain.  The officer and firefighters assisted in removing all the ducklings safely and returned them to Mama Duck.

 TIME

12: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2600 Blk 129th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23794

 NARRATIVE

The victim was in the process of moving out of the house she and the suspect rent.  The suspect was intoxicated and upset the victim’s family who was there helping her.  The suspect retrieved a firearm and while out on the back patio began waving it around saying he wanted them out of the house.  As officers arrived, the suspect exited the residence unarmed.  Officers took the suspect into custody and located a silver revolver and a second handgun in plain view.  Both firearms and the ammunition were seized. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 149th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23809

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject was moving his car that had been parked along the roadway in front of a second subject’s residence.  The second subject confronted the first one because the vehicle had been left for so long.  They got into an argument and the first subject felt threatened and sprayed the second subject with pepper spray.  Neither subject wanted to pursue charges.  A case report was taken for documentation purposes.

 TIME

16: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 158th Ct NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-23818

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim were sitting in the suspect’s car.  The suspect became angry and pushed the victim’s head down hitting it on the center console.  The suspect fled prior to officer’s arrival, however, he was contacted at a nearby apartment complex where he lives. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for May 5 -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.

May 5

 TIME

01: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21801

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a disturbance and located the injured victim and suspect still at the location.  The suspect confronted the victim for closing the bathroom door too loudly and threw multiple items at the victim.  One of the items struck the victim on the forehead requiring stitches. The suspect was arrested and booked without incident.

 

 TIME

08: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Disorderly Conduct

 LOCATION

13800 Blk NE 20th St)

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21820

 
 NARRATIVE

Both subjects got into an altercation after exchanging words and gestures towards each other while both traveling on NE 20th Street.  The suspect went to the victim’s place of work and Snapchated him to come outside and fight. Probable cause was developed for the suspect to be charged with disorderly conduct.

 TIME

07: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

13600 Blk Bel-Red Road

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21814

 NARRATIVE

Dispatch alerted an officer that a subject was flagged as officer safety and he had felony warrants for Failure to Register as Sex Offender and DOC Escape Community Custody. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

14700 Blk NE 15th Court

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21908

 
 NARRATIVE

Neighbors called in a disturbance involving a couple. When officers arrived, the two subjects had left the residence and were in a nearby church parking lot. The officer determined the female was the respondent in a no-contact order with the male. The suspect was arrested for order violation and transported to jail.

 TIME

22: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

100 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21933

 NARRATIVE

A subject was contacted by an officer for crossing mid-block.  The subject returned as an officer safety risk and he had a DOC warrant with an original charge of burglary in Bellevue.  He was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

22: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

12400 Blk SE 41st Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21938

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle.  He found it and observed suspected drug paraphernalia in the suspect’s hands.  The officer was given consent to search the subject’s vehicle and located numerous items of suspected paraphernalia.  He was arrested and later released from custody and allowed to leave the scene.

 May 6

 TIME

20: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

148th Ave. SE & Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22090

 NARRATIVE

An officer was conducting traffic enforcement and located an occupied stolen vehicle.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22106

 NARRATIVE

An officer located a vehicle with a stolen license plate on the front and detained the two occupants.  The officer discovered that there was a different rear plate which was also stolen.  A check of the VIN revealed that the vehicle itself was stolen.  The vehicle was towed to the station for processing.  It was determined that the suspects were in possession of ten total stolen license plates, stolen credit cards, stolen mail, suspected drugs, and other items.  The female was booked into jail for multiple felony charges.  The male was booked into jail for a DOC warrant.  He is also a convicted felon for domestic violence order violations and will have multiple felony charges stemming from this investigation.

 May 7

 TIME

15: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

148 Ave SE and SE 28st

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22198

 NARRATIVE

After responding to a two-car collision, officers learned that one of the parties involved in the collision had several warrants issued out of Puyallup PD.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

06: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21241

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the business for a burglary complaint after employees arrived at work and found a glass door smashed out. Officers determined that the suspects possibly tried to steal small safe containing drugs, but the safe was bolted down.

 TIME

23: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Collision/DUI

 LOCATION

400 Blk 173rd Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22283

 
 NARRATIVE

The subject was driving his vehicle while intoxicated and crashed into a tree and trash can in front of a residence.  He was placed under arrest and booked into jail.

 May 8

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

3700 Blk Factoria Blvd.SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22398

 NARRATIVE

A suspect used brass knuckles to hit the window of a victim’s car. The brass knuckles were recovered from the suspect’s car. Charges were forwarded for a weapons violation and attempted assault.

 May 9

 TIME

23: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

200 Blk 146th PL NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22600

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that an intoxicated female suspect had assaulted her boyfriend while coming from a party in Seattle. She was arrested and booked into jail.

May 10

 TIME

09: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

5700 Blk 138th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22640

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers were dispatched to the Highland trail system for a male in emotional distress.  Officers located him and he was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

14: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

4300 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22664

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s 2003 white truck from the parking lot. Inside the truck was a white and red motorbike with no plate and a Ruger .22 rifle. The truck likely has yellow paint splatter on it.

 TIME

15: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Reckless/Hit and run

 LOCATION

12400 Blk NE 8th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22666

 
 NARRATIVE

Officer responded to a call regarding a hostile employee threatening customers. It was determined that the suspect had been working a 16-hour shift and was about to get off. He was irritated and getting angry for no reason, but no crime was committed so he was let go. A few minutes later, a hit and run occurred at NE 8th and 144 Ave NE, and then a collision at NE 8th and 124 Ave NE. Officers located the suspect at the collision at 124th. Numerous witnesses said they saw him just before the crash going upwards of 80-100 mph west on NE 8th St. As he approached 124th, he did not brake and slammed into the back of a stopped vehicle. The suspect sustained injuries to his hand. The victim car had one occupant and she sustained minor injuries. The suspect was identified as the driver in the hit and run. He was arrested and booked on reckless driving and Hit and Run.

 TIME

21: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

10 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-22710

 NARRATIVE

Officer witnessed an occupied, unconfirmed stolen vehicle in the area of Bellevue Way and Main St. The vehicle abruptly pulled into a parking lot. The officer called out the contacts and verbally controlled the subjects until help arrived. The investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen out of unincorporated Snohomish County. It was taken during a residential burglary. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for April 27 – May 4

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.

April 27

 TIME

03: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20662

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject was refusing to leave the property and was disturbing the staff. He continued to refuse to leave the property, despite multiple warnings by officers.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

11: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 162nd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20698

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim’s roommate called police because a suspect assaulted the victim.  Police arrived and the suspect barricaded himself in his bedroom.  The victim also advised that the suspect had a handgun, which he normally keeps in the bedroom.  Due to suspect refusing to come out, SWAT was requested.  After several hours, the suspect surrendered was taken into custody, and booked into jail.

 TIME

06: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

1900 Blk 160th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20792

 NARRATIVE

The victim found the suspect prowling his vehicle in the driveway. When confronted, the suspect fled with items in his hands.  The victim had video of the incident and when the officer viewed the video, he identified the suspect. The suspect was found an hour later, arrested, and booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

500 Blk 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20836

 NARRATIVE

The suspect decided he wanted to go back to “County,” so he proceeded to break and smash the glass doors in the main entrance area of the building. The investigating officer was able to obtain video and determine probable cause for the suspect. Building facility staff provided documentation verifying that the suspect caused over 7K in damage. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

12: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20830

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect involved in a previous theft was recognized by loss prevention while he was in the store.  The suspect got into the passenger side of a vehicle and officers were able to make a stop on it. The suspect lied about his name. He had a Department of Corrections warrant for Organized Retail Theft.

 TIME

14: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20847

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole items and fled before officers arrived.  A screenshot of the suspect was sent out to patrol and he was identified. Charges are pending.

 TIME

16: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 24th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20831

 
 NARRATIVE

While driving in their vehicle, the suspect hit her boyfriend in the face with her phone and an unopened box cutter.  Officers located the suspect in a store where she was arrested and then booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Driving with a Suspended License

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20907

 NARRATIVE

An officer completed a traffic stop for a moving violation and discovered the driver was driving with a suspended license. The officer located suspected drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Charges have been filed.

 TIME

23: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Motor Vehicle Theft Recovery

 LOCATION

2000 Blk Richards Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20927

 NARRATIVE

AN officer witnessed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed.  The officer lost sight of the vehicle, but during an area check, he located it abandoned on a nearby driveway. Records indicated the vehicle was reported stolen by Everett PD. The search for the suspect is ongoing.

 TIME

04: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Prowl

 LOCATION

200 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20936

 NARRATIVE

A caller reported that a person was confronting a subject in the parking lot. Officers arrived on scene and contacted a resident who apparently interrupted a prowl in progress. The resident was able to detain the subject for a short period with his dog, but the suspect eventually ran into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. The victim’s property was recovered at the scene. The investigation is on-going.

 

April 29

     
 TIME

05: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

12700 Blk Bel-Red Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20939

 NARRATIVE

An officer was assisting Bellevue fire regarding a vehicle on fire in a private parking lot.  The vehicle was destroyed.  The registered owner stated the vehicle was recently sold to an unknown person. Fire investigators would not confirm if the fire was intentionally set. An informational report was completed.

 TIME

06: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 162Nd LN NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20960

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer investigated a burglary at the apartment complex where an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant unit and left items behind. It appears the subject had been staying there for some time. 

 TIME

07: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

3000 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20949

 NARRATIVE

Officers initially responded to a disturbance, however, they soon learned that the suspect overdosed on suspected heroin.  Prior to the police arriving, the suspect’s mother administered medication to revive her son. Further investigation revealed that the suspect violated a No-Contact Order during the disturbance. He booked into jail after being medically cleared.

 TIME

12: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft/Recovery

 LOCATION

Richards RD and SE 36th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21008

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Unknown males took the work truck from the worksite and ditched it on Mercer Island. The suspects took the victim’s wallet, handgun, and cell phone.

April 30

 TIME

19: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21191

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim was accosted by the suspect while waiting for her bus. The suspect told her to go back to her own country. The victim responded she is an American. The suspect replied that she should go home. There were no threats and the suspect didn’t approach the victim. The investigation is ongoing.

 May 1

 TIME

06: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21241

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) forced entry via a shattered glass door and attempted to steal a small safe that was bolted to the floor.  No alarm or video cameras on site.

 TIME

14: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

5900 Blk 119th Ave SE #2

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21314

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers learned of a Felony DV Assault warrant subject at this premise.  The suspect was arrested upon confirmation of the warrant and booked into King County Jail.

 TIME

11: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21282

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect was seen stealing $1200 worth of security lights. The suspect ran from Loss Prevention. An officer was in the lot and able to chase the suspect and detain him across the street on 120th. The suspect was booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

5900 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21334

 
 NARRATIVE

Numerous callers reported a nude female walking around the golf course and the trail to the north of it. Officers located her and transported her to the hospital.

 May 2

 TIME

09: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

13000 Blk 26th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21428

 NARRATIVE

A female reported that her former boyfriend made threats to her this morning.  The female was contacted off-site and the male was interviewed.  No probable cause was established.

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21454

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject was in a verbal altercation with her grandma who called 911. The subject was high on methamphetamine and out of control. Officers were able to detain her and had her transported to the hospital.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Possession Stolen Property

 LOCATION

300 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21438

 NARRATIVE

The first suspect stole several items from the store and pushed loss prevention when they attempted to get the merchandise back. The suspect ran to a waiting car driven by a second suspect. Officers were able to get behind the vehicle and stop it on the NB 405 ramp. The first suspect was still in possession of a stolen goods. The second suspect was arrested for a suspended license.

 TIME

17: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

500 Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21483

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was upset that the victim was talking about him. The suspect approached the victim and punched him in the head several times. The suspect was arrested for assault and suspected drug paraphernalia. The suspect was trespassed from the shelter.

 May 4

 TIME

06: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Questionable Actions

 LOCATION

NE 4th St. / 105th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21682

 NARRATIVE

A patient reported being sexually assaulted two days ago at the above location.

 TIME

12: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21715

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim states he and the two suspects got into a physical altercation.  The victim claimed to not know the two suspects, however, they said the victim had texted them about one of their girlfriends, which is why they confronted him.  Based on the statements and video, the suspects threw the first punches.  Both suspects will be summonsed for Assault 4.

 TIME

14: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

4500 Blk 141st Ave Se

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21725

 
 NARRATIVE

8-10 subjects stood outside of the reporting party’s residence to protest a housing company his wife owns.  The protestors were upset the company was receiving financial assistance due to COVID-19 and the residents were not getting any help.  Officers contacted the group who were peaceful and law-abiding.

 TIME

16: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 166th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21745

 NARRATIVE

The suspect refused to attend rehab so his father locked the doors to the house and would not let the suspect in the house. The suspect grabbed a hatchet to break into the house. His mother opened the door and he pushed past her. The suspect and victim were in a physical altercation that caused a minor injury to the victim. The suspect left the house and broke a window. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect.  He was booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

1400 Blk 148th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21761

 NARRATIVE

A subject called 911 in emotional distress. NORCOM was able to determine who the caller was based on history with the phone number. Officers arrived and determined the above subject was a danger to himself. The subject was not compliant when officers attempted to handcuff him. During the struggle, the subject threatened to grab the officers’ gun and shoot himself. The subject was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

20: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15500 Blk SE 5th Ct.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-21769

 NARRATIVE

A subject returned from California and an argument ensued with his roommate, who believed the returning subject should quarantine for two weeks at a hotel.  During the argument, the returning subject got angry and threw two punches, which caused minor injuries to his roommate.  Officers arrested the suspect for DV Assault 4th degree and booked him into jail without incident.

 

Major burglary ring busted, two in jail

Two suspects are behind bars after Bellevue Police detectives broke up a burglary ring where the pair cased high-end homes, returning multiple times to steal items. Detectives say 33-year-old Ryan Purvis and 34-year-old Nathan Wood were arrested and have been charged with felony counts, including residential burglary, motor vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Investigators say Purvis and Wood would repeatedly drive through neighborhoods, noting unoccupied homes. They’d return to those homes, steal what they could, including the victim’s cars.  In some cases, the suspects would return in the victim’s own vehicle to steal again, leaving the home ransacked.

2020-05-06 11_51_55-RolexThe son-in-law of one victim, noticed his father-in-law’s car leaving the neighborhood. Knowing his father-in-law was out of town, the man tried to stop the suspects, but they fled by driving through a neighbor’s yard. The resident called police, and detectives were able to track down and arrest both Purvis and Wood. Woods was wearing a victim’s Rolex watch on his right wrist. The investigation showed Purvis had ten prior felony convictions.

A search warrant produced three automobiles, multiple car key fobs, several fur coats, a high-end speaker system, and hundreds of pieces of jewelry.  In all, the stolen property amounted to at least $200,000, plus the vehicles. There are multiple victims and cases in Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and unincorporated King County near Redmond.  Bellevue detectives are working these cases with their counterparts in these jurisdictions.  The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be forthcoming.

Selected crime reports for April 20 – 26

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.

April 20

 TIME

21: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19775

 NARRATIVE

The suspect went to her husband and his current girlfriend’s house to pick up her child.  The suspect became angry when her husband was not bringing out enough clothing for their child.  She opened the front door of the residence to try and force entry, so the husband and girlfriend removed her.  The suspect was cited for trespass.

April 21

 TIME

02: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

15200 Blk Lake Hills Blvd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19800

 NARRATIVE

The suspect broke into the facility and was confronted by an employee.  He fled on foot but was located nearby by an officer.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

3500 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19876

 NARRATIVE

Employees found an interior door with a pry mark and a cash bag nearby on the floor.  They called the police.  The building was searched and was found empty.  Video evidence showed a white male in his 20’s pried an east exit door of the on April 19, 2020, at 16:29 hours. The suspect entered through the exit doors attempted to pry a cash register open and opened the drawer. The suspect attempted to pry an interior door open inside but was unsuccessful.

 TIME

21: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14800 Blk SE 9th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19923

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had kicked down his roommate’s door and assaulted him while verbally abusing him about his sexual orientation. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

22: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation No Contact

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 6th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19934

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect for violating BCC Park Rules. The investigating officers determined that the suspect was a respondent in a served, no-contact order and was violating the provisions of the order with the protected person who was one of his companions. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 April 22

 TIME

01: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Arson Investigation

 LOCATION

15200 Blk  NE 16th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19941

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to assist Bellevue fire. Upon arrival, officers observed that BFD units were fighting what appeared to be car fire. Upon interviewing multiple witnesses on the scene, the investigating officers developed probable cause for the crime of arson.

 TIME

16: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

10000 Blk NE 1st St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20019

 
 NARRATIVE

Employees at an apartment complex witnessed a male in a red rain jacket attempt to pry open the door leading to the package room.  He left without gaining entry. Officers located and detained the suspect nearby. He was positively identified, and a subsequent search produced suspected methamphetamine.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 April 23

 TIME

01: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14700 Blk SE 42nd ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20074

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect had assaulted his adult daughter while arguing about her returning home at a late hour. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Prowl

 LOCATION

100 Blk 149th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20079

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car prowl in progress and determined that unknown suspect(s) had committed a prowl and was last seen fleeing in an unknown vehicle westbound on Main St. The investigation revealed that the suspect broke out the passenger side window and took items from the glove box and from within the victim’s car.

 TIME

03: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass Arrest

 LOCATION

15500 Blk SE 44th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20082

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a call of a prowl in progress. While en-route to the scene, Radio advised that the caller was concerned about her ex-boyfriend possibly stalking her. The suspect was located by about a block away from the victim’s residence and detained. The investigating officers determined that the suspect was not the caller’s boyfriend, however, he was illegally on the victim’s property casing the residence and vehicles. Considering the circumstances of the suspect’s actions, his past criminal history, and his obvious attempted victimization of the residents in the neighborhood he was booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 20th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20117

 NARRATIVE

Overnight, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the restaurant via a rear window.  A computer monitor and $210 in cash were stolen

 TIME

15: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

15900Blk NE 15th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20148

 NARRATIVE

The suspect was confronted by the reporting party after he walked to her front door and looked inside her home.  The suspect had multiple packages in his hand and was followed by the reporting party and another witness. He discarded the items and fled on foot but was located in the Crossroads Mall parking lot. Most of the items were returned to the victims. The suspect was arrested and released to be summoned to court for Theft.

 TIME

18: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

12100 Blk SE 27th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20179

 NARRATIVE

The suspect had been drinking alcohol and became upset with his wife.  He made a fist and threatened to punch her, telling her he was going to hit her, causing her reasonable fear.  He was arrested and booked into jail

 TIME

23: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

Bel-Red Road @ 156 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20215

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a robbery in progress and determined that a transient victim was attacked by a transient suspect and hit in the head with a metal pipe. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect removed money and drugs from the victim. The investigation is ongoing.

 April 24

 TIME

13: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Mail Theft

 LOCATION

800 Blk 132nd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20283

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a locked mailbox and stole mail.  Evidentiary video of poor quality was obtained.

 TIME

13: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15200 Blk NE16th Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20272

 NARRATIVE

Roommates were involved in a verbal disturbance about a cell phone bill.  The male did not want the female to leave and drive with her kid when she was upset.  Verbal only.  No crime.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

100 Blk 140 Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20268

 NARRATIVE

A suspect yelled vulgarities at the victims as they passed by in their vehicle. The victim turned around to ask the suspect why he did that. Before the victims could say anything, the suspect took out a pocketknife and stabbed the passenger side of the car. There were no injuries and the suspect was located nearby.

 TIME

19: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl / Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

10600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20334

 NARRATIVE

An off-duty BPD Officer (Sgt) observed an in-progress car prowl and followed the suspect as he ran southbound on 106th Ave NE.  Units arrived in the area and detained the suspect.  It was then determined that another BPD Officer had probable cause to arrest the suspect for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle from earlier in the morning (20-20255).  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI / Hit and Run

 LOCATION

15900 Blk SE 3rd ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20368

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect hit some mailboxes and another vehicle with his car then fled the scene.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him for Hit and Run and DUI.

 TIME

22: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

14600 Blk NE 34th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20356

 
 NARRATIVE

An unknown male knocked on the victim’s door claiming he lived nearby and was locked out.  The victim eventually closed the door, but the suspect opened the door and threw a shoe at the victim.  The suspect left the building, but then threw rocks at the victim when he followed the suspect to see which direction the suspect fled.

 April 25

 TIME

05: 51

 CONTACT TYPE

Questionable Actions

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 15th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20400

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of an elderly lady having been assaulted by two teenage males in Crossroads Park last night.  A potential crime scene was located in the park.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

13: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 35th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20441

 
 NARRATIVE

A female reported a verbal argument with her ex-boyfriend.  The couple had been dating for eight years and recently broke up.  There was no crime reported to have occurred today.  The female disclosed previously unreported instances of unwanted sexual contact, the latest being several days prior.

 TIME

18: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

15200 Blk NE 3rd St/ 15600 NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20482

 NARRATIVE

A female was reported to be in emotional distress and possibly armed. After a two-hour search, she was located and taken to the hospital.

 TIME

19: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2900 Blk 142nd PL SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20492

 
 NARRATIVE

Norcom advised that the victim called 911 to report his “friend” had cut him with a knife and fled the scene.  Officers arrived and quickly detained the female.  There were visible injuries to both parties, and both involved had injuries from a knife.  Both were transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.  It was determined that the suspect assaulted the victim with a knife, cutting herself in the process, after an argument over her stealing money from him and him trying to get it back by taking her backpack from her.  The suspect was arrested and booked.

 April 26

 TIME

00: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Mail Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 109th Ave. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20521

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party advised that he witnessed two subjects stealing mail.  A responding officer located and contacted the suspects.  The investigating officer coordinated with him and they were able to establish probable cause.  One of the subjects was a convicted felon for Assault 3rd degree, and he was booked into KCJ without incident.  The other subject was released from the scene and her charges will be filed.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

09: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI/ARREST

 LOCATION

124th AVE NE/NORTHUP

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20557

 NARRATIVE

The subject was observed exiting 520/onto Northup swerving between lanes and colliding with a cement barrier.  The subject kept driving on after hitting the barrier.  Officers stopped the subject and determined the driver was under the influence.

 TIME

18: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

15600 Blk SE 9th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20623

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance and determined that the suspect had assaulted his wife several times in the last couple of days, including assault via strangulation, threats to kill, and simple assaults.  The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 156th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-20640

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party was following an erratic driver.  A responding officer located the vehicle and observed poor driving.  During a traffic stop, it was determined that the suspect was heavily intoxicated, and he was arrested for DUI.  After processing, he was booked into jail due to having a DUI history.

 

Four arrested for mail theft; mail recovered

Bellevue police detectives have arrested four suspects in two separate mail cases in the past week, confiscating hundreds of pieces of mail. Most recently, on Sunday, May 3rd, at 3:45 pm, a resident reported an attempted mail theft in the 300 block 167th Ave NE.

The resident says she witnessed a U-Haul truck driving through the neighborhood, stopping and looking in mailboxes. Twenty-one minutes after the report, officers located the van about a mile away.

Both suspects, a 24-year-old male, and a 38-year-old female, were arrested at the scene. Officers located five stolen credit cards on the male suspect. A search warrant on the van produced several hundred pieces of mail, filling a garbage bag, four backpacks, and a toolbox. Detectives also found several stolen checks and checkbooks.

In a second mail theft case, a resident reported that an alarm on his mailbox alerted him to someone opening the box on Sunday, April 26th, just after midnight in the 300 block 109th Ave SE. Officers quickly located the suspects nearby, walking a dog. Investigators noticed nine mailboxes open in the immediate area. Following the arrests, officers searched a suspect’s backpack and recovered 39 pieces of mail from 12 different addresses.

Detectives are working with the US Postal Inspection Service and will sort through the all the items, identify the victims, and return the stolen mail.

Report all mail thefts to the Bellevue Police department by calling 911 if the theft is in progress or online if it’s an older crime. Also, contact the US Postal Inspection Service. Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent mail theft, as incidents have increased during the COVID19 pandemic.

  • Make sure you have a locking mailbox with the sturdiest lock you can get.
  • Don’t let mail sit in your mailbox. Mail theft is a crime of opportunity; remove the mail, so there’s nothing to take. Find out your mail delivery time and immediately pick up the mail.
  • Sign up for USPS Informed Delivery. This free service allows you to preview your mail and track packages digitally.
  • When ordering merchandise, track packages, and be home when they are delivered.
  • Work with neighbors to pick up each other’s packages if you must be away.
  • Send outgoing mail at the post office or deposit close to pick up time.
  • If you can’t pick up your mail, use Hold for Pick Up through USPS.

Case # 20-21598  Case # 20-20521