Bellevue Police To Host “Coffee With a Cop” October 3rd

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Bellevue Police will again be hosting “Coffee with a Cop” – an event designed to improve trust and build relationships between the Police Department and community. The event will be held at two locations and times:

9-11 a.m.
Starbucks store located at 1350 156th Ave. NE in the Crossroads Neighborhood

1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                Woods Coffee store located at 625 116th Ave. NE

2018.10 Event Advertising FlyerAt “Coffee with a Cop”, there’s no planned speaking program, just an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers that work in your neighborhood!

“Coffee with aCop” was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011 when officers from the were looking for ways to better engage  with the residents they served each day.

“Coffee with a Cop” events are now held in all 50 states. They continue to be one of the most successful community outreach policing programs in the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America.  The key to “Coffee with a Cop’s” ongoing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations, wherelaw enforcement officers and community members typically meet.

Bellevue Police Arrest Man After Overnight Stabbing

Last night at 11:11 p.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a disturbance at the intersection of 116th Avenue NE and NE 8th Street. A 22-year-old man called 911 from the AM/PM store and stated he had been involved in a fight and had stabbed another male. The suspect was contacted by police and detained.  The victim, a 41-year-old man, ran to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was transported to Bellevue Police headquarters, where he was interviewed by Detectives before being booked into the King County Jail for investigation of first degree assault. Both subjects are described as local homeless men who were intoxicated. Police recovered the knife used in the attack, and detectives are investigating this incident.

Bellevue Police recovered this knife which was believed to have been used in a stabbing