Bellevue police urge precautions as mail thefts spike

Bellevue police have seen a sharp rise in mail thefts this month compared to last year. Investigators fear that could only get worse as federal COVID-19 relief checks begin to hit mailboxes. This month there has been a 141% increase in mail theft reports compared to April 2019.

“There’s more incentive than ever for thieves to target mailboxes, but you don’t have to be at their mercy. There are many precautions you can take to protect yourself,” said Captain Joe Nault.

  • 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 digitally preview your mail and track packages. https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action.
  • 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 https://www.usps.com/.

“Everyone needs to be vigilant about picking up their mail, making sure their box is secure and watching out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood,” warns Nault. “Our officers have made several arrests recently because neighbors were alert and immediately called us when they saw something off. We all need to look out for each other.”

Most of the mail theft reports have come online (http://bit.ly/3cEIIms), which is appropriate if the theft has already occurred. If the theft is in progress or very recent, call 911 so officers can investigate. You can also report mail or package theft to the U.S. Postal Inspector https://www.uspis.gov/report/.

“If you sign up for the Informed Delivery or tracking services, you should have a better idea of what’s in your mail. Pick your mail up immediately and report any mail theft. We want everyone to report so we can track it, investigate it and arrest those responsible,” said Captain Nault.

 

Bellevue police increase speed enforcement

Bellevue police are doubling down on efforts to reduce traffic speeds in the city with enhanced enforcement, radar trailers, and a digital reader board strategically placed throughout the city.

Speeding ticket
$553 citation for traveling 60 mph in a 30 mph zone

“Unfortunately, right now it’s not uncommon to see citations for 60-mph in a 30-mph zone,” said Captain Joe Nault. “Just because traffic volumes are down, doesn’t mean the laws of physics go away. The higher the speed, the longer it takes to stop and the shorter time a driver has to react.”

Police officers are working with the Bellevue Transportation Department to rotate three radar trailers and a digital reader board throughout the city. Additionally, traffic officers will conduct routine high-visibility patrols. “People need to slow down. During this pandemic, everyone is focused on staying healthy, and rightfully so.  But just like social distancing saves lives, so does slowing down and obeying traffic laws,” Nault adds.

SpeedsThere are also more pedestrians and cyclists out during the stay-home measures, and that makes increased speed, combined with distracted driving, even more dangerous. Captain Nault urged drivers to pay attention, “The likelihood of a pedestrian being killed is only 5% if a car strikes them at 20 mph but jumps to 40% if that same car is only going ten mph faster.  These collisions are preventable, that’s what’s so tragic.”

To avoid unnecessary exposure, officers will use safety precautions when stopping violators, including wearing PPE and sending infractions in the mail.

Selected crime reports for April 13-19

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 13

 TIME

06: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

13400 Blk NE 20th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18581

 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a secure yard and stole a customer’s vehicle that was awaiting service.

 TIME

08: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18589

 
 NARRATIVE

A neighbor reported a couple was involved in a loud verbal disturbance about a dream.  Officers contacted both parties and determined that no crime occurred.

 TIME

14: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18640

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect returned to the store an hour after he had been trespassed. He exited through an emergency door. The suspect was located running around in the middle of NE 20th by 140th Ave NE. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check/Drugs

 LOCATION

10 Blk Lake Bellevue

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18658

 NARRATIVE

Two suspects were passed out in the front seat of a white car that was running with the driver’s door open. Suspected drug paraphernalia was observed in the car. The suspects were told to exit the car. One suspect complied but dove back in just as the officer was about to handcuff her. She was arrested and so was the second suspect. Both are being charged with Paraphernalia and Obstruction.

 April 14

 TIME

07: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18740

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect broke a vehicle window and took high dollar camera equipment.  The victim will provide additional information tomorrow.

 TIME

08: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

2100 Blk 172nd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18743

 
 NARRATIVE

The victim reported an unknown suspect stole his motorcycle on 4/12/20.  The theft was captured on video which was obtained as evidence.  The motorcycle had already been recovered/impounded by the Redmond Police Department at the time this theft was reported.

 TIME

11: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18756

 NARRATIVE

A suspect was previously trespassed from the store and returned today to steal beer. The store did not want to press charges for the theft, only trespass. The suspect was arrested and released at the scene pending a summons for trespass.

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

10300 Blk NE 10th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18806

 
 NARRATIVE

A neighbor called stating subjects had been yelling at each other for some time. Officers found the suspect and victim in the apartment together. The suspect was in violation of a no-contact order and was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 4th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18822

 NARRATIVE

A subject called 911 stating his brother assaulted him with a metal pipe. The subject refused to cooperate with the call taker and would not return to the scene. Officers contacted the victim at the reported location and determined that the reporting party was the aggressor. Numerous attempts were made to locate the subject; however, none were successful. A summons was sent for assault.

 TIME

21: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

10 Blk 168th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18873

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that while arguing with his wife, the suspect assaulted her causing injury. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

14500 Blk NE 35th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18879

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a disturbance in progress and determined that the suspect, after being rejected by a girl that he liked, broke her kitchen window and damaged several parked vehicles nearby before fleeing scene. He was issued a criminal summons via mail.

 April 15

 TIME

02: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist Agency Clyde Hill PD

 LOCATION

8800 Blk NE 28th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18897

 NARRATIVE

Bellevue and Medina Police responded to a violent domestic disturbance in progress and assisted Clyde Hill with evacuating victims. Officers arrested the suspect and turned him over to Clyde Hill PD.

 TIME

09: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

10700 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18925

 NARRATIVE

On 04/13/20 an unknown suspect entered the secured mail room and took an unknown number of mail/packages.  At this point, no victims of the theft have been identified.  A video of the incident has been requested.

 TIME

11: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18937

 NARRATIVE

Store management reported a subject on site in violation of an active trespass notice.  The suspect left the scene prior to police arriving but was detained in the area.  The identity of the suspect was confirmed.  A summons was forwarded to District Court.

 TIME

18: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance/Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

10900 Blk SE 25th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19004

 NARRATIVE

The suspect arrived at her ex-boyfriend’s house and broke a window to gain entry to the residence. The homeowner arrived and noticed the suspect inside the house. Police responded and took the suspect into custody and booked her in jail.

 TIME

20: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

10 Blk 168th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19030

 
 NARRATIVE

The reporting party advised that her husband was arrested the previous day.  Upon his release, the subject violated a DV protection order by contacting the victim’s family and asking that they contact her. The suspect was located and detained by the Seattle PD after coordinating with the investigating officer.  The suspect was booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

22: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

200 Blk 106th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19035

 NARRATIVE

Officers took a delayed report of a domestic altercation.  The victim reported that she was choked by her boyfriend for several seconds during an argument.  She waited approximately two hours to call and had already left his apartment.  The victim did not require any medical treatment on her neck and there were no visible marks present.  Her boyfriend could not be contacted or located.

April 16

 TIME

09: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5300 Blk Lakemont Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19074

 NARRATIVE

Neighbors reported a verbal disturbance in this unit.  Officers contacted both parties and determined that an argument took place, but no crime had occurred.

 TIME

12: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

900 Blk 164th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19104

 
 NARRATIVE

The Officer initiated a report to document graffiti in this area.  Code compliance was contacted to have it removed.

 TIME

18: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Possession Stolen Property/ID Theft

 LOCATION

2400 Blk Richards Rd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19178

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect was seen in a vehicle parked in the yard of the above location, which is City-owned.  The suspect then left in the vehicle and was contacted down the road.  Upon contact, the officer saw suspected paraphernalia and narcotics.  He was arrested and found in possession of a stolen credit card that he was about to use to pump fuel.  Additional stolen property was seen in his vehicle and it was impounded for a warrant.  The suspect was booked into jail.

April 17

 TIME

02: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity/Warrants

 LOCATION

15000 Blk SE 18th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19230

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity involving a vehicle.  Following a traffic stop, it was determined that the female subject had a $30k warrant and the male had several warrants including one for $10k/DUI.  Both suspects were arrested. The male was booked into jail and the female will be summons in the male.

 TIME

17: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19325

 
 NARRATIVE

Medical Support Team officers (wearing PPE) responded to an assault of a security guard at the hospital. While at the hospital, the suspect became belligerent and assaulted a security guard. The suspect had not been evaluated by MHPs. The suspect will be summoned to court.

 TIME

20: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault /Felony Harassment/ Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

800 Blk 168th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19356

 NARRATIVE

A suspect came after his mother causing the brother to take him to the ground. The suspect then threatened to get a gun and kill everyone in the house.  The suspect was intoxicated and held down by the entire family until the police arrived.  The suspect then threw a punch at an officer.  No Officers were injured.  Due to his intoxication level, the suspect was taken to hospital, then cleared and booked into jail.

 TIME

18: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

6400 Blk 125th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19341

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect assaulted her stepfather two days ago and a report was taken.  The suspect stayed with friends but returned today.  The suspect then assaulted her mother, causing injury and fear, and was out of control.  The suspect was arrested and booked.

 TIME

23: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5900 Blk 119th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19381

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a possible domestic assault and determined that the adult victim was choked during an altercation with his roommate.  The suspect was arrested and booked without incident.

 April 18

 TIME

13: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Ordinance

 LOCATION

13800 Blk SE 32nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19452

 
 NARRATIVE

The Bellevue Bomb Squad responded to the Factoria Transfer Station and recovered a can of black powder. The powder was booked for disposal.

 TIME

11: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19421

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a store after the suspect stole $632.00 of tools and other items then fled out the emergency exit. Although fleeing on his razor scooter, an officer located him at a nearby gas station. All items were recovered. The suspect will be summonsed in the mail.

 TIME

08: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Extortion-blackmail

 LOCATION

4000 Blk 170th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19414

 NARRATIVE

A caller received an e-mail from a suspect who requested that she send $2,000 in Bitcoin or else the suspect would post a video of her in a compromising situation.  The suspect claimed to have planted malware on the victim’s computer which they say gave access to the PC’s camera. The officer investigated the complaint which appears to be an internet scam.

 TIME

11: 16

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

15500 Blk SE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19419

 
 NARRATIVE

A victim reported he met a female on a dating app that sent him provocative photos.  The victim did not reply and ended up getting a text from the female’s mother saying she was underage.  He then received a text message from someone identifying themselves as a police officer. It was later discovered this was a scam to get the victim to pay money.  The case was taken for documentation

 TIME

12: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Noise Complaint

 LOCATION

4200 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19429

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject was using a loudspeaker to play music and yell, which resulted in a nearby resident calling in.  The subject was contacted but refused to turn off the amplifier.  She was issued a civil noise infraction.

 April 19

 TIME

00: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 12th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19513

 
 NARRATIVE

Two males forced entry into a closed pharmacy and went through various cabinets in the business.  Both suspects were wearing gloves and a mask.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

06: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Exposing

 LOCATION

13700 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19535

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party called after seeing the suspect exposing himself on her back patio.  He left on foot prior to the officers arriving but was quickly located.  The suspect was detained, and a subsequent frisk revealed that he was in possession of a loaded handgun.  He is a convicted felon.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

06: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Activity

 LOCATION

16200 Blk 31st St SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19568

 NARRATIVE

NORCOM received an alarm activation at the above location. Officers made entry to the home. Nobody was present and the home was cleared.

 TIME

07: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Agency Assist

 LOCATION

161st Ave SE and SE 33rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18366

 NARRATIVE

At approximately 0715 hours, NORCOM advised BPD officers that Redmond PD was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle occupied by three armed suspects. BPD Officers learned that the Redmond PD called off the pursuit in the area of West Lake Sammamish PKWY, in Bellevue. Minutes later, a BPD officer discovered that the vehicle (later determined the suspect vehicle) had crashed into a tree at the above-listed location.  A perimeter was quickly set up which involved BPD, Redmond PD, and WSP. A BPD motor Sergeant located all three suspects at a bus stop outside the perimeter. Redmond PD arrested all three suspects.

 TIME

16: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

450 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19582

 

 

 NARRATIVE

The subject was in a disturbance with his sister and father, who for unknown reasons drove to city hall and asked security if they could lock him inside the building due to how upset he was.  When that request was denied, his father left him in the parking garage at which point the subject damaged two vehicles in the visitor parking area.  The subject’s father returned to pick him, and he was released.  The case was filed with the prosecutor.

 TIME

16: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Weapons Complaint

 LOCATION

Lakemont Blvd SE/SE 58th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19585

 
 NARRATIVE

An unidentified juvenile male entered Lewis Creek Park and displayed a small handgun causing alarm to others using the park. The subject did not point the weapon at anyone, and no shots were fired. There were no injuries or threats reported. The subject, along with another juvenile, was last seen walking away from the park on Lakemont Blvd. A large police response failed to locate the subject.

 TIME

21: 53

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

4100 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19622

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect was seen by the reporting party on a live video feed as he attempted to pry open the door to the business.  The suspect fled prior to police arriving and could not be located.

 TIME

22: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 156th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19625

 NARRATIVE

Three subjects were drinking together, and the victim became very intoxicated.  One of the other subjects beat him up and took his wallet and keys.  He was located in the area and eventually placed under arrest.  The suspect was booked into jail.

 

BPD Volunteer program receives top honors

Volunteer week logoIt’s National Volunteer Week, and the Bellevue Police Department volunteer program was just honored as one of the best! Governor Jay Inslee and Serve Washington recognized BPD’s 26-year-old volunteer program as the top Citizen Corps Program in the state.

Last year alone, volunteers contributed more than 51,500 hours of labor to the police department. Twenty-nine volunteers have regular schedules and support the police department by staffing the Factoria and Crossroads substations, parking enforcement, shuttling patrol vehicles, stocking patrol cars, and assisting with investigations. Additionally, 23 Event Ambassadors and 217 Paws on Patrol members represent the department and help to fight crime.

“Because of the volunteers, our staff’s ability to serve and protect the public is greatly enhanced,” said Police Chief Steve Mylett.  “They lessen the workload, allowing officers to focus on primary policing duties.  We couldn’t do everything we do without them!”

BPD_2151Volunteer Program Administrator Marji Trachtman started the program in 1994 and has seen 198 volunteers come and go over the decades.  “People can make such a positive difference in their community through volunteerism, and it has such an impact on each person’s life,” Trachtman said about her experience. “In addition to feeling an enhanced sense of purpose, many make lifetime friendships. It’s a privilege to be a part of this process.”

Click here Serve Washington Volunteer Service Awards for more information on the Governor’s awards.

Bellevue police launch Medical Support Team

To better ensure the safety of the public and police officers, every patrol squad will now have four officers dedicated to a Medical Support Team (MST).  These teams will be the first officers to respond to enhanced risk locations, such as a known COVID-19 subject, a CPR in progress, medical facilities, or locations with large groups of people.

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Medical Support Team in PPE

“We have been very fortunate to have zero cases of COVID-19 at the Bellevue Police Department, and we are working hard to keep it that way,” says patrol Major Andrew Popochock.  “We believe having these specially trained officers will help us accomplish that.”

MST members have received enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) and training.  Each member of the MST is equipped with special masks, including N95s and an Avon Air Purifying Respirator, Tyvek suits, and gloves.  Most of the equipment can be decontaminated and reused.

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Medical Support Team officer getting fit-tested for her mask

The specialized training includes proper use of the equipment, donning and doffing, and decontamination.  In addition to keeping everyone safe, having four-member dedicated teams will help preserve the department’s supply of PPE.

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Medical Support Team training

“Protecting the health of our residents and our officers is a top priority,” explained Popochock.  “To create these teams, we have taken measures to increase our patrol staffing levels so that we have enough officers to cover all regular calls for service, while also having the MST officers available to safely handle potential COVID-19 calls.” There are 33 officers assigned to the Medical Support Teams.

Selected crime reports for April 6- 12

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 6

 TIME

07: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary / Car Theft / Car Prowls

 LOCATION

4000 Blk 135th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17527

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) entered the utility yard, entered several vehicles, forced entry into several storage containers, stole an unknown number of items, including using a truck that was found onsite to facilitate the theft.  Officers observed that the fence was cut, and fresh tire tracks were found on the south side of the property.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

09: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Questionable Actions

 LOCATION

900 Blk 178th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17544

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party stated that a few weeks ago, someone may have unlawfully entered his dwelling, drugged him, and interrogated him.

 TIME

16: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

15600 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17600

 NARRATIVE

A suspect entered the gas station and started stealing lottery tickets. The clerk told the suspect to stop multiple times. The suspect told the clerk to “shut up” and that he didn’t want to use his pistol on him. The clerk believed the suspect was armed with a gun and was afraid. The suspect left on foot from the gas station. A perimeter was set, and Kent K9 responded but was unable to locate a suspect. The suspect may have committed a theft of a computer earlier in the day (Incident 20-17608). The victim in that theft reported a known suspect, and he matched the description of the robbery suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

16: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic disturbance

 LOCATION

5400 Blk Village Park Dr. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17604

 
 NARRATIVE

A couple was in a verbal argument that turned physical. The suspect started throwing household items at the victim. The victim sustained visible injuries from the assault. The suspect also kicked the victim, causing pain. The suspect arrested for assault and malicious mischief and taken to jail.

April 7

 TIME

03: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

600 Blk 141st Ct. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17660

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and her daughter.  They determined that the mother slapped her daughter for being disrespectful.  The slap caused a cut to the daughter’s lip.  The mother also tried to take her adult daughter’s cell phone, which caused two scratches on her arm.  Mom was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

16: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft/Burglary

 LOCATION

1800 Blk W Lk Sammamish Pkwy NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17756

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect entered the victim’s detached garage and stole his vehicle. No force was used as the keys were left in the vehicle. The vehicle had On Star and detectives located the vehicle, which was abandoned in Yarrow Point.

 April 8

 TIME

00: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Prowl

 LOCATION

200 Blk 105th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17797

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of a vehicle prowl that had just occurred.  A citizen from the victim’s residence was chasing the suspect.  Officers were able to contain the suspect in a perimeter, and he was located in bushes near the original scene.  He was taken into custody without incident.  He was also found to be in possession of a large knife.

 TIME

15: -05

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

14200 Blk Bellevue-Redmond Rd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17893

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

A suspect called to report the victim was selling drugs and had taken his belongings.  The suspect also said he was going to kill the victim.  As Officers arrived, the suspect was seen walking towards the victim with a screwdriver.  It was also discovered the suspect drove his vehicle at the victim. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 April 9

 TIME

04: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

4600 Blk Lake Washington Blvd.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17968

 NARRATIVE

The victim called after receiving a motion sensor activation on his Ring doorbell.  He provided a description of the suspect, which matched a photo from a call the previous day involving a suspect who is currently wanted for Assault 1st degree.  A perimeter was established, and K9 conducted a thorough area search.  They found evidence at a location where the suspect has possibly been staying.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

07: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5600 Blk 126th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17984

 NARRATIVE

An adult Son and mother got into a verbal argument. The son punched the mother in the back, causing pain. He also pushed her and threw her to the floor. The mother had injuries to her knee and her left ring finger. The son (suspect) ran from the scene, and a K-9 track was initiated. The suspect eventually returned to the home and ran a second time but was arrested a few blocks away. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

09: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

14400 Blk NE 35th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17838

 NARRATIVE

An officer investigated a transient camp in Goldsmith Park. He was able to locate the camp and contacted a subject who had a warrant out of Redmond. He was turned over to Redmond PD.

 TIME

08: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault / Multiple Burglaries / MV Theft

 LOCATION

5400 Blk Pleasure Point Lane

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20- (8 cases)

 
 NARRATIVE

After weeks of detective and patrol crime investigations related to several burglary/theft reports, two suspects were arrested this morning after detectives spotted them in the area of Pleasure Point Ln. A subsequent follow-up investigation this morning uncovered a series of related crimes, including theft, Fraud, and Possession of Stolen Property. Both subjects were booked into jail.

 TIME

19: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered Vehicle

 LOCATION

5600 Blk Pleasure Pt

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17934

 NARRATIVE

While an officer was conducting an area check, he located a stolen vehicle that has been associated with armed burglaries in the area.  The suspects associated with the vehicle were seen walking around houses north of the stolen vehicle, and their photos were taken by a concerned citizen.  A K9 track was done from the stolen vehicle, but they were unable to locate the suspects.

April 10

 TIME

04: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Prowl

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18135

 NARRATIVE

The victim called after a subject broke into her vehicle outside of the store and injected heroin inside of it.  Further investigation revealed that the subject has multiple warrants, is a convicted felon for Assault 3rd degree & criminal impersonation, and was recently arrested for another vehicle prowl in a different city.  He was booked into jail without incident.

 TIME

00: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Theft

 LOCATION

13700 Blk NE 9th PL

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18172

 NARRATIVE

An unknown suspect stole the victim’s vehicle from an apartment complex parking lot. The victim had not driven the car for a few days, so does not know exactly when it was stolen.

 TIME

11: 09

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

12100 Blk SE 45th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-19182

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject’s boyfriend call to report his partner was in mental distress.  He was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

17: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

5300 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-11800

 NARRATIVE

A suspect had recently been released from custody and continued to violate an anti-stalking order.  The prosecutor obtained a warrant, and officers contacted the suspect at home and took him into custody. He was booked into jail.

April 11

 TIME

13: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI

 LOCATION

1500 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18361

 
 NARRATIVE

An anonymous caller advised a subject was drinking in a vehicle in the parking lot.  The subject drove away and was located by officers. The driver was uncooperative and was arrested for DUI and booked into jail.

 TIME

13: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18366

 NARRATIVE

The reporting party called about a subject in the business destroying property and attacking employees.  The subject was reportedly mad because he was told he could not eat inside the business.  Officers arrived and contacted the uncooperative subject and detained him.  The investigation showed he damaged a door to the business. He was arrested for Malicious Mischief and booked into jail.

 April 12

 TIME

01: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18443

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a car prowl in progress. Upon arrival, officers determined that a concerned citizen had contacted police because she observed the suspects looking into parked vehicles and trying door handles.  Officers canvassed the area and could not find any prowls within the complex. A fresh car prowl was located at a complex just to the south; however no witnesses could be located. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

04: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Criminal Traffic Arrest

 LOCATION

17000 Blk Northup Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18449

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspects during a burglary investigation and determined that suspects were most likely casing the neighborhood and were interrupted by police. While interacting with suspects, an officer observed that there was an illegally altered trip permit mounted within the vehicle. The officer seized the trip permit, and the suspect was advised he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 TIME

02: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

14100 Blk Somerset Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18147

 NARRATIVE

Two unidentified suspects set fire to the soccer goal netting on the field at Somerset Elementary School. The fire also burned part of the AstroTurf field. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-18468

 NARRATIVE

An officer developed probable cause for burglary after the suspect shoplifted from a store in violation of valid and current Criminal Trespass Order. The suspect then proceeded to run from the police, initiating a brief foot pursuit. He was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for March 30 – April 5

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.

March 30

 TIME

01: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist

 LOCATION

600 Blk 114th Ave. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16568

 
 NARRATIVE

Washington State Patrol conducted a traffic stop, but the driver of the vehicle drove away after the trooper exited her patrol car.  A Bellevue officer was able to locate the offending vehicle a few minutes later, and the driver was taken into custody by WSP with Bellevue officers assisting.  WSP booked the driver into jail for the eluding and additional charges, including a warrant.

 TIME

15: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Att. Robbery/Assault

 LOCATION

3500 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16654

 NARRATIVE

An officer responded to a disturbance at a store where a male was attacking a female, and then another male began fighting with the suspect. At one point, one male was armed with a knife. All involved left the scene before officers arrived.  Officers spotted a matching vehicle leaving the area and conducted an investigative traffic stop. It turned out the subjects contacted in the traffic stop were the victims of an attempted robbery and assault over a drug deal gone wrong. A perimeter was established, and the suspect was located hiding in a dumpster. The suspect was positively identified and arrested. The knife was also recovered at the scene.

 March 31

 TIME

05: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

800 Blk 154th Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16611

 
 NARRATIVE

An unknown male suspect manipulated the office entry door lock to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect grabbed two laptop computers from a community area desk and left the office. The associated vehicle appears to be a white late model 4 door sedan. BPD units (4th shift) showed up to this location shortly after for an alarm and found building secure. This is one of two similar burglaries in the area. Officers believe the suspect used a key to gain entry.

 TIME

08: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

15300 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16603

 NARRATIVE

An officer investigated this second, possibly related burglary. Sometime over the weekend, someone attempted to break into the apartment building office by prying the front door and a window. The entry was unsuccessful. A report was taken by phone for documentation purposes.

 April 14, 2020

 TIME

15: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Theft

 LOCATION

15500 Blk NE 24th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16912

 NARRATIVE

A victim reports 2013 grey Ford Mustang CP was stolen from the parking lot. The keys were left in the vehicle. A male is seen getting into it and leaving east on 24th Ave NE.

 April 2

 TIME

03: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 28th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16969

 
 NARRATIVE

A subject reported a male and female came into his hotel room and demanded money.  They shoved him when he did not pay.  The two suspects took items from the room and left in an unknown vehicle.  The reporting party’s story changed several times.

 TIME

14: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Firearms violation

 LOCATION

450 110 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17044

 NARRATIVE

A suspect came to the station to pick up his cell phone. He was arrested on detective’s probable cause for a weapons violation. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

ELUDING

 LOCATION

15800 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17052

 
 NARRATIVE

On 4-1-20, a suspect eluded an officer in the Eastgate area. It was caught on camera from a residence. The suspect car was identified by several officers after being put out in an email. Today, the suspect car was located at a hotel. The suspect ran back into the hotel when hailed by an officer. He was eventually arrested. The suspect initially gave his brother’s name but was correctly identified, which revealed several warrants and previous arrests for eluding.

 April 3

 TIME

11: 03

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowls

 LOCATION

15100 Blk SE 41st St. / 4000 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17125 / 20-17135

 
 NARRATIVE

The same unidentified suspect unlawfully entered two vehicles and took items.  There was no damage to either vehicle.

 TIME

15: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5300 Blk Lakemont Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17202

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect choked the victim several days in a row. The victim had retaliated and hit the suspect and slashed his tires. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail. The victim will have charges forwarded to the prosecutor for review for Malicious Mischief.

 TIME

20: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE 37th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17251

 NARRATIVE

A wife violently assaulted her husband.  He was able to get away and fled to a nearby Washington State Patrol facility.  The female was arrested and booked into jail.

 April 4

 TIME

04: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

700 Blk 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17291

 NARRATIVE

A female shoved and punched her boyfriend, then threw multiple items belonging to him out of a high-rise apartment.   She was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

08: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

600 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17304

 
 NARRATIVE

On 04/03/20, at 7:20 pm, the suspect defeated the lock on a propane storage container located outside of the store and stole several full propane tanks.

 TIME

13: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary/Assault

 LOCATION

11800 Blk SE 49th Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17340

 NARRATIVE

A victim called her neighbor, stating someone was breaking into her house. Minutes before, another neighbor called 911 stating he caught a male at his front door with a brick. The suspect said he was looking for a puppy and left. The neighbor went outside with his gun and located the suspect walking away. He held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrive. The investigation revealed the suspect had broken into a second house in the neighborhood. The suspect became uncooperative in the patrol car, telling officers he was going to kill them, kicking the window and spitting over the partition onto the front console. Officers dawned all PPE and removed the suspect from the car and restrained him. After he was transported to jail, the suspect spit on an officer’s face just above the officer’s mask. He did not show signs of COVID-19 and was booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

16200 Blk NE 12th Ct

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17329

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect grabbed his sister’s arm and pulled her up from a sitting position on the ground, causing injury to her shoulder. The suspect has mental health issues that he is not addressing.  He was arrested and booked into jail.

 

 TIME

16: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17356

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect broke the partition in the drive-thru window used for protection and threw it into the business. He was located and arrested a few blocks away, intoxicated and uncooperative.

 TIME

20: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

14900 Blk SE 65th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17378

 NARRATIVE

A family member called in a disturbance involving a knife.  Officers responded to the location and detained a male without incident.  It was determined that he was only a danger to himself and was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

       
 TIME

20: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Order violation

 LOCATION

12600 Blk SE 42nd St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17380

 NARRATIVE

A chronic order violator was arrested after the son of the protected party called 911.  The suspect was located inside the residence and taken to jail for a felony order violation.

 April 5

 TIME

02: 12

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

400 Blk 128th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17404

 NARRATIVE

The 911 caller reported a male was trying to break down the front door.  As NORCOM was speaking with the caller, shots were heard in the background, which was confirmed by the caller.  Officers quickly arrived and took custody of the suspect.  A loaded 9mm pistol was located on the suspect.  Marking rounds were found in the firearm as well as on the porch of the residence.  After the suspect was removed and taken for treatment due to his obvious usage of narcotics, his vehicle was located nearby.  The suspect also threatened to kill an officer and two medics. The suspect was booked for Assault, attempted Burglary, Felony Harassment, and illegal discharge of a firearm.

 TIME

07: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

12700 Blk NE 8th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17413

 
 NARRATIVE

A neighbor reported a female screaming from an unknown condo.  Officers located the unit and interviewed the mother of an adult daughter who was in crisis.  Officers determined that the daughter was a danger to herself, and she was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

 TIME

15: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1500 Blk 145th Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17439

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect choked and pushed his boyfriend. The victim did not experience loss of consciousness or inability to breathe. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

1300 Blk 139th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17449

 NARRATIVE

Someone smeared dog feces all over the outside of the office.

 TIME

23: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Recovered stolen vehicle

 LOCATION

13800 Blk NE 40th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17511

 NARRATIVE

A call came in regarding a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood.  The car was still warm when located and later discovered as stolen.  The officer checked the area but did not find any suspects.

 TIME

21: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

400 Blk 148th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17492

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance and determined that a husband hit his wife over the head with a plate causing serious injury. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-17495

 
 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during a theft investigation and determined that suspect was actively trespassed from the location. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 

Selected crime reports for March 23 – 29

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.

March 23

 TIME

14: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

THEFT

 LOCATION

100 Blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15643

 
 NARRATIVE

The suspect stole alcohol from the store and ran from the police. Officers quickly caught up to him a few blocks away. He was positively identified by the reporting party and arrested.

 TIME

20: 56

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

3000 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15692

 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted the suspect for a welfare check. The investigating officer determined that suspect had multiple, outstanding warrants out of Kent PD, and he was lawfully detained.

 TIME

20: 55

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

13900 Blk NE 12th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15704

 
 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer determined that while arguing with her son, the intoxicated suspect had assaulted him, causing bruising and a small cut to his face. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.

 TIME

20: 57

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 162nd Ln NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15697

 NARRATIVE

A female victim contacted police about a report of a violation of a no-contact order.  The officer determined that there is a served and valid no-contact order between the subjects, and the suspect had violated the provisions of the order by sending a text to the victim. The officer determined that no threats or assault had occurred, and that victim was not in any danger. Probable cause was established, and the suspect, a resident of SeaTac, was advised that he would be summoned in the mail with a court date.

 March 24

 TIME

11: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

900 Blk 112th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15756

 NARRATIVE

The suspect repeatedly slapped, punched, kicked, and strangled his girlfriend over two days. At one point, he held a knife to her head and eye. The suspect was caught sneaking back into his apartment, arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

11: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Emotional

 LOCATION

Forrest and Highland DR

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15753

 NARRATIVE

The subject was throwing rocks at cars and kicking them if they slowed down enough. Officers located him lying on the side of the road. There were mental health issues, and the subject was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

114: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Possession Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 156th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15778

 NARRATIVE

Officers located both suspects bouncing back and forth between two vehicles, one parked at the hotel and one parked on the restaurant side. Neither had front plates, and both were backed in. As an officer tried contacting them on foot, they sped away in a stolen car. The other car they had also been seen in was also reported stolen. Detectives located the get-away car a while later a few blocks away and were eventually able to arrest both suspects and recover the car. Both were transported to jail.

 TIME

16: 48

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

300 Blk Shoreland Dr. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15798

 
 NARRATIVE

A burglary was reported by housekeepers.  Upon arrival, a stolen vehicle was located in the driveway.  The residence was cleared. The suspects were not found.

 TIME

19: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance

 LOCATION

5400 Blk Lakemont Blvd

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15822

 NARRATIVE

A welfare check was conducted after the officer responded to a disturbance and heard yelling, including several statements about subjects inside being injured.  The subjects inside refused to answer the door, so entry was forced via pick/ram.  The two males are friends only, and both claimed no crime occurred.

 TIME

12: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

5700 Blk 122nd Pl SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15763

 NARRATIVE

The victim went to suspect’s house in hopes of apologizing to his mother for a prior incident causing the suspect to be arrested and a no-contact order to be issued.  When the victim arrived, the mother was not there, and an argument ensued. The argument turned physical, and when the victim attempted to call 911 and the suspect took her phone, preventing her from calling. Officers arrested the suspect and booked him into jail.

 March 25

 TIME

01: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

13900 Blk NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15849

 NARRATIVE

A suspect approached the victim as he was taking the trash out and demanded money.  The suspect alluded to a gun and walked the victim back into the grocery store.  The victim removed the money in the cash register.  The suspect told the victim to hand over his cell phone and car keys. The victim ran behind the gas station and away from the suspect.  A perimeter was established, and a K9 was called. Officers contacted a male matching the description of the suspect and detained him. The K9 unit tracked to the suspect who was arrested and booked for robbery.  No gun was located.

 TIME

11: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

14500 Blk SE 24th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15888

 NARRATIVE

An intoxicated victim says the suspect beat her and threatened to cut her hands off. The victim and suspect have been living together for several months. There was no indication of an assault, and the victim did not want to cooperate. The case was referred to the prosecutor.

 TIME

17: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

4300 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15959

 
 NARRATIVE

A valid burglary was discovered at an alarm call. Officers quickly located the suspects in a vehicle nearby. Officers saw the stolen property inside of the vehicle, and both subjects were booked.

 TIME

20: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary/Possession Stolen Property/Drugs

 LOCATION

1500 Blk 128th PL NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15980

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to the above location about a burglary report. Upon arrival, officers met with witnesses at a nearby business who observed the above suspects break into the location. The suspects were located a short distance away and were positively identified by witnesses. Officers arrested the suspects searched and a search of suspect’s backpacks netted (.46) grams of suspected heroin, (.73) grams of suspected methamphetamine, various ID’s and access devices. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

23: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

10100 Blk NE 8th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15993

 NARRATIVE

Police contacted the suspect during a theft investigation. The investigating officer determined that the suspect had taken multiple items from the victim’s business and walked out of the store, making no attempt to pay. The suspect was identified by a witness on scene and arrested.

 March 26

 TIME

13: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

11100 Blk NE 12th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16062

 NARRATIVE

At approximately 5:00 am, an unidentified suspect driving a motorcycle forced entry into a vehicle and took property.

 TIME

13: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

3900 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16061

 
 NARRATIVE

A store manager called to report a theft in progress with two suspects leaving the store.  The male suspect fled in a vehicle.  The female suspect was located and contacted by police.  She had no identification and identified herself with a false name.  Officers completed the citation to summons her to court.

 TIME

15: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16080

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention called about a shoplifter in custody.  The suspect selected many items of jewelry and clothing, placed it into a shopping cart or her purse, and left the store without paying.  The stolen/recovered property was valued at $413.  Officers completed the citation to summons her to court.

 TIME

15: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15793

 NARRATIVE

Loss prevention called about a shoplifter in custody.  The suspect concealed store merchandise in her fanny pack and left the store without paying.  The stolen/recovered property was valued at $28.  The suspect had also stolen property on other days but was not stopped.  Officers completed the citation to summons her to court.

 TIME

18: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 144th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16120

 
 NARRATIVE

A wife chased her husband with a knife because she believed he was being unfaithful.  He took the knife away, and she scratched him several times.  The wife was booked for assault.

 March 27

 TIME

09: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

Urinating in Public

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16177

 NARRATIVE

While responding to the call of an unwanted subject, the officer observed the suspect urinating in public.  The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for summons.

 TIME

10: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

3200 Blk 139th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16179

 
 NARRATIVE

The complainant reported non-consensual sex with a co-worker that occurred in the summer of 2019.

 TIME

16: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

5600 Blk 132nd Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16247

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a verbal argument about money and the “shelter in place order” between a previously divorced couple with children in common.  They are currently living together. Both parties had already separated, and one had left the scene before police arrival. Officers were unable to establish probable cause for a crime. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

 March 28

 TIME

09: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Order Violation

 LOCATION

12600 Blk 42nd St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16340

 
 NARRATIVE

The father/respondent in a No Contact Order violated the order by returning to the family residence where his son/petitioner lives.  The suspect was gone before police arrived.  All attempts to locate him were unsuccessful.  The suspect has no previous order violation convictions.  A summons was forwarded to the prosecutor.

 TIME

11: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

5400 Blk Pleasure Point Ln SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16352

 NARRATIVE

A caller reported a cold burglary at his residence. The caller was out of town, and a neighbor allowed us access into the residence. The loss is currently unknown. Per a neighbor, the suspect vehicle in another burglary (20-16377) was seen at the property a few days prior.

 TIME

15: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary 1/Assault 1

 LOCATION

5400 Blk Pleasure Point Ln SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16377

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a burglary at the residence. The homeowners were home in a detached residence. The homeowner received an alert on his alarm on a construction project on the property. The homeowner reviewed video surveillance and obtained a generic suspect description. The homeowner discovered stolen items from the residential construction site. The homeowner conducted his own area check and located a matching vehicle in the entrance of the neighborhood. The homeowner was looking into the vehicle for his stolen items when the suspect asked him why he was looking into his vehicle. A verbal confrontation occurred. The suspect produced a handgun from within the vehicle, pointed it at the victim, and demanded him to leave the area. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and was followed by the victim, SB on I-405. The suspect vehicle was possibly seen by BPD on an onramp on SB I-405 in Renton. Renton PD and WSP notified. Through the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect vehicle had been reported stolen to BPD on 3/17/20 (20-14847), and the license plates had been switched with another vehicle in Bonney Lake (unreported stolen plates). Bonney Lake has now taken a stolen plate report.

 TIME

16: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Brandishing

 LOCATION

10600 Blk SE 28th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16381

 NARRATIVE

The victim reported that unknown persons drove past his residence 30 minutes before the time of the call, and he stared at them from an upstairs window.  The suspect vehicle stopped, backed up, and pointed a suspected handgun out the window. The victim eventually reported it to his father, who called 911.  Officers canvassed the neighborhood for surveillance footage and found footage of a Hyundai Elantra in the area that stopped in front of the victim residence and backed up.

 TIME

22: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

11600 Blk NE 8th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16415

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of two subjects involved a disturbance at a gas station.  It was discovered that a glass door was broken.  A third shift Officer located the involved subjects nearby.  One of them was positively identified as causing the damage.  He will be charged and was released from the scene.

 March 29

 TIME

02: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

10700 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16434

 
 NARRATIVE

The reporting party called after hearing a verbal disturbance and banging noises from a neighboring apartment.  It was determined that two adult subjects in a relationship were intoxicated and became involved in a verbal altercation.  No crime was established, and it was documented in a case report.

 TIME

04: 05

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

15600 Blk Bellevue-Redmond Rd.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16439

 NARRATIVE

Two suspects were seen on an in-store camera after they forced entry into a local pharmacy.  They fled before officers’ arrival and could not be located.

 TIME

04: 19

 CONTACT TYPE

Noise Complaint

 LOCATION

1800 Blk 162nd Pl. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16440

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of loud music and could hear it down the street from the address.  The officers found that approximately a dozen people were having a house party.  The host was provided a civil citation for a noise ordinance violation, and there were several parking citations left on vehicles.

 TIME

05: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

1200 Blk 156th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16444

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of a glass break alarm at a local pharmacy.  They found forced entry and determined a burglary had just occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

05: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault

 LOCATION

11000 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16446

 NARRATIVE

The victim was in his vehicle, smoking a cigarette when he got involved in a verbal altercation with the unknown suspect.  The suspect attempted to display a knife in his waistband, which fell to the ground.  The suspect possibly made a threat before leaving on foot.  The victim delayed reporting for 30 minutes and did not want to press charges.  An area check for the suspect was negative.

 TIME

10: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant (Felony)

 LOCATION

11400 Blk NE 2nd Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16468

 NARRATIVE

The officer located a vehicle that had an associated.  The warrant subject was arrested without incident and booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/Suspicious Circumstances

 LOCATION

300 Blk Shoreland Dr. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16520

 NARRATIVE

Neighbors called in reporting a suspicious vehicle that appeared stolen at the above location with two subjects who went into a location that had been recently burglarized.  The house to the north had also been burglarized, and a vehicle stolen that was linked to a Burg 1/Assault 1 case from yesterday.  Numerous patrol units responded and found the vehicle in the driveway, and items staged on the steps.  The house was surrounded, and the above suspects exited where they were detained without incident.  The house was cleared.  It was determined that both suspects were supposed to be there and worked for the management company to fix it up.  One suspect had a felony amount of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia on his person and was arrested.

 TIME

22: 59

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs/ID Theft/DUI

 LOCATION

16700 I-90 E/B

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-16551

 NARRATIVE

Officers conducted a traffic stop on vehicle driving without lights on.  Suspected drug paraphernalia was visible inside the vehicle, and both occupants were arrested.  A search netted a large amount of suspected brown heroin, as well as ID Theft evidence. One suspect was found to be driving under the influence of suspected narcotics, and Washington State Patrol took over a DUI investigation.

 

Selected crime reports for March 16 – 22

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.

Mar 16

 TIME

05: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

Commercial Burglary

 LOCATION

2700 Blk Richards RD SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14681

 NARRATIVE

Police responded to a Commercial Burglary report, noting they had responded to this location earlier with the owner to investigate an alarm; however, no forced entry could be located, and the business was secure. When employees arrived in the morning, they noticed that the business was disturbed and obviously burglarized. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

05: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Residential Burglary

 LOCATION

3000 Blk 125th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14682/20-162

 
 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to an alarm, and upon arrival, they discovered that the front door to the residence had been kicked open. A perimeter was set, and a K9 unit responded, however, a suspect could not be located.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

10: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

12200 Blk SE 57th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14716

 NARRATIVE

A subject called 911 to report he was in crisis.  Officers contacted the subject and determined that he was a danger to himself, and they transported him to the hospital.

 TIME

13: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Questionable Actions

 LOCATION

11oo Blk 116th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14732

 NARRATIVE

The caller reported a concerning medical examination technique from April 2019.

 TIME

14: 21

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

11200 Blk Main St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14743

 NARRATIVE

At the request of detective, patrol officers contacted a subject with a recently issued Felony warrant and place him under arrest.

 TIME

18: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

300 Blk 120th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14784

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole merchandise from the store and concealed it on his person.  Officers arrived on scene and detained him.  He was searched after the arrested, and officers recovered the stolen property.

 TIME

23: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Drugs

 LOCATION

13000 Blk SE 28th PL Sequoia Grove

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14810

 NARRATIVE

A caller reported suspicious activity involving two cars.  The officer found drug paraphernalia scattered inside the vehicle and detained the occupants.  The driver gave consent to search the vehicle, officers located a bag belonging to the suspect with 1.2g of suspected Heroin and methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

21: 29

 CONTACT TYPE

Arrest

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Square SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14803

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer arrested a suspect for trespassing.  Following the arrest, the officer found drugs in his possession.

 March 17

 TIME

09: 33

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

2200 Blk 136th Pl. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14838

 
 NARRATIVE

Bellevue Fire responded to a lethargic individual inside a vehicle.  The subject was identified by officers and determined to have a KCSO warrant for DUI.  The subject was placed under arrest and booked into jail.

 TIME

10: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

Agency Assist

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE 37th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14846

 NARRATIVE

A local law enforcement agency requested a welfare check on a Bellevue resident that originated from an out-of-state reporting party.  The subject was contacted and learned that her husband wished to turn himself in for digital crimes with a nexus to Bellevue.  The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

14: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

15800 Blk NE 28th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14861

 NARRATIVE

A subject reported an unresponsive male in his hotel room while he was gone, so officers gained access to the room. The male woke up from his drug-induced coma and left. The suspect returned and was arrested for a KCSO DUI warrant. Drug paraphernalia was found in his car. He was booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft/Obstructing/False Statements

 LOCATION

300 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14953

 
 NARRATIVE

An officer was on routine patrol when he was flagged down by store employees regarding a Theft in progress.  The suspect had fled out the doors with a full shopping cart.  The suspect fled on foot when he saw the officer.  After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was detained without incident. The suspect was arrested for Theft, Obstructing, and False Statements after he provided a false name.

 March 18

 TIME

06: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Car Prowl

 LOCATION

5900 Blk 119th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-14973

 
 NARRATIVE

Unknown suspect(s) unlawfully entered a vehicle overnight and took an unregistered handgun.

 TIME

18: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic disturbance

 LOCATION

70 Blk Skagit Key

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15070

 NARRATIVE

The suspect assaulted his father at their residence.  Officers arrived on scene and investigated, arresting the suspect and booking him into jail.

 March 19

 TIME

10: 04

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

600 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15141

 NARRATIVE

A mother called 911 to report her adult daughter was in emotional distress. It was determined that the daughter was a danger to herself and was transported to the hospital for a medical and mental health evaluation.

 TIME

13: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Death Report

 LOCATION

14800 Blk SE 9th Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15187

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a welfare check of a subject that had not been seen in approx. 5 days. The landlord opened the room for the officers, who confirmed the subject was deceased. There were no known underlying health conditions, nor obvious signs of an overdose. Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

 March 20

 TIME

02: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Unwanted Subject

 LOCATION

1000 Blk 116th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15260

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the report of an unwanted subject in the hospital.  He was heavily intoxicated, belligerent, and refusing to leave.  The subject was showing a few symptoms of COVID-19 but has not yet received his test results.  He met officers at the rear doors and eventually left the property after numerous verbal trespass warnings.

 TIME

12: 32

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15310

 NARRATIVE

NORCOM received a call reporting a bomb threat at the mall. Upon arrival and contacting the reporting party, it became clear she was clearly suffering from mental illness. The officer walked around the exterior of the building and checked the anchor stores and restaurants. Nothing suspicious was located.

 TIME

13: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15315

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Officers contacted two suspects as they left the store. Both subjects worked together to steal merchandise and were positively identified by loss prevention. Both subjects were arrested and released at the scene. They will be summoned to court.

 TIME

18: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4000 Blk Factoria Blvd. SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15354

 NARRATIVE

Two simultaneous thefts occurred at the same store.  As officers located the first subject related to the first theft, loss prevention advised them of a second theft in progress. The investigation determined that the thefts were unrelated. One subject was trespassed and released at the scene, the other was arrested for theft.

 March 21

 TIME

05: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Death Report

 LOCATION

3600 Blk 144th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15388

 NARRATIVE

The subject was found deceased by a roommate.  She had not been seen alive since the previous day.  There were no signs of foul play.  The victim was a suspected heroin user; however, there were no drugs and no paraphernalia seen during the investigation.  She stated the previous day that she was not feeling well.  She also had a cough but had not been diagnosed with any illnesses. The investigation is ongoing.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Domestic Disturbance

 LOCATION

12200 Blk SE 60th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15319

 NARRATIVE

The victim came to City Hall on 3/20 to report ongoing physical domestic violence assaults by her husband. An officer was able to get a detailed statement from the victim. The investigation uncovered several crimes, including an Assault 2 (involving a knife), and Interfering with reporting a DV. Detectives arrested the suspect and booked him into jail.

 TIME

12: 42

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

400 Blk 120th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15424

 
 NARRATIVE

A suspect stole a pair of headphones and was contacted outside the store. Officers arrested the suspect arrested, and he was released at the scene after being issued a trespass notice from the location. He will be summoned with a court date.

 TIME

14: 37

 CONTACT TYPE

Sexual Assault

 LOCATION

14200 Blk SE 6th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15434

 NARRATIVE

The suspect and victim met on a dating site. When the suspect and victim met in person, a sexual encounter occurred. The crime occurred approximately one month ago. The investigation ongoing.

 March 22

 TIME

12: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

600 Blk 156th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15512

 NARRATIVE

Officers apprehended a suspect after he stole items from the business. The suspect had multiple outside agency misdemeanor warrants. The suspect was arrested for Theft 3 and released at the scene.  The suspect will be summoned to court.

 TIME

14: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

2000 Blk 148th Ave. NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15537

 
 NARRATIVE

After several contacts with the subject throughout the city, officers determined the subject was in crisis, and he was transported to the hospital.

 TIME

16: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

Mental Health

 LOCATION

116th Ave. NE/NE 10th St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

20-15548

 NARRATIVE

The subject from a previous mental health commitment was released from the medical staff. The subject again tried to take his own life.  He was taken back to the hospital.

 

Two arrested after three-week crime spree

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Suspects arrested near Newcastle Beach Park

Bellevue police arrested two suspects following a string of burglaries, car thefts, attempted robbery, and motor vehicle prowls.  Officers arrested the 37-year-old male suspect on charges of Attempted Robbery, Burglary 1 & 2, Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of Firearms.  His 36-year-old female accomplice was arrested on charges of Motor Vehicle Prowl. Detectives say more charges against both suspects are under investigation.

The crime spree began on March 15, 2020, and ended with a K-9 track and arrest Thursday morning, April 9, 2020, on a trail just north of Newcastle Beach Park.   The suspects targeted homes near or along the Lake Washington shoreline from south of Meydenbauer Bay to Pleasure Point. After one of the burglaries, a homeowner confronted the male suspect and the suspect pulled a gun on him. Two vehicles and some of the stolen property has been recovered.  The crime spree includes at least seven cases.

#20-16377, #20-16352, #20-15798, #20-15680, #20-14847, #20-14619, #20-17968