Bellevue Police Bust Theft Ring

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department, along with Detectives from the Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Kirkland Police Departments, joined forces to combat an organized group suspected of breaking into vehicles at numerous area parks and fitness centers.  Investigators have made 11 arrests to date, and expect to make several additional arrests over the coming weeks. The suspects, working in coordinated teams of two to three, are accused of watching victims hide purses and wallets after parking in a park where walking trails are located, wait for the victim to leave, and then smash the window and take the hidden items. The suspects then use the victim’s stolen credit cards to purchase items at area stores. To date, Investigators have linked the suspects to over $100,000 worth of loss in Bellevue alone.

The suspects that have been arrested are:

  • Treshaun Sinclair, 20
  • Leila Haji, 19
  • Ahjanie Thompson, 24 (arrested twice)
  • Deionte Hunter, 20
  • Tevona Hollis, 20
  • Dwight Miles Jr., 24
  • Tatiana Dickey, 18
  • Leneeka Warren, 19
  • A 20 year-old female that has not yet been charged
  • A 20 year-old male that has not yet been charged
  • A 19 year-old female that has not yet been charged

Investigators have also linked many of these suspects to the individuals charged in the death of Moises Radcliffe, the son of a Seattle Police Officer, killed in Sammamish in January of this year during an attempted car prowl at Beaver Lake Park.

 

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In addition to the arrests, investigators have recovered two handguns that may be linked to shootings in South Seattle and King County earlier this year.  The guns are currently being analyzed to see they can be linked to additional crimes. Police have also seized three vehicles that were used in the commission of the felony crimes or were obtained through money laundering. The combined efforts of higher visibility in the parks by uniformed officers and public education, combined with the intelligence and arrests by detectives working the operation, have resulted in our park prowls dropping significantly.

 

 

 

Police urge residents to prevent these types of crimes by never leaving valuables in their vehicles, and ask people to LOCK, TAKE, LEAVE – lock your car, take your valuables with you, or leave valuable items at home.

 

 

Selected Bellevue crime reports, July 10-17.

Below are selected crime reports for the week of July 10th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

 

07/10/2017

 TIME

13: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

14500 blk NE 29th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36019

 NARRATIVE

Officer saw a known wanted suspect run from the apartment to an awaiting SUV in the parking lot. When the Officer got closer the vehicle sped off leaving suspect in the parking lot. Officer arrested suspect and transported him to jail on two felony warrants.

07/11/2017

 TIME

23: 01

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Assault

 LOCATION

2900 blk 142 PL Se

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36342

 NARRATIVE

Wife got mad at her husband because she made dinner which he didn’t eat.  Wife assaulted her husband.  Suspect was arrested and transported to jail.

 TIME

00: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Dv verbal

 LOCATION

10100 blk NE 6 St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36362

 NARRATIVE

Male and female got into a verbal argument.  No crime, documented in a report.

 07/12/2017

 TIME

08: 17

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

1500 blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36405

 NARRATIVE

Suspect entered the Doctor’s business office to access the medical files of his children without permission.  Ofc. Investigated and forwarded charges to prosecutor.

 TIME

10: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstances

 LOCATION

16800 Blk of SE 60th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36417

 NARRATIVE

Sometime on the evening of 7/10 between 2000 and 2345 a large amount of nails were thrown over the roadway.  This is an infrequent but recurring problem in this neighborhood.  Ofc. conducted an investigation.

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

DV ASSAULT

 LOCATION

13800 blk NE 8th

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36473

 NARRATIVE

Suspect assaulted his girlfriend causing injuries. Suspect was arrested and booked into jail on Assault 2 DV charges.

 TIME

19: 49

 CONTACT TYPE

VUCSA

 LOCATION

15000 blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36552

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was seem by an officer getting his bong ready to smoke while sitting in the parking lot. Suspect was contacted and determined to be 19. Marijuana was recovered and suspect was released at scene pending charges.

 TIME

20: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass-Resisting Arrest

 LOCATION

Bellevue College

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36561

 NARRATIVE

Bellevue College security observed a previously trespassed subject on the property. The Officer contacted BPD and requested we contact and arrest the suspect for trespassing. Officers responded and arrested suspect after a brief struggle. He was booked into jail for Trespass 1 and Resisting Arrest.

 07/13/2017

 TIME

05: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

600 blk 116 ave ne

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36611

 NARRATIVE

Suspects drove a vehicle into the roll up door in an attempt to gain entry to the building.  Nothing taken. Detectives investigating.

 TIME

12: 13

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

300 blk 114 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36653

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was stopped for a traffic violation. He had a warrant out of SPD for Cyber Stalking and Harassment. Suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 07/14/2017

 TIME

09: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

4400 blk Lake Washington Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36859

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to Newcastle Beach Park for a found child.  The 3 year old child had been playing with another group of kids for over an hour, however no one knew the parent.  Eventually the father appeared and told officers he had been watching the child the entire time from his vehicle.  Father had a warrant and was arrested.  CPS was contacted and the child was turned over to them.

 TIME

15: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Assault

 LOCATION

700 blk 110th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36923

 NARRATIVE

18 year old suspect assaulted his girlfriend during an argument.  He also assaulted her brother and his former roommate.  Suspect arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 43

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36924

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was arrested for theft after stealing a dress from a store and was booked into jail.

 TIME

23: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant/VUCSA

 LOCATION

16400 blk NE 8th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

2017-00037019

 NARRATIVE

Subject was contacted and found to be wanted for five misdemeanor warrants issued out of BPD. Suspected meth was found on the suspect, who was booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 24

 CONTACT TYPE

Vucsa

 LOCATION

1500 blk 140th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-36884

 NARRATIVE

Bike Officer made a traffic stop and found out he had a suspended license. During a search the Officer found suspected meth and heroin.  Suspect was arrested.

 07/15/2017

 TIME

02: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

2100 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37048

 NARRATIVE

Subject was observed hitchhiking on Bellevue Way SE and was stopped. Subject had a felony warrant issued for her arrest for DOC escape. Booked into jail.

 TIME

02: 26

 CONTACT TYPE

Assault 4 DV

 LOCATION

600 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37070

 NARRATIVE

Subject was observed in a physical altercation with a female outside of a stopped vehicle adjacent to the Cheesecake Factory Restaurant. Suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

07: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Harassment

 LOCATION

1500 blk 164th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37085

 NARRATIVE

Female called reporting that she received a threatening phone call from a male she met at a Seattle Shelter.  Officer investigated.

 TIME

13: 06

 CONTACT TYPE

Pursuit / Collision

 LOCATION

Coal Creek Pkwy SE / Factoria BLVD SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37123

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Bellevue PD officers were dispatched to a hit/run collision involving a police pursuit. A WSP trooper attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on southbound I-405.  The suspect vehicle exited the freeway recklessly made a left turn from the right turn only lane and drove into oncoming traffic as it traveled eastbound on Coal Creek PKWY SE. The suspect vehicle became trapped in the left turn only lanes so it rammed itself between the two victim vehicles, damage caused/no injury.  The suspect vehicle continued on Coal Creek PKWY SE with WSP still in pursuit. Ultimately, the suspect was captured by WSP at his home and arrested for eluding.  BPD provided support to WSP by contacting the victims and releasing the City of Bellevue traffic camera video.  No BPD officers were involved in the pursuit. Command notified.

 TIME

18: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Fire

 LOCATION

3200 blk W LK SAMM PKWY SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37169

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Bellevue Fire responded to a structure fire at a residence and asked for assistance.

 TIME

20: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

100 blk Bellevue Square

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37192

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was arrested by after shoplifting, possessing stolen property, and doing fraudulent returns at a store. She was booked into jail.

 07/16/2017

 TIME

02: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

VEHICULAR ASSAULT

 LOCATION

NE 4TH ST AND 405 OVERPASS

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37269

 NARRATIVE

Suspect ran a red light at the off ramp from SB 405 and turned left onto EB NE 4th. A taxi had the green light and was coming WB on NE 4th and T-boned the suspect vehicle. Suspect had significant injuries along with his passenger. Both were transported to the hospital. Taxi driver had minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. Charges pending.

 TIME

00: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrants

 LOCATION

Main St and 164 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37253

 NARRATIVE

Officer recognized a wanted juvenile walking along the street.  Subject was arrested.

 TIME

10: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Theft

 LOCATION

1600 blk 156th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-37301

 NARRATIVE

Unknown person(s) stole a handicap accessible2002 Gray Ford Windstar Minivan from the parking lot.

 

Bellevue Police now accepting applications for community police academy

The Bellevue Police is now accepting applications for its’ fall community police academy, which will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-10 p.m. from August 31st through November 16th.

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Officer Park instructs a community academy class

 

The Community Academy is a 12-week program for Bellevue residents and those who work in Bellevue to become acquainted with how their police department operates. On completion of the academy, graduates will have gained a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system, and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today’s complex society.

 

 

 

The Community Academy is a primarily classroom-based, with hands-on lessons about law enforcement about patrol procedures, firearms, 911 communications, narcotics, K-9, major crimes investigations, major accident investigations, defensive tactics and hostage negotiations. Individuals interested in attending this fall’s community academy are encouraged to apply online.

 

Selected Bellevue Crime Reports for the Week of June 26th

Below are selected crime reports for the week of June 12th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

06/26/2017

 TIME

09: 58

 CONTACT TYPE

Suicidal

 LOCATION

1600 blk 156th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33066

 NARRATIVE

A highly intoxicated man was observed by his neighbors at running around outside in only his boxers.  He was carrying a large knife, and bleeding from the wrists/forearms.  Subject was located passed out just inside his apartment on the floor.  He was transported to the Hospital.

 TIME

23: 08

 CONTACT TYPE

(Attempt) Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

Bellevue Police Department

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33137

 NARRATIVE

An intoxicated male attempted to vandalize the main lobby window of the Bellevue Police Department with a large metal trash can.  Fortunately he missed, but struck his head on the wall instead.  He then wandered off into the darkness holding his hurt forehead.  The incident was captured on video surveillance.  Suspect was identified by Officers that had previously contacted him earlier in the day.  Charges pending.

 TIME

14: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

THEFT OF FIREARM

 LOCATION

3600 blk 136 PL SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33110

 NARRATIVE

Suspect  stole a Glock from a locked safe in his Bosses office. Boss noticed once Suspect returned from putting the gun in his car. Victim retrieved the gun and called 911. Suspect arrested and booked.

 

06/27/2017

 TIME

06: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Death Investigation

 LOCATION

900 blk 109th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33254

 NARRATIVE

92 year old female passed away early this morning.  Ofc. responded to investigate.  The ME was contacted and provided an NJA # (17-2679).

 TIME

15: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

THEFT

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33352

 NARRATIVE

Suspect stole a nose ring, handcuff necklace and pillow cases for his girlfriend who was waiting in the car. In the coat that he was wearing that he “borrowed from a friend” was drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin. Suspect booked into jail.

 TIME

10: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-33287

 NARRATIVE

Suspect entered a store, grabbed a pair of shoes off the shelf and attempted to return them.  He was refused by staff and then walked out with the pair of shoes without paying.  Officer found him in the parking lot and contacted him.  He was arrested for theft and transported to jail.

Bellevue Police remind residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal in Bellevue, encourage attendance at public displays

The Bellevue Police and Fire Departments would like to remind Bellevue residents and visitors that the sale, use and possession of fireworks is prohibited by city ordinance 6292. This ban has been in effect since 1994, and has significantly reduced the number of fires and injuries common with private fireworks use. Fireworks, which include anything that involves flames or sparks or which flies and/or explodes, are also prohibited in the following Eastside communities, which all receive fire protection from the Bellevue Fire Department:

 

  • Beaux Arts Village4th of july
  • Clyde Hill
  • Hunts Point
  • Medina
  • Newcastle
  • Yarrow Point

Bellevue Police and Fire officials will be conducting extra patrols this holiday to ensure compliance with the law. Individuals found in violation may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Residents are encouraged to attend public displays of fireworks. Below is a partial list of public displays on the eastside.

  • The Bellevue Family 4th event will be at Bellevue Downtown Park. Family events and food vendors start at 2 p.m. and the fireworks show begins shortly after 10 p.m. Parking is available at Bellevue Square after 6 p.m., but alternate transportation is encouraged.
  • A Fourth of July public fireworks display is also planned for Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. Music and picnicking begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.
  • The Celebrate Kirkland fireworks display begins at 10:15 p.m. in the downtown Kirkland Marina.

Selected Bellevue crime reports for the week of June 19th

Below are selected crime reports for the week of June 12th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

 

06/19/2017

 TIME

00: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

5100 blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

2017-00031641

 NARRATIVE

Subject and female companion were observed at the Newport Park & Ride having sex in public. The two were contacted and questioned. One subject was wanted out of SEASO for a DUI warrant. The subject was arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

00: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI / TA

 LOCATION

1200 blk 149th PL SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

2017-31642

 NARRATIVE

Reporting party contacted police after observing the subject crashing into 5 vehicles on the roadway. Officers located the subject in the area and arrested him for DUI. He was transported to the Hospital for a DUI blood draw. The investigation into the incident revealed 7 vehicle were damaged by the subject. The subject was arrested and transported to Jail.

 TIME

08: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Death Investigation

 LOCATION

200 blk 153 Pl Se

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31663

 NARRATIVE

87 yoa female suffered a medical event. ME notified.

 TIME

12: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

VUCSA

 LOCATION

Richards and SE 26 st.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31694

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was stopped for driving and talking on the cell phone.  Subject was stopped and only able to provide his Muckleshoot players card as ID.  Suspect had a suspended license and was arrested.  A white powdery substance was found in the center console, believed to be Meth.

 TIME

12: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

MV Prowl

 LOCATION

4400 Lake Washington Blvd.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31700

 NARRATIVE

Victim was parked at Newcastle Beach Park and returned to a broken window and stolen purse.

 TIME

19: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

14500 blk NE 35th st

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31786

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Suspect forced entry by prying the deadbolt on the front door.

 TIME

20: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

15000 blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31805

 NARRATIVE

Suspect stole alcohol from a store.  He was located with his friends in the Lake Hills Greenbelt with the stolen goods and arrested.

06/20/2017

 TIME

12: 50

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Assault

 LOCATION

12500 blk SE 41st Pl.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31911

 NARRATIVE

A husband and wife became involved in an argument while they cleaned their apartment.  During the altercation the husband assaulted his wife.  The suspect was arrested and booked into Jail.

 TIME

16: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

14300 blk SE 6th Street

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31956

 NARRATIVE

Suspect pried the deadbolt on the apartment to gain entry.  Money and jewelry taken.

 TIME

20: 18

 CONTACT TYPE

DRUGS

 LOCATION

700 Blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31994

 NARRATIVE

The suspects were using heroin in their car in the parking garage.  During a search officers found a small amount of suspected heroin from both suspects.  They were released pending case filing.

06/21/2017

 TIME

00: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

DOA

 LOCATION

14600 blk NE 30 St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32028

 NARRATIVE

Victim called 911 to report that she was in respiratory distress.  Fire Dept. arrived to find the female unconscious.  CPR was started and Medics were called.  Fire ceased with their efforts and turned the scene over to Police.  Detective Sergeant was notified.

 TIME

07: 54

 CONTACT TYPE

Disturbance/Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

4000 blk 139th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32056

 NARRATIVE

Suspect’s mother called stated he was throwing items around his room and under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Officers arrived and discovered that the suspect had two warrants out of Kirkland. Suspect was arrested for his warrants.

 TIME

13: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

Death Report

 LOCATION

14800 blk NE 15th ST

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32114

 NARRATIVE

Subject was found deceased in his room by his landlord. Detectives investigating.

 TIME

21: 41

 CONTACT TYPE

fraud/warrants/shoplift

 LOCATION

Downtown Bellevue

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32207

 NARRATIVE

S1 was arrested for shoplifting and a warrant out of Pierce County.  He had several fraudulent credit cards on him as well as a hotel room key.  Officer went to the hotel and contacted the occupants of the room.  Further investigation revealed that the suspects were making credit cards in the room.  A search of the room located additional evidence.  Several charges are pending.

 TIME

23: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Violation of NCO

 LOCATION

10000 blk Se 6 St.

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32222

 NARRATIVE

Officer was in the area on a noise complaint call.  While conducting an area check for the source of the noise he spotted S1 who he had just arrested 2 weeks ago for DV assault 4.  A records check revealed a no contact order. Officer went to the residence to check on her and see if S1 had been there.  The victim stated that he had but she told him to leave.  Officers attempted to locate the suspect again, however he was not located.

 TIME

11: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Vucsa Arrest

 LOCATION

Downtown Library

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31886

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was observed in the bathroom at the downtown library smoking heroin by the bike unit.  He was arrested and suspected meth and drug paraphernalia were located on his person.  He was also trespassed from the library.

 06/22/2017

 TIME

07: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

3000 blk Landerholm Cir SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32253

 NARRATIVE

Bellevue College Security reported the suspect was found in the locked computer lab. The suspect crawled under a locked sliding door next to the reception window of the lab. The suspect was arrested for trespassing and booked into jail.

 TIME

12: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

1100 blk 124th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32333

 
 NARRATIVE

Officer contacted the two subjects in the parking lot. Female suspect had warrants and was arrested.

 06/23/2017

 TIME

05: 25

 CONTACT TYPE

warrants

 LOCATION

4100 Blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32466

 NARRATIVE

Officer discovered a car parked in the parking lot with associated warrants.  Suspects returned to the vehicle and were arrested on their respective warrants.

 TIME

12: 14

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

3000 blk 118th Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32510

 NARRATIVE

Officer responded to a call involving possible drug dealing at the Apartments. Suspect was contacted by the involved vehicle. Suspect was arrested for a drug paraphernalia warrant out of Redmond.

 TIME

09: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant Arrest

 LOCATION

800 blk 148 Ave SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32485

 NARRATIVE

Subject contacted during traffic stop for expired plates and had a suspended license.  Officer ran the subject and learned that he also had a DOC Escape warrant.  Arrested and booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 23

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

600 blk 140th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32544

 NARRATIVE

Store had liquor stolen by several suspects, who fled in a stolen vehicle.  Vehicle was not located.

 TIME

15: 39

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

100 blk Bellevue Way SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32548

 NARRATIVE

Store had liquor stolen by the same suspects as above.  The bicycle unit located the suspect vehicle, which failed to stop for lights/siren.  The vehicle recklessly fled the city westbound on I90.  No pursuit was initiated.

 TIME

22: 27

 CONTACT TYPE

Trespass

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32636

 NARRATIVE

Security called PD for female subject who was drunk and belligerent on their property; Security requested trespass.  Officer arrived and detained subject, who already had an active trespass. Suspect was booked into jail for Trespass.

 TIME

23: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32642

 NARRATIVE

Two men were drunk and causing a disturbance in and around the parking garage.  One of the suspects had a warrant for DV Assault 4 out of Kent and was arrested.

 06/24/2017

 TIME

01: 11

 CONTACT TYPE

DUI (TA)

 LOCATION

148th Ave NE & NE 20th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32654

 NARRATIVE

Subject was involved in minor crash with another vehicle on the roadway. Vehicles pulled off road, a verbal disturbance took place, and other driver smelled alcohol on suspect driver and called police.  Officer investigated and arrested driver for DUI (BAC .22).

 TIME

07: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Involuntary Commit

 LOCATION

13200 blk SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32674

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to the 13200 blk of SE Eastgate Way on a report of a male up in a tree.  Upon arrival they observed the subject 60 feet up in the tree.  The male was hallucinating and stated he had been up there since midnight.  BFD arrived with a ladder truck and officers negotiated with him for approximately 2 hours.  He eventually climbed down and was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital.

 TIME

10: 46

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

3000 blk 130 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32686

 NARRATIVE

Suspect(s) entered residence through an open garage door and stole electronics that were charging in the kitchen.

 TIME

21: 52

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstance

 LOCATION

1600 blk 135th PL NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32807

 NARRATIVE

3 juveniles appeared to be burglarizing a building in the Spring District, and refused to stop when Ofc. ordered them to.  Two were detained a short time later, and were ultimately released to their parents.  Obstructing charges will be forwarded.

 TIME

23: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

Hit and Run

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

2017-00032832

 NARRATIVE

Unknown subject struck another vehicle in the underground garage. The driver fled from the scene.

 06/25/2017

 TIME

13: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-32912

 NARRATIVE

Suspect was detained by loss prevention after concealing products.  Suspect booked into jail.

 

Bellevue Police Release Video – “Bellevue Police Department – At Your Service”

At Your ServiceToday, the Bellevue Police Department released a new video on the Department’s YouTube channel. The video, titled “Bellevue Police Department – At Your Service”, came from a recommendation by the Police Department’s Latino advisory council. The purpose of the video is to help educate immigrants and new residents to Bellevue about the role of the Bellevue Police Department, as well as to provide information on when and how to contact the Police. Seth Tyler, the Public Information Officer for the Bellevue Police Department, said: This video provides necessary information to diverse communities that otherwise would not have access to public safety information. By reaching out to these communities in their respective languages, we can continue to build upon existing community partnerships, fostering the mindset that it’s ok to call 911 in an emergency, increase the communities comfort levels in reporting suspicious behavior, and break down the barriers that exist between law enforcement and diverse populations.” The videos released today were in English and Spanish, however the Department plans to release the video in additional languages later this summer. Links to the videos are below.

Bellevue Police Department – At Your Service – English

Policía de Bellevue – A Su Servicio – Español

Two Bellevue Police Employees Retiring After Over Three Decades Of Service Each

Captain Jim Hershey (left), and Sgt. Gary Cook (right) have a combined 72 years of service with the Bellevue Police Department. 

Longtime Bellevue Police employees Gary Cook and Jim Hershey will be retiring at the end of this month after lengthy careers.

Captain Hershey was hired by Bellevue PD in January of 1978. Captain Hershey spent over 15 years in Traffic, first as an Officer and later as a Lieutenant.  As the traffic unit supervisor, his passion for the mission of the Traffic Unit and drive to make the Motorcycle Unit one of the most elite in the region was unmistakable.  He trained himself and the motorcycle Officers under his supervision often.  He developed some of the region’s best motorcycle instructors, and consistently supported the unit’s active participation in regional motorcycle organizations like the North American Motor Officers Association (NAMOA).  In the early years of NAMOA, Bellevue Motorcycle Officers would routinely win several awards at the annual conferences.  Jim was instrumental in the development and prestige of the unit.  He wrote the first manual specific to the Motorcycle Unit.  His attention to detail in planning and coordinating special events operations throughout the city set standards that are still followed to this day.  The current officers in the Traffic Division feel his impact on the unit almost every day – Regularly, residents will approach Traffic Officers and ask about “Officer Hershey” to inquire if he is still riding a motorcycle and issuing tickets.  Almost every resident of Bellevue of any age seem to have a story from their early driving years in Bellevue involving Jim Hershey.

In 1999, Captain Hershey, along with officers of the Motor Unit, received the Police Medal for exemplary performance while assisting the Seattle Police Department when WTO turned into a major protest and violence occurred. A Seattle Police Sergeant suffered a heart attack and protestors would not allow the Medic Unit to exit the area where the victim was located. The Bellevue motorcycle Officers, led by then Lieutenant Hershey, continued into the crowd, reached the medic unit, and escorted the aid unit back through the resisting crowd of protestors to safety.

In August of 2004, Captain Hershey transferred to the Investigations Division where he supervised the White Collar Crimes Unit and the new Forensic Detective Position.  He was instrumental in developing, planning and acquiring the necessary equipment for the success of that position.  In March of 2008, Lt. Hershey was assigned to the Persons Crime Unit, which oversees Violent Crimes, Special Assault, Domestic Violence and the Forensic Detective.

Jim was promoted to Captain in February of 2013 and worked in the Patrol Section until being transferred to the personnel services unit as a temporary assignment, serving there for 18 months until his retirement.

Gary Cook began his law enforcement career with the Garden Grove, CA Police Department and was hired by Bellevue Police in March of 1985. In 1991 he transferred to the Traffic Division and remained there until he was promoted to Corporal in 1999. Gary was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. Bellevue Police Lieutenants were re-classified as Sergeants in 2016.

Sgt. Cook was the first Patrol Officer to participate in our Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) program in the 1980’s. His training and expertise in forensics made him the go-to person for all things evidence related. He instructed CSI classes and mentored many CSI trained Officers. Sgt. Cook has also been a member of the Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) since 2012.

Selected Bellevue crime reports for the week of June 12th.

Below are selected crime reports for the week of June 12th, 2017. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our online crime map.

06/12/2017

 TIME

01: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

DRUGS

 LOCATION

1500 blk 145th PL se

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30253

 NARRATIVE

Ofc. initiated a traffic stop for fail to transfer registration and arrested suspect for DWLS 3rd.  Search of the suspect revealed suspected methamphetamine, Heroin, Rock Cocaine, scale, and packaging material.

 TIME

03: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

MV THEFT/RES Burg

 LOCATION

16800 blk se 51st pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30258

 NARRATIVE

Suspect vehicle was seen by witness slowly creeping in the neighborhood stopping at several houses.   Witness followed vehicle, obtained a vehicle license, and driver description.   Officers arrived in the area and noticed a garage door open. Officers contacted the homeowners and discovered that one of their vehicles had been prowled and the other stolen from the garage.  King County Sheriff later recovered the stolen vehicle.

 TIME

08: 47

 CONTACT TYPE

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

 LOCATION

2600 blk 139th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30279

 NARRATIVE

The fire department responded to a structure fire at the Harmony Condominiums.  Case forwarded to Investigations.

 TIME

23: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

Death report

 LOCATION

15500 blk NE 22nd Pl

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30429

 NARRATIVE

69 year-old found deceased in living room. KCME notified.

 06/13/2017

 TIME

03: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Felon DV order violation

 LOCATION

5400 village park drive SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30454

 NARRATIVE

Officers responded to a complaint of a male and female yelling at other.  When they arrived, the disturbance had stopped and could not be located. At 03:43, Officers responded to the same location again for another disturbance. Officer heard a disturbance in an apartment and attempted to make contact. The Male subject fled from officers, hid in a back bedroom closet and refused to respond to officer commands.  It was later determined that an active no contact Order existed between the two parties and that the male had assaulted the victim.   Additional officers and K9 arrived.  The suspect was informed that he was under arrest and given repeated warning to surrender and comply with officer commands.  The suspect refused to answer and comply with lawful orders.  K9 Ozzy located and apprehended the suspect. Suspect and victim were taken to the hospital for treatment.  Suspect was later booked into jail

 

 TIME

14: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

Warrant

 LOCATION

2000 blk 148 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30520

 NARRATIVE

Officer contacted suspect sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. Suspect was detained for King County warrants. Consent was given for the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was located. Suspect booked into jail.

 TIME

15: 00

 CONTACT TYPE

MV THEFT

 LOCATION

300 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30541

 NARRATIVE

Suspects handed the 88-year-old victim his cell phone and told him he had dropped it. Victim had no idea he had lost it and thanked them. Moments later he realized his car keys were missing. Store manager saw the suspect talking to the victim and suspected they might have something to do with it. Manager and victim went downstairs to the parking garage to locate the victim’s car. Instead they witnessed the two suspects driving the victim’s car out the parking garage. Vehicle was later located in Seattle.

 TIME

19: 31

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Assault

 LOCATION

100 blk 154 Pl NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30587

 
 NARRATIVE

Suspect assaulted his grandfather.  He was arrested without incident and booked into jail.

06/14/2017

 TIME

13: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30732

 NARRATIVE

The suspects stole numerous items from a store. When the alarm went off an employee confronted them and was punched in the face by one of the suspects. All three suspects ran. They were later located in a vehicle fleeing the parking garage. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested all suspects for organized retail theft and Strong Arm Robbery.

 06/15/2017

 TIME

00: 38

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary

 LOCATION

10200 blk Main St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30840

 NARRATIVE

Passerby called 911 to report that 2 males had just smashed the front door to the business and drove away in a white car.  Officers arrived and confirmed that the window was broken, entry was made and items were most likely stolen.

 TIME

00: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Suspicious Circumstance

 LOCATION

NE 2 St and 107 Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30836

 NARRATIVE

Security guard saw a male inside the fenced off construction site.  The male picked up the back pack and ran away from the security guard.  The security guard stated that the back pack appeared like it was full, possibly full of stolen tools.  K9 tracked east bound from the location but was unable to locate the suspect.  Unable to determine what if anything was stolen.

 TIME

09: 34

 CONTACT TYPE

QA / Malicious Mischief (Attempt)

 LOCATION

17100 block SE 60th St

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30895

 NARRATIVE

There were over 50 nails collected and removed from the roadway, no known damage to any vehicles.

 TIME

15: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Fraud

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-30959

 NARRATIVE

Suspect stole a check from his mom and wrote it to himself for $450.00. He said he was going to Walmart to buy a Christmas tree. Suspect left bank before officers arrived. Suspect’s mother responded to the bank. The suspect came into the bank in the past and asked to withdrawn a trillion dollars. Suspect was not located.

 06/16/2017

 TIME

06: 45

 CONTACT TYPE

Welfare Check/DUI

 LOCATION

Robinswood Park

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31079

 NARRATIVE

Female subject was observed driving erratically in the Robinswood Park parking lot.  Officers arrived and arrested her for DUI.  Subject was transported by aid car to the hospital for a blood draw and then transported to jail.

 TIME

16: 15

 CONTACT TYPE

DV Malicious Mischief

 LOCATION

1700 blk 134th AVE SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31206

 NARRATIVE

16 year old became angry at his father and tossed his father’s cellular telephone onto the street as they drove on 134th AVE SE.  The phone was damaged.  Charges filed via summons with juvenile prosecutor.

 TIME

22: 02

 CONTACT TYPE

Theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31289

 NARRATIVE

Officers were dealing with a trespass when they were notified of a theft suspect who was just leaving the front door.   Ofc. attempted to stop the suspect and a short foot pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended a few yards later after the suspect tripped and fell.  The suspect was later booked into jail for theft and outstanding warrant.

 TIME

22: 28

 CONTACT TYPE

theft

 LOCATION

4100 blk Factoria Blvd SE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31295

 
 NARRATIVE

While Officer was processing his theft suspect from the previous call, he and loss prevention observed another suspect cutting security tags off product and concealing the items.  He requested additional officers and K9 Officer to contact that suspect.  As responding officers entered the store, the suspect ran out an emergency exit.  Officer later located the suspect taking a breather on a nearby sidewalk and with the assistance of other officers took him into custody.  A search incident to arrest revealed stolen property and several knives secreted on his person.   The suspect was later booked into jail for theft and obstructing.

 TIME

22: 07

 CONTACT TYPE

VUCSA

 LOCATION

14200 blk SE NEWPORT WAY

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31292

 NARRATIVE

Ofc. contacted suspect passed out in his car in the parking lot of the Newport Way Library.  He arrested suspect for drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.

 TIME

23: 35

 CONTACT TYPE

Crash

 LOCATION

16400 blk SE 43RD

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31304

 NARRATIVE

Subject driving too fast for conditions failed to negotiate a curve ran off the roadway, struck a tree and rolling 50 feet down a steep embankment.  Officer responded to the registered owner’s home 2 blocks away and made entry to conduct a welfare check because blood was located at the scene.   Upon entry, they discovered the driver complaining of abdominal and chest pain and he was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

 06/17/2017

 TIME

05: 44

 CONTACT TYPE

Robbery

 LOCATION

14600 blk SE Eastgate Way

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-17-31337

 NARRATIVE

Victim called PD and reported that he was robbed by the occupants of two separate hotel rooms.  Officers responded and contacted the victim. The suspect was located in a room and booked into jail for strong-arm robbery.

 TIME

18: 40

 CONTACT TYPE

Assist SPD

 LOCATION

1500 3rd Ave-Seattle

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31256

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

Downtown unit Officers working with Seattle Police arrested a suspect who allegedly prowled vehicles and stole a firearm from one of the vehicles in Downtown Bellevue.  Arrestee is a suspect in several prowls in Bellevue, Kirkland and Seattle.

 06/18/2017

 TIME

02: 20

 CONTACT TYPE

Involuntary Commitment

 LOCATION

200 blk 110th Ave NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31508

 NARRATIVE

The subject was involved in a physical fight with management at the Hotel after she attempted to check-in to the location with no reservation. The management and security attempted to escort the subject out of the hotel and a physical altercation commenced between the subject and manager. Subject was contacted by police and transported to the Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

 TIME

09: 10

 CONTACT TYPE

Burglary / MV Theft

 LOCATION

100 blk 106th AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31526

 NARRATIVE

Auto Detailing business was burglarized during the overnight hours.  The unknown suspect stole keys to vehicles in the shop being detailed.

 TIME

14: 22

 CONTACT TYPE

Stolen Vehicle

 LOCATION

700 blk Bellevue Way NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31556

 NARRATIVE

Security reported suspicious male subject attempting to gain access to 5 different vehicles in the parking lot.  Officer located the suspect vehicle and noted one of the female occupants look unconscious.  She conducted a traffic stop, and immediately observed the ignition was punched and was being started with a screwdriver.  All subjects were detained for investigation of possession stolen motor vehicle.  A check of the VIN revealed it was a stolen vehicle out of Puyallup.  The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant.  Suspects were booked into jail.

 TIME

17: 30

 CONTACT TYPE

Animal

 LOCATION

3700 blk 116 AVE NE

 INCIDENT/CASE#

17-31574

 SUBJECT INFO (REDACTABLE)
 NARRATIVE

A deer was struck by a vehicle on 116 AVE NE and put down by responding Officer.