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.