Bellevue Police arrested 38 burglars in the last six months


Over the last six months the Bellevue Police Department has arrested at least 38 burglars.The captures can be contributed to the community and the police department working together to nab theses suspects, police officials said.

“Our alert community members calling when they see someone/something suspicious, providing good descriptions and the quick response from our police officers have led to the apprehension of several burglary suspects," said Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo."This is what community policing is all about.I am proud of our community’s commitment to watch out for each other and of our officer’s commitment to provide exceptional law enforcement.”

Daytime burglars are hitting the region hard and Bellevue is no exception. Patrol and Motorcycle officers flood the area when the 9-1-1call comes in and have been successful in catching the burglars in action.Many times the burglar is caught running out of the house with stolen items in hand.

Out of the 38 arrested this year, 24 of those were interrupted during the commission of the crime either by a witness or the victim’s themselves.Last year during the same timeframe 36 burglars were captured.

Property Crimes Lieutenant David Sellers echoed Chief Pillo’s comments.

“The highest praise should go to our victims and witnesses of these crimes and their collaborative efforts," Sellers said. "Without their attentiveness and commitment, these arrests would not have happened.We are proud and fortunate to be a part of this great community."

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