The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Subject evaluated: At 11:13 a.m. in the 500 block of 116th Ave. NE, police assisted the fire department with evaluating a subject at the winter shelter.
Prowls: At 12:04 p.m. at Kelsey Creek Park, two vehicles were broken into.
Mental distress: At 5:50 p.m. in the 4300 block of 150th Ave. SE, a homeowner said he was chased into a neighbor’s yard by a man that had broken into his locked house. But officers found no signs of a break-in. The man later admitted he was suffering from mental issues.
Unwanted subjects: At 4 p.m. in the 4000 block of Factoria Blvd. SE, store employees called 911 for three unwanted subjects who were outside their doors gathering signatures. The three subjects were asked to leave by management but refused to leave.
Prolific snack burglar: At 10:57 p.m. in the 3000 block of Landerholm Circle, a prolific vending machine burglar was caught breaking in a vending machine at Bellevue College. His vehicle was spotted but he eluded officers.
Naked man sprints at police: At 5:06 p.m. in the 1600 block of 118th Ave. SE, a subject had a manic episode and destroyed the inside of his house. An officer arrived on scene and was confronted by the naked male sprinting toward his patrol vehicle. The subject refused to obey commands to stop and was tasered as he tried opening the patrol car door, which was locked. The subject was detained and eventually sedated by medics. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Up to no good:At 5:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Factoria Blvd. SE, two subjects were in the store bathroom for an extended amount of time with smoke coming from under the door. When they emerged they were met by officers. Suspected heroin was located.
Suspect harasses customers:At 12:50 p.m. in the 700 block of 116th Ave. NE, police were called for a subject harassing customers of the restaurant. An officer had contacted the subject and requested he leave the area. Approximately 10 minutes later, police were again called for the subject. Upon arrival the second time, the officer saw the subject run across Northeast Eighth Street, almost get hit by a truck and then try to pick a fight with the driver. The officer took the subject into custody. He had four bottles of alcohol hidden in his jacket, which he had just stolen from a nearby store. He was booked into jail.
Kids abandoned in cold car: At 6:43 p.m. in the 12700 block of SE 38th St., a caller reported a 5-year-old child was left behind in a vehicle. Upon police arrival, an officer found two children, a 5-year-old and 3-year-old, attempting to keep warm in the rear of the vehicle. It was 36 degrees outside. The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to Child Protective Services. The suspect/mother was arrested for child abandonment in the second degree and booked into jail.