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The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:

Nov. 14

Peeping Tom in bathroom: At 1:05 p.m. at Bellevue College, a victim reported on Nov. 6 she was in a gender neutral bathroom at the Bellevue College art hall in a stall. She noticed that someone had a bag with a camera in it over the stall next to her and was taking pictures or filming. The victim provided no further information.

Drugs: At 9:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of Factoria Blvd., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a driver who had a suspended license. Upon having the driver exit the vehicle, a baggie of suspected drugs was tossed onto the ground by the suspect. The officer arrested the suspect and booked him/her into jail.

Major hit-and-run, DUI in Factoria: At 3:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of Factoria Blvd., a four vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Factoria Boulevard and Southeast 38th Street. One vehicle was overturned. After the accident, one of the drivers of a vehicle fled on foot. A motorcycle officer located and apprehended the suspect at the 13100 block of SE 36th St. The suspect had prior DUI arrests with an ignition interlock device required. The suspect was booked for DUI and a hit-and-run.

Nov. 15

Keep it inside: At 12:56 a.m. in Kelsey Creek Park, police contacted multiple subjects in the park after dark who were preparing to smoke marijuana in a public place. The subjects were warned and instructed to leave the area, as it illegal to smoke marijuana in public. The driver promptly put his vehicle in reverse and backed into the marked patrol unit, causing damage. A crash report was taken. There was no officer injury and the crash was not considered a DUI.

He must like to read: At 6:40 p.m. in the 15600 block of NE Eighth St., a detective served a subject a trespass notice for all King County libraries after he burglarized the downtown library last week. The subject then immediately went to the library in Crossroads. Officers contacted the subject and arrested him for trespassing.

Put the controller down: At 5:50 p.m. in the 10700 block of NE 10th St., a suspect’s girlfriend became upset with him for playing video games and “being lazy.” The suspect then assaulted his girlfriend and took her phone when she attempted to call 911. Police arrested the suspect and booked him into jail.

Nov. 16

Elderly man goes missing: At 7:26 p.m. in the 15400 block of NE 12th St., a woman said her 87-year-old husband left for an eye appointment at approximately 1:30 p.m. but did not return home within a reasonable hour. The man, who is partially blind, eventually returned at 8 p.m. and told his wife he was lost. The missing person report was canceled as was the Silver Alert.

Car thieves caught: At 10:34 p.m. in the intersection of Southeast 25th Street and 154th Avenue Southeast, an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle and ran the place, which came back as a stolen vehicle. He believed the vehicle was still occupied but then heard rustling in the bushes. A resident reported seeing a subject running in his backyard and a perimeter was set up. A K-9 located one suspect and two officers located a second and third suspect.

Nov. 17

Unwelcome visitors: At 4:37 a.m. in the 6800 block of 123rd Ave. SE, some residents awoke to sounds and lights coming from their kitchen. The residents confronted two unknown men rummaging through their kitchen and the suspects fled the scene, leaving the area in a vehicle. The suspects were not located.

Lock your doors: At 5:04 a.m. in the 12200 block of SE 60th Place, unknown suspects entered the residence via an unlocked front door. The suspect stole a laptop and car keys from within the home. Suspects then stole two vehicles from the driveway using the stolen keys. This burglary was approximately .75 mile from the previous burglary and is unknown if they are related.

Homeless man arrested: At 2:26 p.m. in the 11900 block of NE Eighth St., a manager of a business called police to have a homeless man, who was sleeping in a dumpster area, trespassed. The man had a felony warrant and was arrested on his warrant.

Police arrest suspect in fraud ring: At 1:59 p.m. in the 12700 block of SE 38th St., a suspect was arrested and booked into jail for attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Officers located numerous identifications, checks and fake passports on him and believe he is part of a fraud ring where suspects open bank accounts with fraudulent checks and then immediately goes to another check to take the cash out. The suspect also had outstanding arrest warrants.

Suspects arrested for heroin, warrants: At 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, suspects were seen in a vehicle in the parking garage using narcotics. Officers detained both individuals on numerous warrants. Officers recovered suspected heroin. The vehicle was towed to the police station pending a search warrant. Both suspects were booked on their warrants.

Good teamwork: At 5:57 p.m. in the 10400 block of NE 12th Place, Washington State Patrol was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle south on I-405 to Northeast Eighth Street. The vehicle was then reported to NORCOM as being involved in two hit and run collisions. Another 911 caller stated a vehicle was stopped blocking traffic and two occupants ran from the vehicle. An officer located the vehicle and contacted the witness. Washington State Patrol responded. The vehicle was used in a burglary earlier that morning in Bellevue. The vehicle was impounded and detectives are investigating.

Don’t sleep there: At 9:33 p.m. in the 500 block of Bellevue Way, security reported a subject passed out in restroom was not responding. When officers arrived, the subject was asleep on the restroom floor. The subject was woken up and issued a trespass notice. Five minutes later, the subject returned to the property and security followed him out onto Bellevue Way where he was taken into custody and booked into jail.

Nov. 18

At 1:36 p.m. in the 10 block of Bellevue Way Southeast, a suspect was causing a disturbance in a restaurant and was told to leave. The suspect then kicked multiple vehicles in the parking lot, damaging at least one. The suspect was then contacted and arrested for malicious mischief in the third degree.

Garbage fire: At 11:11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Factoria Blvd., a suspect lit the contents of a garbage can on fire at a bus stop and then walked away. Witnesses provided officers with a description and police located the suspect nearby and detained, arrested and booked him into jail.

Nov. 19

Burglary matches trend: At 6:46 a.m. in the 6300 block of 129th Ave. SE, two suspects entered a victim’s attached garage, prowled one vehicle and then stole the victim’s other vehicle. This is the same area and modus operandi as other occupied burglaries that have been occurring, police said.

Man with dementia goes on walk: At 1:50 p.m. in the 15700 block of NE First Place, an 80-year-old man with dementia walked away from his adult family home and was found by an officer walking down the sidewalk and returned home.

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