Swastika, KKK graffiti marked in Bellevue | Bellevue Police Blotter

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Sept. 4

Shopping cart fire at park: At 7:38 a.m. in the 14100 block of NE 20th St, the Bellevue Fire Department requested police assistance for a shopping cart that had been set on fire in near the Highland Park playground. The fire resulted in damage to the fence around the playground. No suspect information was available.

Parkour getaway ends in arrests: At 9:04 p.m. in the 700 block of Bellevue Way NE, two suspects stole items from a store and assaulted a loss prevention officer as they fled the scene. Security chased after them but the suspects jumped off the second level of a parking garage and ran to the Downtown Park. One suspect jumped then jumped into a waiting car and fled. As they attempted to leave, the getaway vehicle hit another vehicle in the parking garage. The getaway car hit another vehicle as it fled southbound on Bellevue Way Northeast. During the second accident, the suspect lost control and was subsequently arrested. Officers found the second suspect hiding in the women’s bathroom in a stall with an unrelated female who happened to have a felony arrest warrant. Both suspects were booked into jail on numerous charges.

Sept. 5

‘Lost’ thief steals pendant: At 5:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of 148th Ave. NE, detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred when a suspect asked a woman for directions. The suspect approached the woman in a parking lot and when she turned, the suspect grabbed onto her necklace, ripping off its pendant. The suspect then ran away.

Group attacks victim in store: At 8:37 p.m. in the 900 block of 160th Ave. NE, a group of juveniles assaulted a victim, who ran into a nearby store. The suspects went to the store and broke out the windows before entering. The victim hid behind the register as the suspects tried to attack him. The owner of the store told police they wish to press charges for malicious mischief.

Sept. 6

Rocks thrown: At 1:45 a.m. in the 15200 block of NE 16th Place, officers identified and detained four suspects who were alleged to have broken a woman’s window with rocks. A security guard at the apartments initially called to report a group of males threatening to throw rocks at him. The group ran away but then a few moments later, police got the call the woman’s window at been broken.

Sept. 7

Police arrest man making threats at elementary school: At 3:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, police arrested a man for making threats to the school principal. Numerous callers reported an intoxicated man in the road near Sunset Elementary. He was screaming at cars and pointing his hand like a gun, stating he was going to kill them. Officers found the man and subsequently booked him into jail on felony harassment and resisting arrest charges.

Swastika graffiti strikes again in recent weeks: At 2:28 p.m. in the 500 block of 150th Ave. NE, a witness called to report a swastika had been spray painted in orange on a footbridge behind a trail. The word “muerte,” which means death or murder in Spanish, was also written near the swastika. The trail leads to different neighborhoods in the area and the land was determined to be city owned. Police notified a city maintenance crew for cleanup. No suspect information is available.

‘Neighbors’ rat out man living in RV: At 11:02 p.m. in the 12500 block of SE 41st Place, police arrested a subject on a Snohomish County warrant after several callers called to complain about the subject’s loud generator and parking citations, including parking an RV for more than 24 hours. The subject was taken to jail.

Sept. 8

Maybe you shouldn’t marry her: At 1:10 a.m. in the 400 block of 145th Ave. NE, a woman was arrested the night before her wedding. She got into an argument with her fiance over him staying out late and drinking the night before their wedding. The woman was so upset she threw a plate of spaghetti and other items at the man. The male had injuries consistent with the events and the woman was booked into jail on fourth-degree domestic violence assault charges.

It was the devil: At 3:50 p.m. in the 17200 block of NE Eighth St., witnesses saw three unknown suspects torching a vehicle behind a church. The suspects fled and police determined the vehicle was listed as stolen out of Bellevue.

Woman injured in major accident: At 8:45 p.m. at Forest Drive Street and Southeast 63rd Street, a female sped eastbound on Forest Drive when her vehicle veered off the roadway onto the left shoulder and hit a berm. The vehicle launched into the air 20 feet, struck numerous trees, spun around and came to a rest facing westbound. A nearby officer heard the crash and found the female lying unconscious in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was catching fire. The officer extinguished the fire and administered aid to the driver. Medics transported the driver to the hospital with serious injuries. Police suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the crash.

Suspect caught with heroin: At 12:50 a.m. in the 700 block of 96th Ave. NE, officers contacted two suspects who were casing homes. One suspect told the officer a fake name and was later determined to have a parole warrant with a primary offense of mail theft. Police discovered the second suspect was in possession of heroin.

Sept. 10

KKK graffiti: At 4:59 p.m. in the 5400 block of 125th Ave. SE, homeowners reported the letters “KKK” written on their driveway in rubberized paint. No suspect information is available.

Father, son hurt mother: At 7:05 p.m. in the 8400 block of SE 63rd St., police arrested a father and son for assaulting their mother when she would not turn her music down. After the assault, the mother ran out of her home and called 911. The father was booked into jail while her son was booked into a youth center.

Group assault leads to stabbing: At 7:52 p.m. in the 16100 block of NE Eighth St., a victim was confronted by four-to-five males. The suspects surrounded the victim and pushed him into Northeast Eighth Street. The victim was then stabbed in the arm before the suspects fled. Detectives are investigating the case.

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