The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Sleeper arrested: At 3:17 a.m. in the 1700 block of 132nd Ave. NE, Bellevue police contacted a man sleeping in a car. He was arrested after police learned he had a misdemeanor warrant out for a “criminal solicitation.” Upon his arrest, he was booked into jail.
Firefighter crash: At 1:02 p.m. in the intersection of Southeast 28th Street and 148th Avenue Southeast, a Bellevue Fire Department vehicle was involved in a collision while driving with its lights and sirens on. No one sustained any injuries and there was only minor damage on the vehicle.
Necklace robber strikes again: At 5:18 p.m. in the 15500 block of NE 24th St., an unknown suspect grabbed a necklace from a victim and fled on foot.
Victim stabbed in arm during fist fight:At 10:58 p.m. in the 700 block of Bellevue Way NE, two people were involved in a verbal argument when one of them produced a knife and confronted the other. They engaged in a brief fist fight during which the victim was stabbed in the arm. Detectives are investigating.
Wannabe burglar throws rocks: At 12:50 a.m. in the 16100 block of NE 11th St., a suspect attempted to make entry into an apartment by throwing rocks. The suspect fled the scene after the homeowner called police and provided a description. Officers contacted and detained the suspect minutes later at the Crossroads Mall. The suspect was later booked into jail for attempted residential burglary and obstructing a police officer’s investigation.
He was losing:At 6:03 p.m. in the 15600 block of NE Eighth St., police trespassed a person from the library for screaming profanities while playing chess. An officer contacted the subject and found he had a $15,000 misdemeanor warrant out of Bellevue. The subject was booked into jail.
Police bust thief with drugs: At 10:11 p.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, a shoplifter was arrested for theft. During a search, police found small amounts of suspected heroin, meth, pills and drug paraphernalia on him. The suspect was booked into jail.
Drunk assaulted:At 5:53 a.m. in the 11400 block of NE Second Place, an intoxicated person reported multiple males had beat him up and stole his wallet. Police arrived and searched the room of the suspects with consent. They found no wallet and forwarded the case to detectives.
Doorbell arrest: At 12:19 a.m. in the 12700 block of SE 42nd St., a homeowner reported an unknown male continuously rang his doorbell, begging for money. Police contacted the male outside the residence and arrested him for a misdemeanor warrant and he was booked into jail.
Lock your cars:At 1:46 a.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, an off-duty officer responded to a disturbance in a parking garage. Two individuals were seen by witnesses banging on several car windows, trying to get random people to fight them as vehicles were leaving the garage. A passenger in one of these vehicles got out and confronted the suspect. The suspect reportedly took a swing, the passenger fought back. Suspect was booked for obstruction and resisting arrest.
Sound the alarms:At 6:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of 122nd Ave. NE, an alarm company called about an intruder alarm at the construction site. Officers arrived and located a suspect at a nearby garage. The suspect got into a vehicle and refused to get out. Officers performed a high risk stop of suspect vehicle on Northeast 10th Street east of 116th Avenue Northeast. Police detained two suspects. One was arrested for a Bellevue warrant and booked into jail. The second was arrested for a felony warrant and booked into jail. Burglary and other charges will be filed after follow-up with construction company, police said.
That’s a lot of sunglasses: At 11:01 a.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, security called 911 to report a suspect breaking into the store. While officers were responding, security advised the suspect was at the transit center. Police contacted and detained the suspect, who was in possession of eight pair of sunglasses valued at $2,675. The suspect was arrested and booked.