Woman escapes attempted assault in Goldsmith Park | Bellevue Police Blotter Jan. 16-22

Jan. 16

Too friendly to females: A male in his 40s contacted young females during two separate incidents at the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE. The females are aged 12 and 13. The subject touched one of the girls on her arm, and he attempted to purchase perfume for the other. There were no crimes established, however officers conducted thorough investigations and completed a report for documentation. The reports are being forwarded to detectives for review.

Jan. 18

Robitussin robbery: A suspect entered the pharmacy in the 4900 block of Lakemont Blvd. and jumped the counter. He said he had a gun but witnesses didn’t see one. He grabbed some medications and fled out of the store.

Fleeing thief: Suspect was stealing items from a store in the 3900 block of Factoria Boulevard. He was confronted by store security, attempted to assault the loss prevention officer and tried to flee. He was caught in the parking lot and booked into jail.

Jan. 20

Money mischief: A suspect wrote numerous checks to himself from a closed bank account and deposited it into an open account in his name. He then withdrew the fraudulent funds at a bank on Bellevue Way. He was successful on Jan. 19 and tried again but was caught.

Attempted assault: The victim was walking in the dark from the playground in Goldsmith Park on the path to the parking lot when the suspect jumped out from the bushes, grabbed her and dragged her about 20 yards toward the woods on the west side of the park. The victim got free from the suspect and ran home to her apartment to call 911. The victim was not injured. The suspect has not been located at press time.

Jan. 21

Firearm on freeway: An officer heard several rounds of gunfire north and east of Bellevue City Hall and advised NORCOM. Upon doing an area check, he located several casings along the shoulder of the Interstate-405 on-ramp. The Washington State Patrol was advised and took over the investigation.

Jan. 22

Attempted armed robbery: The suspect attempted to rob the victim using a pistol at 15500 NE 11th St. The female victim screamed, and the suspect fled.