Woman found running naked in Eastgate | Bellevue Police Blotter Jan. 23-30

Jan. 23

Armed robbery: The victim was walking from her car in a parking lot on Northeast 8th Street. She sensed someone behind her, turned to look and saw the suspect. He displayed a gun and pointed it at her. The victim then screamed, turned and ran to the entrance, dropping her purse. King County K-9 responded and was unable to locate the suspect.

Jan. 25

Crazed without clothes: Officers responded to a report of a naked woman running throughout the 15500 block of SE 37th St. and banging on windows. When the officers arrived, they saw fire crews were struggling with the woman in the back of their ambulance. Officers assisted them in safely restraining the woman, utilizing hobble restraints to keep the woman from assaulting fire personnel. The woman was transported to the hospital and placed on an involuntary commitment.

Jan. 27

Immigrant intimidation: ​The victim received a call from an unknown suspect on 156th Avenue Northeast, claiming to be from “ICE” and stating that the victim did not complete proper paperwork to be legally in the U.S. The suspect stated that a fine needed to be paid or the victim will be arrested and deported. The victim sent the suspect cash through a wire transfer. The total loss was $9,000. An alert cashier advised the victim that he was being scammed.

Drug store drama: Two unknown suspects attempted to steal prescription medications in the 1600 block of 140 Ave NE. After one suspect diverted the attention of the pharmacist, the other jumped the counter to steal medications. The pharmacist observed the male jump over the counter and confronted him. Both subjects fled on foot.

Karma: A motorcycle officer was in the 2500 block of 118th Ave SE when he observed a motorcycle speeding at 74 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer attempted to stop the driver, but he fled the scene. The officer located the suspect and his wrecked motorcycle after he crashed in the 1700 block of 118th Ave SE. The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to the hospital with road rash injuries.

Jan. 28

Freak out: The subject was dancing in the middle of the street and “freaking out” on Southeast 60th Street. He then picked up a big tree branch and started swinging it. The fire department and police contacted the subject. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital.

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