The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Driver breaks woman’s hand: At 6:35 p.m. in the 500 block of 106th Ave. NE, a man was arrested after breaking a bone in a woman’s hand. The suspect and victim got into an argument in a parking lot because the suspect was upset the victim parked too close to his car. The victim was upset because the suspect hit her vehicle when he opened his car door. The suspect then slammed his door closed on the victim’s hand, breaking a bone in her hand. The suspect reversed his car and drove out of the spot, however, the victim was forced to run along the vehicle for a short distance because her hand was stuck in the door. The suspect stopped his vehicle and then assaulted the victim.
Ice causes car crash: At 9 a.m. in the 4800 block of 153rd Ave. SE, a person’s vehicle slid on ice at the base of a hill and struck an unoccupied vehicle parked in a driveway. That vehicle was then forced into a garage door and hit a car parked inside.
Driver found with drugs: At 3:02 p.m. in the intersection of 148th and Northup, a suspect was stopped for running a red light. The officer noticed several syringes and a records check revealed the subject was driving with a suspended license. There was also a warrant out for his arrest. Police found suspected heroin, meth and drug paraphernalia on him and he was arrested.
Girls abandoned at mall: At 10:36 p.m. in the 15600 block of NE Eighth St., a security officer of Crossroads Mall contacted two girls ages 7 and 8 who saw them outside the front doors of the mall. The officer called 911 after the girls told them a friend of their mother left them outside to go to a nearby sports bar. They were scared and cold. Police contacted the mother and she responded to the scene and took custody of the children. Charges were filed with the prosecutor.
Health is expensive: At 2:47 p.m. in the 3600 block of Factoria Blvd. SE, officers spotted a suspect run across the street after he reportedly stole vitamins. But they did not locate the suspect. They did recover, however, the bags he dropped as he fled the scene.
Suspect goes on rampage: At 5:14 a.m. in the 100 block of Bellevue Way SE, a suspect assaulted a store clerk and trashed a store. A witness helped the store clerk fight off the suspect but the suspect proceeded to break a front window, registers and throw bottles inside the store. Police later arrested the suspect.