The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Husband assault: At 3:50 p.m. in the 500 block of 97th Ave NE, a victim went to the hospital and reported that he was beat up by his wife after an argument earlier in the day. The officer could not locate the suspect and the investigation remains ongoing.
Found cash: At 10:22 a.m. at the downtown park, a resident found a Bank of America envelope full of cash and brought the envelope to City Hall. Subject turned the money in.
Cosmetics theft: At 5:23 p.m. in the 4000 block of Factoria Blvd SE, three suspects stole more than $2,000 worth of cosmetics. An employee confronted the suspects when they attempted to leave the store. They threatened the employee with bear spray and assaulted her, then fled to a vehicle. But they where blocked in by witnesses. Suspects then fled on foot. A responding officer engaged in a short foot pursuit through a dead-end parking garage. All three suspects were taken into custody. Two were booked into jail, the third booked into youth detention.
Drunk driving: At 5:33 p.m. at 164th Ave SE and Main St., Redmond Police responded to a hit-and-run incident into a pole. A witness followed the suspect into Bellevue. The suspect then struck a parked car in Bellevue. Police arrived after the collision and recognized the suspect from a possible DUI. A Redmond officer arrived and took over the investigation. Suspect was arrested and booked by Redmond PD.
Bomb threat: At 10:36 in the 12800 block of SE 40th Place, there was a report of a robbery at a business. The suspect wore dark colored clothing and a red hoodie. They told the clerk to turn over merchandise and threatened to blow the establishment up with a bomb the suspect said he had. The suspect then fled on foot and could not be located.
Unfair fight: At 1:15 a.m. in the 15800 block of NE 6th St., police responded to a fight. The victim said he had a disagreement with the suspect and had agreed to meet and fight them. When they met with the suspect, the victim discovered he came with two of his friends as backup. The victim stated the three suspects beat him up, took his shoes and left the area in a vehicle. The victim would not identify any of the suspects involved.
Why he’s on the bike: At 5:16 a.m. at Bel Red Road and 140th Ave NE, a suspect was contacted by police for a bicycle helmet violation. After a records check, police found the suspect had an arrest warrant for DUI. The suspect was arrested and booked.
High school damage: At 11 p.m. at Newport High School, someone vandalized Newport High School, most damage in the form of graffiti. The Bellevue School District staff estimated the damage at $4,000. Suspect is unknown.
Who’s calling?: A suspect called a business as the employee was counting money after closing. The suspect gave an accurate description of the victim’s appearance and told her harm would come to her if she didn’t deposit money into a specific account. Victim refused to comply, despite multiple phone calls from the same suspect. The calls appear to originate from a landline in Utah. The victim was escorted home by an officer.