Pokemon Go player robbed on way home from Downtown Park | Bellevue Police Blotter July 11 – 18

July 11

July 11

Danger: The Bellevue Police bomb techs were called to Mercer Island to assist with a WWII-type grenade that was found in a parking lot. They x-rayed the grenade and determined that it was a cast-iron replica of a pineapple grenade that someone had filled with air rifle pellets, and that it was not explosive.

July 12

Downtown Park party: Police found approximately 300 people in Downtown Park playing Pokemon Go between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Unemployed and without underwear: Police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of 161st Pl. NE where a man was allegedly naked, yelling that he didn’t have a job. Officers found the man yelling about his lack of employment, but the subject denied he was ever naked.

July 14

Downtown Park party continues: There were several hundred people in Downtown Park after hours, and police received several calls about the noise.

July 15

Cardiac car crash: A man was driving in the 4700 block of Lakemont Blvd. when he suffered cardiac arrest, leading him to serve into the opposite lane before swerving again and striking a guard rail. Medics arrived and revived the man, and no one else was injured in the crash.

Roommate rumble: A woman called police to report that her roommate grabbed her in a sexual manner against her will, before allegedly assaulting her and threatening her when she tried to resist. The suspect also told the victim he had a gun. The victim was able to leave the residence in the 16400 block of SE 23rd St., but the suspect refused to come out. The SWAT and hostage negotiators were called, and the suspect eventually surrendered.

July 18

Pokemon player pillaged: After a night of playing Pokemon Go in Downtown Park, the victim was walking home to his apartment when an unknown suspect robbed him of his wallet at knife point. The victim didn’t report the incident to police until three days afterwards and it only came to the knowledge of police through code enforcement. The case has been forwarded to the investigations team for review.


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