The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Police chase, catch car thief: At 5:02 a.m. in the 14200 block of SE 24th St., officers responded to a caller stating there were shots fired. When officers arrived in the area, two suspects were located in a stolen vehicle. Officers attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled, failing to yield to officers, and officers discontinued the pursuit. Officers later located the vehicle and detained one suspect who told officers that the second suspect fled on foot. A K-9 track was started but the second suspect was not located.
Watch stolen: At 12:07 a.m. in the 1100 block of 110th Ave. NE, a woman was at the Downtown Library when she removed her watch and placed it into a bag. She then left her bag unattended for a short time and when she returned, her watch was gone.
Park fight: At 4:44 p.m. at Ivanhoe Park, a group of males allegedly assaulted three victims at a park. The victims reported one of the suspects shot a gun into the air, however, police received no calls regarding shots fired. Police did not locate any suspects.
Car thief arrested: At 3:23 a.m. in the 2600 block of 120th Ave. SE, police arrested a car thief who stole a 2011 Toyota Corolla. Several units responded to arrest the suspect and he/she was apprehended without incident and transported to jail.
Tools, copper stolen: At 7:20 a.m. in the 2300 block of Bellevue Way SE, unknown suspects broke into two storage containers and stole power tools and copper wire.
Disturbance at homeless shelter: At 8 p.m. in the 500 block of 116th Ave. NE, a police officer was at a homeless shelter dropping off someone when he observed a suspect in a disturbance with staff. The officer detained the suspect. Staff said they were not injured and didn’t wish to pursue charges. A case report was taken for documentation.
Music lesson trespass: At 9:39 p.m. in the 16900 block of NE 14th St., a person was trespassed after they refused to leave their drum lessons. The person teaching the drum lessons suspected the student was under the influence of possible narcotics, as they were acting irrationally. The teacher asked the student to leave but they refused. The suspect was arrested for first-degree trespass and booked into jail.
Hit-and-run driver turns self in: At 6:44 p.m. in the intersection of 148th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, a suspect was driving when they collided with a minivan in the middle of the intersection. The suspect and passenger exited the vehicle and ran. The suspect later came to city hall to admit to fleeing the scene. No injuries to either party were involved.
Thief caught with security bypasser: At 9:38 a.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, a suspect was arrested for theft after she was caught shoplifting. Police found she was in possession of a device used to defeat security systems. She was booked into jail.
That’s a lot of alcohol: At 5 p.m. in the 300 block of Bellevue Way NE, bike officers were at a store when they witnessed a suspect conceal $532 worth of alcohol and leave the store without paying. They detained the suspect and recovered the alcohol and the suspect was summoned for theft.
Police help woman: At 11:50 a.m. in the 14500 block of SE 24th St., a woman’s neighbor called 911 because she had been sitting in her vehicle for more than 36 hours. The woman was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital.
Rental car returned with shots: At 2:11 p.m. in the 11800 block of Bel-Red Road, a car rental business called police to report one of their vehicles had three bullet holes in the rear passenger side panel. The person renting the vehicle said he was driving around Tacoma when he heard what sounded like gun shots. He later checked the vehicle and discovered the holes. No injuries were reported.
Lawn fight: At 5:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of 123rd Ave. SE, charges were sent to the city prosecutor after a fight between a mother and her children. The residents of the house, including the mother, objected to a vehicle being parked on the lawn. The mother confronted the vehicle owner, as well as her children, and an altercation ensued, resulting in punches, an a potential handgun display. Police reported minor injuries from the first fight.
Apartment fire: At 4:28 a.m. in the 12800 block of SE 40th St., the Bellevue Police Department assisted the Bellevue Fire Department at the scene of an apartment fire.
Drugs found: At 2:09 a.m. in the 1600 block of 145th Place SE, police conducted a traffic stop and caught a male suspect in possession of drug paraphernalia, suspected heroin and suspected methamphetamine. The investigation is ongoing.
Bus access denied: At 10:54 a.m. in the 14200 block of SE Eastgate Way, a Metro supervisor refused to let a man on a bus because of his behavior. The supervisor alleged the man was drunk and suffers from mental health issues, and that a driver saw the man expose himself.
Drunk man breaks into home: At 2:40 a.m. in the 12900 block of SE 44th Court, a resident called police to inform them of a burglary in progress. The caller had locked himself inside a bathroom and told dispatch he was “very scared.” The burglar had broken down the door to his house. When officers arrived, they observed a male inside a bedroom holding a metal rod, smashing it through a bedroom door. The male was ordered to drop the rod but he declined to comply. Officers forced entry into the home and used a taser to subdue the suspect. The male was later identified as a roommate of the caller who had unexpectedly returned home early after drinking 2/3 of a whiskey fifth and a two liter bottle of vodka. The suspect could not initially recall who he was, where he was or what day of the week it was. He was then transported to the hospital.
Naked man fights hotel guests: At 1:10 a.m. in the 10400 block of NE Fifth Place, hotel staff observed a male take off his clothing and attempt to fight patrons of the hotel. Police contacted the subject and discovered he had two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. Officers arrested the man and transported him to jail.
Park-and-ride car show shutdown: At 9:40 p.m. in the 14200 block of SE Eastgate Way, a caller reported 10 vehicles and 100 juveniles on the top level of a park-and-ride. They were allegedly driving recklessly. When police arrived, there were more than 100 vehicles and approximately 200-300 people. Officers learned the vehicles were part of a Facebook invitation for car enthusiasts. They were escorted out of the park-and-ride without any problems.
Ride leads to stolen car: At 2:35 a.m. in the 15600 block of NE Eighth St., a victim said a suspect contacted him through Facebook Messenger and asked to be picked up. The suspect then pulled the knife on the victim and told him to drive to Everett, where the suspect then drove off with the victim’s vehicle. The car was entered as stolen and the victim was returned to his residence by police.
Drug users sleeping in car: At 12:27 p.m. in the 1500 block of 143rd Place SE, two subjects were passed out in a parked vehicle at a funeral home. Officers contacted the subjects and found suspected drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. The suspects were woken up and arrested.
Drunk woman makes a ruckus: At 11:45 p.m. at Hazelwood Lane Southeast, several residents called to report a female screaming and running from their backyards to some old train tracks. When an officer arrived, they found an intoxicated female near a vehicle. The car had flat tires as it had driven over the tracks and the wheels were buried in the gravel. The female was uncooperative and fell down. The fire department subsequently transported her to the hospital due to her level of intoxication.
Man waves gun: At 1:54 p.m. in the 11100 block of NE Eighth St., a caller reported that she was at a store with her boyfriend when he began waiving his gun around. Police contacted a female walking nearby. The boyfriend was contacted and he denied pulling his weapon or threatening anyone. The case was taken for documentation.