The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Phone theft: At 11:18 a.m. in the 4100 block of Factoria Boulevard Southeast, a suspect concealed a cell phone and went into the bathroom. He then left the store and went to a car. Officers detained the male in the parking lot and the phone was located in the car’s glove box. They also found suspected heroin and meth on the suspect.
Hockey stick assault: At 6:04 p.m. in the 9500 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Northeast, someone reported that a 12-year-old hit his mother with a hockey stick. There were no visible injuries and the mother did not want to prosecute her child. The primary officer completed a report. It was forwarded to the city prosecutor for review.
Third time’s the charm: At 5:29 p.m. in the 500 block of Bellevue Way Northeast, a suspect was with another shoplift suspect at the above location. The suspect entered and attempted to steal electronics three separate times in the same day. Officers caught the subject re-entering the store. He was told he was under arrest for theft from another incident during a previous say in Factoria. The suspect would not comply and said he wasn’t going to be arrested. Force was used to arrest the suspect. There were no injuries. The suspect was in possession of heroin and booked into jail.
Boat fire: At 12:03 a.m. in the 5400 block of Pleasure Point Way, a large personal boat caught fire for an unknown reason. Nobody was on the boat when the fire broke out. The fire remained contained to the boat and dock. Bellevue Police assisted the Bellevue Fire Department with the incident
Attempted burglary: At 9:29 p.m. in the 14900 block of Northeast 10th Place, suspects were attempting to remove a window screen. The homeowner heard the suspects and confronted them. The suspects said they were there to fight the homeowner’s daughter. The suspects fled the scene in a car. Authorities notified Sammamish High School’s resource officer of the situation. It was possible the suspects attended the school.
Coronas in the park: At 1:18 p.m. in the 14200 block of Bel-Red Road, bike officers located a person at the Highland Park sitting in the dugout with a 12 pack of Corona. As officers moved in to detain the suspect, the subject fled. Officers pursued on foot and after jumping over several fences, the suspect was located by K-9 officer Knudsten and his partner Tyr. The suspect was then arrested and booked.
Commercial burglary: At 4:54 a.m. at 5100 Lakemont Boulevard Southeast, a store employee arrived to find that the business had been broken into. Surveillance revealed two suspects making entry after they threw a large rock through a glass door. The district officer is investigating.
Pried open till: At 7:51 a.m. in the 10100 block of Northeast 8th Street, a caller reported that an unknown suspect pried open a cash register and stole money. On video footage a suspect can be seen waiting by the register until it was left unattended. The subject was not located in the area.