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‘Sovereign citizen’ arrested for obstruction | Police Blotter

Police blotter for March 5-10.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:13am
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The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:

March 5

Exposure to elements: At 7:52 a.m. in the 100 block of 148th Avenue Southeast, officers responded to a report of a subject in front of the gas station, sitting on the ground rocking back and forth in winter weather. They were potentially under the influence of drugs or alcohol and transported to the hospital by the police.

Flying car: At 10:41 in the 3100 block of Bel-Red Road, a driver wrecked his car after plowing into a guardrail. This caused the car to go airborne, hit a power pole and land in a ravine along the road. The suspect was seen walking around following the accident. They were arrested for DUI, medically evaluated and booked into jail.

March 6

Cell phone abuse: At 1:20 a.m. in the 600 block of 124th Avenue Northeast, officers responded to investigate after a 911 caller hung up. At the residence, officers determined that a female suspect had assaulted a male with her cell phone, causing visible injury. The female was arrested and transported to jail.

Glue card: At 10:03 a.m. in the 11700 block of Northeast 8th Street, an officer observed someone cutting open gift cards, manipulating them and gluing them back together. They admitted to their intentions to commit fraud with the cards. All the cards were seized.

March 7

Car vanished: At 10:35 a.m. in the 1500 block of 140th Avenue Northeast, a victim left their vehicle running outside an apartment while he quickly ran inside. When he returned the car was gone.

March 9

Sovereign citizen: At 12:21 a.m. in the 15000 block of Southeast 38th Street, a suspect was stopped after the officer observed “Sovereign Citizen” license plates on the vehicle. They displayed the word “private” in large letters. The suspect then refused to provide their identification, registration or car insurance. The officer discovered the car was unregistered and the suspect refused to exit the vehicle after being asked to multiple times. They were arrested for criminal traffic offenses and for obstruction.

Speeder: At 11:13 p.m. in the 1500 block of 145 Place Southeast, a suspect was seen driving 70 mph in a 30 mph zone by an officer sitting at an apartment complex on an unrelated matter. The driver continued to drive erratically and was stopped at the QFC parking lot where he rammed a curb and then rolled backwards. His brake was engaged by the officer. The suspect was arrested for DUI.

March 10

Gun shots: At 11:32 p.m. at Northeast 6th Street, an officer heard what sounded like a couple gunshots coming from the general area, followed by the sound of a loud exhaust, like a car leaving. They located a single spent 9mm casing in the road, after conducting an area check.


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