Suspected Russian emails sent to City Hall

Sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog.

The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:

Dec. 31

Suspicious email: At 9:07 a.m. at Bellevue City Hall, employees received a suspicious email in the city’s general correspondence account. IP addresses suggested the email may have had ties to Russian servers. No physical evidence or information proved the letter to be real. Police took a report.

Jan. 1

Bad parenting: At 2:11 p.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, a suspect stole two purses from a store. She also had her 7-year-old son steal sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail. Child Protective Services was notified and the juvenile was picked up by a relative.

Jan. 2

In poor taste: At 12:33 p.m. in the 14300 block of Somerset BLVD, a roommate reported a disturbance at their residence. The subject was served an eviction notice to vacate the residence and was upset over receiving the notice via a text message. The suspect allegedly knocked a door from its hinges. Subject was arrested for malicious mischief, transported and booked into jail.

Jan. 4

HOA dispute: At 1:07 p.m. in the 10100 block of NE 8th St., an officer responded to a dispute between a condo homeowners association and one of its members. The HOA president is the alleged suspect. Police took a report for documentation.

Coffee aggression: At 4:22 p.m. in the 15100 block of NE 8th St., a suspect attempted to order coffee. When the subject was asked to pay for the beverage, but did not have enough money, she became irate and threw money and change at the employee. Suspect was arrested.

Armed robbery: At 7:55 p.m. in the 11100 block of NE 12th St., multiple suspects accosted the victim, displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the victim vocalized he had none, they demanded and took his phone. Suspects fled and 30 minutes later, the Kirkland Police Department reported a similar robbery at a bus stop. No suspects were located for either report.

Jan. 5

Coin thief: At 12:39 p.m. in the 1800 block of 140th Place SE, a victim reported that several of his rare coins were stolen. Victim had them located in his dresser drawers behind some clothing. The victim had reason to believe his caregiver took them. Officer is investigating.

Car beating: At 12:07 p.m. in the 1500 block of NE 15th St., a car owner and witness observed a suspect kicking, punching and pulling on the victim’s vehicle. Victim did not know the suspect or have reason for the car attack. The police arrived and discovered the suspect was intoxicated. Subject could not provide a motive for the damage and was arrested.

Jan. 6

Fake money: At 12:50 a.m. in the 13100 block of NE 20 St., a suspect was contacted by police during a traffic stop. An altered temporary permit was discovered in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and a search conducted. This revealed illegal possession of prescription pills and narcotics. Police also located suspected counterfeit $100 bills. The VIN plate on the suspect’s vehicle had also been removed. The suspect was arrested and vehicle impounded, pending a search warrant.

Rude flyers: At 9 a.m. in the 15600 block of SE 26th St., neighbors reported offensive fliers tossed onto driveways in plastic bags with rocks. A report was taken.


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