Swastika graffiti found near bus stop | Bellevue Police Blotter

Aug. 14

Don’t falsely snitch on your auntie: At 12:03 p.m. in the 15000 block of Main St., an officer contacted the occupants of a vehicle with stolen license plates. The driver said he put on the plates from his aunt’s truck and that he did not have permission to do so. But police discovered the plates were not registered to the male’s aunt and he was arrested and booked into jail.

Aug. 15

Stolen joyride leads to arrest: At 12:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Richards Road, police arrested multiple suspects for stealing a car from Seattle. The officers had stopped the suspects on a traffic stop when they observed drug paraphernalia, a broken rear window and mismatched vehicle plates. The suspects were booked into jail.

Should have washed it at home: At 6:19 p.m. in the 11900 block of NE Eighth St., a man tried to pay for a car wash but fled the area when all of his multiple credit cards were declined. After fleeing the scene, officers located him and arrested him for theft.

Aug. 16

Someone didn’t like gym class: At 9:26 a.m. in the 15000 block of Bel Red Road, a suspect damaged a school’s gym floor and stained the concrete. The suspect also deployed a fire extinguisher inside the school, causing approximately $1,000 in damages.

Aug. 17

Suspect flees assault arrest: At 2:32 p.m. in the 2000 block of 148th Ave. NE, a victim and suspect called 911 two times before police arrived. When officers got to the scene, the victim had been assaulted by the suspect but the suspect was gone. There was a no contact order between the two parties. Officers checked the area, but could not find the suspect.

Can’t hide in the bathroom forever: At 10:08 p.m. at the intersection of 102 Avenue Northeast and Main Street, police arrested a man for a felony warrant and probable cause for hit and run. Several witnesses had called 911 to report a car sideswiped multiple vehicles and the male driver fled on foot. Officers arrived and found the driver in the bathroom of a nearby restaurant. The driver admitted to the hit-and-run. Police later determined the suspect’s car he was driving was stolen out of Renton. Police expect more charges to be filed.

Aug. 18

Apartment garage car prowlers caught: At 3:20 a.m. in the 200 block of 106th Ave. NE, two suspects involved in multiple car prowls in Downtown Bellevue were identified and arrested in the parking garage of an apartment complex.

Aug. 19

Swastika graffiti found near bus stop: At 10:09 a.m. at the intersection of 100th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, a resident called 911 to report swastikas painted on the sidewalk near a bus stop. The graffiti suspect used an unknown liquid substance to make a swastika with an X drawn through the middle. Police discovered two more swastikas about 50 feet further down from the bus stop.

Burglar caught red-handed: At 8:52 p.m. in the 100 block of 100 Ave. NE, officers were in the middle of responding to an alarm and were searching the building when they encountered a burglar who had entered the building through an unsecured office door. The suspect had stolen cash from the business and was in possession of stolen credit cards. Officers arrested the burglar and booked them into jail.

Aug. 20

Highland Middle School vandalized: At 2:30 a.m. at Highland Middle School, a school security officer responded to an alarm. The security officer discovered that unknown suspects had burglarized the school and tagged several walls.

Can’t outsmart the cops: At 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of Bellevue Way NE, an officer saw a vehicle doing “donuts” in the roadway. When the officer stopped the suspect, the suspect struck a vehicle as it pulled into the parking lot. The driver fled the vehicle and the officer chased him, eventually catching him. At the scene, a second suspect got into the vehicle and drove away but was stopped six blocks later. Police arrested the second suspect for outstanding warrants and driving with a suspended license. The first suspect was arrested for reckless driving, hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license and obstructing police.

Robbers assault brave janitor: At 8:36 p.m. in the 700 block of Bellevue Way NE, six suspects entered a secured area of an office building and began to steal items. When confronted by the janitor, they assaulted him and fled down the stairwell. Officers are conducting a follow-up investigation.