The following is a sample from the Bellevue Police Department’s Bellevue Beat Blog:
Man trespassed from homeless shelter: At 5:45 a.m. in the 500 block of 116th Ave. NE, a man returned to a winter shelter intoxicated and caused a disturbance. He was asked to leave several times but he refused. Police arrived and he still refused. He was eventually arrested for trespass and booked into jail.
Mall thief: At 5 p.m. in the 700 block of Bellevue Way NE, officers responded to a suspicious person who was seen rummaging through several purses throughout the mall. A subsequent investigation revealed the suspect had taken numerous wallets/purses of employees throughout the mall. The suspect was also in possession of stolen property from recent reported thefts. The suspect was transported to jail and booked.
Stab threat leads to arrest: At 8:33 a.m. at the Bellevue Transit Center, a person reported a suspect threatened to stab them at the Bellevue Transit Center. Upon police contact, the suspect was immediately hostile with police and made additional threats. The suspect was detained and suspected narcotics were located.
Car shooting: At 1:20 p.m. in the 400 block of 102nd Ave. SE, a victim saw two suspects shoot the windows out of a neighbor’s car, however, officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Knife threat: At 7:55 p.m. in the 600 block of 116th Ave. NE, a victim reported to police an unknown suspect threatened him with a large knife without provocation or reason. The suspect was not located.
Security catches thief: At 9 p.m. in the 600 block of Bellevue Way NE, a victim went to the store to sell her iPhone 7s. Just when the transaction was to take place, the suspect grabbed the phone out of the victim’s hand and ran. Security located the suspect across from Northeast Eighth Street and a foot chase ensued. The phone was recovered and the suspect was booked into jail.
Young adult found deceased, suspected overdose: At 11:05 a.m. in the 12500 block of SE 30th St., police found a 22-year-old deceased in a vehicle. Officers believe the death is from an opioid overdose, however, it is under investigation.
Man taken to hospital for mental health: At 4:33 p.m. in the 1500 block of 145th Place SE, a male armed himself with a pocket knife and was having delusions of people in his apartment stealing things while trying to hurt him. Officers talked the male into putting the knife down and transported him to the hospital for an evaluation.