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December 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Driver arrested following Bellevue crash

A man was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault following a serious-injury crash early Monday morning in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue. Police say a car driven by a 25-year-old Bellevue man crashed into a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old Bellevue man, who was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center with serious injuries, Bellevue police spokesman Seth…

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October 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

SPD’s Metz among 5 finalists for Bellevue PD chief

UPDATE 11:10 A.M.| Metz will be up against four other candidates for Bellevue Police Department Chief: Minnesota Police Department Assistant Chief Matthew Clark, Bellevue Police Department Deputy Chief Jim Jolliffe, Simi Valley (California) Police Department Chief Mitch McCann and Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Raul Munguia. A hiring timeline hasn’t been narrowed down, but Bellevue city…

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June 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Man linked by DNA to 1980 Bellevue slaying pleads guilty

A man who was recently linked by DNA to the slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman in 1980 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this morning in King County Superior Court. Michael Halgren, 58, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for strangling Susan Lowe in her apartment with a pair of pantyhose. Despite a reward, the case went cold until 2012, when…

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May 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

It’s true, cellphone rules don’t apply to police officers

Police officers know the rules to enforce — and the ones that don’t apply to them. A local resident questioned the Bellevue Police Department on Friday night after seeing an officer talking on a cellphone while driving. In a Twitter post, the person suggested an officer was breaking the state law that restricts cellphone use in vehicles. The…

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February 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Woman struck, killed while crossing Bellevue street

Update 4:30 p.m.: Bellevue police say the Carnation truck driver who struck and killed a pedestrian this afternoon was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The driver, who is described only as a man in his mid-50s, was turning west from 124th Avenue Northeast onto Northeast 12th Street when he struck the woman. She has not been identified by police. The…

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January 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM

King County deputy arrested after passing out in patrol car

Police arrested an on-duty King County Sheriff’s deputy Tuesday night after a citizen called to report the deputy passed out in his parked patrol car in Newcastle. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Starbucks near Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway.  The citizen called 911 to report finding the deputy hunched over the steering wheel of his marked police…

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December 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Saturday Memo: Missing Bellevue woman … Minimum-wage measure takes hit … UW wins bowl game

Weather:  Quite nice, with highs in the 40s again. Elderly Bellevue woman missing: Police are asking for help in finding an 89-year-old woman who went missing Friday. Here’s more on her description and where she might have been Friday. Judge strikes down part of SeaTac minimum-wage measure: Less than a week before a $15 minimum wage…

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December 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Police find missing Bellevue woman

Update: Missing Bellevue woman Patricia Thomas, 89, was found safe and unharmed about 1 p.m. today by Des Moines police. A citizen spotted Thomas driving in Des Moines, according to Bellevue police, and recognized her vehicle and license plate from news reports. Police confirmed her identity. Thomas was apparently confused about what city she was in and didn’t…

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November 28, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Body found near Bellevue train tracks

Bellevue police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the 11700 block of Northeast 12th Street. Foul play is not suspected. Someone called 911 just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday and police located the man’s body beneath Northeast 12th Street, close to some train tracks, Officer Seth Tyler said in a news release. Cold weather may…

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October 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Bellevue father and infant twin sons found safe

Update| 1:43 p.m. Bellevue police report the man and his two children who went missing Friday night have been found safe today. The infant twin boys are back with their mother while the 26-year-old father was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation. Earlier, we reported that Bellevue police were asking for the public’s help in locating the Bellevue man and his sons. Laura…

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