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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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0 Comments | Topics: Bellevue Police, deputy, Keing County Sheriff

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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0 Comments | Topics: Bellevue Police, Luis Martinez-Garibay, missing twins

October 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Motorcyclist dies in Bellevue crash; other driver suspected of DUI

A 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Bellevue tonight when he was hit by a car whose driver is suspected of drunken driving, Bellevue police said. Bystanders attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist at the scene before medics took him to Overlake Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said. The crash happened around 6 p.m. at…

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October 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Seattle cousins arrested in alleged murder-for-hire plot

Two Seattle cousins accused of hiring an undercover police officer to attack, and possibly kill, the girlfriend of one of the suspects will appear before a judge for a bail hearing this afternoon. According to Bellevue police and law enforcement sources, the men, ages 39 and 23, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of conspiracy and solicitation of assault in the first-degree. Eastside Narcotics…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Bellevue Police, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

September 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Local children’s musician charged with molesting two girls

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Darby Gerking, known around the area as the children’s music performer “Mr. Darby,” has been charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation, domestic violence. Gerking, 57, was booked into the King County Jail on Tuesday, but has since bailed out. According to charges filed by King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Carol Spoor,  Gerking inappropriately…

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January 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Sex predator charged with 1980 murder of Bellevue woman

Bellevue police on Wednesday announced a 56-year-old sexual predator who is behind bars on McNeil Island has been charged with an unsolved rape and murder from 1980. Susan Barbara Lowe was 19 when she was strangled to death with pantyhose in the bedroom of her apartment. Michael Allan Halgren, 56, was recently linked to the cold case…

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