CRIME & SAFETY
Video shows moment car slams through Washington state restaurant narrowly missing customers eating dinner
A Washington state restaurant is temporarily closed after a car crashed through the building on Wednesday, narrowly missing several patrons who were sitting inside.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest for Child Exploitation, Escape Attempt, and Medical Emergencies in Snoqualmie, Washington
This week in Snoqualmie, Washington, several incidents occurred that required police and emergency response. These incidents include the arrest of a 72-year-old individual for allegedly selling explicit images of children, an attempted escape by three teens at Echo Glen Children's Center, and various medical emergencies. Despite these incidents, there is no current threat to the community or its residents.
I-90 lanes reopen after state troopers stop DUI suspect
The pursuit began in Issaquah and ended near East Mercer. Washington State Patrol says the man had multiple warrants. No one was injured.
North Bend Resident Arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children: No Ongoing Threat to Community
The Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department, supported by the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force, arrested a 72-year-old man from North Bend, WA. The arrest occurred after a search warrant was executed on the 400 block of Stow Ave S in North Bend.
Police search for suspects involved in carjacking, robbery
Police are searching for those responsible for a carjacking and armed robbery in Bellevue Thursday evening. Both incidents happened less than an hour apart from each other.
Officer saves person’s life while out on a date
An officer from Cincinnati helped save a person’s life while he was out on a date in October.
Deputies investigate assault near Military Road in King County
Deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Department responded to an assault near Military Road South and South 164 Street around 8:38 a.m. Saturday morning.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Shooting, Drive-by Shooting, and Escape Attempt hit Renton
Renton, Washington experienced several incidents this week that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a fatal shooting where a man in his 20s was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound, a drive-by shooting near a high school that prompted a temporary lockdown, and an attempted escape by a teenager who had previously admitted to two separate murders.
Snoqualmie Police Chief Lynch takes oath of office Monday
Snoqualmie Police Chief Brian Lynch took his oath of office at the Snoqualmie City Council Meeting Monday, Nov. 27. Lynch, hired as a police captain in 2022 and promoted to interim-chief in June, was tapped by Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross to become the city’s permanent chief of police last month. His appointment was unanimously confirmed by the city council this week.
Prosecutors: Teens who fled Washington detention center ran while taking out trash
Three teenage boys, all previously convicted of violent crimes, were charged Wednesday with first-degree escape, accused of fleeing a youth detention center near Snoqualmie over the weekend. A
Weekly Safety Report: Fire Investigation and Murder Charges in Ravensdale, Washington
The Puget Sound Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 26600 block of 216 Avenue South East near Ravensdale. The fire was located on the second floor of the building and was extinguished within 40 minutes. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. One resident was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while no firefighters were injured. In a separate incident, Andrew Ralph Baim has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree arson, and possession of stolen vehicles for allegedly killing a Ravensdale father and husband. Baim has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Father and Son Left Stranded After Carjacking Incident in Bellevue
A chilling account of a carjacking incident in Bellevue. A father and his 10-year-old son were left stranded after their vehicle was stolen at a bank stop. The father was pushed and threatened, while the son managed to escape before the car was taken.
Woman Accused of Stealing Seattle Firefighter's Wallet and Making Excessive Purchases at Bellevue Square
• A woman stole a Seattle firefighter's wallet and used his credit card to make $8,500 worth of purchases at Bellevue Square mall. • The firefighter, Neil Junkin, realized his wallet was stolen while he was putting up Christmas lights for the elderly in his community.
Bellevue police giving away steering wheel locks as 'auto thefts on the rise'
The Bellevue Police Department is giving away steering wheel locks on December 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2 Renton teens arrested after joyride in stolen Kia ends in collision
RENTON, Wash. — Renton Police Department (RPD) officers arrested two teenage boys, a 13 and 14-year-old, after stealing and driving a Kia vehicle Friday afternoon. Renton police said around 4:25 p.m., officers were working surveillance on an unrelated case in the Renton Highlands when they spotted a stolen Kia. Officers said they attempted to contain the vehicle, but it escaped, which is when they began to track it.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Credit Card and Shoe Theft Incidents Hit Bellevue, Washington
Two incidents occurred in Bellevue, Washington this week. In the first incident, a woman is accused of using a stolen credit card belonging to a Seattle firefighter to go on an $8,500 shopping spree at Bellevue Square Mall. The firefighter was working on putting up Christmas lights for the elderly when the crime took place. In the second incident, police in Bellevue arrested a man who was accused of stealing a pair of white Nike shoes. Law enforcement officers worked in collaboration with store security to identify and apprehend suspected thieves.