December 9, 2011
UPDATED — 5:41 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011
Newcastle Police Officer Ryan Olmsted arrested two suspects at about 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in connection with recent burglaries reported in Bellevue, Newcastle, Renton and unincorporated King County, according to a release from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.
Two other suspects fled the scene.
A King County deputy later located one of those two suspects and arrested him, while the fourth suspect remains at large, Irvine said.
Two Newcastle residents provided tips, including the suspects’ license plate number, to the Newcastle Police Department via its anonymous email and non-emergency phone lines that lead to the arrests, Irvine said.
December 8, 2011
NEW — 11:20 a.m. Dec. 8, 2011
Bartell Drugs and the Salvation Army joined forces during the holiday season to provide gifts to children in need.
Bartell’s is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the eighth-annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive through Dec. 16. The drugstore chain is collecting toys at all 58 locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Newcastle’s Bartell store is located at 6939 Coal Creek Parkway in the Coal Creek Village.
Bartell’s and the Salvation Army plan to distribute the toys to low-income children and adolescents the week before Christmas the Salvation Army’s toy warehouses.
Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns stores in Western Washington. The family-owned and operated drugstore chain is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.
December 5, 2011
NEW — 3:45 p.m. Dec. 5, 2011
Around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 2, several vehicles were broken into in the Brewer (9200 block of 118th Place S.E.) and Windtree (9300 block of 120th Ave. S.E.) neighborhoods in Newcastle.
No loss has been discovered related to the break-ins.
According to a statement from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine, witnesses saw two white males who were walking from car to car. The suspects are believed to be in their 50s, and the men reportedly left in a light blue Ford Ranger two-door pick-up truck.
If your vehicle was broken into overnight from Dec. 1 through Dec. 2 and you have not filed a police report, call 206-296-3311 to report a crime. If you saw anything suspicious overnight or think you may know who the suspects are, contact the Newcastle Police Department at 649-4444.