Bellevue Police arrest Newcastle postal worker for assault

October 3, 2014

NEW — 4:10 p.m. Oct. 3, 2014

Bellevue Police arrested a 55-year-old postal worker from Newcastle for assault Oct. 3.

Police responded to the reported assault on 160th Avenue Southeast, in front of Phantom Lake Elementary School, at 11:15 a.m., according to a Bellevue Police Department release.

When officers arrived, they learned a postal worker, driving a marked postal-service vehicle, intentionally hit an individual with the postal vehicle she was driving.

The incident started when the victim allegedly saw the postal worker yelling obscenities at another citizen. The victim became concerned about the postal worker’s behavior, and decided to take a photo of the vehicle in order to file a complaint with the postal service. Read more

Police blotter

October 3, 2014

Loony letter

Newcastle staff alerted police Sept. 2 after receiving a suspicious letter at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. The letter, titled “Nuclear war is in bible prophecy,” contained odd ramblings about the bible, Satan and the “mark of the beast.” Police reviewed the letter, with a return address from California, and determined there were no explicit threats.

Comb caper

A man was banned from the Bartell Drugs store, 6939 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., after attempting to steal a $2.49 comb Sept. 3.

Anonymous assault

Two women were assaulted by a group of unknown suspects while walking in the 13300 block of Southeast 95th Way between 10:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The two sisters said a group of people started punching, kicking and pulling their hair. Police met the duo, who said they couldn’t identify any suspects and wouldn’t assist with prosecution, at Overlake Hospital. Read more