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June 5, 2014

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Our hero, our friend

May 15, 2014

NEW — 12:15 p.m. May 15, 2014

By Autumn Koepp Mayor John Dulcich stands with hundreds of mourners as they watch a procession of more than 450 police vehicles drive through Newcastle in honor of fallen Deputy Richard Herzog in 2002.

By Autumn Koepp
Mayor John Dulcich stands with hundreds of mourners as they watch a procession of more than 450 police vehicles drive through Newcastle in honor of fallen Deputy Richard Herzog in 2002.

May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day, part of National Police Week, which recognizes the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. In honor of the day, we went through our archives and found this guest editorial penned by then-Newcastle Mayor John Dulcich in the July 12, 2002 Newcastle News issue. It is reprinted below in recognition of Deputy Rich Herzog’s sacrifice to the Newcastle community. Read more

Mayor, County Council recognize National Police Week

May 12, 2014

NEW — 4:25 p.m. May 12, 2014

Rich Herzog

Rich Herzog

The Metropolitan King County Council and Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri today joined municipalities across the country in recognition of National Police Week, which occurs May 12–18.

National Police Week recognizes the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty, a sacrifice the city of Newcastle understands firsthand.

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Herzog gave his life in service to the community while protecting the citizens of Newcastle during the apprehension of a suspect in 2002.  Herzog had worked in Newcastle for several years and knew many of the residents and businesses. Read more

Bellevue P.D. concludes investigation into New Year’s Eve incident

May 1, 2014

The Bellevue Police Department has completed its investigation into a King County Sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in Newcastle last New Year’s Eve.

Police arrested the deputy in Newcastle Dec. 31, after a citizen called to report an officer was passed out behind the wheel in a parked patrol car. The deputy was placed under arrest for physical control of a motor vehicle, the legal equivalent of a DUI when no driving is observed.

The officer was not a member of the Newcastle Police Department, according to an email from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine, and wasn’t working overtime in the city.

A certified drug recognition expert conducted the three-month investigation and showed the deputy was impaired by prescription medications, according to a release from Bellevue Police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate.

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Bellevue PD concludes investigation into New Year’s Eve incident

April 9, 2014

NEW — 1:45 p.m. April 9, 2014

The Bellevue Police Department completed its investigation into a King County Sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in Newcastle last New Year’s Eve.

Police arrested the deputy in Newcastle Dec. 31, after a citizen called to report the officer was passed out behind the wheel in his parked patrol car. The deputy was placed under arrest for physical control of a motor vehicle, the legal equivalent of a DUI when no driving was observed.

The officer was not a member of the Newcastle Police Department, according to an email from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine, and wasn’t working overtime in the city.

A certified drug recognition expert conducted the three-month investigation and showed the deputy was impaired by prescription medications, according to a release from Bellevue Police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate. Read more

Newcastle bank robberies connected to series of incidents

July 8, 2013

NEW — 3:40 p.m. July 8, 2013

King County Sheriff's Office Two masked men rob the Newcastle Bank of America July 1.

King County Sheriff’s Office
Two masked men rob the Newcastle Bank of America July 1.

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police Department and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a series of five armed, takeover-style bank robberies, two of which occurred in Newcastle.

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Armed men rob Newcastle Bank of America

July 1, 2013

UPDATED — 1:40 p.m. July 2, 2013

Contributed

Contributed
A King County Sheriff’s Office car sits outside the Newcastle Bank of America after two men robbed the bank July 1.

The Newcastle branch of Bank of America was robbed at about 4:40 p.m. July 1, according to King County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jason Stanley. Read more

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Newcastle golf course

August 10, 2012

The motorcycle involved in Friday’s accident along Newcastle Golf Club Road rests near a guardrail. By Christina Corrales-Toy

NEW — 2:27 p.m. Aug. 10, 2012

A motorcyclist died after colliding with a guardrail on Newcastle Golf Club Road on Friday morning, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

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Sex offender registers Newcastle address

July 3, 2012

King County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a sex offender changed addresses to a residence in the 7000 block of 122nd Avenue Southeast in Newcastle in May.

Alfred Sims

Alfred Dee Sims, 82, registered as a Level III sex offender after being convicted of third-degree child molestation in 2007 and first-degree child molestation in 1996, both in Clallam County. Police said Level III sex offenders have a high risk of re-offending.

Police said Sims stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has white hair and green eyes.

Residents can search for Sims and other registered sex offenders at the sheriff’s office sex offender website,  www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/SOSearch.aspx.


Newcastle honors fallen officer with Police Day in the Park

June 22, 2012

UPDATED — 3:15 p.m. June 22, 2012

Ten years ago this week, King County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Herzog was tragically killed in the line of duty while working in the city of Newcastle. Herzog had worked in Newcastle for several years and knew many of the residents and businesses.

“One thing we most often hear from people about the way they remember Rich is his great connection with the public,” said Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.  “Citizens knew Rich and enjoyed interacting with him.”

This year, the City of Newcastle and the King County Sheriff’s Office will honor Rich’s memory by honoring the way Rich interacted with the public he served at Police Day in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23 at Lake Boren Park.

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