Newcastle residents’ tips lead to burglary arrests

January 6, 2012

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.

Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine said two other suspects fled the scene, but one was later arrested after a King County deputy located the suspect.

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 nonemergency phone lines that lead to the arrests, Irvine said.

The group had burglarized homes in the area and had broken into at least one residence just prior to being arrested, Irvine said.

The number of burglaries the group may be responsible for is still under investigation, and charges against the suspects for at least one burglary are expected in early January, she said.

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Newcastle residents provide tips to lead police to burglary suspects

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.

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Two teens shot at party early Sunday morning

May 3, 2010

NEW — 2:30 p.m. May 3, 2010

Two Renton teenagers, ages 17 and 18, were each shot in the torso at a party in the 11800 block of Southeast 87th Street at about 1:30 Sunday morning, according to a press release from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The teens were sent to Overlake Hospital in serious condition. They had not been invited to the party; a 16-year-old Newcastle girl drove them to it.

Another 18-year-old partygoer suffered serious cuts to his face, and he was sent to Overlake Hospital as well.

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BREAKING NEWS — Student who allegedly made Hazen bomb threat arrested

February 12, 2010

UPDATED — 5:04 p.m. Feb. 12, 2010

An 18-year-old Hazen High School senior was arrested this afternoon after allegedly calling in a bomb threat to the high school Renton Police and Renton School District officials say.

The student has not yet been charged, officials said.

Hazen High School received a call at about 10:45 this morning from an individual who claimed there was a bomb inside the school and that students and staff had one hour to evacuate the building.

School officials followed Renton School District Guidelines by calling police and evacuating the building. Renton Police searched the building, but did not find anything. After allowing the hour to elapse, students and staff re-entered the school at noon.

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