Police chief honors citizens for taking a bite out of crime

September 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

At the Aug. 18 Newcastle City Council meeting, Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine honored two people who helped police take a bite out of crime.

King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen and observant resident Jeff Garlock each received special certificates for their contributions to the community.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Longtime King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen (middle) is flanked by Mayor Steve Buri and Police Chief Melinda Irvine after the duo honored him for his service to Newcastle over the years.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Longtime King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen (middle) is flanked by Mayor Steve Buri and Police Chief Melinda Irvine after the duo honored him for his service to Newcastle over the years.

Nielsen retired from the King County Sheriff’s Office after a 34-year career earlier this year. He dedicated about 30 of those years to the Newcastle area, both before and after it became an incorporated city, Irvine said. Read more

Suspicious activity reported by Newcastle residents

December 13, 2011

NEW — 3:15 p.m. Dec. 13, 2011

Suspicious activity was reported in the area of SE 75th and SE 76th streets and 120 and 121 avenues SE on Dec. 12, according to a Newcastle Police Department news release.

Residents reported two males approached Newcastle homes saying they were CenturyLink employees or contractors making contact about pipe work being done in the area.

Officers were unable to locate the males.

The city attempted to confirm with CenturyLink if they had employees working in the area, but were unable to do so at this time.

There are no door-to-door sales permits issued by the city at this time.

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