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COPS: Park & Ride Edition

This morning I was driving my final Sound Transit 550 trip through the South Bellevue Park & Ride on my way into Seattle.  For this particular trip all of the parking spots are full, so the Park & Ride is pretty quiet with only a half-dozen or so passengers transferring from other routes.  This morning was different:  There were two police cars with officers in the process of arresting a suspect for an unknown crime.  The odd thing:  The police were from Mercer Island and Medina, of all places, rather than Bellevue where the Park & Ride is located.

Perhaps the police foiled at attempt at renaming this transit facility to the “South Bellevue Park & Swipe”, or it was a drug deal gone bad, or perhaps the ending to a high-speed pursuit?  I’m just speculating so it’s probably something more mundane like back taxes or failed payment of child support, but I figured I’d share this little bit of excitement.  You know, because so much happens over here in Bellevue.  🙂

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  1. August 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Are you sure they were arresting someone? The police like to use P&Rs to transfer prisoners from one juristiction to another. So if Mercer Island picks someone up who has a warrent from Medina they will meet at a convient P&R to make the transfer. I’ve seen this a few times. The first time I wondered what was going on but observation quickly clued me in.

    • August 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Excellent, that explains it. SBPR is probably as good of a transfer point between the vaunted shores of Medina & Mercer Island. Unless of course you had the harbor patrol do the transfer.

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