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Redmond Police Blotter | July 5

Hit and run: Police responded to a hit and run at a grocery store parking lot in the 15000 block of Northeast 24th Street.

  • Jul 14, 2008
Annie Yu and Felicia Romero close their eyes as the “Paratrooper” ride  spins faster at the Derby Days carnival.
Annie Yu and Felicia Romero close their eyes as the “Paratrooper” ride  spins faster at the Derby Days carnival.
The Redmond High School Cheer Squad works on a stunt during a practice on the football field. Last year the team won the Wash. Cheer Coaches Association tournament in the co-ed division.

No summer siesta for Mustang Cheerleaders

The sun was blazing, the bees were buzzing, but members of Redmond High School (RHS) Cheer weren’t taking a siesta.

The Redmond High School Cheer Squad works on a stunt during a practice on the football field. Last year the team won the Wash. Cheer Coaches Association tournament in the co-ed division.

POLICE BLOTTER

Thursday, July 10

  • Jul 14, 2008
DERBY DAYS 2008
DERBY DAYS 2008
Nick Lovell (left)

Graffiti wall: a colorful history

The graffiti wall at the Redmond Skate Park has an interesting history and is a symbol of how a Department of Justice initiative called COPS or Community-Oriented Policing Services helped the Redmond Police Department squelch a whopper of a headache 15 years ago.

Nick Lovell (left)

“Cop on Top” to raise funds for Komen Foundation

Starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Redmond Police will participate in “Cop on Top,” a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Representatives of Redmond Police will be up on the roof of the QFC store at Bella Bottega, 8867 161st Ave. NE, “fishing for donations” and they won’t come down until they reach their goal of collecting $2,500.

  • Jul 12, 2008
King County Councilmember Jane Hague poses with Tavish McArthur

Annual event celebrates Bridle Trails’ legacy

Whether riding on horseback or trekking the 28 miles of equestrian trails by foot, Bridle Trails State Park brings a serene rural atmosphere to a bustling urban area.

  • Jul 12, 2008
King County Councilmember Jane Hague poses with Tavish McArthur

Redmond teacher mulls early retirement in order to tour with band

Since the late 1960s, Mike McCoy has performed with the legendary American folk group The Brothers Four, known for hits such as “Greenfields,” “Try to Remember” and “The Green Leaves of Summer.” McCoy has also spent more than 30 years as a teacher in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), including 16 years at Wilder Elementary — which has a Woodinville address, but serves many students from Redmond. The upcoming 2008-09 academic year was expected to be McCoy’s last, but he might opt for early retirement because the LWSD has denied his request for a three-week, unpaid leave of absence to tour with The Brothers Four in the fall.

Windermere employees help at-risk kids, teenagers

On June 20, a group of real estate associates from Windermere Bellevue South skipped work for a day to prove how “actions could speaker than louder than words” and help Redmond-based Friends of Youth.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Man dies just steps away from Overlake ER

The body of a 44-year-old man who was found in the bushes near Overlake Hospital’s emergency room Tuesday night has been identified as Talal Al-namrouti of Bellevue, officials said.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Program bridges language barriers

Many people previously stymied by language difficulties are now able to get help for their families, thanks to the full launch of the Eastside Cultural Navigator Program.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Hailey Hargraves is one of six students who are Seafair Ambassadors this summer.

RHS senior serving as Seafair Ambassador

Hailey Hargraves, a senior at Redmond High School (RHS), is one of six students serving as Seafair Ambassadors during Seattle’s summer extravaganza of parades, air and water shows and more.

Hailey Hargraves is one of six students who are Seafair Ambassadors this summer.

Sims seeks Metro fare boost to offset fuel costs

King County Executive Ron Sims wants a 25-cent fare increase on Metro buses to help offset rising fuel costs and avoid having to cut any service.

  • Jul 7, 2008

NEWS BRIEFS

Thinkspace breaks new ground

  • Jul 7, 2008

Disaster preparedness seminar set for July 15

The City of Redmond is sponsoring a personal disaster preparedness seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.

  • Jul 7, 2008

New budget process exceeding Mayor Marchione’s hopes

When Mayor John Marchione introduced the City of Redmond’s Budgeting by Priorities (BP) process early this year, he knew that it would require “a mental shift ... a cultural change,” in the way that people think about how their money is spent.

National Night Out coming up

It’s time to make plans to give crooks a going away party.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Eastside Swing Cats to host fundraiser

The Eastside Swing Cats invite the community to a special fundraising event from 4-10 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Body found near Overlake emergency room

The body of a 44-year-old Bellevue man was found Tuesday night near Overlake Hospital.

  • Jul 2, 2008