City of Bellevue Declares Civil Emergency and Implements Curfew
City of Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson declared a civil emergency and established a curfew for the as a result of looting and property damage in the Downtown core. The curfew will be in effect from 5:30pm May 31 to 5:30am June 1 and covers the Downtown area and east of I-405.
The curfew dictates that “no person, with the exception of law enforcement and other emergency response activities, city and government officials and authorized media, shall enter or remain in the public right-of-way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place as bounded approximately on the West by 100th Ave NE, on the South by Main St/SE 1st St, on the East by 120th Ave NE/NE 1st St and on the North by NE 12th St."
The City also requested additional law enforcement support from partner agencies as they work to control unlawful behavior and steeling in the area. Reports showed widespread looting at Bellevue Square, the Shops at the Bravern and other properties across Downtown.
For more information, watch the City of Bellevue’s press conference.
For live updates on the situation, follow the City of Bellevue Police Department’s Twitter feed.