Days after 20 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts were laid out as bait, a bear has been caught near Cascade Ridge Elementary School and relocated to what state officials described as a safer place.

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Days after 20 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts were laid out as bait, a bear has been caught near Cascade Ridge Elementary School and relocated to what state officials described as a safer place.




The state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife set up the trap eight days ago after several bear sightings in the area. The school responded with warnings to children and newsletters sent home to families.




The bear caught in the trap yesterday was about the size of two golden retrievers, said Mary Waggoner, spokeswoman for the Issaquah School District. State officials removed it from the woods near the school shortly before noon, she said.




Issaquah




Ex-police officer files harassment suit




A former Issaquah police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city and several police officers claiming she was sexually harassed on the job and then mistreated and fired unjustly after the accusations came to light.




On June 3 in King County Superior Court, Rachel Suits sued Police Chief Dave Draveling, Deputy Chief Steven Cozart, Commander Stan Conrad and Officer Nathan Lane.




Suits claims in the lawsuit that Lane sexually harassed her between June 2002 and December 2003, and that Draveling and Conrad mistreated her after she first alleged the harassment in December 2003.




In the suit, she asks to be reinstated to her job and be paid an unspecified amount for damages.




City officials yesterday declined to address the claims in the lawsuit directly but said they had investigated Suits’ accusations more than a year ago. In a written statement, they said the Police Department is a “well run and managed organization” that is committed to a harassment-free workplace.




According to city documents, Lane told city officials he had had a consensual sexual relationship with Suits.




Suits worked as an Issaquah police officer for about four years before she was fired in April.




Bellevue




Seat-belt patrol nets nearly 400 tickets




Bellevue police wrote nearly 400 tickets in a recent monthlong patrol for drivers not wearing seat belts.




The 10 officers, working overtime paid for by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, cited 386 people for seat-belt infractions, five for poor child restraints, two for aggressive driving and one for speeding.




The seat-belt patrol ran from May 9 to June 4, and the officers worked 126 overtime hours.




Seattle Times Eastside bureau