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In less than a day, a 25-year-old Redmond man and his girlfriend helped to track down a man suspected of stealing his wallet, passport and identity earlier this month.


Now the theft suspect is free, waiting for prosecutors to decide whether to file charges.


Around Feb. 3, Mike Field noticed his wallet was missing from his car, which was parked at his home in the Sixty-01 gated condominium village, in the 6400 block of 137th Avenue Northeast, police said.

When Field’s girlfriend called his bank to cancel his credit cards, bank officials said his bank card had been used at a gas station, a Fred Meyer store and at the Holiday Inn at 211 Dexter Ave. N. in Seattle, said Redmond police Officer Stacey Holland.


A call to the hotel revealed that a man had checked in under Field’s name and was still in his room. The girlfriend called Seattle police, who went to the hotel and arrested a 27-year-old Mountlake Terrace man on suspicion of possessing stolen property, Holland said.

In the hotel room, Holland said, officers found 100 car keys, 15 driver’s licenses, 15 checkbooks, 10 passports and equipment to make fake identification.


The suspect was released from the King County Jail Feb. 8. No charges have been filed.

Bellevue



Boy sought in jogger’s attack along trail


Bellevue police yesterday said a boy who is wanted for groping a jogger and exposing himself on the Mountains to Sound Trail on Friday probably lives near Eastgate. They said the boy had a German shepherd named “Nikita” on a red-white-and-blue leash with the words “I love snow.”


Police released those details yesterday in hope the public would help to track down the boy, described as 11 to 13 years old.


The 32-year-old Seattle woman was jogging along the trail at midafternoon when the boy grabbed her and exposed himself after a brief conversation, police said. The woman was not seriously hurt.

Police said yesterday that the boy was slender, about 5-foot-6, with dark brown hair and light brown eyes and had a long, red scratch on his left cheek. He was white with an olive complexion, and was wearing a red T-shirt and brown pants.


Anyone with information can call Bellevue police at 425-452-6917. Tips can be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 206-343-2020.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau