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A 31-year-old Mount Vernon man arrested by Medina police yesterday on suspicion of burglary has a long history of arrests in Washington for theft, assault, resisting arrest and eluding police.

A witness saw the man about 5:20 a.m. leaving a home in the 1600 block of Rambling Lane with a black bag in his hand, police said. An officer pulled the man’s car over a few blocks away, and the man was detained in a patrol car but tried to climb out the window and to run away, police said.

The man was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of burglary and second-degree theft.


Utility work to close Northeast 8th Street

Bellevue’s Northeast Eighth Street will close in both directions between 106th Avenue Northeast and 108th Avenue Northeast from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow so crews can perform utility work.

The work will resume from 10 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday.


Woman arrested in embezzlement

Police have arrested a 37-year-old Issaquah woman on suspicion of embezzling $10,000 from the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club.

The woman turned herself in and was arrested May 27 on suspicion of first-degree theft. She was questioned and released while police finish their investigation, Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu said.

Club officials hired the woman from a temp agency as a bookkeeper; in April, she allegedly wrote several checks to herself from the club account, Chiu said.

Police also are investigating alleged embezzlement by an earlier employee at the club, though no arrests have been made, Chiu said.


Schools, students win theater honors

Several Eastside schools and students were honored Monday night at the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards held at the historical Seattle theater. There were 23 award categories in the annual ceremony, which features students and theater-arts departments throughout Washington.

Zane Johnson of Skyline High School in the Issaquah School District was named the outstanding supporting male actor for his role in “Oklahoma.”

David Ellis of Mercer Island High School won as the featured male ensemble member in “Candide.”

The Washington Academy of Performing Arts in Redmond won the outstanding-choreography category.

Karen Campbell of Mercer Island High School and Hjalmer Anderson of Woodinville High School tied for outstanding direction by a resident director.

Forest Ridge School in Bellevue won for the outstanding lobby display.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau