A 31-year-old man wanted on arrest warrants was captured early yesterday after leading police on a chase and crashing his car into the side...

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A 31-year-old man wanted on arrest warrants was captured early yesterday after leading police on a chase and crashing his car into the side of a garage.

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A Kirkland police officer noticed Armando Gonzalez-Gonzalez driving erratically in the 10100 block of Northeast 132nd Street around 2:30 a.m., said Kirkland police Lt. Bill Hamilton.

When the officer turned on his flashing lights, Gonzalez-Gonzalez sped off, Hamilton said.

The chase reached speeds of 70 mph and ended a few miles to the north, in the 14500 block of 114th Avenue Northeast, just outside of the city.

Police said Gonzalez-Gonzalez lost control of his car on a turn and rammed into the garage.

A police dog tracked down Gonzalez-Gonzalez less than a block away — in his own home, Hamilton said. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and eluding police.

Gonzalez-Gonzalez was wanted by King County on charges of burglary and failing to appear in court, and in Redmond on a theft charge.


Men apparently tried to lure kids into car

Bellevue police are looking for two men who may have tried to lure two girls into their car.

An 11-year-old girl and her 5-year-old sister were playing outside their apartment complex in the 14000 block of Southeast Fourth Street on Sunday afternoon when a man in his 20s and another man drove up in a black, four-door compact car, police said.

The passenger held out some money and asked the girls if they wanted some, said Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu.

The older girl grabbed her little sister and went inside their apartment, Chiu said. But by the time the girls told an adult, the men were long gone.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-274-6313.


Development topic of public meeting

The Sammamish Planning Commission will hold the second of three meetings on a “growth metering” ordinance at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, 1510 228th Ave. S.E.

The proposed ordinance is touted as a way to allow Sammamish to reach its growth targets under the state Growth Management Act while preventing a building surge when the city lifts a development moratorium later this year.

Next week’s meeting will focus on environmental, neighborhood and general community-development issues.

The Planning Commission will use public comments to help formulate the ordinance before it is voted on by the City Council.

For more information, call Bob Horne, the city’s community development director, at 425-836-7903, or e-mail rhorne@ci.sammamish.wa.us


“Literacy University” to aid volunteer tutors

The Hopelink social-service agency is beginning a new program called “Literacy University” to teach volunteers different methods of teaching adult students and ESL students.

The first Literacy University workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. in Redmond.

Workshops include lesson planning, using interactive games, pronunciation, writing and math. For more information, call 425-869-6000 or visit www.hope-link.org

Seattle Times Eastside bureau