The Bellevue Police Department has identified an officer who fired one shot at a suspect in Redmond on Wednesday as David Sanabria, 34.

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The Bellevue Police Department has identified an officer who fired one shot at a suspect in Redmond on Wednesday as David Sanabria, 34.

Sanabria, who has seven years of police experience, is on paid administrative leave pending a review of the incident.

Bellevue police had followed the man to a Redmond house after chasing a stolen car in a low-speed pursuit from Bellevue’s Crossroads area.

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The car eventually crashed along 148th Avenue Northeast and officers followed the man on foot to the house at 150th Court Northeast. Sanabria fired the shot through a living-room window as he saw a man struggling with a woman.

The suspect is being held in King County Jail on suspicion of several charges, including assault and eluding police officers.


Council candidates to appear at forum

A public forum featuring candidates for the Woodinville City Council will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St.

The session will be moderated by Tony Ventrella, a sports and television personality.

The forum is sponsored by The Woodinville Weekly newspaper in cooperation with the Seattle League of Women Voters. Free parking is available at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, a former school built in 1912 that has been remodeled as an event facility.

Seven registered candidates and one announced write-in candidate are running for four positions on the City Council in November.


New Web site aims to pull in tourists

Redmond has launched a new tourism Web site,, that displays the city’s attractions and is designed to attract weekend visitors.

Hotel reservations, event planning and trip itineraries all can be created through the site, which has maps with side menus that suggest activities at various locations. Streaming video of Redmond’s attractions, podcast downloads for MP3 players, a gallery of Redmond scenes and electronic postcards are other features.

The site is coordinated by the Redmond Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and Tourism Task Force.

King County

Parts of trail to be closed next week

Two portions of the Cedar River Trail along Highway 169 north of Maple Valley will close starting next week for scheduled bridge repairs.

King County crews will replace decaying wood with concrete on the bridge that crosses Southeast 209th Street and also on the Southeast 213th underpass. To accommodate the repairs, Southeast 209th Street will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

Motorists can detour via Maxwell Road and Southeast 216th Way. The county advises trail users to use alternate routes during the closures. For more information, contact King County Trails Coordinator Robert Foxworthy at 206-263-6206.

Mercer Island

New trails coming to open-space area

Restoration work and a new trail system are under way at the Southeast 53rd Place open space that buffers Island Crest Way and East Mercer Way on Mercer Island as part of the City Council’s open space vegetation plan.

The parks department will work with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to design and build a trail in the open space to provide the neighborhood with a walking path and restore the forested area.

The new trail should be open by next summer. For more information, contact Paul West, park arborist, at 206-236-3544 or, or Curt Brees, park operations manager, at 206-236-3542 or

Seattle Times Eastside bureau