Bellevue offers crime updates via e-mail, text messages
Bellevue has started a new way for residents and businesses to learn about criminal activity in their neighborhoods. The service, called CrimeWeb.net...
Bellevue has started a new way for residents and businesses to learn about criminal activity in their neighborhoods.
The service, called CrimeWeb.net, allows residents to receive crime or safety information by e-mail or text message, said Officer Greg Grannis, Bellevue police public-information officer.
Recipients can sign up for messages concerning six general topics: missing children, missing adults, school incidents, community information, major crimes and homeland security. Subscribers can remove their names from the subscription list at any time.
CrimeWeb.net allows detectives and the command staff to send immediate information to subscribers. Messages can be targeted to specific neighborhoods.
The service also allows subscribers receiving an alert to respond with a tip for investigators.
For information on how to subscribe, visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.
Programs on Holocaust begin Sunday at library
A series of programs on the Holocaust opens Sunday at the Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E.
Magda Schaloum, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, will talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday about her experiences. There is no charge for her program.
On Thursday, Leo Hymas, an American soldier who helped liberate Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945, will speak at 7 p.m.
A seminar for educators on humanitarian law will open the series Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. There is no registration fee.
A poster exhibit featuring artifacts and stories of survivors will be on display from Sunday through Feb. 15.
The programs are sponsored by the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Jewish Education Council and the American Red Cross.
For more information go to www.wsherc.org.
Volunteer drivers sought to assist senior citizens
The Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center is seeking volunteer drivers with their own cars to take seniors from their homes to medical appointments.
The center reimburses for mileage and parking expenses and provides supplemental insurance.
Volunteers must be over 25, hold a valid driver's license and have had no at-fault accidents during the last three years.
For more information, visit the agency Web site at www.seniorservices.org or call 206-448-5740 or 1-800-282-5815.
Seattle Times Eastside Bureau
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