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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Sept. 14
CAR THEFT: At 7:33 a.m. a resident of the 8000 block of Avalon Place reported his car, a Nissan Frontier, stolen from his residence.
THEFT: At 1:40 a.m. two underage Mercer Island men were arrested for stealing alcohol from the North-end QFC. The men, ages 18 and 19, were transported to the MIPD, processed, cited and released.
FRAUD: At 9:14 a.m. a 52-year-old Mercer Island resident reported that an alleged “solicitor” with the Children’s Hospital stopped by his residence. He wrote a check for $250, but was informed that the Children’s Hospital does not do door-to-door solicitations. The man cancelled his check before it was cashed.
CAR PROWL: At 11:13 a.m. a 35-year-old Mercer Island resident reported that she’d parked her car in the 5600 block of Island Crest Way. When she returned, her car window was shattered and her white Coach purse was missing, along with its contents, including her driver’s license, Pottery Barn charge card, Banana Republic charge card, American Express card, Master Card, Visa credit union card, checkbook, $50 in cash and her wedding band. The total loss was valued at $1,036.
BURGLARY: At 6:36 p.m. a resident of the 8400 block of S.E. 83rd Street reported two bottles of champagne and a bottle of cherry liquor missing from her garage refrigerator. She had left her garage door open while she went to the grocery store. When she returned, her 13-year-old son told her that two men had entered the garage and opened the refrigerator.
LIQUOR VIOLATION: At 10:34 p.m. an officer contacted a 16-year-old Tacoma girl at the Mercer Island High School football game. The teen appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. She consented to a field breathalyzer test and provided a sample of .121. The teen was arrested, taken to the MIPD and released to her parents, who drove up from Tacoma.
DUI: at 3:21 a.m. a patrol officer stopped a 2006 Mercedes-Benz in the 3200 block of 81st Place S.E. for erratic lane changes and failure to use turn signals. The driver, a 47-year-old Bellevue man, consented to a field breathalyzer test and “performed poorly” with a .66 sample. The driver was arrested, processed at MIPD and released to his wife.
OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSIST: At 12:56 p.m. the MIPD received a report of a suspected robber heading toward Bellevue from Redmond. The officer set up a surveillance point at S.E. Eight Street and I-405 and stopped the suspected robber on southbound I-405. The driver, a 31-year-old Covington man, confessed to the robbery at the scene. The man was arrested and turned over to the Redmond Police Department.
CAR PROWL: At 2:43 a 71-year-old Mercer Island resident reported that her locked car had been broken into while parked in a carport in the 8000 block of S.E. 36th Street. There was no sign of forced entry into the car, a Honda Civic, according to the police report. The woman said two pairs of sunglasses and several notebooks, valued at $85, were missing.
BURGLARY: At 3:25 p.m. a resident of the 7200 block of 91st Avenue S.E. reported that he’d returned home to find his garage door open and a young man standing in front of his garage refrigerator. The resident grabbed the young man’s bag as he ran off. The suspect was later identified as an 18-year-old Mercer Island teen. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.
THEFT: At 3:34 p.m. a 37-year-old Mercer Island man reported that two white wake boards were stolen off his boat over Labor Day weekend while the vessel was moored at the Mercer Island Beach Club.
DUI: At 2:44 a.m. an officer stopped a 2009 Honda Accord with expired plates in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street. The officer smelled “intoxicants” and the driver, a 40-year-old Mercer Island man, admitted to having three drinks. The driver failed a voluntary field breathalyzer test with a sample of .114. The driver was arrested, processed at the MIPD and released to a sober roommate.
INJURY: At 5:15 p.m. police were notified that a 15-year-old boy fell while “mountain biking and jumping” in the south section of Luther Burbank Park. During the fall, the teen “injured his forearm/whist, possibly breaking it,” according to the report. The teen was transported to the hospital via ambulance.