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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Sept. 21
THEFT: At 9:39 p.m. a 22-year-old Mercer Island woman reported an unauthorized charge of $191.46 to the iTunes online store on her Bank of America debit card. The woman suspects that the charge was made by her ex-boyfriend, a 22-year-old Federal Way man, who had access to her debit card information.
ROBBERY: At 5:13 p.m. police received a report of a stolen longboard. The victim, a 14-year-old Mercer Island boy, reported that another teen pushed him off his longboard and drove off with the board. Police located the suspect’s vehicle, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, in the 3600 block of E. Mercer Way. The victim identified the driver, a 17-year-old Bellevue boy, as the person who’d taken his longboard. The Bellevue teen was arrested, processed at MIPD and released to his mother.
STOLEN VEHICLE: At 1:08 a.m. an officer spotted a vehicle previously reported stolen by a 26-year-old Seattle woman in the 2200 block of W. Mercer Way. The officer stopped the car, a Honda Civic, and arrested the teen driver and passenger, ages 17 and 15, both of Seattle. Both were wearing gloves. According to the police report, the steering column was completely broken and there was no key in the ignition. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
FRAUD: At 12:33 p.m. a 42-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that someone had attempted to establish credit in her name and that her credit card had been fraudulently used. Approximately $1,722.21 is missing from her account.
THEFT: At 3:05 p.m. a QFC employee reported $294.95 worth of champagne stolen from the North-end store. Approximately an hour earlier, a store surveillance camera recorded the suspect, a 43-year-old Spokane woman, entering the store with a white canvas bag, walk to the wine section, place five bottles of champagne into the canvas tote and walk out of the store, “bypassing all cash registers,” according to the report.
RUNAWAY: At 8:18 p.m. an Island parent reported that their 15-year-old daughter did not return home when she was supposed to and believes the daughter is with a 21-year-old man and “at risk for sexual abuse and narcotic use.” The runaway teen is also reportedly insulin-dependent.
VANDALISM: At 6:21 a.m. a 63-year-old Mercer Island man reported extensive vandalism at Northwest Yeshiva High School. The vandalism included graffiti with swastikas and anti-Semitic remarks.
VANDALISM: At 8:12 a.m. a patrol officer found a vandalized white Ford Econoline van parked on the side of the road in the 8700 block of S.E. 44th Street. The van was tagged with swastikas and the phrase, “Sorry about your van,” in silver spray paint.
VANDALISM: At 8:54 a.m. a 61-year-old Bellevue man reported vandalism at St. Monica’s Church. An unknown person spray-painted the walls, west-side windows, a statue of the Virgin Mary and a crucifix. The vandals also painted “some swastikas” on a white pickup truck owned by the church.
THEFT: At 11:29 a.m. Albertsons’ “loss prevention officer” reported a theft that occurred on Sept. 14. The store’s video surveillance cameras recorded the suspect, a 21-year-old Bellevue woman, as she gathered baby supplies and walked out of the store without paying. The suspect unknowingly dropped her ID card in the store before she left. The total amount of stolen goods was approximately $250.
AUTO ACCIDENT: At 4:39 p.m. the driver of a 1995 Lexus, a 29-year-old Kent woman, collided with a 2007 Toyota driven by a 56-year-old Mercer Island woman in the 2700 block of 80th Avenue S.E. The accident occurred as the Kent woman pulled out of a parking lot and into the lane of travel. No one was injured in the collision and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
FOUND: At 2 p.m. a 40-year-old Renton woman found a credit card while walking in Mercerdale Park and turned it over to police.
THEFT: At 10:13 a.m. a 52-year-old Mercer Island man reported that his laundry detergent was stolen. The man claimed to have started his first load of laundry in the apartment building laundry room, located in the 2500 block of 81st Avenue S.E. When he returned with his second load, the man’s small bottle of liquid detergent, bottle of Active X cleaner and box of Tide detergent were missing from the laundry room, where he had left them. The only other person whom he had seen wandering around the apartment complex was the manager, according to the report.
DRUGS: A patrol officer smelled marijuana when he stopped the driver of a 1997 Toyota Camry for a traffic infraction at 5:17 p.m. The driver, who did not have a license or other identification, admitted to having a pipe and gave written consent for the officer to search the car. The officer found marijuana, oxycodone, a scale and blunt paraphernalia. The driver was cited and released.