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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Sept. 28
ASSAULT: At 10:12 p.m. an officer responded to an assault reported in the 2800 block of 78th Avenue S.E. Upon the officer’s arrival, he was told that a 31-year-old Carnation man “threw a person through the window and then a group of other men were trying to fight with him.” Evidence, including blood-stained glass and personal property, were collected from the scene. The report listed one suspect; two victims, a 20-year-old Mercer Island man and a 51-year-old Woodinville woman; three witnesses, a 20-year-old, 19-year-old and 35-year-old, all of Mercer Island; and two others involved, a 46-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, both of Mercer Island.
FOUND: At 12:12 p.m. a caller reported a vessel adrift near Gene Coulon Park. The vessel, a 1999 white Bayliner Marine Corp. boat, was impounded and the owner, a Renton man, was notified.
BOAT RECOVERED: At 1:07 p.m. a 46-year-old Mercer Island woman called regarding a 21-foot coastal sailboat anchored off of Slater Park in the 2800 block of 60th Avenue S.E. The boat was located, and the owner — a 46-year-old Seattle man — was notified. The man had previously reported the boat as stolen to the Seattle Police Department. “It appears likely that the boat was not stolen. The boat likely slipped its anchor and blew away from Andrews Bay ... where he left it anchored,” according to the report. The rudder was the only thing missing from the boat. The boat was returned to its owner.
THEFT: At 3:21 p.m. a 59-year-old Kirkland man reported that credit cards, including a Bank of America Mastercard, Visa and debit card were stolen from his wallet while at a soccer game at the Mercer Island High School field the night before. Cash was also missing from the wallet. Unauthorized charges have been made to the credit cards, the Kirkland man reported.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: At 10:57 a 73-year-old Mercer Island woman who lives in the 4700 block of Fernridge Lane filed a report that “sometime before July 19, at an unknown location, unknown suspect(s) damaged the fuel line to her vehicle.” The part replacement cost totaled $189.79, and the case report was taken for insurance purposes only.
CAR ACCIDENT: At 11:10 a.m. a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van rear-ended a 1999 BMW M3 in the inside northbound lane of Island Crest Way. The BMW was stopped, waiting to turn left onto 82nd Avenue S.E., when the impact occurred. According to the police report, the driver of the van — a Mercer Island woman — didn’t see the BMW in time and slammed on her brakes. The van slid on the wet pavement and into the back end of the BMW, which contained four passengers and a driver, all of Mercer Island. One passenger in the BMW reported neck pain, but there were no other injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, and the driver of the van was cited for traveling too fast for conditions.
FRAUD: At 1:26 p.m. a 51-year-old Federal Way woman, who works on Mercer Island, reported that her purse was stolen from her office on Sept. 14. On Sept. 19, someone cashed one of her checks for $306.
THEFT: At 2:05 p.m. an 85-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that someone opened a cable account in her name; however, she had not authorized the account. The total accrued balance totaled $44.02.
TRAFFIC OFFENSE, DRUGS: At 7:10 p.m. a patrol officer randomly ran a license check on a 1980 Buick Le Sabre. According to the report, the owner of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Seattle man, was driving without a license in the third degree. The officer pulled over the vehicle and confirmed that the driver was the registered owner. In addition to the traffic violation, the officer smelled marijuana. The driver admitted to smoking and possessing the drug and “gave two large marijuana joints to the officer.” The Seattle man was cited and released for driving without a license in the third degree and possession of marijuana.
THEFT: At 6:44 p.m. police arrested a 42-year-old Seattle man for theft in the third degree after he shoplifted a case of Corona light beer from the Mercer Island Albertsons supermarket.