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Three cars prowled during last Mercer Island High School football game | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Pedestrian hit: A pedestrian was hit in the intersection of North Mercer Way and 80th Avenue S.E. at 3:59 p.m. The pedestrian, a 46-year-old Bellevue woman, was struck in the knees at low speed by a vehicle exiting the park and ride lot. The vehicle was driven by a Mercer Island woman who said that she had a red light and did not see the pedestrian because of the bright sun. The pedestrian claimed the right of way because of the crossing signal. The vehicle’s passengers agreed with the statements of both the driver and the pedestrian, though a witness said the vehicle had a green light. Mercer Island firefighters evaluated the pedestrian, who had some swelling in her knees. She declined aid.
Arrest: A Seattle man, 48, was arrested in the 9900 block of eastbound I-90 at 6:54 p.m. for one misdemeanor warrant count and one motor vehicle transfer of ownership violation count. Police stopped the driver after a DOL check. The driver was booked into the King County Jail, and a criminal traffic citation was completed.
Fraud: A Mercer Island couple reported at 10:40 a.m. that a male second cousin, 28, used their credit card while visiting them and applied to their credit union account for a debit card, which he also used. Items were also reported missing from their residence on Fernbrook Drive. The theft occurred between Oct. 11 and Oct. 31.
Missing man: A Mercer Island woman, 55, reported that her brother, whom she described as mentally ill, had not been heard from since 2001, when he first went missing. She said that she wanted the missing persons system to have his name “in case something happened to him or he needs an emergency contact.”
Fraud: The address for a 61-year-old Mercer Island man’s two Wells Fargo bank accounts — home equity and savings — was changed by an unknown suspect. The address was changed from Mercer Island to a Texas address. The victim secured the accounts after receiving a call from Wells Fargo about the address change, and reported it at 4:59 p.m. No money was stolen.
Arrest: A driver on the floating bridge was assaulted by his girlfriend, a 20-year-old Mercer Island woman. The woman was arrested at 8:53 p.m. in the 6000 block of eastbound I-90. The attack was attributed to a bipolar incident. Other passengers restrained the girl, who was booked into the King County Jail.
Arrest: The MIPD picked up a Seatac woman, 32, at the King County Jail and booked her into the Issaquah Jail at 6:14 p.m. The KCJ had notified the MIPD that she was going to be released with a $1,000 MIPD warrant for alcohol on breath and driving with a suspended license.
DUI: A Federal Way man, 24, was arrested at 3:24 a.m. in the 6400 block of S.E. 24th Street for drinking. He had been stopped for traffic violations. He refused field tests and was processed and released from the MIPD.
Pedestrian accident: A 14-year-old Mercer Island girl walked into the passenger side of a vehicle at 7:51 a.m. while crossing S.E. 42 Street, northbound. She was not in a crosswalk. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 9000 block. The girl said that her friend had waved her across, and she did not see the oncoming car. The vehicle dragged the girl’s foot, causing abrasions in addition to ankle and knee pain.
Arrest: A Seattle man, 31, was arrested by Kirkland police at 10:20 p.m. with a $1,000 MIPD warrant for alcohol on breath and driving with a suspended license. The suspect was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Car prowl: During the Mercer Island High School football game, the passenger side windows of two vehicles, an Acura and an Audi, were shattered in the 4200 block of 88th Avenue S.E. between 7 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. A purse and two wallets were stolen. Credit cards, check books, $40 in cash, an iPhone, a driver’s license, an EPI Pen, house and car keys, and sunglasses were all taken.
Runaway: The 15-year-old son of a Mercer Island woman, 41, was reported missing from their residence in the 3400 block of 77th Avenue S.E. at 11:58 a.m. He had run away during the evening of Nov. 4. According to his mother, he had been doing drugs and alcohol and thought that living at home was boring. He had previously run away on Oct. 22.
Cigarette theft: Four Marlboro cigarette cartons worth $280 were stolen at 11:40 a.m. from the Mercer Island Walgreens at 7707 S.E. 27th Street.
Drugs: Two 16-year-old Mercer Island girls were arrested at 6:50 p.m. in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street. Their vehicle had been stopped for a report of sale violation past 45 days. Police detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle. After the driver signed a search consent form, police found marijuana and a pipe inside a purse on the front passenger floorboard. The owner of the purse said that the two passengers, who were arrested, had hidden the marijuana and pipe inside the purse after seeing the police lights. The passengers were processed at the MIPD and released to their parents.
Hit and run: A fence was knocked down and a tree was uprooted overnight in the 6500 block of 80th Avenue S.E. A Mercer Island man, 82, reported the unattended property damage, which included his lawn and bushes, the next morning. Wooden bollards belonging to the city were also damaged.
Arrest: A Seattle woman, 49, was arrested at 5:23 p.m. in the 8600 block of S.E. 40th Street after being stopped for a report of sale violation over 45 days. The driver did not have a license, which was suspended for two outstanding tickets. She said she owned the vehicle but could not afford to register it. She was cited and released from the MIPD.
Arrest: Police found a Mercer Island man, 22, hiding under a bed at 3:15 a.m. in the 9000 block of E. Shorewood Drive and arrested him for violating a no-contact order. Police had responded to a potential disturbance and recognized the victim from a recent assault incident.
Missing woman: A 50-year-old Mercer Island woman was reported missing at 3:42 a.m. from a residence in the 2700 block of 68th Avenue S.E. The woman had not returned since leaving at 9:30 p.m., Nov. 7, according to a 63-year-old Island man.
Car prowl: A car stereo was stolen overnight from an unlocked Ford Explorer in the 3400 block of 72nd Avenue S.E., along with an iPod, iZune and prescription eyeglasses. The theft was reported at 6:45 a.m. by a 43-year-old man.
Cracked window: A window was cracked, but did not shatter, at 8:15 a.m. in the 8200 block of S.E. 24th Street when it was struck by a woman who slipped during an exercise class. There were no injuries.
Car prowl: A Mercer Island woman, 46, reported at 12:43 p.m. that her Bonnie Doone purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle, a Ford Expedition, in the 9100 block of S.E. 42nd Street during the MIHS football game between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Car prowl: Two cars, a Chevrolet and a Ford Escape, were prowled overnight at the same address in the 7200 block of S.E. 32nd Street. The thief broke a window in the first car and stole a Mac laptop. A 12-inch subwoofer was taken out of the second car, which had been unlocked. An iPod was also stolen.
Key box found: A Mercer Island man, 62, came to the police station and reported finding a black key box containing 15 keys at the Lid Park on 70th Avenue S.E.
Abandoned vehicle: A Toyota truck was impounded from the 8800 block of S.E. 54th Street after it had been left unattended for more than one week. It had been tagged on Nov. 4. The suspect is a 36-year-old Mercer Island man.
Fraud: A 63-year-old Mercer Island woman reported at 4:02 p.m. that her credit card was used simultaneously in New York and Connecticut while she was using it in Alaska from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28. She was notified by her bank. The total fraudulent charges were $379.21 and the victim suspects that her information was taken when she used her card at a Capitol Hill bar on Aug. 19, before the bar was shut down because of a credit card scheme.
Theft: An iPod was reported stolen out of a 15-year-old Mercer Island boy’s backpack while he was in school at MIHS between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 22.
Arrest: A Sultan man, 27, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. in the 8100 block of eastbound I-90 for driving with a suspended license, according to a police DOL check. The vehicle was given over to a licensed friend. The driver was processed, cited and released at the MIPD.
Arrest: A Lynnwood man, 34, was arrested at 4:02 p.m. in the 8000 block of S.E. 27th Street for driving with a suspended license. Police stopped the vehicle after a DOL check revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license. The driver, however, was not the registered owner, but also had a suspended license. He also had five FTAs. The vehicle, which was registered to a 41-year-old Duvall man, was towed. The driver was cited and released at the MIPD.