Four cars hit by prowler in one night
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
January 7, 2011 · Updated 10:52 AM
A series of car prowls in the northeastern corner of Mercer Island were reported on Jan. 4. One of the prowls occurred sometime overnight or during the early morning hours in a neighborhood north of I-90, in the 9400 block of S.E. 33rd Street.
The rear window of a Lexus was shattered and a gym bag containing clothes and workout shoes was stolen out of the vehicle, along with an iPod and headphones, totaling $800 in loss.
Three more car prowls took place overnight in the 4000 block of 90th, 94th and 97th Avenues S.E. A window of a Toyota Highlander was smashed, but no items were stolen. The prowler left finger and hand prints in ice on one of the vehicle windows — according to the police report, the evidence "indicates that suspect(s) had brushed the ice off the left side rear window to get a look inside the vehicle." Police planned to lift any prints that remained after the ice melted. A purse, which contained a wallet and debit, credit and gift cards, was stolen out of a locked Saturn Relay after the driver's window was broken out. The front passenger window of a Volvo was also broken in an attempt to pry it open, but no items were stolen from the car. There are currently no known suspects.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Staff Reporter Staff at email@example.com.