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Cash, laptops stolen in home burglary | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A house in the 3200 block of 90th Place S.E., north of I-90, was burglarized between 8:50 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. The window of a side door in the kitchen was shattered, and digital video surveillance of a possible suspect and suspect vehicle was recorded. Two laptops were stolen, along with $100 in cash. The total loss was an estimated $2,150.
DUI accident: A Toyota SUV driven by a Mercer Island man, 51, hit a parked vehicle in a lot and continued along 81st Avenue S.E., struck an object along North Mercer Way and veered down 77th Avenue and onto Sunset Highway at 1:30 a.m. His vehicle came to a stop upon a point of impact at the end of Sunset Highway. The driver, who sustained a cut to the bridge of his nose, was cited for hit-and-run and driving the wrong way. His vehicle was towed.
Reckless burning: An outdoor garbage bin was set on fire sometime after 3 p.m. at Islander Middle School in the 8200 block of S.E. 72nd Street.
Theft: Four watches and cash were stolen out of a bedroom at a residence in the 4200 block of 95th Avenue S.E. sometime after 2:30 p.m. There were two suspects in the case, including a contractor who was working at the house and had inside access. The loss was $1,900.
Theft: Two antique lamps were stolen after 7 p.m. from the Mercer Island Thrift Store by an employee who was closing the store. The employee, a Mercer Island resident, was cited after admitting to the theft and returning both lamps. The theft was caught on office surveillance video.
Arrest: A Mercer Island man, 28, was arrested at 9:13 a.m. in the 4300 block of Island Crest Way after a traffic stop for an expired registration. He was driving with a suspended license and had an ignition interlock restriction violation.
Theft: A Mercer Island man, 79, reported that his garage sale sign was removed by a condo association member when he was trying to have a garage sale outside of his unit's garage in the 2900 block of 76th Avenue S.E.
Assault: A care facility employee was assaulted at 11:30 a.m. by a patient, an Auburn woman, who was arrested and had outstanding warrants. The suspect was released on investigation and taken to a hospital because of a medical condition.
Theft: A wallet was stolen from a Mercer Island woman, 87, sometime after 4 p.m. in the 7800 block of S.E. 30th Street. The wallet contained a driver's license, credit cards and $120 in cash. The total loss was $170.
Stalking: A Mercer Island woman, 53, reported a male stalker in a vehicle parked near her condo on Feb. 12. The man was a customer at her work and had started stalking her in late 2009 by following her in his vehicle, which showed up at places she went several times.
Malicious mischief: A blade was used to damage the interior foam cover of an elevator in a 77 Central apartment building sometime after Feb. 28. The cost of repair was $500.
Warrant arrest: Police arrested a Mercer Island man, 66, at 8:43 a.m. in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street. He had an outstanding King County Sheriff's Office warrant and was driving with a suspended license. His vehicle was stopped after a license check. The driver signed a waiver of impound and was booked into the King County Jail for the warrant.
Theft: A Mercer Island couple reported the theft of multiple items that were stolen during the past year and a half from their East Mercer Way residence: an emerald ring, gold necklace, steel string guitar, iPod Touch, digital camera, men's ring and amethyst ring. They suspected that their daughter stole the items and sold them for drug money.