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Three home burglaries in one week | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Someone broke through the front window of a home in the 4100 block of 78th Avenue S.E. sometime after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Canon digital cameras were stolen out of the residence, along with a mother of pearl medallion necklace and a large “Crater of Diamonds National Park” glass souvenir diamond. The total estimated loss was $650.
A house west of Island Crest Park in the 8300 block of S.E. 57th Street was burglarized after 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Two laptops were stolen out of the upstairs office area along with two pieces of jewelry off of a dresser, $1 bills and an iTouch 3G cell phone. The theft happened when a 17-year-old resident, who was home alone, went downstairs into the garage to get some food. When she returned 15 minutes later, she discovered that several items were missing. There was no evidence of any forced entry, and a K9 search found nothing.
Someone also burglarized a house to the west of Pioneer Park in the 6600 block of 82nd Avenue S.E. on Friday afternoon, April 8, and stole multiple items.
Accident: A vehicle hit a BMW while backing out of a parking space at the South end QFC at 1:52 p.m. The vehicle left the scene and the driver of the BWM obtained the license plate number. The driver, 82, was contacted and said she was not aware of the collision.
Malicious mischief: A Mercer Island woman's vehicle was keyed sometime during the night in the 7600 block of S.E. 34th Street. One suspect is listed in the case.
Boat found: A row boat was found adrift 100 yards from the shore in the 7200 block of East Mercer Way at 12 p.m. The boat, valued at $50, was recovered.
Car prowl: A wallet was stolen out of an unlocked Ford Windstar in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The total estimated loss was $25.
Assault and battery: Police arrested a Mercer Island resident, 19, at 4:46 a.m. for assaulting his girlfriend outside his apartment after an argument about money that he owed. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Runaway trailer: A pickup and trailer slid downhill in the 6900 block of S.E. 33rd Street while an excavator was being unloaded at 9:20 a.m. The trailer went off the road and the pickup spun, striking a tree, several mailboxes and an address monument before jackknifing and coming to a stop.
Arrest: A disturbance investigation led to the arrest of a Lake Forest Park woman, 27, with a misdemeanor warrant at 2:24 a.m. in the 9000 block of E. Shorewood Drive.
Theft: Someone stole a Bellevue woman's day planner from the Mercer Island library between 12 and 1 p.m. The planner contained business cards and personal information.
Arrest: Police stopped a Seattle man, 46, in a Ford Explorer and arrested him on a King County Sheriff's Office warrant. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and was booked into the King County Jail.
Vehicle egged: An egg thrown from oncoming traffic caused some slight damage to a Honda Accord at 8:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Island Crest Way.
Vehicle egged: A Toyota FJ Cruiser was egged in the 3600 block of Island Crest Way at 10:30 p.m. After hearing a loud "thump" while driving home, the driver, a 54-year-old Mercer Island man, pulled over and found that the impact of an egg had chipped some paint off his vehicle.
Vehicle towed: A vehicle was towed after driving over an unsecured drain pipe and metal ring at 11 a.m. in the 7800 block of Island Crest Way. The driver was not able to swerve, and the vehicle's underside was extensively damaged.
Arrest: A Bellevue man, 49, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. on an MIPD $1,000 warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Arson: Someone set a fence and gate on fire in the 2400 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. between 1 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. The fire went out before the fire department arrived at the scene.
Drug possession: Police stopped a vehicle without a front license plate at 3:42 a.m. in the 2800 block of 76th Avenue S.E. The odor of marijuana was evident in the vehicle, and the driver was arrested after giving up a bag containing marijuana and a marijuana grinder.
Found: A Mercer Island man, 47, "declined to press charges" when several of his belongings were found in the possession of a transient near Pioneer Park, including a rake, broom, four-wheel garden cart and Islanders umbrella. The stranger was returned to Seattle area shelters via courtesy transport.