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Suspects sighted in two burglaries | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A burglar broke into a house in the First Hill neighborhood on Wednesday, June 8, in the 2400 block of 70th Avenue S.E. by using a landscape brick to shatter a double-paned rear glass door between 6:10 and 8:59 p.m. while the residents were absent for three hours. A neighbor saw the suspect, who stole an iPad off a table and opened a drawer. No other items were missing.
A male suspect broke into a South end residence in the 7400 block of West Mercer Way on Friday, June 10, through a sliding glass door at 12:15 p.m. A boy reported a description of the burglar, who stole cash, jewelry, a Sony laptop and Dell laptop, and broke into a fire safe, then left on foot. Glass from the sliding door was found in the dining and piano room, and fingerprints were obtained from the scene.
Arrest: Police arrested a 42-year-old Mercer Island man for driving with a suspended license at 8:32 p.m. in the 7700 block of North Mercer Way. The man was carrying drug paraphernalia and his vehicle was impounded.
Theft: $220 in cash was stolen from the espresso stand in the 3000 block of 78th Avenue S.E. An employee said the espresso stand door was open when she arrived in the morning, and the deposit from the previous night was missing.
Arrest: Police arrested a 24-year-old man with a misdemeanor $1,000 warrant at 5:41 p.m. The suspect, a Kent resident, was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Surrender: A 19-year-old Mercer Island resident turned himself in at 1:26 a.m. at the police station for a misdemeanor warrant. He was booked into the King County Jail.
Assault: Police arrested a 15-year-old male at 11:34 p.m. for assaulting his mother and sister. The boy also attempted to prevent his mother from calling 911, and he kicked in a bedroom door and door jamb. He was taken to Children's Hospital, where he was given a mental health evaluation.
Fender-bender: A three-car fender bender occurred in the 3200 block of Island Crest Way at 7:25 a.m. A pickup rear-ended a vehicle and pushed it into another vehicle that was stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Malicious mischief: Police contacted two 13-year-old boys in a park at 1 a.m. after witnesses reported seeing them spray paint on a retaining wall in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way. The boys had matching paint on their hands, and other evidence was gathered from the area. The boys were released to their parents.
DUI: A Mercer Island patrol car was struck at 2:17 a.m. in the 5300 block of Island Crest Way when a vehicle with five occupants, all under 21, merged out of the center turn lane. The driver had been drinking and was arrested. The passengers had also been drinking. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.
Arrest: Police arrested a 41-year-old man at 4:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 41st Street during a traffic stop. The suspect, who was cited and released, was driving with a suspended license and four counts of Failure To Appear on record.
Accident: Police arrested a Bellevue woman, 42, for DUI after she suddenly pulled out from a stop sign and struck a car making a left turn at 11:20 p.m. in the 8800 block of S.E. 40th Street. The woman told police that she was stopped when she was struck by the turning vehicle. Police determined that she failed to yield the right of way, as apparent by debris and damages. The other driver, 18, and passenger said the woman appeared intoxicated. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, and there were no injuries.
Burglary: The suspect of a residential burglary in the 9700 block of Mercerwood Drive in May admitted stealing items to a Bellevue Police Department detective. The detective contacted the residents of the home, who were not aware of the burglary, though they had noticed the disappearance of some items. The suspect stole a Wii game console and controllers, several pieces of jewelry in a case, adult entertainment DVDs and an iPhone charger after entering the house through an unsecured back door sometime on May 19 or 20.
Arrest: Police stopped a speeding car at 4:26 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Mercer Way and arrested the driver, a 22-year-old Fort Lewis soldier, who was driving with a suspended license.
Boat towed: A boater was cited for two boating violations on Lake Washington after 1:30 p.m. Marine Patrol found that the boater, a 39-year-old Kirkland man, was not wearing an engine cutoff switch lanyard and did not have a fire extinguisher on board. The man was using a plastic device with a rubber band and zip tie instead of a lanyard. His boat was towed to the Mercer Island boat launch.
Liquor violation: A 17-year-old male was found passed out on the ground at night near the street in the 3700 block of 78th Avenue S.E., at 2:36 a.m. He had admittedly been drinking, and his father transported him home.
Forged prescription: Police arrested a Seattle woman, 36, at 9:30 a.m. under investigation of drug prescription forgery after she attempted to pick up a phoned-in prescription for Hydrocodone at the Walgreens drive-thru pharmacy with a false name. The pharmacist became suspicious and confirmed with the issuing clinic and doctor that they had not issued the prescription, and they had no record of the patient's name.
Arrest: Police arrested a 20-year-old woman in the Mercer Island court at 10:44 a.m. on a Tukwila misdemeanor warrant.
Accident: An SUV backed into a stopped vehicle at 10:19 a.m. after pulling out to turn left from 92nd Avenue S.E. onto S.E. 40th Street. The driver, a 17-year-old Mercer Island resident, backed up to avoid a collision with an approaching vehicle and was cited for unsafe backing.
Arrest: Police stopped a vehicle with a burned out passenger headlight at 12:31 a.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 29th Street. The driver, a 42-year-old man, was driving with a suspended license and two counts of Failure To Appear. After he was taken to the MIPD he was transported back to his place of employment, where he had been stopped.