Renton man is suspect in car prowl | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A 29-year-old Renton man is a suspect in a car prowl that occurred between 7:20 and 7:35 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street.

Multiple items were stolen out of two vehicles, a Toyota Prius and Honda Civic, after their side windows were shattered. The items included a wallet that contained $200 in cash, cards, and blank checks; an Apple iTouch and iPod Shuffle, Macbook and computer bag.

A witness obtained the suspect’s vehicle license plate number.

Sept. 28

Paddleboard Theft: Two paddleboards and paddles worth $4,000 total were stolen out of a shed on a waterfront property in the 9000 block of North Mercer Way. The theft, reported at 11:23 a.m., occurred between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.

Malicious mischief: An unknown suspect keyed a Mercer Island woman’s BMW parked at a residence on Maple Lane. The damage extended from the rear fender to the front fender on the driver’s side. The woman, a caretaker, was absent with her employer at Virginia Mason between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sept. 29

Vehicle recovered: A 26-year-old woman’s vehicle, which she reported stolen to Federal Way police, was repossessed by her bank. She has the vehicle in her possession and asked for the “stolen” status to be removed. Federal Way police requested a report to be filed.

Forgery: A 76-year-old Mercer Island woman found four unauthorized charges on her monthly credit card statement, including a suspect’s room reservation through Orbitz for Hotel Max in Seattle, made between Aug. 16 and Aug. 18. The woman’s credit card company requested a police report.

Theft: The Visa Fraud Unit notified a 57-year-old Mercer Island woman that charges were made to her card in Miami, Fla. Three of the fraudulent charges were denied, but two were processed. The victim canceled her card number and got a new one. She did not know how someone obtained her card information.

Sept. 30

Paddleboard theft: A paddleboard worth $1,500 was stolen from a dock in the 5900 block of East Mercer Way sometime after Sept. 12. The owner, a 51-year-old man, discovered it was missing on Sept. 21 but could not immediately report the theft because of family emergencies.

Surrender: A 28-year-old Federal Way woman with a misdemeanor warrant turned herself in at the Mercer Island Police Department. She was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Theft: Two 24-karat gold necklaces disappeared from a residence in the 3900 block of Greenbrier Lane. The owners noticed that the necklaces were gone after a technician from an alarm company did some work in their bedroom on Aug. 12. The owners had removed the necklaces from a safe to consider selling them, and after a thorough search, reported the suspected theft to the alarm company.

Oct. 2

Vehicle theft: A Ford truck was stolen in the 8400 block of West Mercer Way sometime after 5 p.m., Oct. 1. It had remained parked for a week on the street, and when the owner went to work, he noticed that it had disappeared.

Malicious mischief: The wall of an apartment building in the 2800 block of 75th Place S.E. was spraypainted with graffiti sometime overnight.

Oct. 3

Car prowl: Numerous items were stolen out of a vehicle at Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., between 1:15 and 1:40 a.m. The vehicle’s passenger door window was broken, and a makeup bag and purse with a wallet, checkbook, credit cards and ID were stolen.

Malicious mischief: Unknown suspects tagged three sections of an office building in the 2900 block of 80th Avenue S.E. with paint sometime after closing at 5 p.m., Sept. 30. The building manager found the “tags” at 8:54 a.m. during his morning rounds.

Arrest: Police arrested a 22-year-old Mercer Island man in the 3100 block of 78th Avenue S.E. on a misdemeanor warrant at 12:20 p.m. The suspect was cited with a weapons violation and one count of obstructing government by resisting arrest. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Hit-and-run: A witness reported a collision in the 7800 block of S.E. 30th Street at 12:32 p.m. While walking her dog, she heard someone scream inside a vehicle and saw a small beige Sedan slide into a parked pickup truck after attempting to make a left turn. The vehicle was speeding and could not successfully complete the turn. The pickup was damaged around the rear wheel well and on the tire. The suspect vehicle left the scene immediately and could not be found.

Malicious mischief: Someone spraypainted a concrete wall in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street, behind a dentist office, sometime after noon on Oct. 1.

Oct. 4

Car prowls: A Dell laptop and case were stolen out of a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the 7900 block of S.E. 67th Street sometime overnight.

“Bazooka” gum was stolen during a prowl of two unlocked vehicles, a Toyota van and a Volvo, in the 6500 block of 80th Avenue S.E. sometime overnight.

A bowling ball and bowling shoes were stolen out of a vehicle parked on the road in the 1600 block of Roanoke Way at 3 p.m. Three T-shirts and a jacket were also stolen. The victim, a 38-year-old Bellevue man, witnessed a red two-door Coupe speed away from the scene. A passenger window of the victim’s vehicle was broken out, and the sheet metal surrounding the window was damaged. A nearby surveillance camera captured a video of the suspect vehicle.

Arrest: Police arrested a 31-year-old Seattle man at 1:04 a.m. in the 6800 block of West Mercer Way for driving with a suspended license. His vehicle was impounded. He was cited and released from the police station.

Wallet found: A Mercer Island citizen found a wallet on the ground at 7:45 a.m. and turned it in to police. The wallet’s contents, including ID, cards and $29.01 in currency, were strewn on the ground. Police contacted the owner, who picked up the item.

Accident: Hot coffee distracted a 32-year-old driver in the 9200 block of S.E. 36th Street and caused him to veer into the opposite lane at 3:10 p.m., when he struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a Redmond woman. Both drivers drove to the police station and reported the collision. Both vehicles were damaged, and the man was cited for inattention. There were no injuries.


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