Street sweeper rolls over, driver cited | Mercer Island Police Blotter
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
October 19, 2011 · Updated 12:17 PM
A street sweeper (not owned by the city) rolled backwards after it was unhitched from a large, parked truck at 8:55 a.m., Oct. 7, in the 4200 block of Mercerwood Drive. It rolled around a curve, struck a large metal pole in a driveway and tipped over.
The driver, 24, was ejected from the sweeper and reported pain in his hip and leg. He was cited for driving with a suspended license.
Bike found: A Mercer Island man reported an abandoned bicycle to police. He found the bike in a parking lot in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue S.E., and some children were riding it.
Bicyclist hit: A van driven by a 76-year-old man struck a bicyclist at 4:24 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Mercer Way after pulling away from mailboxes on West Mercer Way and proceeding to turn up Maker Street. The bicyclist, a 23-year-old Seattle man, sustained an abrasion on his left leg and hip. The driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way to the approaching bicyclist, who later declined medical aid. One witness was present.
Malicious mischief: An unknown suspect(s) broke the driver’s window of a Hyundai Elantra between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. The vehicle was parked at Luther Burbank Park in the northeast corner of the north lot. The window frame was scratched, but nothing was stolen. The total damage was $220.
Car prowls: A Garmin GPS, technician’s bag and circuit tester were stolen out of a vehicle in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street sometime overnight. Forced entry into the vehicle was not made.
Martial arts equipment, including a helmet, chest protector and elbow/knee pads, and a GPS unit were stolen from a Toyota Sienna van sometime overnight or in the morning. The vehicle was left unlocked in a private area in the 8100 block of S.E. 37th Street. The estimated loss was $450. There are no suspects or evidence.
Forgery: A 41-year-old Seattle man forged a check and brought it to Banner Bank on Mercer Island at 2:59 p.m.
Arrest: Police stopped a vehicle without headlights on after dark in the 9600 block of eastbound I-90. The driver, a 47-year-old Renton man, had five counts of failing to appear in court and was arrested at 1:30 a.m. for driving with a suspended license. He was later cited and released from the MIPD, and his vehicle was picked up by its registered owner.
Drugs: Police stopped a vehicle with expired tabs and arrested the driver, a 30-year-old Mercer Island man, at 3:39 a.m. in the 4000 block of Island Crest Way. The driver gave permission to have his vehicle searched after police noticed an odor of marijuana. Police found a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe.
Theft: A gold pendant necklace and matching earrings were stolen from a 51-year-old South end Mercer Island woman’s dresser sometime after Oct. 4. She suspected her daughter, 21, who had taken items in the past. The pendant was “Mother of Pearl,” with diamonds.
Arrest: A 26-year-old Kirkland man was transferred from the King County Jail to the Issaquah Jail on a $2,500 misdemeanor warrant.
Lost items: An abandoned Diamondback Traverse mountain bike found in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th Street was turned in to the MIPD at 8:14 a.m.
Arrest: A 38-year-old Seattle man was transferred from the Regional Justice Center in Kent to the Issaquah Jail on a misdemeanor warrant.
Car prowl: A Makita drill worth $200 was stolen from the back seat of a truck at the park and ride in the 2300 block of 70th Avenue S.E. The driver’s window was broken and the theft occurred between 8:07 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. There is no suspect information.
ID found: A pedestrian found a driver’s license in Luther Burbank Park at 11:38 a.m. The license belonged to a car prowl victim from Arizona.
Bike found: A Novara Aspen model bike was dropped off at the MIPD at 11:30 a.m.
Car prowls: A shoulder bag was stolen from the passenger footwell of a Toyota SUV after a window was broken between 9:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. on the shoulder of the road in the 1600 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. The bag did not contain any valuable items.
A purse was stolen out of a Ford Freestar between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of 84th Avenue S.E. The purse contained a prepaid cell phone, cash, ID and a debit card, which was used to purchase gas at an unknown location after the theft.
Arrest: A 23-year-old Mercer Island man was transferred from the King County Jail to the Issaquah Jail on a $5,000 warrant for minor in possession.
Malicious mischief: A Mercer Island woman reported that she came home at 10:38 p.m. and found another person there. Her husband then threw rocks at her vehicle.
Car prowls: Multiple items were stolen from a Nissan Pathfinder between 9:45 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. in a parking lot at S.E. 26th Street and 84th Avenue S.E. A bag of clothes, wallet, credit cards and health insurance card were stolen. Police notified the owner of the prowl. The owner had been on a bike trip.
The driver’s window of a Honda Civic was smashed between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of 84th Avenue S.E. An external hard drive, bike tools and cycling arm warmers were stolen out of the vehicle.
Car prowl: Two windows were broken out of a Subaru Impreza between 11:15 and 11:53 a.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 26th Street. A TomTom GPS unit and cell phone were stolen. The victim did not have the serial numbers of either item.
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