Deer struck on Island Crest Way | Mercer Island Police Blotter

On Oct. 24 around 7:30 p.m., a 59-year-old Bellevue woman was driving on Island Crest Way when she struck a deer, killing the animal. The Toyota Camry was heading northbound in the 4400 block of Island Crest Way when she hit the deer.

Police responded to the incident and located the deer, which had been dragged to the side of the road by bystanders. The woman was reportedly unharmed, and the front driver's side and roof of the vehicle sustained damage.

Another deer was struck on Oct. 10 in the 5000 block of Island Crest Way at 6:05 p.m. Police responded to a report of the injured deer. The deer had a broken leg and could not move, and the Sarvey Wildlife Center would not respond after being called. An officer dispatched the animal per policy.

During the month of September, the Mercer Island Police Department reported 1,057 total calls for service, and 31 arrests. There were four burglaries, 42 thefts, one vehicle theft, five DUI arrests, one hit-and-run, 11 traffic accidents and 252 total traffic citations.

Oct. 23

Items from car prowl: Vehicle registrations and manuals were found on the shoulder of the road in the 5200 block of East Mercer Way at 2:28 p.m. The items belonged to a Bellevue man and were turned in to the MIPD for investigation.

Fender-bender: A vehicle left 70 feet of skid marks before ramming into the back of a vehicle in a line of five cars at 2:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Island Crest Way. The driver, 18, was holding a cup of coffee that spilled and stained her pants when the collision occurred. She was cited for negligent driving in the second degree. She thought the cars were stopped for a southbound vehicle to turn left, but the driver who was rear-ended — who had two young passengers — thought that they were stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. There were no injuries.

Found: A CD case marked “Jane’s CD Case” was found in the bushes at a residence in the 3000 block of West Mercer Way at 1:30 p.m. The case contained several CDs.

Malicious mischief: Someone painted black graffiti on the back of the Mary Wayte Pool building. The graffiti was painted over before the police report was filed.

Oct. 24

Arrest: A 19-year-old Renton man was booked into custody at the Issaquah Jail at 10:39 p.m. on a misdemeanor warrant after being released from the SCORE (South Correctional Entity) facility.

Oct. 25

Vehicle theft: An Infiniti QX4 was stolen out of a driveway in the 9700 block of Mercerwood Drive sometime overnight. The owner had left it unlocked, but the keys were not inside. A second vehicle in the driveway, a Toyota Tacoma, was prowled but no items were stolen. There is no suspect information.

Car prowl: Someone rummaged through a Porsche in the 3700 block of East Mercer Way overnight after partially lifting its cover. Reading glasses, a leather case containing vehicle documents, and other papers including a protection order were stolen. The vehicle had likely been left unlocked.

Wallet theft: Someone stole a receptionist’s wallet from her desk at a business in the 3000 block of 80th Avenue S.E. after 1 p.m. The wallet contained credit cards and ID. Two transactions were then processed at the Mercer Island Shell station at 80th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 28th Street. A Shell employee came to the victim’s business during the time frame when the wallet was taken. No video footage was recorded at the Shell station.

Theft: A Mercer Island man reported that someone used his personal information in an attempt to open a bank account through First National Bank and Everbank between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21. The bank notified the victim.

Oct. 26

Runaway: A North end resident reported that her son, 14, ran away from home sometime after 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 27

Arrest: Police arrested a 25-year-old driver at 1:55 a.m. after stopping him for expired tabs in the 4000 block of Island Crest Way. He did not have a driver’s license and said it was suspended. He was cited and released from the MIPD.

DUI: A vehicle exited the freeway and nearly hit a concrete barrier, then re-entered the freeway without signaling. Police arrested the driver, a 22-year-old Seattle woman, at 3:25 a.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 26th Street after she failed standard sobriety tests. She smelled strongly of intoxicants but said she had not been drinking alcohol. Police recovered a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue from the vehicle.


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