Woman uses forged prescription at North end pharmacy | Mercer Island Police Blotter
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
November 15, 2011 · 9:36 AM
A woman tried to get 300 tabs of Methadone with a fraudulent prescription at the North end Rite Aid pharmacy at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 2. Two witnesses were present. Store surveillance and the forged prescription were saved for evidence. The name on the prescription might belong to the suspect.
By the numbers
For the month of October, the Mercer Island Police Department reported 23 total arrests. There were 28 thefts, three auto thefts, two assault cases, one burglary, 16 traffic accidents, two bicycle accidents, one pedestrian/vehicle accident, one hit-and-run, one DUI accident and four DUI arrests. Police issued 327 total traffic citations.
Motorcycle Accident: A motorcyclist, 24, lost control at 35 mph around a corner at 11:55 a.m. in the 7600 block of West Mercer Way, tipped over and slid over the center line. The motorcycle slid into the side of an oncoming vehicle. The biker sustained an abrasion on his right knee. He said the motorcycle went down after striking wet leaves, but then said he down-shifted to slow down while following another motorcycle and lost control when he let the clutch out.
Accident: A vehicle went off the road at 6:13 p.m. in the 7700 block of West Mercer Way. The driver, an 89-year-old woman, was blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle and could not navigate a curve in the road. The vehicle got stuck on its passenger side in the ditch and had to be towed. No injuries were reported.
Harassment: Police arrested a 44-year-old Seattle woman at 12:25 p.m. for violating a protection order. She had contacted her ex-boyfriend, a Mercer Island resident, via hundreds of text messages and phone calls every day since the order had been put into effect the previous week.
Accident: A vehicle pulled out from a driveway onto Forest Avenue and struck a passing vehicle at 4 p.m. The driver was cited for failing to yield and his vehicle sustained minor damage to its front bumper. The victim’s vehicle was dented and scratched along the passenger side.
Arrest: Police took a 38-year-old Seattle man into custody at 11 p.m. on a $1,000 misdemeanor warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Issaquah City Jail.
DUI: Police stopped a vehicle at 1:20 a.m. in the 8500 block of S.E. 40th Street and arrested the driver, a 25-year-old Mercer Island woman, for DUI. She failed standard sobriety tests. After being processed at the MIPD, she was released to a sober adult.
Arrest: Police arrested a 30-year-old Seattle man at 2:20 p.m. in the 9400 block of S.E. 35th Street after confirming a Seattle Municipal Court warrant through a vehicle license plate check. The Seattle Police Department took custody of the suspect.
Arrest: Police took a 26-year-old Seattle man into custody at 7:30 p.m. after he was released from the King County Jail. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Fire: The fire department responded to a fire alarm at 5:15 p.m. in a residence in the 8100 block of S.E. 73rd Street. Firefighters saw smoke and entered by force through a side door, not finding anyone at home.
Arrest: Police arrested a 58-year-old Mercer Island man at 3:10 p.m. in the 4300 block of 86th Avenue S.E. after stopping him for an expired vehicle registration. He had a $500 warrant for failing to appear at a DUI hearing and was booked into the King County Jail.
Suspected collision: A tow truck driver reported that his truck moved when he heard a collision at 10:15 a.m. in the 4300 block of East Mercer Way. He was securing and repairing a vehicle that he was towing on the side of the road. He saw a white commercial truck coming down the hill and said it might have fishtailed into his vehicle, but he did not see the collision. The left side of his truck’s bumper was pushed into the left front tire and the driver had to separate them with a pry bar. The estimated damage was $800.
Civil dispute: A 53-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that her neighbor trimmed a tree on her property on Forest Avenue S.E. sometime during the afternoon on Nov. 4.
Theft: $90 was stolen from the petty cash box at Qliance Medical Group in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street sometime after Nov. 3. The theft was reported by a 53-year-old woman at 11:30 a.m.
Bike Accident: A 49-year-old bicyclist fell off his bike at 7 p.m. in the 8400 block of North Mercer Way after his front tire clipped a bike in front of him in a pack of six cyclists. He had pain in his elbow and was treated at the scene, then was taken to a hospital.
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