Vehicle drives into What to Wear store | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A BMW driven by a 61-year-old Mercer Island woman drove into the lower wall and window of What to Wear in the 2700 block of 78th Avenue S.E., breaking through, at 9:35 a.m. on Nov. 9.

The vehicle accelerated over a curb before striking the building, and the driver said she did not know “if it was something she had done or if the vehicle had malfunctioned,” according to the police report. She had been parking when the vehicle accelerated, and she attempted to stop, she said. The vehicle was towed, and no injuries were reported.

Nov. 4

Trespass: A suspect entered a house under construction and turned on the water main in the garage sometime after 5 p.m. on West Ridge Road. There was no major damage, due to the drainage system.

Nov. 6

DUI: Police stopped a vehicle with expired tabs for making an illegal U-turn and failing to stay in its lane at 3:27 a.m. in the 3200 block of Island Crest Way. The driver’s side of the vehicle had damage, and a front tire was flat. The driver, a 26-year-old Renton woman, was intoxicated and said she hit a curb. She failed standard sobriety tests and was arrested. Her vehicle, a Honda Civic, was impounded.

Nov. 9

Arrest: Mercer Island police took custody of a 25-year-old Federal Way man and his possessions at 12:40 p.m. in Renton, and transported him to the Mercer Island Municipal Court. A judge granted his release on recognizance with a future court date pending.

Misplaced car: A 62-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that her vehicle, a Honda Accord, was stolen out of a condo parking lot in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue S.E. sometime after Nov. 5. The woman later found that she had parked the vehicle in a different spot and it had not been stolen.

Nov. 10

DUI: Police arrested a Seattle man, 39, for DUI at 2:03 a.m. in the 9600 block of westbound I-90.

Car prowl: Two unlocked vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Corolla, were prowled in a driveway in the 4000 block of East Mercer Way overnight. An unknown suspect stole $260 worth of items from the vehicles, including a Bluetooth headset charger, iPod, GPS, cell phone, spare change and dollar bills.

Lost wedding ring: A 77-year-old Mercer Island man lost his gold wedding band, worth $125, sometime after Nov. 5.

Nov. 11

Car prowls: Windows of two vehicles, a Subaru and Honda Civic, were shattered in the 6900 block of 94th Avenue S.E. between 1:20 and 10:15 a.m. No items were reported stolen.

A canvas bag with three rings of keys was stolen out of a Lexus in the 7000 block of 94th Avenue S.E. sometime after Nov. 9. The keys were worth $200. The vehicle was not damaged upon entry. Both car prowl incidents are likely related.

Suspect seen: A Redmond woman reported that a man used an unknown tool in an attempt to enter an Oldsmobile at 1:07 p.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th Street. Police could not find the suspect when they arrived at the scene, and were unable to locate the victim.

Malicious mischief: Someone threw a brick through the front living room window of a house in the 2400 block of 74th Avenue S.E. Police responded at 8 p.m. and photographed the damage, estimated at $400. The suspect is unknown.


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