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Police find unresponsive teen, drugs during welfare check | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Police entered a residence through an unlocked sliding door at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the 9300 block of Mercerwood Drive after observing an unresponsive 18-year-old male lying on a couch inside, during a welfare check. Beer, glass bongs and hashish were in plain view. Unresponsive at first, the subject was roused, arrested, processed and released.
By the numbers
The Mercer Island Police Department reported 20 arrests for the month of January and 1,063 total calls for service, including five burglaries, 23 thefts and four cases of assault. There were 18 traffic accidents, one hit-and-run, two DUI arrests, and 263 total citations.
Theft: An 82-year-old woman reported the $14,300 theft of several items of jewelry from her residence in the 8400 block of S.E. 34th Place. The jewelry included a men's Bolivia watch, diamond wedding ring, gold rope chain and solitaire diamond ring. The thefts occurred over the span of two years, beginning in January 2010.
Deer struck: A vehicle struck and injured a deer in the 4200 block of Island Crest Way. A police officer put down the deer after wildlife rescue declined to respond.
Arrest: Police arrested a 43-year-old Mercer Island man at 8:45 a.m. in the 6600 block of East Mercer Way after the suspect's father confirmed that the suspect was at home, asleep. The suspect was arrested on an outstanding, no-bail felony warrant. He was booked into the King County Jail.
Arrest: Police stopped a vehicle at 3:46 a.m. in the 8000 block of westbound I-90 and arrested the driver, 34, who was driving with a suspended license and had four counts of Failure To Appear on record. The driver, from Eastern Washington, was cited and released.
Speeding: Police stopped a speeding vehicle at 5:37 p.m. in the 3800 block of 84th Avenue S.E. The driver, a 22-year-old Shoreline resident, was driving with a suspended license after recently being ticketed for the same offense. He was cited and released, and his vehicle was impounded.
Malicious mischief: A police officer responded to a report of malicious mischief at 7:39 p.m. outside of Walgreens in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street. Three teenagers had been writing on the building and fled before the officer arrived. They used cherry juice to paint a swastika on the stairwell landing. The swastika was removed with water and there was no permanent damage.
Accident: A vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman crashed into the North end QFC in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street at 5:24 p.m. The driver said she parked in front of the east doors and thought she had put her car in "park," but she struck the accelerator when her heel became caught by an object on the floorboard. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was not towed.
Arrest: Police booked a 32-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail after 9:28 p.m. on a local misdemeanor warrant.
Traffic hazard: An unoccupied Mini Cooper parked in a busy roadway in the 4500 block of 86th Avenue S.E. was impounded for causing a traffic hazard.