Woman steals wine from south QFC two consecutive Mondays | Mercer Island Police Blotter

The same female suspect who stole wine from the South end QFC on April 16 repeated her crime between 7:29 and 7:36 a.m. on April 23. The woman stole six bottles of wine worth a total of $377.94 at approximately the same time as the first theft. Both thefts occurred on Mondays.

April 16

Flat tire: A Subaru driven by a 62-year-old woman struck a fire hydrant at 10:45 a.m. in the 9800 block of S.E. 42nd Place. The driver was parking and did not see the fire hydrant, which flattened the rear tire of her vehicle upon impact and caused other damage. The officer at the scene could not determine if the hydrant was damaged.

April 17

Accident: A 95-year-old woman’s Buick was towed out of bushes in the 8900 block of North Mercer Way after 2 p.m. The woman went off the road and drove along the shoulder, overcorrected onto the road and then back onto the shoulder, for more than 90 feet before going over an embankment into bushes and trees at a residence. A passerby saw the back of the vehicle sticking out of the bushes, called 911, and helped the elderly occupants out of the vehicle. There were no injuries.

April 18

Hacked email: Someone hacked into a 52-year-old South end resident’s email account in the morning and wrote to various people in the victim’s contact list, asking for money.

Dog attack: An unleashed dog attacked and injured another dog being walked on a leash at 7:15 p.m. in the 4200 block of 85th Avenue S.E.

April 19

Burglary: An iPod was stolen out of a vehicle in a garage in the 8600 block of North Mercer Way sometime after 5:30 p.m., April 18. The thief entered the garage through an unlocked door.

April 21

Fender-bender: An SUV rear-ended a Jaguar at 8:56 a.m. in the 5400 block of Island Crest Way. The driver of the SUV did not see that the Jaguar was stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk, until it was too late and a collision could not be avoided. The amber lights in the crosswalk had not been activated.

Accident: Two vehicles collided while changing lanes, going westbound, at 11:13 a.m. in the 7700 block of North Mercer Way. Both vehicles were towed. No injuries were reported.

Fraud: Costco notified a 57-year-old Mercer Island man that his name was on a Bank of America check passed at the Issaquah location in mid-March. The victim did not have a Bank of America account and did not authorize any accounts to be opened in his name or any check payments to be made with his financial information. The incident was reported at 5:38 p.m.

April 22

Arrest: Police booked a 37-year-old Everett man into the Issaquah Jail at 11:31 p.m. after he was picked up by the Washington State Patrol. The suspect had a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Lost: A 41-year-old Mercer Island man reported that he left his backpack at the Homestead Park baseball diamonds in the 8100 block of S.E. 40th Street on the afternoon of April 14. The backpack contained a Nikon camera, baseball mitt and Eddie Bauer windbreaker.

Car prowl: $3,600 worth of Nikon camera gear was stolen out of an unlocked pickup truck sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. while the victim was at a baseball game in the Lid Park. Stolen items included a camera body, two lenses, filters, a Coolpix camera, and a camera bag.

April 23

Fraud: Someone made two unauthorized online purchases with a 70-year-old South end woman’s debit card information at 11 a.m.

Burglary: A Dell laptop worth $1,035 was stolen from a business during open hours in the 3000 block of 78th Avenue S.E. at around 12:40 p.m. A witness, who did not see the actual theft take place, observed that a red Toyota Tacoma-style truck might have been linked to the suspect.


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