Checks worth over $10,600 stolen from car | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Two checks were stolen out of an unsecured BMW sometime overnight on Monday, June 4, in the 8500 block of S.E. 61st Street, at a residence adjacent to Island Crest Park. One check was worth $6,845 and the other was $3,760. A driver’s license was also stolen.

May 23

Accident: An SUV backed into an unoccupied vehicle parked in a fire lane at 10:05 p.m. in the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive. The owner of the parked vehicle was notified of the fender-bender.

Fraud: A Mercer Island man, 55, found a $95.05 fraudulent charge on his bank statement. The charge was from Alexpress, in Delaware. The victim called his bank and cancelled his credit card immediately.

May 24

Accident: A sedan struck a tree at 4 a.m. in the 8000 block of S.E. 32nd Street after the driver lost control on a curve. The driver, 21, and passenger left the scene. Police cited the driver for driving too fast for conditions. The driver’s mother spoke with police by phone and confirmed that her daughter was the driver. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was towed.

May 28

Fraud: Someone stole a check from a 41-year-old North end man’s checkbook and cashed it between May 12 and May 14, after the victim had notified his bank of fraudulent activity.

Arrest: Police arrested a 29-year-old Seattle man at 5:55 p.m. at the King County Jail on an outstanding Mercer Island misdemeanor warrant. The suspect was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

May 29

Burglary: Someone stole $1,100 worth of tools out of a secured residence being remodeled in the 3800 block of East Mercer Way sometime after May 25. A table saw, chop saw and air compressor were stolen, along with multiple hand tools.

Fender-bender: A sedan rear-ended a BMW at 12:35 p.m. in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street. The BMW was stopped for a vehicle waiting to make a turn. The 22-year-old driver of the sedan, who was cited for inattention, said she thought the BMW started moving forward as the other vehicle began its turn. She then accelerated up the hill, and struck the BMW.

Accident: Two vehicles collided at 1:26 p.m. in the uncontrolled intersection at 62nd Avenue S.E. and S.E. 28th Street. Both vehicles were traveling at an estimated 20 mph and had limited visibility due to tall landscaping at the corner of the intersection. There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained minor damage.

May 30

Accident: A sedan pulled out in front of an oncoming utility vehicle and caused a collision at 9:14 a.m. in the 6200 block of Island Crest Way. The 70-year-old driver of the sedan was cited for failing to yield. No injuries were reported.

Damaged vehicle: A driver found damage on the rear bumper of his vehicle, a Honda sedan, at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of 7803 S.E. 27th Street. He had parked it at 7:30 p.m., May 29, without damages.

DUI: A van ran a stop sign at 9:53 p.m. and was pulled over in the 7600 block of westbound I-90. Police arrested the driver, a 33-year-old man who had been drinking and smelled of intoxicants. Open, empty beer cans were visible inside the vehicle. The driver failed standard sobriety tests.

May 31

Arrest: Police booked a 50-year-old Mercer Island man into the Issaquah Jail at 9:20 p.m. on two $5,000 warrants for harassment and malicious mischief.

June 1

DUI: A police officer stopped a vehicle with several traffic violations at 12:32 a.m. and arrested the driver, a 37-year-old Mercer Island man who refused standard sobriety tests, in the 6800 block of 84th Avenue S.E.

Arrest: Police contacted a group of male teenagers at 3:05 a.m. at Clarke Beach park in the 7700 block of East Mercer Way. The boys were illegally in the park after hours. Police arrested one of the boys, a 17-year-old Renton resident, on a felony no-bail warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle. The suspect was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

Accident: A Ride Share bus rear-ended an Audi sedan at 3:50 p.m. in the 3900 block of Island Crest Way. The driver of the Audi reported neck pain. The bus driver, 26, started accelerating after the light turned green, and thought that the car in front of him would start moving. After glancing down, he saw that the car was stopped, but by then it was too late to prevent a fender-bender. The bus was carrying five passengers, all of whom were developmentally disabled. Police cited the bus driver for following too closely.

June 2

Arrests: Police booked a 33-year-old woman into the South Correctional Entity jail (SCORE) at 9:50 a.m. to be housed while waiting for trial, for two outstanding warrants.

Police arrested a 20-year-old man at 3:15 p.m. in Bellevue on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and booked him into the Issaquah Jail.

Malicious mischief: A 64-year-old North end resident confronted a stranger who jumped over his privacy fence at his Newell Court apartment and damaged a fence support piece after 6:39 p.m. in the 3000 block of 78th Avenue S.E. The victim said that the stranger, a young male, “taunted” him and left the scene in a vehicle with a female, according to the police report. The victim reported the vehicle’s license plate number and description to police, but a check of the area was negative.

June 3

Arrest: The King County Sheriff’s Office booked a 28-year-old Burien man into the South Correctional Entity jail (SCORE) on an Island misdemeanor warrant after 5:51 p.m.

Drugs: Police stopped a Mercury Marquis with two men inside after a license check showing the registered owner had a suspended license at 9:47 p.m. in the 7600 block of westbound I-90. The driver and passenger both made “furtive” movements, according to the police report, and police searched the vehicle with consent. The vehicle contained a pipe, burned foil, a rock crystal substance (meth) and butterfly knife. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested. The passenger was arrested on a Seattle warrant. Police booked the driver into the King County Jail and impounded the vehicle.

June 4

Arrests: Police stopped a Honda Civic for a licensing violation at 11:55 a.m. in the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street. The driver, 23, was arrested at 12:15 p.m. for a $1,000 Redmond warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was then taken into custody by Redmond police.

Police transferred a 48-year-old Seattle man from the King County Jail to the Issaquah Jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at 5:30 p.m.

Fraud: A 52-year-old Mercer Island man was notified of fraudulent charges on his American Express credit card. Additional charges were placed on his Capital One account when someone passed a check at the Mercer Island Walgreens, and another check in Bothell with his driver’s license information on the back of the check. The fraud happened after May 9.

Theft: A 57-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that her ill father’s caretaker stole multiple items from their residence in the 8200 block of Avalon Drive on May 17. Pearl earrings were stolen along with an Olympus audio recorder, Native American Scrimshaw container, malachite jade carving and Cuisanart food processor.

June 5

Assault: Police arrested a 15-year-old male at 8:30 a.m. at a North end residence after the suspect assaulted and threatened his 19-year-old sister. Their mother was present and had asked the sister to help the boy take his medication. The victim was injured and received stitches at a hospital. The boy was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center.


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