Woman steals lunch from south QFC | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A 21-year-old Bellevue woman stole a bowl of macaroni and cheese along with a bag of deli chicken wings from the south QFC at 3:30 p.m., July 3, in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th Street. Two witnesses were present. Police arrested the woman an hour after she left the scene in a truck with three people. Police stopped the truck, and the suspect admitted the theft. The stolen food was recovered.

By the numbers

The Mercer Island Police Department reported 30 arrests in June, with 1,031 calls for service. In crime there were five burglaries, 16 thefts, one auto theft, and three cases of assault. There were 14 accidents, two hit-and-runs, one bike accident and three DUI arrests. Police issued 241 total citations, including 52 parking citations.

July 2

Accident: A BMW sedan pulled out in front of an oncoming SUV at 7:21 p.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street. The 16-year-old driver of the sedan said that she did not see the SUV before the collision. She was cited for failing to yield the right of way. No injuries were reported. The street was blocked by the accident.

July 3

Malicious mischief: Fireworks or a similar explosive device damaged a locking mailbox in the 7000 block of Maker Street sometime after 3 p.m. The loss was $200.

Arrest: A 33-year-old Bellevue woman turned herself in at the police station at 10:35 a.m. on a $1,000 warrant for resisting arrest. She was released after seeing a judge.

July 4

Reckless burning: Someone lit a smoke grenade on the porch of an 85-year-old man's residence in the 8800 block of S.E. 61st Street at 1:29 p.m. The grenade scorched some of the home’s siding.

Malicious mischief: Someone used a firework to blow up a mailbox overnight in the 9200 block of S.E. 60th Street.

July 5

Car prowls: A 28-year-old woman’s purse was stolen in a “smash and grab” car prowl incident between 2 and 3:30 p.m. at Luther Burbank Park in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. Someone broke the front passenger window of a General Motors Corp. vehicle and stole the victim’s Coach purse, which had been left on top of the center console. The woman is a Nooksack, Wash., resident. The purse contained money, a Northwest Fair card voucher for admission and rides, a driver’s license and bank cards.

Someone broke the passenger window of a Mercedes-Benz overnight at the southernmost tip of Mercer Island, at 85th Avenue S.E. and Benotho Place. A vehicle registration and insurance card were stolen.

Papers were stolen from the glovebox of an Audi vehicle overnight at East Mercer Way and S.E. 78th Place. A window was shattered to gain entry, and the loss was $257.

Accident: An 18-year-old female fell while skateboarding near Mercerdale Park at 4:21 p.m. in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue S.E. The glass water bottle in her hand broke, cutting her hand. She was treated by the fire department at the scene, and a friend took her to a hospital.

July 6

Found keys: A key chain with four keys was found at Clarke Beach at 2:33 p.m. in the 7700 block of East Mercer Way. The keys were turned in to police.

DUI: Police arrested a 23-year-old Seatac man at 2:43 a.m. in the 3000 block of 80th Avenue S.E. after stopping him when a license plate check showed the registered owner had a suspended license. The suspect was the brother of the registered owner, and he had noticeably been drinking. A bottle of Crown Royal was visible on the floor of the vehicle. A Paddy Coyne’s receipt with the suspect’s name from that morning was taken into evidence.

July 7

Liquor violation: Police contacted a group of teenagers at Groveland Beach in the 5800 block of 80th Avenue S.E. after park hours who were talking about beer and getting drunk. Each subject was identified, and all were under 21 years of age. Police found alcohol in their backpack. The subjects’ parents were contacted and the teens were released at the scene.

Tree felled: An employee of The Mercer apartments cut down a tree along the sidewalk in the 2600 block of 77th Avenue S.E. at 12:35 p.m.

Theft: A store manager caught a 27-year-old man trying to steal $88 worth of items from Albertsons at 11:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of 77th Avenue S.E. The suspect was attempting to shoplift boxes of dryer sheets, beef and deli chicken. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Malicious mischief: Someone egged a Mercer Island man’s new Ford pickup truck overnight in the 7400 block of East Mercer Way. The truck’s front end grill was scratched. The victim’s house was also egged, but was not damaged.

July 9

Lost wallet: A 13-year-old girl left her wallet on a fence post at 5 p.m. in the Luther Burbank dog park in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. She returned an hour later for her wallet, but it was not there. The wallet contained cash and various cards.

Arrests: Police booked a 20-year-old Renton man into the Issaquah Jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for having no valid driver’s license. A 19-year-old Newcastle resident was booked into the Issaquah Jail on a Mercer Island Municipal Court order for a 10-day jail commitment.

Theft: A Mercer Island man’s boat was reported stolen at 4:26 p.m. The boat, a Zodiac Yachtline, was last seen secured to the owner’s dock off of Holly Hill Drive on June 10.

July 10

Arrest: Police arrested a 25-year-old Bellevue man at 8:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of 88th Avenue S.E. for violating a domestic violence protection order by contacting the petitioner. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Theft: A 17-year-old employee of the Mercer Island Beach Club left his wallet on a counter in the gym in the 8300 block of Avalon Drive. He later found that his wallet was emptied. Someone stole several $20 bills along with the boy’s ID, beach club access card and credit card.

July 11

Liquor violation: Five teenagers ages 15 to 18 were caught with alcohol and drugs in Clarke Beach park in the 7700 block of East Mercer Way at 3:15 p.m. Several of the individuals, but not all, admitted consuming drugs and alcohol. Police issued criminal citations and other charges.


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