Window smashed at the Roanoke | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Someone attempted to burglarize the Roanoke Inn at 1825 72nd Avenue  S.E. at 4:56 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The burglar smashed an 8-by-4-foot window next to the southeastern front door and then entered through the door, which was unlocked. When the door opened, the alarm was activated and the suspect immediately ran away. Nothing was stolen.

July 20

Graffiti: A 59-year-old Mercer Island woman reported graffiti sprayed on park structures and the dock at Clarke Beach in the 7700 block of East Mercer Way. The damages totaled $2,000.

Malicious mischief: Someone damaged a wooden bench in the 4400 block of 88th Avenue S.E. Repairs will cost $200.

Accident: A Chevrolet SUV struck a tree and a shrub while parking in the south Luther Burbank Park lot. The 57-year-old driver said that her walking boot was caught under the brake pedal and caused her vehicle to roll forward. Her vehicle went up onto a curb over six inches in height.

July 21

Kayak theft: A kayak was stolen from a shared waterfront area in the 9700 block of S.E. 43rd Street sometime after July 14. A 57-year-old man had left his kayak with neighbors’ equipment. A spare paddle and a neighbor’s kayak were not stolen.

Fireworks: A firework detonated inside of an unsecured mailbox in the 7000 block of 81st Avenue S.E. at 6 p.m. and caused $200 in damage. A 57-year-old witness saw four college-age young men in the area flee after the explosion.

Theft: Someone stole a patio umbrella off of a 48-year-old woman’s second-story balcony in the 2800 block of 62nd Avenue S.E. sometime after July 19.

July 22

Arrest: Police arrested a 22-year-old man at 3:34 a.m. on Maple Lane after he assaulted his father and damaged a doorframe after kicking in a bedroom door. The damage totaled $200 and the son was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Hit-and-run: A mailbox post valued at $100 was damaged in the 7600 block of S.E. 40th Street sometime overnight. It was likely struck by a vehicle. A branch of a roadside shrub was also broken.

Found property: Someone left a Saturn vehicle key at Roberto’s at 7605 S.E. 27th Street at 6 p.m.

Lost keys: A 50-year-old Mercer Island woman reported losing her keys while running on the North end in the 2200 block of 84th Avenue S.E. She discovered her keys were missing when she arrived at home. She retraced her run but did not locate her keys, which were attached to a Coach key ring.

Accident: A Hyundai vehicle crashed at 3:09 a.m. in the 2400 block of 77th Avenue S.E. The vehicle exited eastbound I-90 on the 77th Avenue off-ramp and drove over a curb, then struck a decorative wall. The vehicle finally came to rest against a wooden bolster to the southwest of the wall. The driver’s air bag deployed. The man who reported the accident said he saw a male running east away from the accident scene, but did not see the person exit the vehicle. Police found a cell phone inside the vehicle with multiple calls from the vehicle’s registered owner, an indication that the owner knew who was driving her vehicle, which was towed from the scene.

Asleep at the wheel: A 23-year-old Issaquah woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her vehicle at 4:59 a.m. while southbound in the 3200 block of 77th Avenue S.E. The vehicle, an Audi sedan, drove over a curb and struck a tree. The vehicle was towed with considerable damage, and the driver was attended by the fire department at the scene for minor seatbelt abrasions. She chose not to go to a hospital.

July 23

Arrests: Police stopped a vehicle for expired tabs in the 3600 block of East Mercer Way and arrested the passenger, a 25-year-old man, at 1:22 a.m. The passenger was in violation of a no-contact order, as the driver — a 21-year-old woman — was the petitioner. The passenger was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Police arrested a 27-year-old Renton man at 7:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of Island Crest Way for driving with a suspended license. The driver had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants on record, including a no-bail Kelso warrant. He was booked into the King County Jail.

Fraud: A 41-year-old Mercer Island resident reported credit card fraud that happened between June 21 and July 17. Three charges totaling $1,250 were placed on the card.

Found keys: A 58-year-old Mercer Island woman found four keys and two key rings at 12 p.m. along the side of the road in the 6300 block of East Mercer Way.

July 24

Malicious mischief: Someone broke the rear hatchback window of a Subaru in the 8800 block of S.E. 63rd Street sometime overnight. The damage totaled $300.

Accident: A utility wire snapped and struck a vehicle at 12 p.m. in the 4200 block of Island Crest Way The driver, 37, said he had been changing lanes due to construction ahead and heard tree branches brush along the side of his truck. He said he heard a loud bang and saw the downed wire, which damaged his side mirror and side lights. Puget Sound Energy stated that the wire fell out of its housing unit, an older model, and caused no other damage.

July 25

Theft: A woman drank wine in the Islander Pub in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street and left in a hurry to avoid having to pay at 5:54 p.m. The payment due was $25 plus tax.

July 26

DUI: Police arrested a 24-year-old man at 2:40 a.m. in the 4000 block of 86th Avenue S.E. after stopping his vehicle for equipment and lane travel violations. Police detected an “overwhelming odor of intoxicants,” according to the case report. The driver said he had been drinking too much and he “would fail” standard sobriety tests. He failed roadside tests and was later released.


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