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Employee's wallet with $800 cash stolen in Islander Pub burglary | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A woman's Coach wallet, which contained $800 in cash, was stolen out of the back office of the Islander Pub at 3:29 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street. The wallet also contained credit cards, a driver's license and Social Security cards. Two witnesses gave a description of the suspect, who entered the restaurant through a back door, accessed the office, and fled on foot to the west. He was described as 6 feet tall, lean, between 30 and 40 years of age, and wearing a Seahawks jersey and baggy jeans, according to the case report.
Wallet found: A Mercer Island man found a wallet on the road in the 6800 block of 77th Avenue S.E. at 6 p.m. and turned it in at the police station. The wallet contained $8 in cash, a driver's license and debit card.
Theft: A 21-year-old Mercer Island man's backpack was stolen at his workplace between 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 76th Street. The backpack contained a laptop. The suspect has been identified as a 23-year-old repeat offender of multiple crimes.
Found wakeboard: Marine patrol found a wakeboard floating south of the I-90 bridge when no boats were nearby at 6:30 p.m. The board was placed into MIPD found property.
Dog complaint: A 51-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that a dog attacked her in the 5800 block of 84th Avenue S.E., adjacent to Island Crest Park, at 8:45 a.m. The woman was not injured and did not have any broken skin.
iPod theft: An iPod worth $100 was stolen out of a 57-year-old South end man's vehicle sometime after Aug. 31.
Car prowl: Someone broke into a Chevrolet HHR vehicle in a neighborhood east of Island Crest Park, between 6:15 and 11:30 p.m., in the 9000 block of S.E. 60th Street. The victim, a 49-year-old Redmond woman, left the scene to go home as the thief had stolen items with her residential address, and she was worried that the suspect would go to her house. Stolen items included a vehicle registration, vehicle insurance card and driver's license.
Runaway: A 16-year-old juvenile did not come home after the Friday night MIHS football game on Sept. 28, as had happened after the previous home game, when he did not return home until Sunday evening.
Assault: A fight occurred in the Roanoke Inn men's restroom at 11:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. The 51-year-old suspect, a Hawaii resident, followed the victim, a 49-year-old Mercer Island man, into the restroom after the two men had an argument. The suspect entered the bathroom stall and punched the victim multiple times. Two people reported the incident. Police located the suspect at a nearby gas station after he fled the scene. He was arrested and booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Tires punctured: Someone punctured all four tires of a Volkswagen Passat on Friday night or Saturday morning in the 2200 block of 70th Avenue S.E. in front of the victim's residence. The estimated damage was $400.
Head-on collision: A sedan struck a SUV head-on at 4:43 p.m. in the 9000 block of North Mercer Way while attempting to turn onto Shorewood Drive. The 37-year-old driver of the sedan said that she was blinded by the sun and did not see any oncoming traffic. She was cited for failing to yield on the left-hand turn. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, and the 70-year-old victim was taken to a hospital with chest and shoulder pain. The other driver also reported an injury.
Thefts: The son of a Mercer Island resident stole jewelry and a checkbook with 25 blank checks from his mother's home in the 4400 block of East Mercer Way while the victim was out of town after Sept. 1. The suspect, 30, also stayed at his mother's home with his girlfriend. When the victim came home, she made them leave. The suspect, who stole a gold ring and pairs of diamond earrings, later called and threatened the woman on Sept. 29.
A Trek bicycle was stolen at 3:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Mercer Way while the 37-year-old victim used a port-a-potty.
Arrest: Police took custody of a 24-year-old man at the King County Jail for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and booked him into the Issaquah Jail.
Laptop theft: Someone stole a laptop out of an office trailer at the North-end QFC construction site at 10:42 p.m. at 7823 S.E. 28th Street. A surveillance camera captured the suspect entering and exiting the trailer.
Abandoned bike: A city employee notified the MIPD that a woomen's Schwinn bicycle had been in front of City Hall at 9611 S.E. 36th Street for a week and had likely been abandoned.
Lost credit card: A 49-year-old Mercer Island woman found an American Express card along the road in the 3500 block of Island Crest Way and turned it in at the police station.