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$25,000 loss after car prowl | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
January 22, 2013 · Updated 2:20 PM

Sporting and outdoor goods worth over $25,000 were stolen out of an Isuzu Trooper sometime overnight on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the 9000 block of S.E. 50th Street, near Northwest Yeshiva High School. A second vehicle was prowled at the same residence. Forced entry was not apparent, but it is not known whether or not the vehicles were unlocked. One vehicle was parked in the driveway, and the other was in the street.

Two other vehicles were prowled that same night at a separate location in the 7000 block of 80th Avenue S.E., in a neighborhood west of the South end shopping center, sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. A Louis Vuitton purse was stolen out of one of the vehicles, a Dodge Caravan. The purse contained a wallet, ID, checkbook and credit cards.

Jan. 2

Burglary: A 44-year-old woman being stalked by her ex-boyfriend reported that the suspect knocked on her apartment door, in the 3200 block of East Lexington Way, at 2:30 a.m. and left after she refused to let him in. When her roommate, a 43-year-old man, came home in the morning, he found the suspect in the victim’s bedroom. The victim had likely forgotten to lock the front door when she went to work. The victim has received numerous calls and texts from the suspect, and a protection order was to be established.

Jan. 3

Package theft: Delivered items were stolen from a woman’s front porch on First Hill, in the 7200 block of S.E. 24th Street. The items included a Lego remote control car, special vehicle child restraint harness system, and a children’s night light. The theft occurred in mid-October.

Jan. 7

Abandoned vehicle: Police impounded an Audi Allroad at 9:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of 66th Avenue S.E. for being parked in excess of 72 hours.

Jan. 8

Arrest: Police arrested a 35-year-old Fall City man at 7:51 a.m. in the 7900 block of S.E. 28th Street on a suspended license warrant. He was cited for several local violations and transferred into Kent police custody. His amount of bail was $1,100.

Lost bike: A 75-year-old man reported that a bicycle was left on his property after Jan. 6 in the 5300 block of Landsdowne Lane. It did not belong to any of his neighbors.

Jan. 10

Burglary: Jewelry was stolen from a residence in the 4000 block of 97th Avenue S.E. sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., when the victim was away at work. The residence was entered through a rear sliding window, and the window screen was destroyed. Nothing else was damaged in the home. Stolen jewelry included a silver and diamond pin and chain, and a diamond necklace, earrings and rings. Fingerprints were lifted from a heart-shaped jewelry box in the master bedroom.

Lost money: An undisclosed amount of money was found in the parking lot of the Stroum Jewish Community Center by a JCC member at 9 a.m., in the 3800 block of East Mercer Way. After the JCC held the money for a day and no one claimed it, it was taken into MIPD possession.

Jan. 11

Burglary: The side door of a home in the 2700 block of West Mercer Way was forced open sometime after the previous morning. No items were stolen, but suspects sifted through several belongings and damaged an antique dresser.

Jan. 13

Slashed tires: Someone slashed the tires of an Acura Legend in the 8400 block of S.E. 34th Place, several blocks north of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, sometime after Dec. 17, while the 26-year-old victim was away on a trip. His home phone line was also cut.

Jan. 14

Assault: A 24-year-old man assaulted his brother, 23, at 5:45 p.m. at home off of West Mercer Way. He shoved his brother and threw him to the ground after they argued about opening a door. Two witnesses were present. Both subjects reported pain but aid was declined.

Fraud: A 41-year-old North end resident lost $800 when six fraudulent charges were placed on her Bank of America checking account between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4. She subsequently closed the account.


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