Stranger trespasses into man's bedroom on night of car prowls, burglaries | Mercer Island Police Blotter

An unknown person entered a 21-year-old man’s first-floor bedroom in the 9400 block of S.E. 47th Street at 2 a.m. on Friday, March 29, a night of numerous car prowls and burglaries within that vicinity. The resident inquired who was there and the trespasser left the room. Forced entry into the residence — in a neighborhood off of East Mercer Way — was not evident, as the back door had been left unlocked.

March 26

Assault: An assault in the 2400 block of 76th Avenue S.E. was reported at 5:30 p.m. The 31-year-old female suspect assaulted a 61-year-old woman.

Broken window: A brick was used to break a double-paned bedroom window in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way.

Accident: A 23-year-old man drove off the road in the 4300 block of East Mercer Way at 11:07 p.m. while trying to find a friend’s house. He said he was driving 32 mph in a 25 mph zone and was unable to round a curve while shifting gears. His vehicle struck an embankment, climbed partway up and backslid to the shoulder of the road. Neither the driver nor passenger sustained injuries. The driver was cited for speeding.

March 29

Arrest: Police took custody of a 21-year-old man from the Bellevue Police Department at 2 p.m. on a warrant for trespassing. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Hit and runs: A Seattle man’s Jeep was damaged in the parking lot at 3045 Island Crest Way after 8:15 p.m. while the driver was away from his vehicle for 25 minutes. When he returned after visiting a friend, he discovered a large dent in a rear passenger door of his vehicle. Police observed that a vehicle parked in the space across from him likely struck the Jeep while backing out, according to the police report.

A vehicle rear-ended a Tesla at 8:13 p.m. in the 7000 block of East Mercer Way while the 42-year-old driver of the Tesla was waiting to pass a group of bicyclists. The trunk and spoiler sustained damage, and the other vehicle immediately left the scene. No injuries were reported.

March 31

DUI: A witness observed a driver vomiting while leaning out of his car at night in the 3600 block of 90th Avenue S.E. in the Shorewood neighborhood. Police stopped the driver shortly afterward for driving without taillights and not signaling a turn. The 33-year-old man had been drinking and was arrested at 2:33 a.m. He vomited inside the police car while being transported after failing standard sobriety tests.


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