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Police officer prevents man from jumping off I-90 overpass | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
April 22, 2013 · 2:53 PM

A police officer rescued a 42-year-old Federal Way man who was preparing to jump off of the 76th Avenue S.E. overpass, above westbound I-90 lanes, around 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in the 7600 block of North Mercer Way. The officer approached from behind as the subject told a 911 call taker that he would jump. The officer was able to grab the man and pull him away. The man was then transported to a hospital to be evaluated.

March 15

Accident: A Volvo driven by a 19-year-old woman ran a red light at 12:55 p.m. in the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 27th Street, and collided into a SUV turning left on a green arrow. The SUV’s front wheel sustained damage, and the Volvo’s front bumper was damaged. No injuries were reported.

April 9

Arrest: Police arrested a 23-year-old Mercer Island man recognized as a repeat offender at 7:19 p.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 24th Street. The suspect was booked into the Issaquah Jail on several outstanding warrants.

April 11

Disturbance: A 48-year-old Mercer Island woman caused two disturbances in the same day. At 12:59 p.m., she banged on the exterior hallway walls in her condo complex, in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue S.E., and nearly knocked down a neighbor’s mirror from the banging. Later, at 6:45 p.m., police responded to a report of the same woman shouting profanities while sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street. Her pants were down and her radio was blaring. Police admonished the woman for the profanities and loud music.

Theft: License plates were stolen from an Acura sedan in the 4600 block of 81st Avenue S.E. sometime after November, 2012. The victim received tickets after her plates were used somewhere in King County.

April 12

Arrest: Police stopped a Mercedes-Benz at 6 a.m. in the 2400 block of 74th Avenue S.E. for registration and report-of-sale violations. The driver, a 30-year-old Snoqualmie woman, claimed that she had a California license. A DOL check proved false and the woman was arrested for not having a valid license or ID. MIPD detectives identified the woman, associated with a past burglary case, and she was arrested and booked into the Issaquah Jail for giving false information.

Malicious mischief: Unknown persons damaged a grass area at City Hall in the 9600 block of S.E. 36th Street after driving their vehicle onto it around 7:47 a.m.

Arrest: A 30-year-old Mercer Island man was arrested at 9:05 a.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street. Police contacted the subject at an alarm call and found that he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Stolen vehicle: A stolen Chevrolet Impala was recovered at 2:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of 86th Avenue S.E. Both license plates were missing from the vehicle, which was stolen out of Seattle nearly three weeks prior. A temporary vehicle registration had been issued after the theft.

Animal complaint: A leashed dog bit a passing jogger at 12:30 p.m. in the 8000 block of West Mercer Way. The jogger sustained a puncture wound on her forearm, near her elbow.

Canoe theft: A red two-man canoe was stolen out of a yard in the 7600 block of West Mercer Way sometime after April 1, when the victim’s wife had last used it and pulled it onto the lawn. The victim noticed it was missing while he was walking his dog.

Criminal impersonation: An unknown person purchased six new phones and service from Verizon using a 41-year-old Mercer Island man’s personal information between March 1 and April 3. The victim’s wife discovered the fraud when she received a bill for the new account.

April 13

Malicious mischief: Someone used an unknown type of white powder to create a small Swastika symbol at night on the lawn of a residence in the 9100 block of S.E. 41st Street, near Mercer Island High School.

Asleep at the wheel: A 69-year-old man reported that he fell asleep while driving at 10:01 a.m. in the 7200 block of North Mercer Way. His vehicle drifted off the road and came to rest against some rocks. Friends who came to the scene reported that the man frequently falls asleep when they go out to eat at restaurants, according to the police report. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Fraud: Someone opened a fraudulent Verizon cell phone account in a 41-year-old Mercer Island man’s name. The victim was informed by his credit monitoring service. He sustained no loss, as he was able to immediately cancel the account.

April 14

Bike accident: Two bicyclists collided at 1:40 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Mercer Way after one of the cyclist’s bike chains broke. The cyclist, 54, then swerved in front of the other bike and landed on the ground face-first. He was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

Car prowls: $20 in cash was stolen out of an unlocked Lexus sometime at night in the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive.

Unknown suspects entered an Infiniti G20 in the 9000 block of Shorewood Drive and stole a vehicle registration, vehicle maintenance records and a Microsoft laptop bag. Valuable items inside the vehicle were not stolen. The victim said that he thought his vehicle was locked, but there was no evidence of forced entry, according to the police report.

April 15

Car prowl: A checkbook containing blank checks was stolen out of a Honda CR-V sometime after April 4 in the 9000 block of Shorewood Drive. The front passenger area of the vehicle was rifled through. The victim said her car had been locked, but forced entry was not evident.

Fraud: The IRS informed a 72-year-old Mercer Island man — when he attempted to file his taxes on tax day — that his tax return was filed in February.

A Mercer Island couple’s identity was stolen and used to fraudulently take over their credit card account sometime after April 3. No financial loss, however, was sustained. The couple closed their account and instated long-term fraud alerts with credit reporting bureaus.


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