Hacker demands $2,000 from Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear | Mercer Island Police Blotter

An unknown suspect took down the website of Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear and contacted the business, claiming to be a hacker. The suspect used live web chat to demand $2,000 to be wired to a "friend in Lebanon" via Western Union on Friday, May 31, according to the police report. The suspect threatened to continue disabling the website if the money was not transferred. The business did not transfer any money and secured the website.

Friday | 24

Assault: A 15-year-old girl reported that a 20-year-old man who stays at her family’s residence, in the 4000 block of 89th Avenue S.E., pushed her against a wall during an argument. She said that she bumped her head.

DUI: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for DUI at 11:20 p.m. in the 8900 block of S.E. 40th Street. The driver refused standard sobriety tests and a drug evaluation.

Accident: A Subaru driven by a 62-year-old woman exiting south Luther Burbank Park at 10:42 a.m. struck a telephone junction box at the corner of the intersection at S.E. 26th Street and 84th Avenue S.E., drove across landscaping and looped back across the road before crossing a curb and sidewalk and going down an embankment. The vehicle came to rest against a tree. The driver was taken to Overlake Hospital and said that she did not remember what happened after she left the parking lot. She blacked out, according to the police report. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was towed.

Saturday | 25

Accident: A 24-year-old woman fell asleep while driving on West Mercer Way at 10:05 p.m. Her vehicle, a Toyota Scion, went off the road and struck a trailer parked on the shoulder of the East Mercer and West Mercer intersection. The vehicle overrode the trailer, according to the police report, and its airbag deployed as it went down a steep ravine. Firefighters evacuated the woman, an Auburn resident, out of the vehicle. She was taken to Overlake Hospital and her vehicle was towed.

Sunday | 26

Traffic hazard: A Jeep was towed and impounded after midnight in the 8200 block of S.E. 26th Street, where it posed a hazard to traffic. The Jeep was registered to a 46-year-old Mercer Island man.

Monday | 27

Trespass: A 49-year-old woman returned to a house after being evicted in the 4300 block of 87th Avenue S.E., in the St. Monica neighborhood. Police officers had verbally trespassed the woman in the past. The woman said that she did not have anywhere to go and had not eaten for days. She admitted living in the house.



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