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Man forges $550 check, discloses his identity | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A 27-year-old Kent man tried to cash a stolen, forged a $550 check at the Farmer’s Insurance Credit Union at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3. He gave his driver’s license information during the attempt, and a surveillance camera recorded the incident.
Sunday | 2
Assault: A 19-year-old man assaulted his father at 7:30 p.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 69th Place. The suspect left the scene before police arrived, and a charge of assault and battery was filed against him. The victim was injured.
Monday | 3
Arrests: A 25-year-old Mercer Island man was arrested at 6:30 a.m. on a $1,000 warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
Police took a 27-year-old man into custody on a misdemeanor warrant at 9:05 a.m. and booked him into the Issaquah Jail.
Police booked a 28-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail at 6:20 p.m. on an outstanding warrant.
Tuesday | 4
Bike accident: A bicyclist sustained a possible concussion after riding over a small hole in the road and crashing in the intersection of East Mercer Way and the westbound I-90 off-ramp in the 3500 block. The 29-year-old woman struck her shoulder, head and knees. She was transported to Overlake Hospital.
Accident: A Toyota SUV struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle at South end shopping center, near Yo Mercer, at 7 p.m. One witness was present. The information of the Toyota’s driver was obtained.
Disturbance: A 49-year-old woman has been causing disturbances at the Carlton condominiums in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue S.E. At 11:30 p.m., the subject pounded on her neighbor’s door and knocked a mirror off of the wall. She then went to her vehicle. Police contacted the woman, who denied the incident and claimed she was looking for her cellphone.
Fraud: The state of California notified a 44-year-old Mercer Island man that he owed taxes from 2010. The victim said he has not lived or worked in California, and someone used his personal information for money laundering.
Wednesday | 5
Car prowl: An unlocked Chevrolet Aveo was entered between 7 and 10 a.m. in a secure, lower level parking garage in the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street. No items were stolen, and no damage was found.
Thursday | 6
Accident: A sedan crashed at 5:24 p.m. in the 9600 block of S.E. 36th Street. The 39-year-old driver admitted not paying attention and went off the road on a curve. Her vehicle sideswiped a concrete wall, struck a shrub and spun clockwise, ending up perpendicular to the road. She sustained bruising from her seatbelt and was cited for inattention.
Friday | 7
Fraud: An 80-year-old woman sent $900 via Western Union to a person who claimed to be her granddaughter. The unknown suspect claimed to be in jail in Canada.
Saturday | 8
Accident: A City of Mercer Island maintenance vehicle was struck at 12:15 p.m. while it was parked and unoccupied on the west side of southbound Island Crest Way in the 4400 block. City employees were working nearby. The truck’s flashers were activated, as it was partially blocking a lane. There was also an amber beacon, directionals and cones directing traffic around the vehicle. A Mercedes-Benz struck the vehicle and scraped along its side, causing damage to both vehicles. The passenger mirror of the Mercedes-Benz fell off, and the 48-year-old driver was cited for not yielding the right-of-way for highway construction and maintenance. No injuries were reported.
Sunday | 9
Arrest: Police arrested a 49-year-old man at 7:18 p.m. in the 4700 block of Island Crest Way on a $1,000 warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.