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Car break-ins at Luther Burbank Park | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Two vehicles were prowled on Saturday, June 15, in Luther Burbank Park at 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Someone broke into an Audi A4 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. The weather seal of a rear passenger window was damaged when the window was smashed. A canvas and leather tote bag was stolen out of the vehicle.
A Land Rover was broken into between 5 p.m. and 7:53 p.m. The front passenger window was smashed out. A woman’s purse and wallet were stolen from the passenger’s footwell. No other items were missing.
Thursday | 6
Fraud: A 52-year-old man’s debit card was used for nine fraudulent transactions in northwestern Washington between May 26 and June 6. Four transactions were approved, and five were denied.
Friday | 7
Theft: A 50-year-old Mercer Island man was billed $151.43 for Verizon services that he did not order. An account with his name, address and Social Security number was used to open five phone lines. He does not know how anyone obtained his personal information.
Sunday | 9
Malicious mischief: A police officer responded to a 3:37 a.m. report of three or more males making noise and discussing destroying things in the 7200 block of 91st Avenue S.E. The officer searched the area and found a stop sign on top of a vehicle, which damaged the hood with scratches. The officer replaced the stop sign and left his card at the home.
Tuesday | 11
Broken window: A window was shattered out of a Toyota Prius between 9 and 11 a.m. in the 7200 block of 79th Avenue S.E. on the South end. The vehicle was locked and parked in the victim’s driveway.
Wednesday | 12
Theft: A dirt jumper bicycle with large shocks and an autographed bicycle helmet were stolen from a bike rack between 3:30 and 4 p.m. in front of the South end QFC.
Thursday | 13
Theft: A full yard waste can worth $100 was stolen out of a yard in the 4500 block of East Mercer Way at 12:20 a.m., for the second time in a month. The 56-year-old victim saw two male subjects load the can into the back of a truck. The suspects left the scene going southbound. Kirkland police reported a similar vehicle in a commercial burglary, when two suspects carried stolen items in a large yard waste can.
Friday | 14
Car prowl: A set of golf clubs was stolen out of a locked Dodge Caravan on Friday night in the 3400 block of 77th Avenue S.E., in the neighborhood next to Mercerdale Park. The 47-year-old victim said that someone stole his wife’s purse out of her vehicle in Bellevue one month prior. Her purse contained her driver’s license and a key fob. The victim believed that the suspects tracked down his vehicle and used the key fob to enter it, intending to steal it. The victim had changed the ignition lock, but not the door locks.
Saturday | 15
Vandalism: A man reported that the doors of the former New Hope International Church were open and a ladder was set up against the eves. A glass window on the north side of the building was broken, making entry possible. The building manager was notified and planned to secure the building.
Sunday | 16
Car prowl: Camping gear was stolen out of an unlocked Toyota Tacoma on Sunday night in the 3200 block of Shorewood Drive. Stolen items included a Coleman four-man tent, collapsible cooler and sleeping bags, along with a radar detector and a wallet that contained $30 in cash, debit and credit cards, and ID. A debit card was used immediately afterward. The total loss was $650.