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Girl drives 120 mph over Mercer Island at night | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A driver was reported to be excessively speeding in the 8300 block of the I-90 freeway around 1:41 a.m. on Monday, July 8. After being paced going 120 mph in the 60 mph zone, the driver, a 17-year-old Bellevue female, was cited for violating her intermediate license. She admitted she was in a hurry to get home after an argument with her boyfriend.
Thursday | 4
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Someone pried a 78-year-old man’s mailbox off of its base and bent its bracket overnight in the 3400 block of 79th Avenue S.E. The total damage was $40.
CAR PROWL: A wallet and $150 in cash were stolen out of an unlocked Nissan Xterra overnight in the 9900 block of S.E. 40th Street. A rear window had been left down. The glove box was ransacked and a wallet was stolen out of a purse in the front of the vehicle. ID, gift cards and credit cards were stolen.
Friday | 5
BROKEN WINDSHIELD: A 15-year-old Mercer Island female was reported for accidentally damaging the windshield of her mother’s car around 3:20 p.m. after becoming upset that her mother would not take her to go shopping at the mall.
DUI: At 12:13 a.m., several individuals witnessed a reckless driving incident in the 4400 block of 88th Avenue S.E. The driver, a 41-year-old Mercer Island man, was arrested for DUI after driving into oncoming lanes, hitting a curb, and operating his vehicle without headlights. The suspect refused to take a breathalyzer test, but a blood draw was later taken at Overlake Hospital.
CAR PROWL: An unlocked Toyota Camry was entered sometime after 11 p.m., July 4, in the 4000 block of 97th Avenue S.E. The vehicle was parked in front of the victim’s residence. No items were stolen.
Sunday | 7
FRAUD: A SIM card was purchased in a 42-year-old Mercer Island man’s name, with his address. The card was delivered to the victim’s address. The suspect then opened the mail, stole the SIM card and set the opened envelope next to the victim’s mailbox. No fraudulent activity took place on the victim’s bank accounts.
Monday | 8
CAR PROWL: A 28-year-old Mercer Island man reported a theft in the 3200 block of 80th Avenue S.E. at 8:08 a.m. after discovering his subwoofer and iPod to be missing from his unlocked Land Rover. He suspected the incident to have taken place sometime between 8:30 p.m., Friday, and 7:40 a.m., Monday. The losses are estimated to be around $800 in total.
EXPLOSIVE: Someone set off a firework at 8:14 p.m. in an empty parking lot at 3003 Island Crest Way. No buildings were damaged, and no one was injured.
FRAUD: A North end woman’s credit card was used in multiple locations in Mercer Island, Kirkland and Seattle between July 5 and 7.
Tuesday | 9
FRAUD: An incident of fraud was reported by a 45-year-old Mercer Island woman at 11:35 a.m. The victim had wired $1,485 to a subject who had claimed to be managing a rental property in Florida. The suspect is believed to reside in the U.K.
An 18-year-old young man’s credit card was used after being stolen during a car prowl. $235 was charged to the card in separate transactions at various Seattle-area locations. The victim is a resident of Forest Avenue S.E.
IDENTITY THEFT: A 42-year-old woman reported receiving a Verizon bill for a phone account that she had not opened.
Wednesday | 10
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: The rear window of a 72-year-old Mercer Island man’s Buick was shattered in the 8800 block of S.E. 72nd Place. The vehicle had not been entered.
Thursday | 11
ACCIDENT: An 87-year-old Mercer Island man was involved in a traffic incident, ultimately hitting a tree, around 6:04 p.m. in the 8800 block of S.E. 40th Street. A witness reported that he saw the driver operating his vehicle in an erratic manner. The driver said that his foot had been stuck under the brake. No injuries were reported, but the accident resulted in some damage to the car.
ARREST: A 34-year-old Seattle man was arrested around 4 p.m. in the 4700 block of Lake Washington Blvd. N.E. in Renton. The suspect was subsequently transferred to the Mercer Island Police Department on account of an outstanding warrant. He was later booked into the Issaquah Jail.
MINOR IN POSSESSION: An 18-year-old Mercer Island man was arrested for assault at 11 a.m. in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street. The incident was witnessed by several individuals, one of whom also claimed to have been attacked by the suspect. The first victim, another 18-year-old Mercer Island resident, was found to be in possession of alcohol, and later charged with a MIP.
Saturday | 13
THEFT: The wallet of a 53-year-old Island Books employee was stolen out of her bag on the store premises between 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Sunday | 14
ARREST: A 33-year-old Federal Way man was arrested in the Bellevue Park and Ride for an outstanding Mercer Island warrant and later booked into the King County Jail.
Monday | 15
FOUND: An expended 9mm Winchester Luger shell casing was found at the North Mercer Park and Ride, and reported by a Seattle resident at 9 a.m.
THEFT: A 93-year-old woman reported that $200 was stolen from her residence at Covenant Shores in the 9100 block of Fortuna Drive, sometime between July 8 and 13.
FRAUD: A Verizon cellphone account was fraudulently opened in a 43-year-old Mercer Island woman’s name, with her Social Security number, after July 1 for $161.83.
A Texas resident charged $1,800 to a fraudulent AT&T account after opening it with a 20-year-old Mercer Island woman’s personal information. The victim gave no one permission to open such an account.
Tuesday | 16
DUI: A 35-year-old Seattle man was stopped for reckless driving at 1:40 a.m. in the 6500 block of I-90. He was arrested after failing a sobriety test and taken to the Bellevue police department, providing a blood alcohol content of 0.069 during processing. The suspect was later released to his mother.