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Four teens vandalize old Boys & Girls Club | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Four teenage boys broke into the former Boys & Girls Club building between 5 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, in the 2800 block of West Mercer Way. The youth vandalized the building by spraying a fire extinguisher inside. An estimated $2,000 worth of damage was done to the gym. A surveillance camera recorded the incident. Forced entry was not evident.
Friday | 9
DISTURBANCE: A 57-year-old Mercer Island woman caused a disturbance at 2:47 p.m. in the library at 4400 88th Avenue S.E. Later she was trespassed from the library as a result of her behavior.
Monday | 19
HARASSMENT: A 36-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that her ex-boyfriend, 51, called her office and cellphone 70 times. The victim had recently broken up with the suspect. The suspect did not stop calling after police contacted him. Police contacted the suspect again and warned that harassment charges would be filed. A citation was issued.
ACCIDENT: A 68-year-old woman in a Mercedes sedan accelerated instead of braking while parking in front of the south Rite Aid in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th Street. Her vehicle climbed onto the sidewalk and collided into the front doors of the store. The vehicle came to a stop halfway inside Rite Aid and had to be towed out. There were no injuries.
Tuesday | 20
LOST WALLET: A 22-year-old man lost his wallet somewhere in the Town Center; likely in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street. The wallet contained $5 in cash, a debit card, library card and ORCA card.
ARREST: Police took a 32-year-old man into custody at 4:35 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
WALLET THEFT: A woman’s wallet was stolen out of a shopping bag at 4:45 p.m. at the north QFC in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street. The 75-year-old woman had just gotten cash back on a purchase. The wallet contained $204 in cash, a checkbook, driver’s license, Costco credit card, three heart stint cards, and checks. A surveillance video does not show the crime inside the store, and no suspects have been identified.
BIKE ACCIDENT: A 31-year-old bicyclist was cited for unsafe passing on the right at 6:50 p.m. at West Mercer Way and 84th Avenue S.E. The bicyclist was passing a slow line of cars approaching the intersection. The first vehicle was making a right-hand turn at the intersection when the bicyclist collided into the front of the vehicle. The bicyclist sustained a laceration on his chin and cheek. Several witnesses were present.
Wednesday | 21
CELLPHONE THEFT: An iPhone was stolen from the northeastern steps at Mercerdale Park at 4 p.m. The cellphone belonged to a 41-year-old woman who left it on the steps and returned within a few minutes for it, but discovered that it was missing.