IRS Warns of Telephone Scam | Mercer Island Police Blotter

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly.  Victims are threatened if they do not comply.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, call 800-366-4484.

Saturday | Oct. 26

BURGLARY: A 57 year-old Mercer Island man reported that a female suspect entered his apartment while he was in jail and stole $4,000 in cash, kept in a dresser in his bedroom.

Sunday | Oct. 27

THEFT: A 50 year-old female suspect entered a store in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street, around 4 p.m. on Sunday. She pried open the cash register and stole $380.

ARREST: A 48 year-old Seattle man was arrested on a Mercer Island Municipal Court warrant and turned over to Mercer Island police. He was booked in Issaquah Jail.

Monday | Oct. 28

FORGERY: A 77 year-old man reported that someone had cashed fraudulent checks with his account and bank routing numbers for $450. No arrests have been made.

TRAFFIC VIOLATION: A 52 year-old Des Moines man was arrested at 5 p.m. for driving while his license was suspended. He was processed and released.

Tuesday | Oct. 29

THEFT: A 31 year-old Issaquah man reported that his locked bike was stolen from the Park and Ride. No evidence was found and a suspect is not known at this time. The theft happened sometime between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The bike,  a bright red Rockhopper with 29-inch wheels, was valued at $800.

THURSDAY | Oct. 31

ARREST: A 48 year-old Federal Way man was pulled over for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation he was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft, was taken into custody and transported to King County Jail.


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