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Driver at routine traffic stop wanted on a $10,000 warrant | Mercer Island Police Blotter
Friday | 29
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A Cadillac and a Ford Explorer had their side mirrors broken off in the 4200 block of 94th Ave S.E. Mailboxes were also uprooted along the street. Damages were estimated to be $500.
Saturday | 30
FOUND PROPERTY: A police officer attempted to contact a male suspect riding a bike. When he spotted the officer, he sped up and ditched the bike at 8700 S.E. 44th Pl. The suspect ran through a nearby yard and over the fence. The bike was taken and labeled as found property.
Sunday | 1
DUI: An 18-year-old Mercer Islander was stopped along the 4200 block of 95th Ave S.E. around 2:17 a.m. The suspect refused his BAC test and was arrested under investigation. His vehicle was impounded.
Monday | 2
THEFT: An 18-year-old Mercer Island High School student reported her school-issued iPad lost or stolen. She finally reported it to her father after about a month's time. A GPS tracker revealed that it wasn't within 65 meters of 4000 90th Ave S.E.
FRAUD: A woman reported that someone had opened four cellphone accounts in her name.
Tuesday | 3
STOLEN PROPERTY: Around 4:20 a.m. a car pulled over in a traffic stop was confirmed to be a stolen vehicle. The 29-year-old Seattle man driving it was arrested at the scene.
Wednesday | 4
FRAUD: A 68-year-old Mercer Island resident reported his credit card used for three fraudulent purchases, amounting to about $160.
Thursday | 5
THEFT: Sometime between 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 and 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, unknown suspects stole a mountain bike worth $300 from an open, unsecured car.
Friday | 6
WARRANT ARREST: During routine traffic stops in the 2200 block of Mercer Way, a driver without a working license plate lamp was stopped at 5:05 p.m. The officer discovered the driver was wanted on a $10,000 warrant in Seattle.
VEHICLE PROWL: A BMW parked in the 9300 block of S.E. 46th Street was prowled overnight. A window was smashed in and the radar detector stolen, resulting in $600 in damages.
VEHICLE PROWL: An Island resident in the 4600 block of 88th Ave S.E. saw a car parked in his driveway around 10:50 p.m. When he went outside to confront the suspect, he noticed his back vehicle door was open. The suspect took off running, got into an unknown vehicle and drove away. A Samsung tablet, green jacket and backpack were stolen, about $240 worth.
Saturday | 7
LOST: A 73-year-old woman believes she lost her purse--a red handbag containing her wallet, miscellaneous cards and iPhone--when she opened the door to her car to look at street signs in the 6000 and 5400 blocks of Island Crest Way.