Police Blotter | Man detained for knife on bus

Monday | 2

THEFT: The general manager of Mercerwood Shore Club reported several checks stolen. One of the checks was forged and made payable to a former employee.

Monday | 9

WARRANT ARREST: A defendant driving with expired tags was pulled over and discovered to have a $1,000 warrant out for her arrest. She was transported to King County Jail and lodged.

FRAUD: A Mercer Island resident reported that a credit card she rarely used was fraudulently used for five purchases at Walmart, totaling $2,018. She suspected they had been made online. The victim suspected that the credit card information may have been stolen after her most recent purchase at a new store in Bellevue.

Tuesday | 10

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 30-year-old Mercer Island man was taken to Fire Station 91 by his father for physical and mental assistance. The subject was eventually admitted voluntarily to Overlake and a S&W M&P 9 mm SHIELD gun, along with 7 rounds of ammunition were turned into the MI Police Department for safekeeping.

TRESPASS: A 39-year-old Seattle man was reported for trespassing from the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: The owner of a Lexus, reported that his car had been keyed overnight between Dec. 10 and the morning of Dec. 11. The victim said the damage looked like an “A” for anarchy.

STOLEN PROPERTY: A stolen vehicle was stopped on westbound I-90. The driver, possibly the defendant, was the only occupant. The defendant had multiple warrants on his name and was taken into custody by the Bellevue Police Department.

FRAUD: A 61-year old Mercer Island man said that someone had opened a Paypal account in his name. He received a bill for $1,787.

FRAUD: Between Sept. 18 and Oct. 24, somebody made fraudelent charges overseas to an Islander’s credit card. The Visa card was later cancelled.

Wednesday | 11

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: An elderly woman called for police around 5:30 p.m. because she’d fallen and injured herself. The house was secured, so several officers had to force entry, damaging the front door jamb, a cost of $300. The victim was taken to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah and treated. She was released later that evening, around 11 p.m.

Thursday | 12

WARRANT MISDEMEANOR: A Kent suspect was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant with the Mercer Island Police Department. He was booked at the Issaquah Jail.

Friday | 13

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A police officer arrived at the scene of the North Mercer Way Park and Ride, in response to a suspect on a metro bus with a knife. The subject was detained by gun point, handcuffed and taken into custody.

VEHICLE PROWL: Sometime between 10 p.m. and noon on Saturday, a resident’s car window was smashed in. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

Saturday | 14

MINOR LIQUOR VIOLATION: A 20-year-old Mercer Island man was caught by his mom, driving intoxicated in his mother’s vehicle, in the driveway of the family’s house. The mother didn’t want charges pressed against her son, but the suspect had a PBT reading of .261. He was transported to Overlake Hospital because of the high reading and injuries to his finger.

Sunday | 15

LOST PROPERTY: A 59-year-old Mercer Island man lost his sweatshirt at the Tabit Square Starbucks. The sweater contained his wallet, iPhone, a number of personal credit cards and $30 cash.


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