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Police Blotter | Inflatable Mickey and Minnie Mouse stolen from front lawn
Tuesday | 3
FRAUD: A Mercer Island resident reported that he’d received a bill of $340 from Verizon for a new phone service. When he called the company to report he’d never used the phone service before, Verizon informed him that his information had been used to open three smartphone accounts.
Tuesday | 10
INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 58-year-old Mercer Island man turned in an AirSoft submachine gun and AirSoft pistol to the Mercer Island Police Department. It will be used for “training and community education.”
Tuesday | 17
THEFT: A Mercer Island resident reported that his mail collection drop-off box in front of the post office had been damaged. The inner hamper was missing and later found in the bushes nearby. A couple of pieces of mail were also found on the floor of the bin.
Friday | 20
CAR PROWL: Five cars were prowled in a single night, officers predict sometime around 3:30 a.m. when neighbors woke to a dog barking. Of the items stolen in the 7000 block of 78th Ave S.E., were a pair of sunglasses and $5 to $10 in rolls of change.
CAR PROWL: Three more vehicles were prowled on the night of Dec. 20, sometime between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. the next day. No items had been stolen but the owners of the prowled vehicles found items moved from the glovebox onto the front seat of the car, and the doors left ajar.
THEFT: A bottle of Grey Goose Vodka and another of Patron Tequila were stolen from Walgreens Friday afternoon, amounting to a total loss of $90. Two suspects were spotted, though not identified on the store’s surveillance system.
TRESPASS: A 50-year-old female supposedly trespassed onto property in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street from the Mercer Apartments.
Saturday | 21
THEFT: Two large inflatable Christmas decorations--Mickey and Minnie Mouse on a sled and a second Mickey and Minnie Mouse in a hot cocoa stand--were stolen from the front lawn of a house in the 4400 block of 84th Ave S.E., overnight.
Sunday | 22
DUI: A grey SUV Volvo was stopped for speeding by Mercer Island police. The driver had a strong odor of intoxicants and admitted to drinking. He was arrested, processed and provided BAC readings 0.122 and 0.119.