Police Blotter | More mail theft and vehicle prowls

Thursday | 9

THEFT: An elderly Island woman reported an attempted theft at her mailbox in the 8800 block SE 72nd Pl. Three other mailboxes were opened and the contents tossed around. The attempted theft happened sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, though nothing has been reported stolen.

Friday | 10

THEFT: Though the crime wasn’t reported until Jan. 10, a Mercer Island man reported a Verizon phone bill totaling $267.38 for a smartphone and phone bill falsely made under the victim’s name. The fraudulent charges were made between Nov. 24 and early January.

Saturday | 11

THEFT: A Mercer Island victim reported a book of Chase Bank checks stolen from her home mailbox. A Seattle suspect attempted to cash one of them.

Monday | 13

CAR PROWL: An unknown suspect entered an unlocked Audi in the 3700 block of 86th Ave SE. The victim said he heard what sounded like his car door closing around 5 a.m. early Monday morning. When he looked outside he didn’t see anyone, but by 6:30 when he went to check the vehicle, he noticed the glove box had been rummaged through. One of the rear seat headrests had been stolen but there was no other damage reported.

Wednesday | 15

THEFT: A female suspect entered an area in the 7700 block SE of 34th St, restricted to employees, opened several lockers and took items from two separate victims without permission, including a driver’s license, an American Express card, a Visa debit and credit card and $80 in cash. The credit cards were used in separate locations after the crime.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: The ex-wife of a Mercer Island man allegedly entered his home unlawfully to look for their son’s coat. He called 911 and she left the residence. According to the ex-wife, he left his house and did serious damage to her car. The couple’s son confirmed the report.

FORGERY: The owner of a property management business reported that between Jan. 2 and 3, somebody had used the company’s account number to forge checks. The business owner believes the checks mailed to various vendors for landscaping services were stolen and reproduced using the company’s account information.

WARRANT ARREST: Redmond Police took a Renton suspect into custody in the 9600 block SE of 36th St., on a Mercer Island warrant. The suspect was immediately transported to Issaquah Jail.


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