Police Blotter | Pendant lights stolen from Devington House Condos, car prowls reported along 68 Ave. S.E.


BURGLARY: Between Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, residents of Holly Lane were on vacation. While gone the house sitter had several friends over who reportedly stole an Apple iPad, Louis Vuitton wallet, an Xbox and 20 to 30 bottles of alcohol.


INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A Tacoma man who allowed a hired worker to use his truck reported that it had never been returned. He alleged that the truck had been stolen.


TRAFFIC OFFENSE: An Auburn man was stopped for driving with a suspended license and found to have failed to have appeared in court on three occasions. Around 10 p.m. he was arrested, processed and later released from the Mercer Island Police Department.

PROPERTY FOUND: A Mercer Island man turned into police some mail he found in the bushes. The mail was taken out of four mailboxes. One recipient was contacted and the rest of the mail was returned to its various P.O. boxes.


THEFT: Between midnight and noon on February 19, somebody stole the pendant lights from the lobby of the Devington House Condos. The lights appeared to have been professionally removed and losses were estimated at $400.

FOUND PROPERTY: An Islander found mail on the ground near his mailbox, which had seemingly been opened and tampered with. He turned it over to police for safekeeping.

FORGERY: An Island man realized that a check he had mailed in the city was stolen and made payable to a different party. The suspect, an Everett man, cashed it at Moneytree.

CAR PROWL: An Island woman in the 3000 block of 69th Ave. S.E. noticed around 6 a.m. on Friday morning that two unlocked cars had been prowled. There was no damage to either but an iPod and a set of keys were stolen.

CAR PROWL: Just after midnight on Friday, an Island woman spotted somebody entering her neighbor’s car. The young man was dressed in black. She yelled at him and he quickly left the car for a parked light-colored Mercedes Benz that another male was driving. The owner of the prowled car was informed and confirmed that nothing had been stolen.

CAR PROWL: An elderly Island man’s unlocked car was prowled overnight in the 3000 block of 68th Ave. S.E. A GPS unit was stolen and the glove box had clearly been rummaged through but he reported no damage to the car. A locked car nearby was not prowled.

CAR PROWL: An Island man reported a GPS stolen from his unlocked van in 3000 block of 68th Ave. S.E. His wife had taken the car to work during the time of the report.


SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: According to a Shoreline man, a white male exited a locked facility in the 5000 block of 90th Ave. S.E. Staff questioned him in the hallway and he said he was there to see a counselor, but refused to give his name. Staff thought it was suspicious because he would not give his name and kept one hand in his pocket. He left shortly after he was told the counselor was not there.


FRAUD: An Island man received documents from the IRS asking that he send more documents with his tax return. The victim had not yet filed his tax return. The letter was addressed to him and to a female who had claimed to have no knowledge, but included his social security number. He contacted the IRS by phone but they refused to send a copy of the tax return filed in his name.

WARRANT ARREST: A 1987 Toyota Camry was pulled over in the 4000 block of Island Crest Way and found to have two misdemeanor warrants and to be driving with a suspended license. The driver was arrested and transported to King County Jail.


CIVIL DISPUTE: One man reported that he believed he was being filmed. Another man held up a tablet to his face. The male left and was contacted by police.


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