Police Blotter | Man refused free food at Stopsky’s, creates disturbance


ACCIDENT: A car was backing out of a spot in the Walgreen’s lot and slammed into a second waiting car, colliding with the front of the driver’s side. The driver of the first vehicle said he hadn’t seen the second car, but had felt a “thump” and tried to leave the scene. A witness was able to stop him before he could leave the lot.


MENTAL: An intoxicated woman was contacted for threatening suicide. When police asked her about her intentions, she confirmed that she wanted to hurt herself. The woman was committed to Overlake Hospital.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Around 4:30 a.m. police responded to Mercer Island Middle School to reports of a car stuck in the mud. Upon arriving, the officer found an unoccupied four-door sedan in the back lot. The officer tried to locate the driver of the car but couldn’t. The vehicle was impounded and towed.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: An Island woman on Holly Lane reported finding blood on the door step and at the garage entrance. Officers conducted an area search to no effect. They collected the blood and submitted it for analysis.

COLLISION: A car was exiting the I-90 ramp at Island Crest Way around 2 a.m. but failed to negotiate a right hand turn. He struck a raised triangle median and came to a stop in a strip of vegetation on the west side of Island Crest Way. The investigation was conducted only based on evidence because by the time officers got to the scene there was no driver or witnesses on site.


ASSAULT: Two men got into a verbal argument at a house in the 3200 block of E. Lexington Way. It quickly escalated and one of the men took two kitchen knives and pressed them against the other’s bare abdomen. No injuries were sustained but an Island man was booked into King County Jail for second degree assault.

THEFT: An Island man reported that somebody had ripped out two yard lights and a sprinkler head in the 4000 block of E. Mercer Way. It resulted in damage to the wiring and possibly the sprinkler. No suspect was identified.

CAR PROWL: An Auburn man arrived to work at a construction site at 82nd and left his wallet in his unlocked truck, in the center console. Someone entered the truck, stole his wallet and attempted to use his debit card at a 7-11 in Shoreline.

RUNAWAY: A mother called reporting that her daughter had run away. Her last contact was just before 9 p.m. via a text message. The mother claimed that her daughter had no known friends on the Island, despite claiming that she was spending the night at a friend’s house. She would not give a location. The case was transferred to NORCOM.


DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A man entered Stopsky’s restaurant and created a disturbance when he was refused free food. The patrons of the restaurant claimed that they felt unsafe and alarmed by the subject’s outburst.

WARRANT ARREST: Police made contact with a suspect in the QFC parking lot after a complaint of public urination in Pioneer Park. The subject had an arrest warrant in his name with the city of Shoreline. He was booked in King County Jail.


THEFT: Two bottles of unknown liquor were stolen from the Island’s south-end QFC around 8 p.m. Video surveillance was available from the crime scene but no suspects were formally identified.

THEFT: Homeowners in the 2800 block of 68th Ave. S.E. were out of town between March 8 and 9. Upon returning they didn’t find any mail and suspect that a Netflix DVD and other miscellaneous mail may have been stolen. Losses were approximated at $12.

TRESPASSING: Staff at Stopsky’s reported a man trespassing and called police. The responding officers could not locate the man but Stopsky’s staff saw him the next day and followed up.

COURT ORDER: A Renton man was placed under arrest and handcuffed in the 9600 block of S.E. 36th St. He was transported to SCORE.


FRAUD: A Seattle woman reported a debit card fraudulently used to make three purchases for $518. She still had the card in her possession when the purchases were made.


FRAUD: At 12:30 p.m. a Mercer Island woman reported to MIPD that the Seattle Archdiocese website was hacked and employee information compromised. Her social security number was used to file a fraudulent tax return. The fraud occurred sometime between Jan. 1 and Mar. 12.


WARRANT ARREST: Around 10:45 a.m., officers arrested a Mercer Island man under a felony assault warrant in the 3200 block of E. Lexington Way. He was listed under $20,000 bail and booked in King County Jail.


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