Police Blotter | Stolen Mercedes recovered with no damage


FRAUD: An Island man was at the bank preparing to finance a real estate purchase when the bank advised him of a Verizon account that had been sent to collections. He told the bank clerk he does not use that carrier. He contacted Verizon to report the fraud.


STOLEN PROPERTY: A stolen Mercedes Benz from recovered from an open-air garage in the 3000 block of 80th Ave. S.E. was discovered with no apparent damage. No keys were found, but it was processed for fingerprints on several plastic water bottles, a plastic bag and a sunglass clip. It was removed by StarBucks Towing.


WARRANT ARREST: A 25-year-old Mercer Island man was pulled over for failing to transfer his title within 45 days of his vehicle purchase. The driver presented a citation from Kirkland Police for the same violation from Apr. 12. After the patrol officer ran his name through NORCOM, he recognized a failure to appear notice, arrested the driver and transferred him to Kirkland Police.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 17-year-old Mercer Island boy injured his hands after falling off his bike and hitting city property in the 6700 block of Island Crest Way.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Overnight, somebody smashed both passenger-side windows on an Islander’s Toyota truck in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. S.E. Nothing was taken or rummaged through inside the car.


TRAFFIC OFFENSE: A Renton man driving a 1993 Ford Bronco with a suspended license and three incidents of failing to appear in court was arrested, processed and released at the Mercer Island Police Department.

BURGLARY: A family in the 2000 block of 80th Ave. S.E. was burglarized between noon and 3:45 p.m. while the residence was occupied. A wallet, garage door opener, car keys and iPhone were among the items stolen.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A bicyclist from Kenmore filed an informational report with Mercer Island Police after sustaining injuries to her left elbow, forearm and left cheek. She claims to have hit a raised tree root on an asphalt section of the bike trail near the Lid Park.

CAR THEFT: A Subaru Legacy stolen overnight from a house in the 2500 block of 81st Ave. S.E. was impounded by Washington State Patrol after it crashed against a jersey barrier mid-span on I-90. The thief abandoned it and it was hit by another car. Police linked the car theft to two more prowls that occurred next to the stolen vehicle in the same neighborhood (see below).

CAR PROWL: A Mazda 3 was prowled in the parking lot of Mercer Isle Condos. The passenger-side window was broken out and the glove box was rummaged through, though it seemed that nothing was stolen. Fingerprints were lifted from the scene.

CAR PROWL: A Buick Le Sabre parked in the 2500 block of 81st Ave. S.E. was left in front of a Mercer Island woman’s apartment at 4 p.m. When she returned at 9 the next morning, she found the passenger-side front window shattered. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.


CAR PROWL: A Mercer Island woman’s Jeep Cherokee parked in the 3600 block of West Mercer Way was broken into and the side window smashed. The vehicle had evidently been rummaged through, but nothing was stolen. Damages were estimated at $250.

ACCIDENT: A car stopped at the intersection of S.E. 27th Street and 80th Ave. S.E. was struck from behind by a car traveling east. The driver of the second vehicle said she was not paying attention when she pressed the gas pedal and collided with the stationary car.

ACCIDENT: A Seattle woman said she was parked in a lot at S.E. 30th Street and 78th Ave. S.E. when she saw an older woman driving a red Lexus pull into the space next to her. She pulled out and exited the lot. The reporting party noticed red paint transfer and a dent in her fender and assumed the driver of the red Lexus was the culprit. An area check for the vehicle proved negative.

FRAUD: A 76-year-old Mercer Island man tried to transfer money out of his Ameritrade accounts to other banks, but the two transactions were not approved. They totaled $42,000.


THEFT: A 66-year-old Mercer Island woman was informed by her accountants that her tax return was rejected because they had already received a tax return for her name and social security number. The reporting party is employed by Providence Hospital, an affiliate of the Catholic Church.

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fraud: A 65-year-old Mercer Island man reported his personal information was used to access funds from his checking and savings accounts. There were six transactions from ATMs throughout Texas, totaling $3,000.

THEFT: An Island man who is a member of the Seattle Archdiocese was informed by the IRS that his personal information had been compromised. At the time of the report, there were no fraudulent tax returns in his name.


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