Police Blotter | Island woman claims “drug addicted friends of her son” stole generator


BURGLARY: Someone entered a garage in the 8000 block of S.E. 36th St., through an unlocked side door. The unknown suspect took two bikes – a 1970s Schwinn Traveler and a men’s racing bike. A parked Honda Accord was also entered, but nothing was taken.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Anti-Semitic graffiti was written on the side of a building in the 3200 block of 78th Ave. S.E. No information was known about the suspect upon initial investigation.


ACCIDENT: At 2 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to the scene of an accident. The first vehicle was gone upon arrival. The property owner in the 9600 block of S.E. 71st St. said that he was at the bottom of his driveway when he saw the car backing up at the top of his driveway, rear-end a sprinkler and break it off. A verbal argument ensued. The driver of the car was later located and claimed that she did not break the sprinkler, but that it was already broken.


THEFT: A 63-year-old suspect stole four bottles of liquor, three packages of meat and a package of cheese from the North-end QFC, collectively worth about $276. He was arrested and booked in Issaquah Jail. A pipe was found when he was searched at the jail.

THEFT: An Island woman in the 2200 block of 71st Ave. S.E. claimed her generator was stolen from the side of her house. She believes the suspects are “drug addicted friends of her son.”

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A suspect attempted to enter the ground-level window of a house in the 2400 block of Mercer Way, using a piece of rebar. The suspect heard the alarm sounding and fled the scene. The homeowner was present during the attempted break-in but did not see the suspect. Damages were estimated at $25.


ACCIDENT: After 2 p.m. on Monday, police arrived at the scene of a small collision. The driver of the first vehicle said she was attempting a left-hand turn from S.E. 40th St. onto Southbound Island Crest Way. She struck the curb and veered into a second car. The driver of that second car said she was driving south on Island Crest Way when hit.

FRAUD: A 58-year-old Island man reported that someone had made 10 transactions for $800 on his MasterCard. The transactions were all made at the Mercer Island Shell station over a period of nine days.

WARRANT ARREST: A 48-year-old Bellevue man was arrested by Medina police for an outstanding warrant with the Mercer Island police department. A police officer picked up the suspect and transported him to Issaquah Jail.


ACCIDENT: At 6:30 p.m. the owner of a vehicle parked in a space at 2820 75th Pl. S.E. left her car. She returned the next morning at 7:30 a.m. and realized that the rear, passenger-side of her vehicle had been struck overnight.

ACCIDENT: A car stopped at the top of the I-90 Eastbound off-ramp to 77th Ave. S.E. collided with a second car traveling Northbound in the 2600 block of 77th Ave. S.E. The first vehicle made a left-hand turn, failing to yield its right-of-way to the second car.

WARRANT ARREST: Snohomish County Jail contacted dispatch to notify Mercer Island police that a warrant subject was available for pick-up. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Issaquah Jail.

THEFT: An 80-year-old Island woman in the 6000 block 86th Ave. S.E. reported that she believed a recent live-in caregiver had stolen jewelry and cash from her wallet, amounting to $60. The jewelry included an 18-carat gold wedding ring and a 14-karat gold ring.


WARRANT ARREST: An Island man was contacted for a welfare check at the North Park-and-Ride. He claimed to be fine and identified himself with a Washington state driver’s license. He said he had a warrant for fourth-degree assault from an incident in 2001 and that his case worker and public defender were working to resolve it. The suspect was taken to King County Jail on his outstanding warrant.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: An Island woman called police to report that her ex-husband had called her house to speak with their child about a book left at his place the night before. The ex-husband was reportedly parked down the street. His son and daughter walked down the street to where he was parked and he returned the book. The reporting party, his ex-wife, told police she was upset he had not made direct contact with her.


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