Police Blotter | Boulder thrown through St. Monica’s stained-glass front door


ACCIDENT: The driver of a car parked in the garage at 2630 77th Ave. S.E., said that she returned to her car on Friday morning at 5:45 a.m. to find a note from an unknown person that they’d seen someone strike her car. They provided the person’s license plate number. The driver noticed that she had damages to the front, driver-side wheel well. When the driver contacted the owner of the offending car, he said he had parked next to the car at 6 p.m. when going to Menchies. He didn’t think he’d damaged the car in the process.


DUI: A 34-year-old man from Bonney Lake was taken into custody after a patrol officer detected a strong smell of alcohol emanating from a car in the 3200 block of Island Crest Way. He was asked to take a breathalizer test, giving BAC readings of .092 and .094.

PROPERTY LOST: A 73-year-old Mercer Island man said he lost his wallet while walking from the 7900 block of 78th Ave. S.E. to the South-end QFC. His credit cards, social security number and $100 in cash, were in the wallet.

THEFT: An Island woman reports that her personal information has been stolen. She has changed her passwords multiple times and says that within 24 hours someone has requested duplicate cards for a Texas address. She has activated a fraud alert and canceled several accounts. At the time of the report, nobody had made any changes to her accounts.

WARRANT ARREST: An 18-year-old Island man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Issaquah police department. Mercer Island police arrested the subject, processed him and transported him to Issaquah County Jail.


ACCIDENT: A car traveling south out of the post office driveway, broke the fuel line on one of his tanks while shifting into the center of the driveway. Fuel began leaking into the storm drain below his car. He continued driving Westbound on S.E. 32nd St. before stopping in the double turn lane in the 7700 block of S.E. 32nd St. All along the route, he leaked fuel. The Mercer Island Fire Department initiated a clean-up after seeing the trail. City maintenance cleaned the fuel from the road and in the storm drain.

THEFT: A Mercer Island couple in the 4600 block of Forest Ave. S.E. reported $500 in cash stolen from their residence, around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday. A credit card was also stolen from the residence on May 5, sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

FRAUD: An Island woman reported roughly $3,690 in fraudulent charges on her Wells Fargo debit card, dating back to May 4.


THEFT: A bicycle parked in the garage of Island Square Apartments was stolen sometime between January and May of this year. The chain that secured the bike was broken and a boy's mountain bike was stolen alongside it. It was valued at about $350.

ACCIDENT: The driver of a car on S.E. 28th St. and Island Crest Way said she was in the left-hand turn lane, waiting for the light to turn green. When the light turned, she advanced. But a second car in the "through-lane" also turned left. The two vehicles collided. The driver of that second car said she knew she was in the "through-lane" but wanted to turn any way. She looked, didn't see any cars and followed through.


ACCIDENT: A vehicle was traveling Southbound in the 2900 block of 78th Ave. S.E., when it struck a high concrete curb medium, deploying both front airbags. The driver was identified with a valid driver's license and told the responding officer that it might be time for him to stop driving. He could not explain how or why he had hit the curb.

FRAUD: A 74-year-old Mercer Island man reported his personal information stolen. Several credit cards had been opened in his name.

THEFT: An Island man in the 3000 block of 78th Ave. S.E. reported his mailbox had been pried open. He did not know if any items of mail had been stolen, but reported up to $30 in damages.


FRAUD: A 79-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that someone had attempted to open two BECU online accounts in her name. The woman and her son-in-law reported that someone had tried to deposit a “not sufficient funds” check in the accounts.


FRAUD: A 52-year-old Island man’s identity was reported stolen and his tax return fraudulently submitted.

CAR PROWL: An Island woman’s unlocked rental car was prowled Tuesday night. Her purse was taken, which included a debit and credit card, social security information and a purse charm.

FRAUD: A 63-year-old Mercer Island woman had fraudulent charges linked to her PayPal account, which corresponded with a Bank of America Visa card. The charges date back to a week before the police report was made. Somebody tried to open a second PayPal account with her information. PayPal called to report an attempted purchase and any losses were avoided at the time of the police report.


MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Someone threw a large boulder through St. Monica’s stained-glass front door between 10 p.m. Wednesday night and 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Neighbors wondered if it may have been a hate crime, though police classified it only as “malicious mischief.” No suspect information was collected at the time of the report.


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