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Police Blotter | Man finds strange car in driveway, realizes own car missing
Saturday | 31
ACCIDENT: A driver said she was traveling North-bound on 80th Ave. S.E. when she passed the East-bound HOV on-ramp thinking it was for West-bound traffic. She stopped her car, put it in reverse and struck a Sound Transit bus (Route 550) making a left turn. No injuries were reported.
Thursday | 5
FRAUD: An Island couple reported that at 1:45 p.m. somebody had attempted to fraudulently use a credit card in their name.
Friday | 6
MARINE: Marine Patrol approached a yellow 1978 vessel in a restricted area. The driver was found to be impaired with PBT’s of .145 and .127. He was arrested and refused a breathalizer test. Police obtained a search warrant for blood evidence and extracted two vials of blood. A passenger was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Saturday | 7
WARRANT ARREST: The driver of a 2000 Honda Accord was stopped for traffic infractions. The 35-year-old Mercer Island man was found to be driving with a suspended license and was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for “escape from community custody.” The driver was arrested and booked into King County Jail in Seattle.
FIREWORKS: An Island man found fireworks in his garage while cleaning it out and handed them over to police for destruction.
DUI: A 26-year-old Seattle woman was contacted on the shoulder of the road. She admitted to having smoked heroin in the last hour; 3.50 grams of heroin were found in the car alongside other drug paraphernalia. She consented to a voluntary blood draw at Overlake Hospital.
ANIMAL COMPLAINT: The owner of a dog said that on June 7 her dog was injured in an interaction with another dog. It was treated for $500 in vet bills. She wanted the other owner to help pay for the vet bills but two third-party witnesses said her dog had been the aggressor.
Sunday | 8
PROPERTY FOUND: A pink Eddie Bauer wallet was found with a neck strap, VA medical card and multiple membership cards and credit cards.
ACCIDENT: A car legally parked on the side of the road in the 7200 block of 87th Ave. S.E. had been there about six hours when the driver saw somebody strike the front, right-side bumper. The second car did not leave contact information.
CAR THEFT: Between midnight and 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, an Island man in the 4000 block of W. Mercer Way, called in a suspicious vehicle parked in his driveway. Further research revealed it had been reported stolen by the Tukwila Police Department. The car had appeared sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. It was registered to a 30-year-old woman in Moscow, Indiana and was impounded after police collected fingerprints from the car interior, a can of “Mikes Harder Margarita,” a key to a Nissan, a real estate flyer for a Mercer Island residence and an insurance card and repair receipt. When the reporting party investigated further, he realized his car, which had been parked down the road from his residence, was missing.
TRESPASSING: A 26-year-old Seattle man entered the Mercer Island Condos and locked himself in the laundry room. He managed to climb a six-foot fence and enter the residence. The suspect injured himself in the fall and was transported for treatment.
PARK VIOLATION: Three 18-year-old boys from Mercer Island and Bellevue were caught at Clarke Beach Park after it had closed. When they were approached by police they initially tried to flee. One of the subjects turned over alcohol, marijuana and a grinder from his car. All three were cited.
CAR PROWL: An unsecured car in the Groveland Beach parking lot was prowled—a black backpack with school supplies, books, an iPad and MacBook Pro was stolen sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Monday | 9
THEFT: An Island woman reported her daughter’s bicycle missing from West Mercer Elementary on May 20. She posted flyers about the missing bike asking anyone with information to report to the office. The school called to notify her that someone had responded to the flyer. The reporting party was also an Island woman, who said she’d bought the bike off Craigslist for $50 from a man named Craig. The suspect’s contact information was retrieved.
TRAFFIC OFFENSES: A 1997 Dodge Caravan was stopped for traffic violations. The 17-year-old male driver did not have a license. The driver was cited and the vehicle impounded to Mercer Island Towing.
THEFT: Sometime between 8 p.m., June 7 and 5:30 a.m., June 5, a $930 bicycle was stolen from a parking garage in the 2700 block of 78th Ave. S.E.
Tuesday | 10
WARRANT ARREST: An officer making a traffic stop on a car with multiple equipment violations was found to have a felony and a no-bail warrant for “escaping community custody.” He was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
THEFT: An 89-year-old Covenant Shores resident believes she is missing 28 Oxycodone tablets that were on a punch card she kept in her handbag next to her bed. No suspects were identified.
FRUAD: A 52-year-old Island woman reported that her information had been fraudulently used to obtain new credit cards through her Chase and Bank of America accounts.
CAR PROWL: A car prowled in the Island Square Apartments garage had a tote bag and GPS stolen. The items were valued at $375.
Wednesday | 11
THEFT: Mail was taken from a bank of mailboxes in the 4500 block of Island Crest Way and dumped on the ground in the 8400 block of S.E. 42nd St. The mail was returned to its rightful owners.
FRAUD: The credit card and social security number of a 60-year-old Mercer Island man was fraudulently used to make several purchases on April 24 outside the country.
THEFT: Two paddleboards and four deck chairs were stolen from the dock and beach area of a waterfront home. The property was valued at $6,000 and is believed to have been taken sometime between August of last year and March of 2014.
ASSAULT: An 18-year-old boy shoved his 16-year-old sister, causing her to fall and hit her head. He was arrested, processed and booked into SCORE.