Police Blotter | Reported credit card fraud tops $9,000

Friday | 20

CAR PROWL: Sometime between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, an Island man had his truck prowled. He said it was parked on the west side of West Mercer Way and that he’d left it unlocked. When he returned after work, he noticed his wallet was missing and his medication, both of which were in the glovebox. His wallet had his driver’s license, a hunting safety card, two fishing licenses and a number of other items were in his wallet. The victim said he’d cancelled credit cards but reported losses of at least $300.

Saturday | 21

THEFT: An unknown suspect stole patio furniture from in front of the QFC in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th St. A boxed outdoor sofa set and a boxed outdoor patio set were among the items stolen.

Sunday | 22

CAR PROWL: A driver’s window was shattered and her purse contents stolen. The Island woman reported losses of $900. Among the items taken was a purse, Washington state license, a Wells Fargo debit card later cancelled and a Coach wallet. The BMW was parked in the 4500 block of E. Mercer Way.

Monday | 23

FRAUD: A 49-year-old Island woman and 56-year-old Island man reported fraudulent activity on their credit card. Changes were made to four separate accounts and the fraud topped $9,000.

THEFT: A 41-year-old Island man reported several items of sensitive mail stolen between April 5 and April 12 of this year. He got a call from a subject in Auburn who said he’d found a black binder in the bushes in Lakewood, containing the Island man’s address. There were also other items of what looked like stolen mail. The reporting party kept his mail and turned over the rest of the binder’s contents to the police.

FRAUD: A 49-year-old Island woman reported her personal information stolen. It was used to open a checking account and to obtain credit cards from three separate banks. All accounts have since been closed.

Tuesday | 24

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE: A 73-year-old woman in the 8200 block of 36th St. noticed that the screen on her window was missing. She’d last seen it on June 20. There were no signs of attempted illegal entry.

Wednesday | 25

THEFT: Someone entered an Island man’s porch in the 7400 block of Mercer Terrace Dr. and took a men’s “Hard Rock” mountain bike. The bike was not secured and was valued at $700. No suspect info was collected.

Thursday | 26

THEFT: Between 5 p.m. June 16 and 12 p.m., June 21, a bike went missing in the Mercer Apartments. The open parking garage has no secure door and the bike -- a black Trek Fuel with a white racing seat -- was valued at $900.

DUI: A 34-year-old Renton man was stopped for a burned-out passenger taillight. When the officer contacted him, he realized the driver was under the influence. After a field sobriety test, he was arrested for DUI.


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