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Police Blotter | Islanders report multiple cases of fraud
August | 18
FRAUD: A suspect using an Island woman’s debit card information made purchases at the Dunn Lumber store in Seattle. The store is turning surveillance video to Island police.
August | 22
FRAUD: A 44-year-old man reported that he was blocked when he attempted to log into his bank account. He contacted the bank and found that someone had tried to access his account. No loss was reported.
August | 23
FRAUD: The Social Security number, date of birth and and address of a 47-year-old Island woman was used in several unsuccessful attempts to open an online bank account.
FRAUD: A 66-year-old man reported that his identity was used to open a cable account. He was charged $395.86.
OUTSTANDING WARRANT: At 4 p.m. in the 2700 block of 60th Avenue S.E., Island police arrested a man who was wanted in an outstanding warrant out of Mountlake Terrace. The police officer had recognized the man from a prior case. He was detained and later transferred to Mountlake Terrace.
HOSPITALIZATION: A woman who had threatened to kill herself was contacted by Island police after her husband had informed police. She was taken to Overlake Hospital.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: A 65-year-old man reported that someone tried to break into his locked garage in the 4200 block of 94th Avenue S.E., sometime between Aug. 19 and 22. Two exterior locks had been pried but remained secure.
August | 25
FRAUD: A 46-year-old Island man reported that unknown persons had filed an electronic federal tax return using his identity. The victim did not know until receiving a letter from the IRS.
August | 27
IMPOUNDED: Police impounded a white pickup truck with a black front hood parked in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue after it was tagged for being parked for 72 hours.