Residential burglaries

Someone kicked the front door in at a home in the 1800 block of West Mercer Way on the morning of Oct. 13. Police responded to a residential alarm call at about 10:30 a.m. The discovered the top drawer of a high boy-style dresser missing from the master bedroom of the residence. Police believe that to be the only item missing from the home.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Oct. 6, someone forced their way into a residence in the 4400 block of West Mercer Way. Clothing, identification, jewelry, furs and a men's leather jacket were stolen from the home The master bedroom, closet and bathroom of the residence was ransacked. Some of the items were recovered in Seattle by a woman who was walking her dog. She called the victims to let them know when she discovered an address and phone number among the discarded items.

Identity theft

An Island resident reported Oct. 6 that someone made telephone transfers of funds from the victim's savings account to a checking account and then used the electronic payment system to move the money into an unauthorized Chase Bank account. Two unauthorized credit cards also were applied for online, using the victim's identity.

Stolen bicycle

A $300 bicycle, that had been left unlocked at Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St., was reported stolen during the day Oct. 5, while the bike's owner was in class. Police have no suspects or evidence.

Mail thefts

A resident of the 5300 block of West Mercer Way reported a missing $1,600 rent check, which had been sent through the mail. The resident hadn't received any mail the day before she noticed that three nearby mailboxes were left open during the day.

A 69-year-old Island resident of the 4700 block of East Mercer way reported that someone stole a check from her mail sometime prior to Oct. 7. The check had been mailed to her a week earlier.

Car prowls

Sometime between 6:43 a.m. and 3:35 p.m., Oct. 12, someone broke into a Honda Accord parked in the North Mercer Park & Ride. The vehicle's owner returned to find the vehicle unlocked, the under-side of the steering column dismantled and the hood of the vehicle open. The rear license plate of the vehicle was stolen and the car would no longer start. Fingerprints were lifted from the vehicle and entered into police evidence.

During the night of Oct. 10, someone entered an unlocked car at a residence in the 6700 block of 81st Avenue S.E. On the morning of Oct. 11, the vehicle's owner found the car door open and the contents of the glovebox scattered inside the vehicle. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Someone broke into a BMW 320i and a Jeep Cherokee parked in the driveway of a residence in the 6700 block of West Mercer Way. Contents of the glovebox were strewn about and the car manuals, registration and proof of insurance were stolen from the vehicles. A witness saw a white, juvenile male running up the street, away from the home, at about the same time the break-in was discovered.

At 8 a.m., Oct. 11, a resident reported that about $100 worth of items were stolen from a Dodge car parked at a residence in the 7000 block of 81st Avenue S.E. there was no damage to the vehicle.

Stolen campaign signs

Someone removed and destroyed several political signs in the 4000 block of Island Crest Way sometime between Sept. 27 and Oct. 12.

Malicious Mischief

Parks department employees reported that someone disconnected a bolt from the gate and drove a vehicle onto the playfields at 8220 S.E. 78th St. Damage to the lawn was estimated at $2,500.

Drugs and alcohol

A 21-year-old Island woman and a 23-year-old Island man were arrested at about 3:50 a.m., Oct. 8, after they attempted to elude police in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street. The suspects were in a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle and failed to stop at the intersection of S.E. 24th Street and 76th Avenue S.E. When an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the SUV turned down a dead-end road and into a darkened area. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discover of marijuana, a marijuana pipe and scale. The passenger and driver were arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


A 17-year-old Island boy was found passed out, after being sick from alcohol consumption, at a Mercer Island High School football game on Oct. 7. The youth told police he consumed 16 shots of vodka prior to and during the football game. He was transported to Virginia Mason Hospital by his mother.

Missing pearls

A pearl necklace valued at $854 was reported missing Oct. 4 from a residence in Fernridge Lane.

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