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Tree falls

A tree in the southeast corner of Pioneer Park toppled over at about 11 p.m. May 25 and landed against a house in the 7200 block of 92nd Avenue S.E. No one was injured in the incident, which disrupted power to the area while the tree rested on power lines. Crews from the city arranged for details of the cleanup and Puget Sound Energy workers restored electricity to the area. There was an estimated $5,000 damage to the roof of the residence.

Drug arrest

Two Renton men were arrested at 1:55 a.m. May 26 after a routine traffic stop in the 2700 block of 80th Avenue S.E. led to the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle, a bronze 1986 Buick Regal. The men were cited and released.

Bicyclist hit by car

A 13-year-old Island boy was transported to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue May 21 for hand and facial cuts received when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. The driver, a 54-year-old Island woman, was traveling northbound in the 4300 block of West Mercer Way when she attempted to pass the bicycle. The rider swerved into the roadway and rolled over the hood of the car, a 2002 Subaru Legacy. There was damage to the hood, front fender and windshield of the car. The bicycle was not damaged.

Malicious mischief

Someone drove a vehicle through the yards of five homes May 19 and 20. A resident in the 4600 block of 88th Avenue S.E. reported that someone left 75 feet of tire tracks across his yard and drove through two yard signs at about 11:30 p.m. May 19. The next night, residents in that block, and in the 4500 block of 88th Avenue S.E., the 4000 block of 92nd Avenue S.E. and the 9000 block of S.E. 47th Street, reported similar occurrences. Police took pictures of the tire tracks and the damaged landscaping. Damage to each yard was about $500. There are no suspects.

Lost ring

A $12,000 diamond ring was reported missing after it was left at a spa May 24 in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th Street. The ring's owner forgot to retrieve the ring after a manicure and when she returned to look for it, the ring was missing.

Credit card fraud

A resident in the 7000 block of 82nd Avenue S.E. called his bank May 24 after he didn't receive a statement for his credit card. The bank told the man that there had been an address change on his account, to an address in Texas. The unidentified suspect had attempted to charge items to the card on the Internet, but the card was refused. The victim has since closed the account.

Vehicle prowls

On May 25 a Shorewood Heights maintenance worker reported damage to a 1988 Volvo parked in the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive. The front passenger window was broken out of the vehicle and the stereo was stolen. The car, which had been parked there for a few months, is registered to a resident in the 3500 block of 90th Avenue S.E.; however, police were unable to locate the vehicle owner.

During the night of May 21, someone smashed the driver's side window of a 1987 Dodge in the parking lot of 9000 Shorewood Drive. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

At about 1 p.m. May 20, a Seattle resident reported that someone broke into a 1999 Toyota car in the parking lot of Luther Burbank Park, in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. An Apple Ibook laptop computer, an Apple Ipod electronic device, and a purse and its contents, including checks and credit cards, were stolen from the vehicle. The passenger front window of the vehicle was broken out. Damage was estimated at $3,150.

DUI accident

The driver of a car that landed in the ditch in the 6800 block of West Mercer Way at about 6 p.m. May 23, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver, a 57-year-old resident of the 7200 block of West Ridge Road, told police she lost control of the vehicle, a white 2002 Jaguar, while attempting to light a cigarette. She admitted to drinking alcohol and taking medications prior to driving, but refused to take a field sobriety test. She was cited and released.

Vehicle rolls into yard

At about noon May 24, the owner of a 2005 Ford Excursion was cited for failure to secure and park her vehicle after the SUV rolled down the street, knocked over a street sign and came to rest in the yard of a residence in the 8000 block of S.E. 65th St. The vehicle owner, a 57-year-old Island woman, had gone inside a residence in the 6500 block of 81st Avenue S.E. She left the vehicle in drive, and forgot to remove the keys or set the parking brake.

Burglary and forgery

Sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. May 23 someone broke into a residence in the 7100 block of 86th Avenue S.E. and stole a computer, a portable DVD player, a digital camera, a checkbook and set of vehicle keys. Loss was estimated at $1,175. On May 24, an employee from Long's Pharmacy, 8441 S.E. 68th St., called the resident to notify them that a check used to purchase $38.07 in merchandise from the store was incompletely filled out. The forged check was from the stolen checkbook. Police entered a video surveillance tape from the store checkout counter into evidence.

More flying fruit

A resident in the 6800 block of East Mercer Way reported to police May 25 that his home may be another victim of a fruit attack perpetuated by four Issaquah teens arrested on the Island at about 2 a.m. May 18. The youths are suspected of stealing oranges, strawberries and watermelons from a Bellevue market and throwing the pilfered fruit at Island cars and residences. The East Mercer Way resident found oranges in the driveway and yard. The windshield was broken on a 1991 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle parked at the residence. The resident didn't report the incident until reading in the Reporter last week about the similar incidents.

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