Police Report

Missing equipment

At 3 p.m. July 13, two leaf blowers and a gas can were reported missing from the south entrance to Luther Burbank Park, near S.E. 26th Street and 84th Avenue S.E. The items belonged to the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department and were left near the entrance to the park by two park workers while they went on lunch break. When the workers returned, the blowers and gas can were missing. Value of the items is estimated at $815.

Found tools

Someone left a tool kit along the bicycle and walking path in the 8500 block of North Mercer Way. The tool kit contained a cordless drill set and assorted other tools. The tools were placed in the police found property room.

Recovered stolen car

A resident of the 8200 block of S.E. 26th Street reported on July 11 that his silver 1991 Honda Accord was missing at 7 a.m. from his driveway. The stolen vehicle wasn't reported missing until after 5 p.m. when the victim returned from work. The car had been impounded in Factoria sometime during the day.

Identity theft

A resident of the 7000 block of 81st Avenue S.E. discovered July 11 that someone used information believed to have been obtained during a previous car prowl to obtain credit with his social security number. The victim's credit rating had changed over the past month, which led to the discovery of several accounts that had been opened without his knowledge. The victim's name had not been used on the accounts; however, the credit agencies refused to provide the name that was used to the victim.


A house in the 8400 block of S.E. 69th Place purchased by an Olympia man through a foreclosure sale on July 8, was burglarized sometime between 5 p.m., July 10 and 1 p.m., July11. The new owner returned to the house July 11 to find someone had taken the lock off a side door and stolen all of the appliances, sinks, lights and sound equipment from the residence. Estimated loss is $20,000.

Jewelry, Canadian currency, and three wallets containing cash, identification, medical cards, and credit cards was reported stolen between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., July 6, from a residence in the 6500 block of 81st Avenue S.E. The residents had been gardening in their yard and left a garage door open at the home. There were no signs of forced entry. Missing items are estimated at $1,130.

Malicious mischief

A Seattle man was arrested at about 10 a.m. July 11, after he allegedly broke the window of a property in the 5000 block of West Mercer Way. The man was in possession of a spring blade knife. He was processed and booked into Renton City Jail on suspicion of second-degree malicious mischief and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Two Puyallup men were arrested at 3:50 a.m. July 10 on suspicion of first-degree malicious mischief in the Lid Park, in the 2200 block of West Mercer Way. One of the men, a 23-year-old Puyallup man, told police he and his friends pulled off Interstate 90 because they were too drunk to drive. They planned to sleep for a while at the parking area. Witnesses told police that man and a 24-year-old Puyallup man were fighting and knocking over Sani Cans. Another man, who arrived in the same vehicle, was not involved in the incident, witnesses said. The two men were arrested, processed and released to a family member.


At about 10:15 p.m., July 9, six juveniles were seen sitting around a fire they had started in Mercerdale Park, 3200 78th Street S.E. The youths took off on foot when they were approached. Mercer Island firefighters put out the fire. A small grass area was burned. Damage was estimated at $100.

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