November 25, 2008 · Updated 3:01 PM
Thefts from vehicles
Several vehicles on the Island were broken into during the night of March 26:
? Someone broke the driver's side window of a 2005 Dodge Caravan parked at a residence in the 7000 block of S.E. Maker Street. A briefcase with building tool samples and some change was stolen from the vehicle. Damage is estimated at $375. Evidence and possible fingerprints was collected from inside the vehicle.
? Someone broke out the passenger side window of a 2004 Honda sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 2900 block of 74th Avenue S.E. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $250.
? The driver side window of a Lexus and the passenger side window of a Chevrolet Tahoe was broken into in the driveway of a residence in the 2500 block of 71st Avenue S.E. $50 was reported missing from one of the vehicles. Damage is estimated at $550.
? The driver's side window was broken out of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the driveway of a residence in the 3400 block of 72nd Place S.E. A leather briefcase, valued at $250, an Eddie Bauer vest, valued at $200, and a $150 pair of prescription sunglasses were taken.
? A resident in the 2700 block of 70th Avenue S.E. reported that the passenger side window of a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner was broken out and a few coins missing from the center console of the vehicle. The damage was estimated at $300.
Although the various vehicle damage all occurred within one area of the Island, there is no evidence at this time to prove all of the damage was created by one individual or group of suspects, said Mercer Island police Det. Dennis Wheeler.
On March 29, a resident of the 9700 block of S.E. 41st Street reported that someone broke out the rear passenger side window of a1995 Jeep Cherokee SUV. A JVC radio and compact disc player was removed from the vehicle. Damage is estimated at $300.
A resident in the 8600 block of S.E. 45th Street reported at 11 p.m. March 30 that someone broke out the double pane front window of their home. There were cracks in the window coming from a hole that appeared to have been made by a BB or other projectile. No projectile was found. There are no suspects.
About $1,000 damage was reported March 25 to a 2000 Subaru Forester parked in front of a residence in the 4500 block of 88th Avenue S.E. Someone shot out the rear window of the vehicle, slashed four tires, and wrote graffiti on one of the vehicle's windows. A hole in the rear window is consistent with damage from a .177 caliber pellet gun or a BB gun, according to the police report. There is a possible suspect in that incident.
During the night of March 28, someone attempted to pry open the windows of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee parked in front of a residence in the 9800 block of 40th Street. The suspect's attempt to enter the vehicle failed. Damage to the vehicle's is estimated at $300.
A blue 2004 Honda Accord was reported stolen at 6:40 a.m. Thursday from in front of a residence in the 2000 block of Faben Drive. The resident was unsure if the vehicle was locked. A brown leather wallet containing several credit cards and a driver's license, as well as about $400 worth of music CDs and three years worth of tax returns was in the vehicle.
Mercer Island Police officers had been to the site a few hours earlier during the K-9 track of a suspect concerning another stolen vehicle that was recovered. The K-9 track had ended in the driveway of the Faben Drive residence.
A 67-year-old Mercer Island woman reported at 11 a.m. Thursday that a gold 1987 Honda Civic was stolen after it was loaned to a suspect for work purposes. The suspect, a Seattle man, moved to an unknown location and has never returned the vehicle.
Ringing cell phone blamed for car crash
A 51-year-old Mercer Island woman told police she was reaching for her ringing cell phone on the passenger seat, when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree March 29. At about 12:40 p.m., the woman was driving her 1993 GMC Jimmy southbound in the 4400 block of Island Crest Way when she lost control of the vehicle, hit the curb and then struck a tree about 600 feet south of Merrimount Drive. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed.
Island attorney harassed
A Mercer Island attorney reported March 29 that a Snohomish woman recently arrested for threatening Gov. Christine Gregoire, had also sent harassing letters and made threatening phone calls to the attorney's place of business after the attorney dropped her as a client. A police report was filed for information only.
Mail was reported missing March 27 from a mailbox in the 6500 block of 83rd Place S.E. The person who reported the incident had not picked up his mail on Saturday, March 26. When the mailbox was checked the following morning the box was empty and that box and several other mailboxes on the street had been left open.
Car hits delivery truck
An 18-year-old Island woman drove her car into the front of a UPS delivery truck as she was pulling out of a driveway March 29 in the 4200 block of 83rd Avenue S.E. There were no injuries to the woman or the truck driver, a 42-year-old Carnation man. The woman told police she hadn't stopped for the truck because ``no one ever drives down this street,'' according to the police report.