Mercer Island Police Blotter | March 25
March 24, 2009 · Updated 2:46 PM
A man living in the 4000 block of East Mercer Way reported that two of his vehicles were broken into on March 16. The thief broke into the victim’s Dodge Durango by smashing out the back passenger side window and into his Ford Mustang by smashing the driver’s side window. A briefcase containing several miscellaneous items was stolen. Both cars were parked on the roadway overnight.
A woman living in the 5700 block of 91st Avenue S.E. reported that a car prowler stole her purse and wallet, containing several credit cards, on the night of March 10. The woman’s car was left unlocked in her driveway overnight.
Police arrested an Island man in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street for driving without a registered license and being in possession of marijuana on March 16. According to the police report, the driver was stopped after a computer check revealed that the driver’s license had been suspended. When the officer approached the driver, he smelled marijuana in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was searched. A blunt was found in the back seat, along with a small Tupperware containing marijuana under the driver’s seat. The suspect was booked into the Issaquah Jail.
A vehicle skidded off the road and into a mailbox on S.E. 28th Street on March 15. According to the police report, the driver was heading northbound on 100th Avenue S.E. when she attempted a right turn onto S.E. 28th Street, lost control, skidded across the oncoming lane and into a ditch. The car came to a stop when it hit and knocked over a mailbox. No injuries were reported.
A teenager collided head-on with two telephone poles on East Mercer Way on March 15 due to speeding and slick road conditions. According to the report, the 16-year-old was driving northbound on East Mercer Way at approximately 40 to 45 miles per hour. The speed limit is 25 mph. He attempted to take a corner, but because it had been raining and he was speeding, the vehicle slid into the shoulder of East Mercer Way and collided head-on with two telephone poles. The front of the driver’s car was badly damaged. No injuries were reported.
A manager at the South-end QFC reported that three unidentified males stole 15 to 20 bottles of wine from the store shortly after midnight on March 16. The event was captured on store cameras. Because the thieves left the store without paying for anything, no identification was obtained. An area check resulted in nothing.
Albertsons personnel reported that approximately 30 Oil of Olay products were stolen from the store on March 12. The items are valued at about $30 each. An employee restocked the Oil of Olay products shortly after the theft. Two days later, personnel noticed that several of the same items had been stolen again.
An Island woman reported that her jewelry box, containing more than 20 pieces of gold, silver, diamond and pearl ornaments, was stolen approximately one year after she gave it to an unnamed company for storage. According to the incident report, the woman requested her jewelry from the safe in which it was being stored one month ago. A company employee said that the wooden jewelry box was not there. The woman wrote a list of all the jewelry she remembers being in the box. The list included a few silver rings with gems, several 10-karat and 14-karat gold bracelets and rings, a black pearl set, a number of charms and various silver and gold necklaces. The storage company is conducting a search for the missing items.
A man living in the 8000 block of 72nd Street S.E. reported that an unknown suspect shattered the front stairwell landing window of his residence sometime between 1 and 2 a.m. on March 18. A rock was found on the stairwell along with shattered glass. Estimated damages are $500.