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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Sept. 16

Missing person

A woman living in the 3600 block of 81st Avenue S.E. called Mercer Island police to report a missing person on Aug. 26. According to the police report, the subject, a 24-year-old male, was last seen on Aug. 25 when he went to drop off a friend in Anacortes. He did not return home. There were no extenuating circumstances, and the subject had no known life-endangering medical conditions. He does have Asperger’s syndrome but leads a normal life, according to the reporting party. There was no record in the police reports of when or whether the man was found.

Accident

An accident occurred on Island Crest Way on Aug. 27 when a car traveling southbound veered toward a vehicle in the oncoming lane. According to the report, a man heading south on Island Crest Way saw the car veer toward him and swerved to avoid colliding. He skidded off the road and struck a row of mailboxes. The offending driver continued without stopping. The victim was unable to get a license plate number or description of the offender.

Arrests

An MIPD officer arrested a Mercer Island female for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on Aug. 27. According to the police report, the officer pulled the woman over in the 5100 block of 90th Avenue S.E. for driving with expired tabs. The officer discovered the outstanding warrant, confirmed that the driver was the suspect and arrested her. She was released to the Bellevue Police Department.

MI police officers were dispatched late on Aug. 28 to respond to a drunk male walking near the Community Center. Officers contacted a 21-year-old male and two 18-year-old females near Luther Burbank Park. One female was intoxicated to the point that she could not follow instructions from the officer. She could not keep her balance and could not walk in her flip-flop sandals without tripping. The odor of alcohol on her breath was strong. She did not have the coordination to conduct a PBT test. The woman was arrested for minor in consumption of alcohol.

A man was arrested at the Mercer Island Care Center for possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 28. According to the police report, a staff member searched the subject’s room and found unknown pills, later identified as Loperamide HCL and various glass tubes, pen barrels and a plastic syringe. The man did not have a prescription for the drugs.

An MIPD officer pulled over a man in the 2400 block of 76th Avenue S.E. on Aug. 31 for a non-functioning license plate light. A Department of Licensing check revealed that the man was driving with a revoked license. The man was arrested and then transported to the Issaquah Jail.

Dog attack

A woman was bitten while trying to break up a dog attack on Aug. 28. According to the report, the woman and her husband were playing fetch with her dog at the Islander Middle School play fields when a black Labrador approached and tried to take the ball away from the woman’s dog. The dog growled at the lab, which then attacked. The victim tried to separate the dogs and was bitten on the hand. The victim’s husband was able to separate the dogs. The woman was treated at Overlake Hospital, and her dog was taken to a local veterinarian for stitches.

Theft

A woman working in the 7900 block of S.E. 28th Street reported that her office had been robbed sometime between July 1 and July 10. According to the report, the victim is the owner of Z Special Promotion and Event Management. Three checks were stolen from her mail outbox at the front reception desk. The office door to the public hallway is always left open, allowing passerby to see the mail basket. The checks were illegally cashed for a total of $21,465.

A vehicle parked in the 2700 block of 70th Avenue S.E. was prowled on the night of Aug. 27. The vehicle was left unlocked. Miscellaneous documents and two pairs of glasses were stolen.

A woman living in the 2000 block of 81st Avenue S.E. was burglarized sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 29. According to the police report, the thief entered the residence and stole a DVD player, cable box, HD projector, universal remote and other electronic property. There were no signs of forced entry, as the home was left unlocked. Police obtained fingerprints.

A woman living in the 2700 block of 78th Avenue S.E. reported that her vehicle license plate decal was removed sometime on Aug. 16. The decal was stolen while her car was parked in the lower garage of her apartment building. The theft occurred sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 16.

The Mercer Island High School tennis coach reported that somebody had stolen a case of tennis balls from the tennis court storage shed on Sept. 1. According to the report, the theft occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The doors to the storage shed were forced open.

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