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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Oct. 27

Arrests

Police arrested a man seen climbing a tree behind a retirement home in the 7800 block of 78th Avenue S.E. on Oct. 7 after he was found to be in possession of marijuana. According to the police report, police contacted the male in the QFC parking lot. He became hostile with the officers so that they were forced to calm him with a Taser two times. The officers then handcuffed the man and placed him in the police unit. A search of his backpack revealed approximately 24 grams of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, 8-inch knife and $25,500. The subject was processed and released pending investigation of possession with intent to sell.

A 20-year-old Bonny Lake man turned himself in for an MIPD minor in possession warrant on Oct. 7. According to the police report, the warrant was for $1,000. The man was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

A 20-year-old Kirkland man was arrested for driving with a revoked license in the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street on Oct. 7. He was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

A Bellevue woman was arrested for having several outstanding misdemeanor warrants with the Bellevue Police Department on Oct. 8. The woman was pulled over in the 8200 block of S.E. 24th Street when a computer check revealed $15,000 in outstanding warrants. The driver matched the description of the warrant subject, so she was arrested and turned over to the Bellevue police.

An Island man was arrested for drunk driving on Oct. 9 after he was pulled over for speeding in the 7200 block of North Mercer Way. According to the police report, the man was driving 37 mph in a 25 mph zone. When officers approached the driver, they noticed a strong smell of alcohol. He refused a standard field sobriety test and was booked into the King County Jail.

A Seattle man and women were arrested for driving with a revoked license and a felony warrant on Oct. 9. According to the press report, the couple was pulled over in the 2400 block of 76th Avenue S.E. One subject was booked into the King County Jail while the other was booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Two MIHS students were arrested for minor in possessions charges on Oct. 10. According to the police report, a 17-year-old female and 17-year-old male were suspected of drinking at the MIHS fall homecoming dance. The security officer turned the teenagers over to two MIPD off-duty officers working at the dance. An on-duty officer arrived at the dance and detained the suspects after smelling an odor of alcohol. The teenagers were interviewed and released to their parents. Charges were forwarded to King County Juvenile Court.

A Seattle woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 11. According to the police report, the woman was located in the 9600 block of I-90. She had a small plastic ziplock baggy with marijuana inside. There was also a pipe with burned marijuana inside.

A Mercer Island woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license on Oct. 12. According to the police report, the woman was pulled over in the 4600 block of East Mercer Way after a computer check showed that she had a suspended license. She was arrested, processed and released. Her vehicle was impounded.

Car prowls

An Edmonds man reported that his Jeep Cherokee was broken into on Oct. 4 in the underground parking lot of the Mercer building. According to the police report, the owner had parked his car in the underground parking lot on 77th Avenue S.E. When he returned to the car at 7:30 p.m., he saw that the driver’s window was smashed and that his portable navigation system had been stolen.

Mischief

A man living in the 8500 block of East Mercer Way reported that an unknown person threw a rock into the windshield of his BMW on the night of Oct. 8. According to the police report, the Islander woke up to see that his windshield was shattered and the front hood of his car was dented. The vehicle was parked on the front shoulder of the road in front of the victim’s residence. Other cars parked nearby were not damaged; however, a man and woman living a few blocks away also reported that somebody had thrown rocks through their car windows on Oct. 8. Both cars, a Toyota SR5 and Audi A4, were parked along the shoulder of East Mercer Way, one in the 5700 block and the other in the 8300 block. The Toyota’s driver’s window was smashed, while the rear window of the Audi was smashed. A rock was found inside the Audi.

A man living in the 4100 block of Boulevard Place reported that he found a jacket underneath his house deck on Oct. 10. According to the incident report, the man believes that somebody had spent the night under his deck. Medication inside the jacket pocket indicates a possible owner of the jacket. There was also a knife, flashlights and map of Mercer Island in the pockets, along with two cloth bags.

Theft

An employee at the North-end QFC reported that a Kent man had tried to steal seven Champagne bottles from the store on Oct. 13. According to the incident report, the employee confronted the man in the parking lot. The stolen items, which totaled $460, were returned to the store.

A woman living in the 2400 block of 84th Avenue S.E. reported that her Toyota Camry was stolen on Oct. 11. According to the police report, the car had been locked on her property.

A woman living in the 4000 block of West Mercer Way reported that a bronze sculpture of a horse and fish wagon was stolen from her residence sometime between Oct. 2 and Oct. 10. According to the police report, the victim is not sure when she last saw the 12-foot-by-8-foot sculpture, but discovered it missing on Oct. 10. The approximate value of the sculpture is $1,000.

Break-in

A man living in the 8300 block of S.E. 68th Street reported that an unknown man had entered his home on Oct. 12. According to the police report, the man heard footsteps in his hallway. Thinking it was his wife, the man went into the hallway and saw an unknown male standing there. The suspect fled the house toward Pioneer Park.

A man renting a house on Lindley Road learned that his home was being used as a “party house” while the tenants were out of town on Oct. 10. According to the police report, a neighbor of the tenants called the homeowner to inform him that the front door of his house was ajar. The man drove to the house and noticed that somebody had “partied in” and burgled the residence. It appeared that the people who entered the house knew the tenants, as there was no trace of forced entry. The man discovered marijuana drug paraphernalia in the house, vodka bottles, drinking glasses and other traces of a party held.

Fraud

A senior citizen living in the 3600 block of West Mercer Way reported that she was defrauded $6,139 when a subject called from Vancouver, Canada, posing as her grandson. According to the police report, the swindler said that he had been arrested in Vancouver for driving under the influence and needed the money to pay off his DUI fines. The victim wired the money in two payments.

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