Mercer Island Police Blotter | Nov. 10


Police arrested a Seattle man for driving with a suspended license in the 7800 block of North Mercer Way on Oct. 30. According to the police report, an officer pulled the vehicle over for a broken tail light. A computer check showed that the man had a suspended license. Once the officer confirmed that the driver was the registered owner of the car, he was arrested and booked into the Issaquah Jail.

An Auburn woman was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on Nov. 2. According to the police report, the woman was spotted in the 1800 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. She was pulled over for a traffic infraction. Police transferred the 34-year-old from the MIPD to the Auburn Police Department.

Police arrested a Renton man with a misdemeanor warrant on Nov. 3. According to the police report, the man was stopped in the 9600 block of S.E. 36th Street. The driver was arrested and transported to the Issaquah Jail.


An Island man reported a car crash outside his house on West Mercer Way on Nov. 1. According to the police report, the man heard a loud crash, went outside his house to the intersection of West Mercer Way and S.E. 28th Street and saw an SUV with a damaged front. A young man and woman exited the vehicle. The witness told them that they had to stay while he reported the property damage, but the couple fled the scene.

A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of 84th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 71st Street on Nov. 3. According to the police report, a car was heading southbound on 84th Avenue S.E. and about to turn left onto S.E. 71st Street. The driver said he stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross, but the pedestrian waved him to keep going. As he proceeded, an oncoming vehicle T-boned his car. No injuries were reported.

A cyclist flipped over his handlebars while stopping suddenly for a car at the intersection of S.E. 32nd Street and West Mercer Way on Nov. 4. According to the police report, the two cyclists were heading southbound on West Mercer Way when they saw a car stop suddenly before them. Both riders slammed on their breaks, and the second cyclist was thrown over the handlebars. There was no contact between the cyclists and the car. The male cyclist suffered a neck and head injury, as well as a fractured thumb. He was treated at Overlake Hospital.

Car prowl

A Nissan Maxima parked in the 4500 block of East Mercer Way was broken into on the night of Nov. 2. According to the police report, an unknown person entered the car by breaking its driver’s side window. The thief rummaged through the car’s center console, but nothing of value was stolen. Total damages cost $250.


A woman living in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street reported that two baseball bats, a lacrosse stick and lacrosse helmet were stolen from her home sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. There are currently no suspects.

A manager at a business in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street reported that a former employee made several unauthorized charges at a local tool store. The approximate loss is $500. The suspect is a 21-year-old Seattle resident.

A woman living in the 8100 block of West Mercer Way reported that her home was burgled on Nov. 5. According to the police report, the victim and her daughter arrived home to find the front door of their residence open. The victim went inside and noticed that the TV was missing. She called police immediately. Other rooms were ransacked as well. Police determined that the point of entry was a downstairs window, which had its screen thrown aside. No fingerprints could be lifted. The residents are submitting a list of all the missing items.

Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation reported that a 30-pill packet of oxycodone went missing on Oct. 31. The value of the medication is $1,200.

A woman living in the 7200 block of S.E. 24th Street reported that her house was broken into on Nov. 5. According to the police report, an unknown person entered the home with force through the basement door. Rooms were rummaged through, but nothing was reported stolen.


A man living in the 7000 block of 93rd Avenue S.E. reported a case of identity fraud on Nov. 2. According to the police report, the subject’s personal information was obtained and $1,200 worth of fraudulent charges were made on the victim’s credit card. Approximately $3,500 were attempted on the victim’s credit card.

Dog attack

An 18-year-old who was jogging in the 6000 block of S.E. 22nd Street reported that a dog jumped up and bit him on Nov. 4. According to the police report, the teenager was jogging when two dogs ran up to him. One of the dogs bit him in the left arm. The dog was identified, and its owner was interviewed. The dog had current King County Animal Control rabies tags. The incident was referred to KCAC for follow-up.


Two city pillars and a wooden storage box were sprayed with graffiti sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. According to the police report, the repair cost is $600.

The president of the Monica Villa Condo Association reported “ongoing” vandalism to certain areas of the building on Nov. 5. According to the report, the most recent case of vandalism happened when a chain that blocked an apartment stairway was broken.

Disturbing the peace

A woman living in the 3200 block of East Lexington Way called to report that the alarm of a vehicle parked outside her residence would not stop sounding. When police arrived at the scene, they noticed that the horn of the vehicle seemed to be stuck, as it was constantly sounding. Police were unable to identify the owner and had the car towed.

Lost property

An Island man found a wallet on a bench at the South Mercer Playfields on Oct. 31. The brown wallet had an ATM card and $5.65 in cash. It is being held at the MIPD.

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