Mercer Island Police Blotter | Nov. 23


An Island woman veered off of West Mercer Way on Nov. 10 and struck a tree in the roadside embankment. According to the police report, the passenger-side front tire of the woman’s car caught the edge of the roadway, causing her vehicle to slip down the embankment and into a tree. The subject stated that she had consumed a glass of wine and mixed drink a couple of hours earlier. The subject was not injured.

A woman who had parked her car in the South-end QFC parking lot reported a hit-and-run on Nov. 11. According to the police report, the woman was in QFC for approximately 20 minutes. When she returned to her car, she discovered damage along the driver’s side and scrapes on the front and rear fenders. It was determined that the damage was caused by an unknown vehicle leaving the parking stall adjacent to the woman.

A two-car collision occurred on Island Crest Way on Nov. 13. According to the incident report, a driver was heading southbound in the 3900 block when she attempted to merge into the right lane and struck the side of another vehicle. The woman stated that she did not see the car driving next to her. Both drivers in the accident and a witness held the same account. No injuries were reported.


Police arrested an Island woman for drunk driving and possession of amphetamine in the 4700 block of Island Crest Way on Nov. 12. According to the police report, the vehicle was stopped for lane travel. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, which she admitted to. The woman failed her standard field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested. During the arrest process, the woman became sick. She was transported to Harborview for medical care. A search of the woman’s purse revealed a blank prescription bottle with pills inside. The woman admitted to possessing Adderall illegally.


A man living in the 2400 block of 73rd Avenue S.E. reported that a 25-year-old Bellevue male was suspect in damaging his Volkswagen Jetta on Nov. 11. According to the police report, the suspect, who was believed to have been intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, struck the victim’s car, causing a dent. The suspect also reportedly vandalized the man’s cooler with spray paint.

A woman living in the 8100 block of S.E. 74th Place reported that an unknown vehicle had driven across her yard on the night of Nov. 13. According to the incident report, the woman woke up on Nov. 14 to find severe tire tracks across her yard. Approximately 30 feet of her yard was damaged.

An Island resident reported racist graffiti found on a utility box in the 6800 block of 82nd Avenue S.E. on Nov. 14.

An employee of Islander Middle School reported graffiti on the windows of the school’s multipurpose room and in one classroom on Nov. 16. The vandalism is believed to have occurred between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16.

Graffiti was discovered in the men’s restroom of Homestead Field on Nov. 16. The spray paint was left on the walls sometime between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16.


A North-end QFC employee reported that a 48-year-old Kent man attempted to leave the grocery store with a cart full of items without paying on Nov. 16. According to the police report, the man was apprehended and arrested for second-degree theft.

A couple living in the 3600 block of 72nd Place S.E. reported that their home was burgled on Nov. 14. According to the police report, the victim arrived home at approximately 5 p.m. and noticed that the front door was open. Several items inside the house had been disturbed and several rooms were ransacked. A Dell laptop computer was taken, among other possessions. The point of entry was determined to have been the front door.

Car prowls

A man living in the 9900 block of S.E. 40th Street reported that a Nikon digital camera and Orvis brand jacket were stolen from his Chevrolet on Nov. 14. According to the police report, the car’s passenger-side window had been broken out.

A woman reported that her Jeep Cherokee was prowled on the night of Nov. 17. The unlocked car was parked in the 9500 block of S.E. 40th Street. Various photography items and paperwork were stolen from the vehicle. The approximate loss is $1,000.

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