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Mercer Island Police Blotter | Dec. 21

Accidents

A two car accident occurred on S.E. 36th Street near the eastbound I-90 on ramp on Dec. 10. According to the police report, a man was headed southbound on East Mercer Way, approaching S.E. 36th Street to enter I-90 when he turned left into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The intersection is controlled by a traffic light. The man struck the oncoming vehicle, and told police that his traffic signal was green. He did not see the oncoming car. The woman in the second car suffered sore wrists from the accident. She said that her signal had also been green.

A woman parked on the gravel shoulder of 70th Ave. S.E. in the 2700 block said that her car was side swiped in a hit and run between Dec. 8 and Dec 9. According to the police report, the woman left her 2007 Honda on the shoulder at 7 p.m. When she returned at 11 a.m. the next day, she discovered damage on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

A bumper-to-bumper accident occurred in the intersection of 77th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 27th Street on Dec. 9. According to the incident report, a man stopped at the intersection heading westbound on S.E. 27th Street and proceeded when he was struck from behind by a second car. The driver of the second car stated that she had stopped behind the first car, but when he proceeded into the intersection she started too quickly and rear-ended him. No injuries were reported.

Theft

A woman living in the 2400 block of 84th Avenue S.E. reported that her mail was stolen some time between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6. According to the police report, the woman was out of town for three days. When she returned and checked her mailbox, there was no mail, which is highly suspicious as the resident receives mail daily. An employee of the Mercer Island Postal Service told the woman that there were recent reports of stolen mail from her neighborhood. The victim’s mail included two Netflix movies. Total loss is estimated at $30.

A man living in the 9200 block of S.E. 61st Street reported that the family nanny had made unauthorized charges to his credit card on Dec. 10. According to the police report, the 19-year-old female purchased gas for her personal vehicle without permission on five separate occasions.

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