Mercer Island Police Blotter | April 6


Police arrested a man from Sultan, Wash., for driving with a suspended license in the 2600 block of Island Crest Way on March 25. According to the police report, the man had a $1,100 outstanding warrant with the Renton Police Department. He was arrested and turned over to Renton police.

An officer cited four Island teenagers for smoking marijuana at the Lid Park on March 29. According to the police report, the officer located the teenagers in an unauthorized area of the park. The youth were smoking from a homemade pipe with marijuana sitting in the open between them. The subjects were identified, detained and then released to their parents.

Police arrested two Island teenagers for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol on March 31. According to the police report, an officer pulled over a Mercedes-Benz SUV for expired tabs in the 3700 block of East Mercer Way. A strong odor of marijuana came from the car. The driver would not consent to a search and asked for her attorney. The officer removed the passengers from the vehicle and a 16-year-old male said that the group had been smoking. He also stated that he had a beer in his pocket. The male and driver were both arrested. A search warrant was obtained and the items were taken and booked into evidence.

Police arrested a Covington woman for driving with a revoked license in the 7600 block of North Mercer Way on March 31. According to the police report, the woman was pulled over for a traffic infraction.


An Island man reported that his Toyota Corolla was damaged on March 30 when a large Robanco recycling container was thrown against the driver rear side of his car. The car was parked at the man’s residence in the 4400 block of 88th Avenue S.E. The driver’s side rear tail light was broken, and the sheet metal around it was damaged. The approximate damage is $2,000. The victim’s father said that he heard the scraping sound of the dragging container and then a loud smash with glass breaking. The father went outside to investigate and found glass all over the roadway and an overturned green recycle container. The owner of the container, who is a neighbor of the victim, helped the man pick up the glass and trash.


An Island woman reported that her purse was stolen at the Auto Spa on March 29. According to the incident report, the woman put her purse down near the vacuum cleaners while washing her car. When she returned to where she had left her purse, she discovered that it was gone. The woman contacted the owner of the business, who stated that the purse was not turned in as lost property.


A woman driving in the 4300 block of Island Crest Way veered off the street on March 28 and struck two signs and two trees. According to the police report, the woman’s car flipped after striking the second tree and came to a stop upside-down. No injuries were reported. The property damaged is owned by the city of Mercer Island.

Car prowls

An Island woman reported that her iPhone was stolen from her unlocked Saab on March 28. According to the police report, the car was parked in the 3000 block of 80th Avenue S.E. Nothing else in the vehicle appeared to be disturbed. The total loss is $200.

Breaking and entering

A security camera in the Aljoya House parking lot caught an unknown subject slipping the locks on two security doors to access the elevator on March 29. According to the police report, the subject entered the elevator and disappeared. It is unknown what the subject did or where he went from that point. Nothing appeared to have been stolen from Aljoya House.

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