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Mercer Island Police Blotter | June 15
FORGERY: At 1:50 p.m. the United Methodist Church reported two forged checks — with an approximate value of $6,000 — passed on the church’s bank account.
THEFT: At 12:35 p.m. a 21-year-old man reported tools stolen from his trailer while parked at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club last April. The man said a mower bag, chain saw, pruner attachment, shred n vac, hedge trimmer, trimmer attachment, and line trimmer were stolen while he worked at the location and that he needed the police report for insurance purposes.
DESTRUCTION: At 11:50 a.m. a 64-year-old man brought an “old acting prop pellet gun” to the Mercer Island Police Department for destruction.
THEFT: At 5:42 p.m. a man reported his phone and wallet stolen from his car, a Nissan Altima, which was parked at Islander Middle School between 1:30 and 4 p.m. for a lacrosse game. His phone and wallet were hidden underneath the passenger seat cover inside the locked car, according to the police report. When he returned to his car the cell phone and wallet were missing. After the man drove home to Seattle, he called his bank and discovered charges had already been made to the credit cards that were inside his wallet.
THEFT: At 3:52 p.m. a 43-year-old man reported his bicycle, valued at $500, stolen. The bike was taken from the porch of a home in the 9000 block of Mercerwood Drive sometime between June 2 and June 4.
CAR CRASH: At 4:27 p.m. police responded to a four-car, rear-end collision in the 4300 block of Island Crest Way involving a 1996 Pontiac, 2004 Yukon SUV, 1999 Lexus SUV and 2006 Ford Escape. All four vehicles were traveling in the inside south-bound land of island crest way. The accident occurred as the Pontiac stopped to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway, yielding to north-bound traffic. The Yukon and the Lexus stopped behind the Pontiac; however, the driver of the Ford failed to stop and slammed into the Lexus, causing a chain reaction. Both drivers declined aid. The driver of the Lexus reported a bruised foot, but also declined aid. The Lexus and the Ford were towed from the scene.
THEFT: At 3:22 p.m. a 69-year-old woman reported her Garmin GPS unit stolen from her Honda Accord sometime between June 2 and June 5. She drove the car during that time but did not realize the item missing until later. “She was sure she did not lock her car doors,” according to the report.
POLLUTION: At 2:20 p.m. an “anonymous citizen” reported a man pouring paint down a strorm drain in a fenced area inside a store parking lot in the Town Center. Upon investigation, police found that the man had poured water and residue from paint and stain cans down the drain. Police asked the man to stop and notify his supervisor that a report will be sent to the city code enforcement office and possibly to the EPA.