Islanders report car prowls, fraud | Police Blotter

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The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Sept. 19

THEFT: A package was reported stolen from a front porch in the 9200 block of SE 33rd Place at 9:36 p.m.

Sept. 21

MORE THEFT: Stolen mail was recovered at East Mercer Way and Mercerwood Drive at 8:57 a.m.

Sept. 22

FRAUD: A victim in the 7400 block of 92nd Ave. SE reported credit card fraud and identity theft at 3:12 p.m.

FOUND PROPERTY: A bicycle was found on a trail system off Gallagher Hill Road at 3:42 p.m.

Sept. 23

PROWLING: A car was prowled in the 5600 block of Island Crest Way at 3:20 p.m. The rear passenger window was shattered, and five credit cards were stolen, along with other identity documents and a Kindle Fire.

MORE PROWLING: A purse was stolen, for a loss of $2,000, after a car prowl reported in the 8800 block of SE 40th St. at 5:15 p.m.

DUI: Police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 7600 block of Sunset Highway at 10:22 p.m. The driver had an obvious odor of intoxicants and admitted to drinking two beers. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and processed at the Mercer Island Police Department, where he provided BAC readings of 0.207 and 0.209. He was released to his ex-girlfriend.

Sept. 24

FALSE INFORMATION: Police contacted a woman on a traffic stop in the 9600 block of westbound I-90 at 1:33 p.m., and arrested her for driving without a license and giving false statements.

Sept. 25

PROWLING: A victim reported that their car was prowled overnight in the 300 block of 81st Place SE. There was no damage to the car, which may have been unlocked. About $280 worth of items were taken.

Crime statistics for July

Every month, the police department calculates crime statistics and compares them to numbers from the year prior. In July 2017, there were 95 serious offenses, compared to 49 in 2016. The department saw 36 more cases of larceny, but two fewer cases of assault, one less burglary and four fewer fraud cases compared to the year prior. There were 18 adult arrests and zero juvenile arrests in July 2017. Police arrested 15 adults and one juvenile in 2016. There were 1,414 calls for service, compared to 1,339 in 2016.

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