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.
PROWLING: An unsecured vehicle was reported prowled at 6:16 p.m. in the 8000 block of N. Mercer Way. Paperwork and a cell phone were stolen, for a loss of $500.
FRAUD: A man in the 2600 block of 76th Ave. SE said at 11:51 a.m. that $3,419.99 in funds from his direct deposit VA was wiped out. Various ATM withdrawals and purchases from a Walmart in Georgia were recorded.
MORE FRAUD: A woman in the 6100 block of 79th Ave. SE said at 12:44 p.m. that she was contacted by Target, which believed a fraudulent credit card was being opened with her information. She confirmed that her identity had been compromised.
FRAUD: A woman reported fraudulent charges on her credit card at 9:45 a.m. She was able to develop suspect information from a package mistakenly sent to her residence in the 7400 block of 78th Ave. SE, and the suspect was identified.
IDENTITY THEFT: An unknown person charged $495 to a victim’s credit card. He said he found the “pending charge” while looking over his account at 2:49 p.m. in the 7900 block of SE 34th St.
THEFT: A woman in the 2400 block of 62nd Ave. SE said at 8:43 a.m. that her locking mailbox was broken into, and about 10 days worth of mail was taken.