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: A victim parked her car in the South Luther Burbank lot and went for a run. When she came back at 5:43 p.m., she found that her car windows were broken and her shoulder bag, with electronics inside, had been stolen.
WARRANT ARREST: A vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation and expired tabs at 10:28 p.m. in the 3900 block of Gallagher Hill Road. The driver had a misdemeanor warrant out of the King County Sheriff’s Office for criminal trespassing. Vehicle occupants were arrested and booked into King County Jail.
THEFT: Two bicycles were stolen from a vehicle-mounted bike rack in a parking lot in the 2800 block of 75th Place SE at 9:24 a.m.
DRUG VIOLATION: A jacket was found abandoned at a business in the 2800 block of 78th Ave. SE at 10 a.m. The jacket contained identification, suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and some personal items.
LOST PROPERTY: A wedding ring was reported lost in the waters off of Groveland Beach park at 4:19 p.m.
HOUSE PARTY: Someone called Mercer Island police to report a large underage drinking party with party goers and their vehicles blocking other homeowners’ driveways in the 4800 block of Forest Ave. SE at 10:39 p.m. Police contacted several underage party goers who had been drinking. Parents were contacted for juveniles, and others who were 18 were released to sober adults. A known Mercer Island subject had been throwing the party.
REPORT: A juvenile reported that a suspicious vehicle was following him in the 8000 block of Avalon Place at 12:21 p.m. He hid behind a parked car. The vehicle drove up and down the street four or five times, appearing to be looking for him, but eventually left the area.
PLATE SWITCH: Police stopped a vehicle in the 3200 block of Island Crest Way at 3:43 p.m. for displaying license plates from another car. The vehicle was impounded.
FOUND PROPERTY: A bicycle was found in the 2800 block of 60th Ave. SE at 6:33 p.m.
THEFT: A victim reported that some of his tools were stolen from a detached car port in the 6800 block of E. Mercer Way at 7:23 a.m., for a loss of $150.
PARTY FOUL: At 12:39 p.m., a woman in the 9200 block of SE 60th St. said that a FedEx delivery of party hats had been taken from her porch twice in the last few days.
PROWLING: A man said someone entered his unlocked vehicle and took sunglasses, a handicap placard and the owner’s manual at 3:31 p.m. in the 6800 block of 96th Ave. SE.
APS: A case of Adult Protective Services (APS) was referred to detectives at 3:37 p.m. in the 2400 block of 60th Ave. SE.
TRAFFIC OFFENSES: A vehicle was stopped for a report of sale violation at 12:56 a.m. in the 12500 block of westbound I-90. The driver had a suspended license and a felony warrant. The suspect had medical conditions that caused him to be declined at King County Jail on Oct. 5 on said warrant. They were cited and released from the scene.
MISCHIEF: At 4:17 p.m., a victim said their mailbox was damaged after someone attempted to pry it open in the 3000 block of 90th Place SE. Pry marks were located on the right side of the locked mailbox, but the mail compartment was not accessed and to the best of the victim’s knowledge, no mail was missing.
BURGLARY: A power washer and emergency supplies were reported stolen from a backyard shed in the 9400 block of SE 70th Place at 7:53 a.m. Potential security footage may be available in the future.
THEFT: About $20,000 Yen ($200 U.S.) was taken from a wallet inside a guest bedroom without permission at 2:13 p.m. in the 7500 block of 92nd Ave. SE.
DUI: A juvenile female was found in her running vehicle in the middle of the street in the 5000 block of Butterworth Road at 12:23 a.m. She was heavily intoxicated, admitted to drinking and submitted to voluntary field sobriety tests. She was arrested for physical control and taken to the station for processing, later providing breath samples of .187 and .178. She was released to her parents, and her vehicle was impounded.
ORDER VIOLATION: A victim in the 7900 block of E. Mercer Way has a protection order naming her husband as the respondent. The husband came to her home at 7:43 p.m., and they got into an argument. He broke the victim’s cell phone, and left.
PROWLING: Several items, including credit cards, keys, a driver’s license, cash, a backpack and cell phones, were taken after a forced entry car prowl reported at 5:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of 84th Ave. SE.