Multiple scams, burglaries and thefts reported on Mercer Island

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

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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.

Dec. 18

DEATH INVESTIGATION: A daughter found her father non-responsive at 10:13 a.m. in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE.

BURGLARY: A woman reported that jewelry was missing from her unit in the 9100 block of Fortuna Drive at 3:28 p.m., for a loss of $1,500.

THEFT: A woman said that a package was stolen from the 7600 block of SE 40th St. on Oct. 27 at an unknown time, for a loss of $500, and a second set of three packages were stolen on Dec. 12 at about 3 p.m.

FRAUD: At 9:20 a.m., a victim in the 2600 block of 76th Ave. SE reported a phone scam involving a small business claiming overdue utility billing. The victim paid out $4,198.59 in money cards over the phone.

HARASSMENT: A woman in the 3200 block of W. Concord Way said at 2:59 p.m. that a known subject threatened to post compromising photos of her online.

Dec. 19

BURGLARY: An unknown suspect entered a garage in the 3800 block of 81st Ave. SE at 4:45 a.m. through an open overhead door, taking a bag of Christmas gifts from a car and some tools from a work bench.

COUNTERFEIT: The same suspect passed a counterfeit $100 bill on two separate days in the 2700 block of 77th Ave. SE.

DUI: Police and firefighters responded when a vehicle crashed into several trees and eventually landed on a greenhouse and caught on fire in the 7700 block of Shore Lane at 3:11 a.m. The registered owner of the car said that his son had permission to drive it. The son was located at his residence and had been drinking, according to police.

Dec. 20

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A group training for Cyclocross caused minor damage where bicycles were ridden on wet and muddy grass in the 2000 block of 84th Ave. SE. at 11:30 a.m.

FRAUD: A victim in the 3800 block of E. Mercer Way said at 2:38 p.m. that a direct deposit paycheck was intercepted and re-routed to a Green Dot bank account. The funds were withdrawn before the JCC could reverse the deposit, for a loss of $1,185.22.

Dec. 21

THEFT: A package was reported stolen from a front porch in the 7000 block of E. Mercer Way at 12:18 p.m. Contents included a pink iPhone case and pink Apple Watch wristband, for a loss of $95.

Dec. 24

CAR THEFT: A motor vehicle was stolen overnight from a secured garage in the 7800 block of SE 30th St. The victim said this was the third time the car had been stolen.

Dec. 26

THEFT: At 10:17 a.m., a man reported that two passports and about $88,200 were taken from a dresser in his condo in the 2900 block of 81st Place SE. The only people with access were the victim’s son and cleaners.

MORE THEFT: A victim said that her mail was stolen, and that she found other people’s mail in her mailbox, at 7:26 p.m. in the 9000 block of SE 44th St.

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