Seven car prowls reported in one day in Mercer Island | 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.

March 19

PROWLING x1: A locked vehicle in the 7600 block of SE 27th St. was prowled. An iPad and two pairs of sunglasses were taken.

x2: A locked vehicle was opened without force at 11:27 a.m. in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE. Small items were taken.

x3: Sunglasses were stolen after a car prowl reported in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE at 11:48 a.m.

x4: A victim reported that their locked car was prowled at 12:23 p.m. in the 8100 block of SE 40th St. A window was smashed, but nothing was taken.

x5: An unlocked vehicle parked at the Island Habitat Condos in the 2900 block of 76th Ave SE. was prowled. An item was also taken from inside the car owner’s apartment around the same time, at 1:49 p.m.

x6: A vehicle was prowled in a parking space in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE at 2:26 p.m. Cigarettes and sunglasses were taken.

x7: A car prowl was reported at 9:46 p.m. in the 2700 block of 76th Ave. SE.

March 20

MISCHIEF: A locked mailbox was pried open and entered at 7:55 a.m. in the 7700 block of SE 70th St. There was no mail in the box at the time, but $300 in damage was caused.

MORE MISCHIEF: Three mailboxes in the 7900 block of SE 65th St. were found to be pried open at 2:42 p.m. The mail had not been delivered yet.

MORE MAIL MISCHIEF: A single locking mailbox was pried open, damaging the lock, at 4:52 p.m. in the 4200 block of 95th Ave. SE. It was unknown if any mail was taken.

March 21

THEFT: Forgery and theft were reported at 1:28 p.m. in the 4300 block of Fernbrook Drive.

PROWLING: A woman in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE said someone entered her vehicle at 6:03 p.m., but took nothing of value.

March 23

THEFT: A woman said at 11:59 a.m. that packages were stolen from her front porch in the 2900 block of 76th Place SE, for a loss of $97.79. A neighbor who witnessed the theft obtained a suspect description and license plate number.

March 24

MISCHIEF: A mailbox was damaged in an attempted mail theft at 11:58 a.m. in the 7800 block of SE 78th St.

FRAUD: At 1:20 p.m., a man in the 4600 block of W. Mercer Way said his credit cards were fraudulently sent to an unknown person in California, but canceled before charges were made.

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