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Police Blotter | Three suspects caught with backseat full of stolen liquor


FORGERY: A 50-year-old Island man mailed a check from his office. Sometime between his office and the destination, the check was obtained and “washed.” The reporting party is not out any money but his bank opened an investigation.

ACCIDENT: A car was parked in the driveway at 4624 Forest Ave. S.E. at approximately 9 a.m. The driveway is very steep at that location. Around 12:30 p.m. the owner of that vehicle was outside when she noticed the car start to roll down the driveway. It struck a large rock on the north side of the driveway and continued across Forest Ave. S.E. It slammed into the garage at 4617 Forest Ave. S.E. Both the car and the garage had significant damage.


MINOR LIQUOR VIOLATION: Three adults -- two 19-year-old women and one 18-year-old man -- were found to be drinking in the I-90 lid park after hours. All three admitted to consuming alcohol. Five beer cans were found at the scene.

BURGLARY: An 83-year-old Island man came home to find his kitchen window open and items taken from his office, including three ukueles, and an E-Mac desktop computer.

FRAUD: A 58-year-old Island man said he filed a tax return in April. He hasn’t received his return yet and so contacted the IRS office in Bellevue. Staff said they put a hold on his return because somebody tried to use his information to file a fraudulent return. The Island man was expecting a tax return of $6,000.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 51-year-old Island woman reported an unsecured firearm in the 8500 block of S.E. 45th St. The firearm was secured and placed into safekeeping.


THEFT: A 44-year-old Island man reported that about $500 worth of beer and wine was stolen from a shed in the 7700 block of S.E. 22nd St. The theft took place sometime between July 17 and July 19. The thief accessed the property by bending down the chain link fence.


MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A painting contractor had an employee who damaged approximately 60 window panes while cleaning paint away from the glass with a scraper. The damage was estimated at $5,000.


TRESPASS: A subject was caught trespassing from the North-end QFC around 11:15 p.m. on Monday night.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A window was broken on the North end of the old Boys and Girls Club sometime between July 19 and July 21.


POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Four adults between the ages of 18 and 19 were found in possession of what police officers thought was marijuana and three glass pipes. They all denied ownership and the items were taken as evidence.


MINOR LIQUOR VIOLATION: A 19-year-old Island man was found with alcohol in two cups but no smell of alcohol on his breath. The suspect admitted to having alcohol in his cup, which he had had been drinking with a friend. He dumped out the liquor in both cups and handed over a bottle of alcohol in his backpack.

CAR PROWL: A vehicle parked at the Park-and-Ride in the 6700 block of S.E. 24th St. was prowled overnight. The car owner’s 19-year-old daughter parked the car and was unsure whether she’d locked it the night before. A gym bag with cloths and toiletries was stolen, in addition to a bottle of antifreeze, oil and assorted audio CDs. The stolen items amounted to about $500.

THEFT: On Wednesday, just before midnight, Albertson’s employees reported that two people had stolen alcohol and fled in a dark-colored SUV. The vehicle seemed to have been occupied by three people, according to the reporting party. Because there were few cars on the road at the time, the reporting party followed the car and stopped it. He identified several bottles of alcohol in the backseat including a bottle of whiskey, and positively identified the suspects.


CAR PROWL: At 9:42 a.m. a Mercer Island man reported a car prowl and theft at his residence in the 3700 block of 86th Ave. S.E. The rear headrest was taken and a laptop computer bag stolen.


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