By Reporter Staff
Fraud: A victim in the 5300 block of Lansdowne Lane was defrauded in a scheme in which they were informed they had an additional phone line registered with their cell phone number.
Noise annoys: A party noise complaint was issued in the 4000 block of 96th Avenue Southeast.
Malicious mischief: Subjects were tracked down after allegedly being seen breaking windows in the 3200 block of 78th Street.
Theft: A subject stole liquor from a business in the 7700 block of Southeast 27th Street.
Assistance: A resident of Maple Lane has concerns about her landlords violating her privacy online.
Harassment: A resident in the 8200 block of Southeast 30th Street received threatening text messages and believed their accounts were hacked.
Welfare check: Officers assisted an intoxicated subject back to his home in the 7200 block of Southeast 22nd Street.
Vehicle prowl: It was reported that someone broke into a vehicle and the locked center console was damaged in the 7700 block of Sunset Highway.
Mail theft: It was reported that mail and packages were stolen from a business in the 7800 block of Southeast 27th Street.
Theft: Multiple catalytic converters were reported stolen from city owned vehicles parked in the 8700 block of Southeast 42nd Street.
* According to the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD), vehicle prowlers have been active on the Island.
“Though we do our best to deter these prowlers from coming here through proactive patrolling and community education, we still must all work together to help keep this city one of the safest in Washington State,” reads the department’s Facebook page.
MIPD has provided a few safety tips:
• Always lock your vehicle.
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Secure all windows, doors, and tops to your vehicle before leaving it.
• Remove all valuables when leaving your vehicle unattended.
• Set the alarm on your vehicle if it is equipped with one.
• If you absolutely must leave valuables in your vehicle unattended, place them in hiding spots before arriving to your destination.
• If you have a garage at your home, park inside it.
• Install security cameras in areas you park equipped with night vision capability and a motion light to deter lurking car prowlers.
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see someone lurking around parked cars or exhibiting other suspicious behavior.