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.
BURGLARY: At 2:45 p.m., Mercer Island officers responded to an alarm that turned out to be a burglary in the 4700 block of Fernridge Lane. They cleared the house and did not find anyone, but obtained several items of evidence. It was unknown what, if anything, was stolen.
ANOTHER BURGLARY: An unsecured detached garage was entered overnight in the 9900 block of SE 40th St, and two unlocked vehicles were entered. A spare key to one car and an iPad were stolen.
BURGLARY: At 9:19 a.m., a victim in the 9900 block of SE 39th St. said his detached garage was burglarized.
FRAUD: At 1:31 p.m., a victim in the 3500 block of 88th Ave. SE reported that an unknown suspect fraudulently attempted to use her Visa account at the Neiman Marcus store in Bellevue. The store allegedly had surveillance video.
BURGLARY: At 1:54 p.m., a victim reported a residential forced-entry burglary in the 9000 block of SE 48th St. The interior was ransacked, and an antique slot machine was taken.
THEFT: Passports and assorted mail were taken from a mailbox in the 7200 block of N. Mercer Way while the victim was out of town. The incident was reported at 1:16 p.m.
PROWLING: Unlocked vehicles were rummaged through and a bicycle was reported stolen from the carport in the 3800 block of E. Mercer Way at 6:56 p.m.
THEFT: A vehicle was stopped for driving in the wrong lane in the 9000 block of SE 68th St. at 12:23 a.m. Packages belonging to a Mercer Island resident were found in the backseat. During contact with the police, the driver ripped off the package labels, trying to conceal who the packages belonged to. The driver was arrested and a search warrant was obtained for vehicle. Other minor evidentiary items were located in the vehicle.
FRAUD: A woman in the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE said at 12:08 p.m. that two attempted charges were made on her checking account, but the transactions were stopped by her bank.
MORE THEFT: At 4:29 p.m., a victim reported that a man stole a phone charger from his work office in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way.
PROWLING: A sports bag and gear were stolen after a reported car prowl at 11:27 a.m. in the 7200 block of 92nd Ave. SE. The car’s side window was broken.
BURGLARY: A detached garage in the 2000 block of 72nd Ave. SE was reported burglarized at 6:34 a.m. A bicycle was stolen, and an additional bike was found on the scene.