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Fraud victim believes fraud support group to be a scam | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Sept. 13-19.

Sept. 19

Smash-and-grab: It was reported that someone smashed a vehicle window and stole a purse from inside in the 8700 block of Southeast 71st Street.

Sept. 18

Park camping: Officers responded to reports of people camping in the park in the 7200 block of Southeast 22nd Street.

Disturbance: Officers responded to reports of a verbal disturbance between a male and female in the 7800 block of Southeast 28th Street.

Marine incident: Marine patrol assisted in response to reports of a subject struggling in Lake Washington near his small sail boat.

Sept. 17

Fraud: After joining an online support group for fraud victims, a resident in the 2600 block of 76th Avenue Northeast believes that group is also a scam.

Fraud: A resident in the 7600 block of Southeast 22nd Street suffered substantial financial loss due to an online scam that required him to transfer a large sum of his cryptocurrency.

Sept. 15

Theft: It was reported that someone swiped an unsecured bicycle parked outside a business in the 7700 block of Southeast 34th Street.

Sept. 14

Noise annoys: Residents in the 2600 block of 76th Avenue Southeast engaged in a dispute over excessive noise from appliances.

Suspicious circumstances: A subject was spotted wandering on private property in the 9100 block of Southeast 42nd Street. Officers offered services, but the subject declined.

Sept. 13

Shoplifting: A subject who was known to be trespassed from a business was seen shoplifting from the store in the 7700 block of Southeast 27th Street.

Vehicle prowl: After stealing credit cards from a motor vehicle in the 7000 block of 82nd Avenue Southeast, the subject attempted to make fraudulent purchases.


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