Islanders report theft, fraud and arson

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

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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.

Jan. 15

FRAUD: A man in the 4000 block of W. Mercer Way said at that he received a fraudulent email from “Apple.” The victim gave the unknown suspect his name, date of birth and Social Security number via a fraudulent web site.

ARSON: Fires were set on benches inside the men’s and women’s bathrooms at Island Crest Park.

BURGLARY: At 4:16 p.m., a victim reported a forced entry burglary into his storage unit at the Shorewood Apartments. No theft occurred.

Jan. 16

FRAUD: A woman in the 5000 block of 84th Ave. SE said at 2:04 p.m. that she received a collection notice for $500 from an electronic transaction she didn’t authorize.

Jan. 17

FRAUD: A victim in the 6900 block of 96th Ave. SE said at 12:47 p.m. that his information was accessed via his FASA application and other electronic communications.

Jan. 18

FRAUD: A victim in the 2500 block of 81st Ave. SE said at 11:19 a.m. that they received a counterfeit check and instructions for a “mystery shopper” scam. They didn’t comply, but were told to report it to police.

Jan. 19

THEFT: At 2:31 p.m., a suspect stole the tip jar off the counter at Freshy’s Seafood Shack, for a loss of $10.

FRAUD: A victim in the 4200 block of Boulevard Place said at 3:07 p.m. that their identity was used to fraudulently open a credit card and rent a car.

Jan. 21

TRESPASS: Three males ran out of the north QFC with a shopping basket full of items and jumped into a vehicle. Police contacted the suspects, who shoplifted the items. The store manager did not press charges but wanted the juveniles trespassed. One had a warrant and was booked into King County youth jail.

THEFT: A victim said $4,300 was stolen from his apartment in the 2600 block of 76th Ave. SE at 3:50 a.m. He believes his ex-wife stole it when she came over to move items out of the apartment.

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