Juvenile bites mother over taken cellphone| Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 31-Feb. 7.

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Jan. 31

Pizza transgression: At 12:29 p.m. in the 8400 block of Southeast 68th Street, Sahara Pizza owners had 200 gift certificates made at the UPS store on Southeast 27th Street. An employee from the UPS store used a fraudulent Sahara gift certificate to purchase pizza three times within the last three weeks.

Feb. 1.

Caretaker betrayal: At 10:20 a.m. in the 7800 block of Southeast 75th Place, for the past couple of months, a victim’s caretaker has been making unauthorized transactions on the victim’s VISA credit card. The transactions amount to approximately $3,500. The suspect was contacted by authorities and admitted to using the credit card without permission. Suspect agreed to come to the Mercer Island Police Department and give a full confession on video.

Feb. 3

Nicotine fix: At 10:04 a.m. in the 7700 block of Southeast 27th Street, a suspect entered the store and stole four to five cartons of cigarettes and then left.

Cellphone catastrophe: At 4:25 p.m. in the 6200 block of East Mercer Way, a juvenile got into an argument with her parents over her cell phone. The suspect damaged property and struck her sister before she shoved and bit her mother.

Feb. 4

Fraud: At 2:26 p.m. in the 800 block of Southeast 82nd Street, the victim’s son reported that their parent had given about $221,100 total to the suspect in gift cards, when they were fraudulently called for computer repair.

Feb. 7

Strange dog: At 1:02 p.m. in the 8800 block of Southeast 59th Street, a dog charged at a home window and was reportedly not under their owner’s control.

Concerned grandpa: At 7:37 p.m. in the 8000 block of Avalon Place, a victim sent $5,000 in cash via FedEx to Florida, because someone called him saying his grandson was in need of bail money to get out of jail.

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