Lack of physical distancing results in physical altercation | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Jan. 25-Feb. 14.

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:13am
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By Reporter Staff

Feb. 13

Snow assistance: Police officers responded to numerous calls for assistance from Island motorists stuck in the snow and ice.

Feb. 11

DUI: A subject was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in the 3000 block of 61st Avenue Southeast.

Feb. 10

Welfare check: Police officers contacted a person screaming in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue Southeast. The subject didn’t want assistance.

Fraud: A business owner in the 8000 block of Southeast 28th Street noticed someone attempting to cash bad checks on the owner’s business account.

Fence feud: A feud between neighbors over their shared fence project was reported in the 2400 block of 84th Avenue Southeast.

Feb. 9

Fraud: A resident in the 4200 block of 89th Avenue Southeast reported receiving a call from someone posing as an internet provider and requesting gift cards.

Theft: It was reported that a catalytic converter was stolen from a resident’s vehicle in the 2500 block of 81st Avenue Southeast.

Burglary: It was reported that burglars cut chains and stole power tools from a back yard in the 7200 block of Southeast 24th Street.

Feb. 8

Traffic accident: A pedestrian sustained a minor injury during a traffic accident in the 7700 block of Southeast 29th Street.

Noisy hoopster: A resident in the 2800 block of 75th Place Southeast was concerned about the noise impact of a basketball hoop.

Fraud: A business in the 7700 block of Southeast 27th Street was defrauded by a suspect impersonating a bank employee.

Feb. 6

Salon dispute: It was reported that there was a dispute over the cost of services at a salon in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way.

Too close for comfort: A physical altercation was reported between strangers following a verbal exchange about physical distancing in the 8400 block of Southeast 63rd Street.

Feb. 4

Malicious mischief: It was reported that someone broken into mailboxes in the 6800 block of East Mercer Way.

Theft: It was reported that someone stolen an item off a front porch in the 3000 block of 61st Avenue Southeast.

Feb. 3

Trailer theft: It was reported that someone stole a locked trailer from a driveway in the 8500 block of Southeast 72nd Street.

Feb. 2

Smash and grab: It was reported that someone smashed the rear window of a vehicle and swiped snowboard gear in the 3700 block of 86th Avenue Southeast.

Worried windsurfer: A windsurfer in distress was spotted and assisted on Lake Washington.

Theft: It was reported that someone nicked a license plate from a vehicle in the 4000 block of 86th Avenue Southeast.

Feb. 1

Fraud: A victim in the 7300 block of 78th Avenue Southeast reported that she received a fraudulent email requesting she purchase gift cards. The victim lost $1,400.

Neighbor dispute: Neighbors in the 7200 block of 78th Avenue Southeast engaged in a dispute over yard waste being disposed over the property line.

Jan. 31

Burglary: It was reported that there was evidence of a break-in and items missing from a residence in the 7900 block of Southeast 65th Street.

Jan. 30

K-9 assist: A neighboring police department’s K-9 unit assisted local officers in locating a suspect who reportedly broke a window of a residence in the 5000 block of West Mercer Way.

Jan. 28

Foot knocker: A victim stated that his foot was run over by a vehicle in a parking lot in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue Southeast. The vehicle exited the scene.

Harassment: A resident of the 8200 block of 71st Avenue Southeast reported receiving threatening text messages.

Jan. 26

Traffic accident: A non-injury traffic accident was reported in the 5900 block of East Mercer Way.

Myspace: A verbal dispute was reported over a parking space in a lot in the 7600 block of Southeast 27th Street.

Jan. 25

Fraud: A business in the 2700 block of 77th Avenue Southeast was defrauded with suspicious purchases.

Theft: It was reported that someone stole a vehicle from a residence in the 3200 block of 80th Avenue Southeast.

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