Pair of water rescues on Lake Washington | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Aug. 17-23

  • Friday, August 28, 2020 9:31am
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Aug. 23

Vehicle prowls: It was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the 2500 block of 72nd Avenue Southeast that two vehicles had been prowled overnight. It was noted that nothing was taken and the vehicles weren’t damaged.

Aug. 22

Stolen items: During an overnight vehicle prowl, it was reported at 7:06 a.m. the following morning that several items were stolen in the 3500 block of 90th Avenue Southeast.

Mail theft: It was reported at 9:53 a.m. in the 9600 block of Southeast 69th Street that someone broke into several mailboxes, and mail belonging to multiple residents was located.

Aug. 21

Skating trio: A caller reported at 5:32 p.m. that there was a possible attempted break-in involving three teenagers at the thrift shop in the 7600 block of Southeast 34th Street. A police officer on the scene determined that there was no break-in attempt, and the caller’s husband had been trying to stop the teens from skating around the building.

Aug. 20

Theft: At 8:38 a.m., it was reported that someone stole license plates off of a vehicle parked overnight in a driveway in the 8100 block of West Mercer Way.

Malicious mischief: It was reported at 4:41 p.m. that two juveniles smashed a window and entered a building, which they believed to be abandoned, in the 2800 block of West Mercer Way.

Aug. 19

Stolen bike: It was reported at 5:32 p.m. that someone stole a bike from the common area of an apartment complex in the 3200 block of 80th Avenue Southeast.

Injured bat: At 8:49 p.m., a resident in the 8500 block of Southeast 79th Place called police and asked for assistance in removing an injured bat that entered the home. The case was referred to fish and wildlife.

Aug. 18

Water rescues: The Mercer Island Police Department Marine Patrol unit assisted the King County Sheriff’s Office in a water rescue at 11:33 a.m. on Lake Washington.

In another water rescue at 8:07 p.m., the MIPD Marine Patrol unit plucked an intoxicated male out of Lake Washington as he attempted to swim from a Renton park to Mercer Island. He was delivered safely on land with help from the Renton Police Department.

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