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Residents report costumed pirate growling while trick-or-treating on Halloween | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Oct. 25-31.

Oct. 31

Weapons complaint: Callers reported a subject dressed in black and carrying an airsoft rifle in the 7400 block of Southeast 32nd Street. No shots were fired and the rifle was never pointed at anyone. Officers counseled the subject on his dangerous behavior.

Arghhh: There were multiple reports of a trick-or-treater dressed as a pirate and making “pirate growls” in the 3800 block of West Mercer Way. Officers were unable to locate the pirate.

Oct. 30

Vehicle theft: Someone stole a vehicle overnight in the 7800 block of Southeast 27th Street.

Vehicle prowl: Someone smashed a vehicle window in a parking lot in the 3200 block of 78th Avenue Southeast.

Oct. 28

Recovered vehicle: Officers took two subjects into custody after they were found in a stolen vehicle in the 3200 block of Shorewood Drive. Officers approached the vehicle while it was parked improperly.

Theft: A subject was arrested for stealing merchandise from a business in the 7700 block of Southeast 27th Street.

Egg-thrower: It was reported that a subject was yelling on his balcony and throwing eggs at a nearby vehicle in the 7800 block of Southeast 28th Street.

Oct. 27

Marine incident: Marine patrol responded to reports of a large craft adrift on Lake Washington.

Fraud: A resident in the 9200 block of Southeast 33rd Place suffered substantial financial loss through a fraudulent escrow transaction.

Oct. 26

Potential prowlers: A resident in the 4300 block of 89th Avenue Southeast believes they interrupted potential prowlers in their back yard.


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