Road-rage incident involves tow-truck driver and motorist | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Aug. 2-8.

Aug. 6

Fraud: A resident in the 8500 block of 85th Avenue Southeast reported receiving common scam calls claiming she has a warrant for her arrest.

Aug. 5

Marine incident: The Marine Patrol unit was alerted to someone possibly struggling in Lake Washington. The unit determined it to be normal kite-surfing behavior.

Road rage: A road-rage incident was reported in the 3200 block of 72nd Avenue Southeast between a motorist and a tow-truck driver, who was upset that the motorist passed his truck too closely. After the motorist exited his vehicle and stood in front of the truck to ask what the truck driver was upset about, the truck operator drove toward the motorist, bumped him and then fled the scene. The motorist was uninjured and declined medical aid.

Theft: A resident in the 2800 block of 75th Place Southeast returned from vacation and reported that a catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle.

Aug. 4

Fraud: A resident in the 5800 block of 84th Avenue Southeast reported that there was a fraudulent purchase in their name.

Aug. 3

Complaints: Complaints were filed with police regarding a subject shouting and camping on property in the 8000 block of Southeast 32nd Street. The subject declined assistance from officers.

Aug. 2

Shoplifting: Suspects were seen shoplifting on security video from a business in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue Southeast.

Harassment: A professional reported receiving unwanted advances from a former associate, and officers suggested obtaining a restraining order. In another case, a subject named in a restraining order continued to contact the protected party.