Several mail theft cases reported | Mercer Island Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Feb. 1

MISCHIEF: At 8:13 a.m., a bank of mailboxes in the 5200 block of 82nd Ave. SE was reported to be pried open and damaged.

MAIL THEFT: At 11:16 a.m., various items of mail, including health insurance information and bills, were reported stolen from the 8400 block of SE 62nd St. The victim’s mailbox had been broken into.

MORE MAIL MISCHIEF: Mailboxes were pried open at 11:32 a.m. in the 8100 block of Evergreen Lane and at 2:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of W. Mercer Way, causing damage.

MORE: Two mailboxes sharing the same post were pried open at 3:06 p.m. in the 5600 block of 84th Ave. SE. No mail was known to be taken.

THEFT: A victim in the 8900 block of N. Mercer Way reported that mail had been stolen from her mailbox at 3:26 p.m.

AND MISCHIEF: An Island man reported that his mailbox was pried open by some type of tool at 6:02 p.m. in the 6200 block of 86th Ave. SE, but didn’t know if any mail was stolen. A similar incident occurred at 5:47 p.m. in the 2800 block of 61st Ave. SE.

WARRANT ARREST: King County Jail transferred custody of a Renton man with an outstanding MIPD arrest warrant for driving with a suspended license. He was taken into custody in the 9600 block of SE 36th St., transported to Issaquah Jail and booked on his warrant.

Feb. 2

THEFT: About a week’s worth of mail, including credit card bills, was stolen from a locked mailbox in the 3400 block of W. Mercer Way and reported at 2:52 p.m.

FRAUD: At 11:15 a.m., a 30-year-old Mercer Island man in the 4000 block of W. Mercer Way told police that he received a bill in the mail for a Verizon account that he does not have.

FOUND PROPERTY: A women’s bicycle was reportedly found at 9:36 p.m. in the 8400 block of N. Mercer Way.

Feb. 3

CANDID CAMERA: Suspects attempted to enter a home in the 2400 block of 76th Ave. SE through a rear door that had been left unlocked. An audible alarm frightened the suspects, who moved to the front of the building, where they were captured in security footage.

THEFT: At 1:11 p.m., an Island man in the 8200 block of SE 61st St. reported that some documents were mailed to his residence, but he had not yet received them. He believes they may have been stolen from an unsecured mailbox, for a loss of $2.

MAJOR KEY: A Mercer Island man parked his car at the Community Center, between two other cars. He reported at 1:06 p.m. that his car had been keyed, causing a 7.5 inch vertical scratch on the front passenger door and $250 in damage. Police said that the security camera does not show that corner of the parking lot.

Feb. 4

DEATH INVESTIGATION: A 73-year-old Mercer Island woman passed away in her sleep at her home in the 8000 block of SE 20th St. A 67-year-old Kent man reported the incident at 9:12 a.m. The King County Medical Examiner was at the scene and took custody of the body.

Feb. 5

FRAUD: At 9:05 a.m., a Mercer Island woman in the 4500 block of W. Mercer Way reported a credit card fraud that occurred three times.

BURGLARY: At 9:07 a.m., MIPD received a report that a vacant home in the 8100 block of W. Mercer Way was burglarized. The back sliding door, back bedroom window and garage door were used as entry and exit points, and minor household items were taken.

PROWLING: An unknown suspect broke a car window and stole a hot pink backpack at 10:02 p.m. in the 7600 block of SE 27th St. The backpack contained a Kindle, two water bottles and three tupperware containers.



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