Suspect smashes vehicle window, snags diaper bag | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports May 18-22.

May 22

Vehicle prowl: A suspect smashed a victim’s vehicle window, swiped a diaper bag from within and quickly fled the scene after the victim called 911 in the 8200 block of Southeast 62nd Street. About a minute earlier, the victim had taken her trash cans to the curb and returned inside the home when she heard the sound of the car alarm and the window shattering. No suspect description was reported.

Burglary: With a coin jar missing, a suspect was located in an employee-only storage room and fled prior to police arrival in the 2700 block of 80th Avenue Southeast.

Theft: In the 3400 block of 81st Place Southeast, a suspect stole a hand cart left at the front door and was caught on security footage. The suspect is possibly related to a similar incident on the same day.

May 19

Theft: After stealing car keys from the men’s locker room, a visitor at a building in the 8800 block of Southeast 40th Street used the keys to unlock the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot, steal a wallet and use credit cards for fraudulent transactions.

Fraud: At a business in the 2700 block of 77th Avenue Southeast, a suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit bill and left quickly when the store clerk rejected the payment.

May 18

Malicious mischief: A victim found mail scattered around a mailbox and was unclear if any mail was stolen or just rummaged through in the 1900 block of 82nd Avenue Southeast. Officers advised the victim of the free service provided by the United States Postal Service, which e-mails subscribers a scanned image of all mail due for delivery that day.

Fraud: A victim in the 8800 block of Southeast 60th Street received an e-mail advising of a recent, unfamiliar purchase. The victim froze known credit cards and monitored account balances for fraudulent activity.