Suspect steals ink from Mercer Island Rite Aid | 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.

Sept. 13

ARREST: Police contacted a subject in the Walgreens parking lot at 9:46 p.m., and arrested them on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Sept. 14

THEFT: A subject walked into Rite Aid with a black Adidas bag at 2:32 p.m. They placed six ink cartridges and a charger in the bag, and walked out without paying.

Sept. 16

PROWLING: Tools, painting supplies and other personal items were reported stolen after an overnight car prowl in the 2600 block of 76th Ave. SE.

DUI: A subject was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in the 2400 block of 76th Ave. SE at 11:19 p.m., and processed and released.

Sept. 18

FRAUD: A man in the 4200 block of E. Mercer Way reported at 11:30 a.m. that he was alerted by a credit monitoring service to a fraudulent account that had been opened using his information.

Sept. 19

THEFT: At 4:42 p.m., a woman reported that two checks were probably stolen from her mailbox in the 4100 block of 78th Ave. SE. The people who sent the checks said told her that had already been deposited into a BECU bank account.

Crime statistics for June

Every month, the police department calculates crime statistics and compares them to numbers from the year prior. In June 2017, there were 43 serious offenses, compared to 93 in 2016. The department saw 11 fewer more cases of burglary, 16 fewer cases of assault, one more robbery and 39 fewer larceny cases compared to the year prior. There were 21 adult arrests and three juvenile arrests in June 2017. Police arrested 26 adults and zero juveniles in 2016. There were 1,184 calls for service, compared to 1,366 in 2016.