Suspicious man follows girl | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A 14-year-old girl’s evening jog ended with a phone call to 911 and a run for home at 7:21 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

A 14-year-old girl’s evening jog ended with a phone call to 911 and a run for home at 7:21 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, as a middle-aged man in a white, two-door Honda drove toward her multiple times and stopped in front of her, in the 6400 block of East Mercer Way.

The girl suspected that the driver was trying to abduct her, and described him as lean, with short brown hair. He might have been wearing glasses.

May 14

School vandalism: In a case of malicious mischief, three windows were broken out of a school portable at Lakeridge Elementary sometime overnight in the 8200 block of S.E. 78th Street. The vandals painted a line of silver spray paint on the back wall of the portable and left the paint can behind, on the ground, where two broken windows were found.

May 16

Fender-bender: A vehicle driven by a 75-year-old Mercer Island woman backed into another vehicle at 12:33 p.m. in the Walgreens parking lot at 7707 S.E. 27th Street. The woman was backing out of her spot and did not see the other vehicle, which was waiting to park. The victim’s vehicle was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

May 18

Hit and run: A parked Toyota Prius was struck at 6:15 p.m. in a cul-de-sac in the 7800 block of Sunset Highway. A 32-year-old witness said that a woman in her 50s was doing jumping jacks beside her car before getting into the car, putting it into reverse and backing into the parked vehicle. The witness said the suspect got out and looked at the damage, but drove away without leaving a note. The suspect’s vehicle was a green Honda CRV.

Accident: A loaded cement mixer struck a northbound Toyota sedan at 9:58 a.m. in the intersection at the end of the westbound I-90 off-ramp after exiting I-90 onto Island Crest Way. The impact propelled the Toyota across the intersection, where it came to rest facing southwest. The 21-year-old driver of the Toyota reported chest pain, and her vehicle was towed. Both drivers claimed to have a green light. One witness was present, who was exiting I-90 behind the cement mixer. The witness said that after seeing both vehicles collide, he saw that the traffic light was green for vehicles on the westbound off-ramp.

May 19

Arrest: Police took a 23-year-old man into custody on a $3,500 warrant for driving with a suspended license and refusing to comply with law enforcement. The suspect was booked into the Issaquah Jail at 8:07 p.m.

Bike found: Someone found a bike in the 6300 block of Island Crest Way at 4:30 p.m. and brought it to the police station.

May 20

Burglary: Someone forcibly entered a residence through the front door, overnight, in the 7200 block of S.E. 32nd Street. The house was under construction. The intruder dumped oil stain on the staircase, walls and other areas of the house, and spray painted an obscenity on the inside of the front door.




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