The Grinch who stole holiday lawn decor | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Dec. 13-19.

Dec. 19

Exposure: A subject was seen partially clothed and disoriented while standing near the bus stop in the 8000 block of North Mercer Way.

Dec. 18

Safe surfer: Residents reported a kite surfer in distress in the lake off the 5600 block of East Mercer Way. When the Marine Patrol responded, the surfer said he didn’t need assistance since he was enjoying the wind and large surf conditions.

Dec. 17

Order violation: Officers cited a resident for repeatedly violating a restraining order.

Dec. 16

Theft: A resident’s Ring camera captured footage of a high-value package theft along with the suspect’s vehicle in the 4100 block of 95th Place Southeast.

Dec. 15

Fraud: It was reported that a resident in the 7400 block of 86th Avenue Southeast lost tens of thousands of dollars in an online cryptocurrency scam.

Vehicle prowl: Someone stole a generator from inside a company work van in the 3700 block of 86th Avenue Southeast.

Dec. 14

Holiday Grinch: Someone destroyed and then stole expensive holiday lawn decor in the 7400 block of North Mercer Way.

Shoplifting: A subject shoplifted holiday decor and candy canes from a business in the 3000 block of 78th Avenue Southeast.

Dec. 13

Suspicious circumstances: Officers couldn’t locate a man who was reportedly screaming and crying out at the park and ride in the 8000 block of North Mercer Way.