Unknown suspect breaks into home while family is away | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Aug. 28 through Sept. 3

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 4:35pm
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Monday, Sept. 3

Burglary: The reporting party believes someone entered his unlocked residence while he was gone and moved a locked tool box containing prescription medications on the 8100 block of West Mercer Way.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Burglary: A victim left the back door to his home unsecured on the 2700 block of 72nd Ave. SE. While he was gone for the day, his house was broken into and several tools along with his passport and check book were taken. No serial numbers nor identifying marks on the belongings. After two walk-throughs, officers found no evidence of latent prints anywhere in the home.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Burglary: Burglary occurred at the school district bus parking area on the 4100 block of 86th Ave. SE. School district vehicle was stolen with lots of equipment and later returned empty. A second vehicle was then stolen with a lot more power/landscaping equipment.

Burglary: An unknown suspect broke into a home between 5 and 9:30 p.m. on the 8400 block of East Mercer Way, while the family was away. Three computers and jewelry taken. Nothing was gone throughout the home but the jewelry drawers.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Vehicle Prowl: A victim walked onto suspects fleeing the scene in a Chevy sedan with Oregon plates after reportedly smashing her windows and prowling her vehicle parked on the 5500 block of Island Crest Way. No items were taken.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Theft: A victim noticed a wire transaction that he could not account for from his bank on Aug. 28. He hired on online IT security company to remotely look at his computer. That company found spyware that was installed back on May 19 and accessed his account information from the cloud storage service. The reporting party has since alerted all his banks and changed his account numbers.


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