Woman won’t let electrician leave house | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Select reports July 10-24

July 24

Vandalism: A man reported that the rear passenger window of his car parked in the 2000 block of 84th Avenue Southeast had been broken out. Nothing of value was swiped from the vehicle. The victim didn’t want a report. Instead, he asked where he could take his car to get the glass cleaned out. No other cars in the same lot had been damaged.

July 20

Theft: A woman reported that between 6 a.m. July 18 and 2:30 p.m. July 19, her 20 mph speed signs in the 8400 block of Southeast 63rd Street were stolen. The neighboring house might have security footage to be used. The neighbor, however, said they don’t know if their cameras are functional since they just moved in. Together, the signs cost around $350.

July 17

More theft: A woman reported that between mid-June and the reported date, her locked bike had been stolen from a rack in a controlled-access garage in the 2700 block of 78th Avenue Southeast. The bike itself — a Ghost Lanao mountain bike with double shock absorbers and Kenda tires — costs around $700. No surveillance footage captured the incident. A serial number, however, may be available.

July 16

Assault: A heated disagreement between a homeowner and electrician was reported in the 3700 block of East Mercer Way at around 1:25 p.m. The homeowner was apparently dissatisfied with the work of the electrician and insisted that he not leave until the work was done to her liking. A verbal argument ensued. The homeowner partially blocked the front door, which led the electrician to push her out of the way to leave. After the electrician reenacted what happened, MIPD judged that it was not unreasonable in order to leave the house. The woman was advised to continue communication with the electrician’s company and in the meantime request a different person to complete the work.