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Jewelry Theives Take $18,000 in Valuables from Mercerwood Home — MIPD Blotter

The following information from Jan. 14-22 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police say the trail's gone cold on a jewelry theft of valuables worth over $18,000 from a residence in the Mercerwood neighborhood.

A 63-year-old resident living in a home on the 9800 block of SE 40th Street told Mercer Island Police on Jan. 17 that she was missing the jewelry last seen over two weeks ago in her bedroom. The stolen jewlery included a platinum ring with a two-carat diamond flanked by six smaller diamonds, a gold ring studded with emeralds, ruby and diamond and a silver bracelet.

Only her son and his wife live with her, she said, and nothing in the room or house was disturbed to indicate when the thefts took place.

Jan. 20

Thieves Strike Aljoya Lobby
Someone was seen entering a closed lobby inside the Aljoya retirement community and was seen entering another room and "acting suspicious" at around 9:50 p.m. When a staff member when to check on the room, two or more people quickly left via a back door. The staff member later reported a computer was missing from the room.

Jan. 22

Wanted Man Arrested on Warrants, Jailed
A 21-year-old Seattle man was transferred to MIPD custody on an outstanding $1,500 warrant for driving on a suspended license at 6:25 p.m. He was immediately transported to the SCORE jail in Des Moines.

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