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Man Claims East Seattle Resident Held Him at Gunpoint in Assault — Mercer Island Police Blotter

The following information from Oct. 17-24 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Seattle man told Mercer Island Police on Monday that he was physically restrained and beaten by residents of a home he was staying at in the East Seattle neighborhood.

The 25-year-old victim said he was attacked on the morning of Oct. 22 and was physically restrained against his own will while he was staying at a residence on the 3000 block of 67th Ave. SE. A 42-year-old resident of the home allegedly threatened the man with a gun as he beat him.

The victim was eventually let go and contacted a WSDOT worker who called 9-1-1 at 8:15 a.m. According to MIPD Det. Peter Erickson, the alleged victim is no longer cooperating with the investigation.

"It was some individuals involved in some narcotics activity, and they had a dispute," said Erickson. "No charges are being filed because of the veracity of the allegations ... To be blunt, we don't know what to believe."

The man said he originally met the homeowners in Seattle.

Oct. 17

Attempted Burglary Reported in Ferncroft Neighborhood
A homeowner reported someone had attempted to burglarize his home, located on 4400 block of East Mercer Way, by trying to enter it through an attached garage between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Police located pry marks on the door connecting the garage and the house from an unknown tool. The 39-year-old resident couldn't find anything missing at the time the report was filed.

Oct. 18

Thieves Steal Football Pads Off Front Porch
The resident of a home on the 8600 block of 40th Street reported his son's football shoulder pads and jersey (Islanders #56) were stolen from the home's front porch sometime overnight.

Elderly Drunk Crashes Car in Ditch, Arrested for DUI
An 82-year-old resident was arrested for DUI on the 2500 block of 74th Ave. SE after he got into his car and drove it into a nearby ditch at 7:06 p.m. Police found the Lincoln Continental Town Car and had it towed from the scene.

Oct. 19

Prescription Drugs Stolen From Homeowner's Bathroom
A 53-year-old homeowner reported a large number of hydrocodone pills were stolen from the master bathroom of her residence on the 6800 block of West Mercer Way sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Police identified possible four suspects, including a housekeeper and painters from an area home contractor.

Oct. 21

More Details in South End Home Invasion Released
Mercer Island Police identified a 44-year-old man was arrested for aggravated assault following a 5 p.m. home invasion incident in The Lakes neighborhood on the 7400 block of 81st Place SE. The local man, who lives on the 3000 block of 78th Ave. SE, drove a Hummer H2 to the home and pointed a handgun in the face of the 41-year-old resident, then barricaded himself in the home when police arrived. The man later surrendered and was arrested at 5:44 p.m., and was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle. Police requested a warrant to search the man's vehicle.

Airsoft Gun Vandals Break Garage Window
A small garage window pane was broken sometime between 5:25 - 7 p.m. at a home on the 4100 block of 86th Ave. SE, possibly by a car driving by with an airlift gun. No suspect information was available.

Bellevue Man Arrested for DUI Near I-90 Onramp
Police arrested a 37-year-old Bellevue man for DUI after he "had hit something with his vehicle" and called 9-1-1 for help. Officers arrived on the 2400 block of 76th Ave. SE and found both passenger tires of the Acura SUV were flat, and noticed alcohol on the man's breath. He failed several field-sobriety tests and was later breathalyzer tested with a blood-alcohol level of .206 and .210.

Oct. 22

BB Gun Blasts Windows of Car Parked near Town Center Condos
Police responded at 4:36 a.m. to reports of a vandalized car at an apartment building on the 3000 block of 80th Ave. SE. An unknown suspect shot BB pellets at the Kia Optima, causing the passenger-side window to shatter. Several "dings" were also noted along the body of the same side of the vehicle.

Crash at I-90 Off-Ramp on East Mercer Way
A 16-year-old Redmond teenager driving an Acura MDX SUV misjudged a left turn from westbound Interstate 90 onto East Mercer Way, crashing into the curb at 12:15 p.m. and damaging the vehicle's suspension. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 23

California Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
Police stopped and arrested a California man Subaru Outback SUV on the 2400 block of 76th Ave. SE after they were notified of an outstanding warrant located during a registration check at 4:24 p.m.

Oct. 24

Man Reports Loss of Over $1,600 in Credit Card Fraud
A 62-year-old resident reported his identity was stolen after he discovered $1,633.80 in unauthorized charges were made to his credit card.

Wallet Lost in Parking Garage Near Coldwell Banker Bain
A 76-year-old resident reported losing his brown leather wallet containing his driver's license and credit cards in the parking garage near Coldwell Banker Bain between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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