Two Mercer Island residents recently reported interrupting crimes in different instances, according to the Mercer Island Police press board.
Early Saturday, a woman in the 4000 block of 91st Ave. SE, told police that she saw her motion carport light come on around 2 a.m., and then saw someone leaning into her vehicle looking inside the driver's front door.
The 51-year-old woman told police that she then went outside to confront the suspect and chased the suspect down the street. The vehicle was unlocked and nothing was taken, according to the report.
In a separate insident, man living in a mother-in-law apartment reported to police that he woke up Monday and interrupted a suspected burglar in the 2600 block of 60th Ave SE, Mercer Island, according to the Mercer Island Police Department.
The occupant of the apartment reported being awakened by the sound the opening of the door around 3:20 a.m. Monday, said Mercer Island Det. Pete Erickson.
Items had been taken from the main house, including a pair of ruby earrings, a box containing precious stones and a container of grapefruit juice, according to the police report. Keys to the mother-in-law apartment also may have been taken, according to the report.
The loss was $2,800 and fingerprints that possibly belonged to the suspect were collected from the scene.
The information on this incident came from the Mercer Island Police Department press board. Other recent incidents on Mercer Island include:
- A Lynnwood woman brought a box of assorted ammunition to the Mercer Island Police Department on Sunday for destruction.
- A Mercer Island man told police that someone had made a $700 charge to his credit card between March 4 and 6 from the Bellevue Best Buy that he did not make.