Police arrested a patient at the New Hope physical therapy clinic on Friday, Jan. 4 when they discovered he was a wanted man during an alleged assault investigation.
Mercer Island Police officers arrived at the clinic at 10:35 a.m. and concluded that a 50-year-old Kirkland man didn’t attack anyone, but an ID check found that he had two Seattle Municipal Court warrants issued for his arrest. The misdemeanor warrants were filed on charges of trespassing and false reporting, with a bail of $20,000. He was arrested and later turned over to the custody of Seattle Police.
It was the second time in a week Mercer Island Police contacted staff and patients at the New Hope - Mercer Island clinic. Staff members complained of malicious harassment on Wednesday, Jan. 2 concerning a 50-year-old male patient — which ended with a warning from police that he would be taken to jail if he continued to harass and threaten staff.
IRS Investigation Opened Into ID Theft
A 54-year-old resident of a home on the 4500 block of 89th Ave. SE reported his identity had been stolen and used to get a false tax return in 2011. The IRS is investigating the case.
Truck Involved in Hit-and-Run at Jacksons Shell
A witness reported a GMC Sierra pickup truck registered to a Snohomish man backed away from the gas pumps at the Jacksons Shell and crashed into the front end of an unoccupied Acura TSX parked there at 1:25 p.m.
A brown BMW 530i registered to a Mercer Island resident was parked in the drive-thru Starbucks parking lot when a Honda Civic backed out of a neighboring parking space at 3:15 p.m. and scraped along the side of the car, damaging it. A witness wrote down the license plate number of the Honda and called police.
Rock-Throwing Burlgars Strike Again in Parkwest
A home on the 6600 block of 82nd Ave. SE was burglarized at 1:30 p.m. after a suspect threw a rock through a rear-door window to gain entry, shattering it. An iPad and a MacBook Pro computer were among the items stolen. Police were called at 1:56 p.m. but found no one inside the locked house. Damages and losses were estimated at $2,500.
(Ed. Note: The Mercer Island Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all crime on Mercer Island, but is instead a representation of police activity from the persepctive of the MIPD.)