Police Blotter: Bellevue Massage Therapist Accused of Molesting Nine Children

Police Blotter: (Feb. 23-27) State health officials revoked the license of Mark Satterlund Feb. 28 to perform massage therapy and is accused of using his position as a Mercer Island driving instructor to find victims.

State health officials announced Feb. 28 they had suspended the license of a Bellevue massage therapist and former Mercer Island driving instructor accused by King County Prosecutors of sexually molestating nine minors.

According to SeattlePI.com, the State Department of Health suspended the license of Bellevue resident Mark Douglas Satterlund to operate as a massage therapist and added details to an allegation of molesting a 10-year old girl. King County Prosecutors accused Satterlund, 50, of molesting an 11-year-old boy last year, and added accusations of molesting the girl and victimizing seven other boys while he worked at Swerve Driving School in Mercer Island. The driving school operates out of a space rented at the .

"A pattern of improper sexual touching of young children, and the abuse of trust inherent in that conflict, justifies making a determination of immediate danger," wrote state administrative health review judge John Kuntz, according to the report. 

For more of the story, see the SeattlePI's story

Wednesday, Feb. 23

(Car Accident) An 89-year-old resident driving a Honda Accord said he was traveling westbound on the 8100 block of SE 24th Street at 9:10 p.m. and turned southbound onto 81st Avenue SE and struck the front corner of an Infiniti G35 without signaling. The collision caused the man veer out-of-control and then struck the wall of the northwest corner of the , causing damage.

Thursday, Feb. 24

(Car Accident) A Porsche Cayenne was allegedly backing out of the parking lot at Walgreens and struck the rear of a van at around 1:58 p.m. The driver of the Porsche checked for damage and didn't see any and left. A patrol officer was later unable to determine if the damage was caused by the impact.

Friday, Feb. 25

(Harassment) A 40-year-old resident of home on the 7700 block of Sunset Highway allegedly threatened to kill another resident and several other acquaintances in Tacoma, Lynnwood and Edmonds. An acquaintance contacted police at 11:48 a.m. after the man emailed a list of people he said he wanted to kill. The witness said the man had suffered an "apparent mental decline" and said a history of anti-social behavior, drug use and a knife collection prompted him to contact police.

(Burglary) Two women living in a residence on the 3200 block of 90th Place reported their home was burglarized sometime between between 8:50 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. The residence was entered through a shattered kitchen window and two laptops and $100 in cash was taken. Damages are estimated at $2,150. 

Saturday, Feb. 26

(Vehicle Prowl) Two Sammamish women reported at 8:32 a.m. that the passenger-side window of their Toyota Camry was smashed while parked at and a number of belongings were taken from the car's trunk, including a brown Coach purse, iPhone, Blackberry, make-up containers, credit cards, a PS device and an undisclosed amount of cash.

(Malicious Mischief) An 18-year-old resident reported at 10:29 p.m. that someone had let the air out of one of the tires and broken the antenna of his Toyota Camry was allegedly vandalized earlier that day. Investigating officers noted the car was parked overnight at the residence on the 9300 block of Mercerwood Drive in "an odd location for this to happen without any other related incidents." The victim believed the suspect was a fellow classmate at school. 

Sunday, Feb. 27

(Found Property) A 30-year-old resident of her home on the 2400 block of 76th Avenue SE reported finding several items apparently dropped from a woman's purse on the ground near her front door at 10:54 a.m. No identification was located and the belongings were taken into safekeeping.

(Stalking) A 53-year-old resident reported at 11:19 p.m. that she had seen a male customer she had contact at work had started following her in his vehicle at various locations where she had visited and on the road. After a lull, she recently noticed the vehicle parked near her home.


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