Police Blotter: Man Pepper-Sprays Drunk Woman in Argument

The following information from March 31 - April 3 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

responded Tuesday to an early morning argument at a home on the 2000 block of 82nd Avenue SE between a 38-year old man and a 40-year-old Bellevue woman.

The woman — who was drunk when she arrived at the residence — sought to confront the man over another relationship the resident was allegedly having with someone else, and began kicking a glass door of the home at around 1:30 a.m.

Fearing for his safety, a visiting friend from Missoula, Montana then pepper sprayed the woman. Police, who arrived a couple of minutes later, report no arrests were made at the scene of the incident.

"I've reviewed the case and determined it was a self defense incident, and no charges will be filed," said MIPD Detective Peter Erickson. "Jilted woman and alcohol — a bad mix."

March 31

Warrant Arrest

Police re-arrested a 41-year-old Everett man wanted on a DUI warrant with a $50,000 bond after Bellevue Police detained him just after 1 p.m. Officers took custody of the man, $13.48 in cash and 5 16-ounce cans of Steel Reserve beer, and booked him into the Issaquah Jail.

April 1

Gold Earrings Stolen in Home Burglary

Residents of a home on the 4200 block of 82nd Avenue SE reported their home had been burglarized sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. The residents said a pair of gold rhinestone earrings were missing and a 65-year old South Carolina man visiting the home reported his daily pill box containing prescription pills were also missing. Police report no signs of forced entry.

April 2

Tire-slashing Vandals Strike Again in Mercerwood

A couple living on the 4000 block of 90th Avenue Southeast (near ) contacted police for the second time in a month after unknown vandals again punctured the tires on one of his vehicles. Three of four tires of the 52-year-old man's Honda Accord were flattened sometime overnight. The man noticed his carport light sensor was set off around 3 a.m., but he couldn't see anyone on his property. All of the tires on the man's two vehicles were flattened on March 8.

Burglars Enter Through Bathroom Window on West Mercer Way

A couple residing in a home on the 5000 block of West Mercer Way reported their home was burglarized sometime between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and jewelry, a Toshiba laptop computer and a 5-gallon can filled with gasoline were taken. The suspect forced a bathroom window open and crawled through to gain entry to the residence. Police have identified a person of interest in the burglary.

Unattended Toiletry Bag Swiped

A resident reported his Tumi toiletry kit stolen from atop a garbage can in front of his building on the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive. He left the bag there at 5:30 p.m. and when he returned an hour later to retrieve it, it had disappeared.

Traffic Stop Arrest for Seattle Warrant

A 20-year-old resident was arrested following a traffic stop on the 2700 block of 80th Avenue SE on a Seattle misdemeanor warrant at 7:05 p.m. He was transferred to the custody of the Seattle Police Department.


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