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Police Blotter: No Citation for Driver After Pedestrian Struck Near First Hill Crosswalk

The following information from Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A local woman driving on First Hill the morning of Dec. 1 hit a pedestrian, causing injuries. The woman, driving a XC70 Volvo northbound SE 72nd Street, tried to turn right on 24th Ave. SE at around 10:05 a.m. and struck a pedestrian near a crosswalk at the stop sign. 

The pedestrian, who only spoke Mandarin Chinese, later told through a translator that she noticed heavy traffic on SE 24th St. and entered the crosswalk, when the Volvo hit her. The driver disputed that claim, stating the woman had struck the side of her vehicle. Police were unable to determine who was at fault in the accident.

The woman was taken to Overlake Hospital by EMTs for a potential knee injury.

Nov. 22

Teens Busted For Smoking Marijuana on Lake Washington Waterfront

Two local teens were arrested and cited for marijuana use and possession at 10: 18 p.m. near the waterfront on the 2200 block of 60th Ave. SE. The young woman appeared to stash an item and exhaled a large amount of smoke as the officers approached. A search of their belongings turned up a bottle of orange-flavored vodka, glass pipes and marijuana. 

Nov. 23

Seattle Woman Blows Through Stopsign, Earns DUI 

Police arrested a 28-year-old Seattle woman on suspicion of DUI after she drove past a stop sign to enter westbound Interstate 90 on Mercer Island. Police stopped her silver Nissan Sentra and the woman admitted she had been drinking at a bar and shouldn't have been driving. She failed several field-sobriety tests and her blood-alcohol was later measured at twice the legal limit.

Auburn Scofflaw Arrested Driving Without License

Police stopped a silver Audi A6 driving on the 7600 block of North Mercer Way at 2:56 a.m. for registration violations and discovered the 23-year-old driver had given a false name and was wanted on numerous arrest warrants in other jurisdictions. He was arrested and transported to the King County Jail.

Bike Stolen from Shorewood Heights

An Esprit hybrid bicycle was discovered stolen at 1:06 p.m. from the 3200 block of Shorewood Drive. The owner of bicycle said it was last seen secured with a lock on Nov. 20 at the Shorewood Heights apartment complex.

Woman Taken to Hospital for High Blood Pressure Following Arrest

A 45-year-old Seattle woman on the 7600 block of SE 29th Street & was wanted on an King County arrest warrant, but the county jail was unable to take her because of medical issues. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center and later released.

Marijuana Pipes Seized at Traffic Stop

Police arrested a 31-year-old Federal Way man on the 8400 block of SE 26th Street at 8:41 p.m. after a registration check indicated the man did not have a valid license. Officers confiscated several marijuana pipes inside the gray Chevrolet Suburban.

Nov. 24

Men Throw Money at Clerk in Early-Morning Beer Buy

Two men in their 20s came in to the Jacksons Shell and initially purchased a pack of cigarettes at 2:30 p.m., but then tried to buy a 12-pack of Bud Light after-hours. After the sales clerk refused the sale, one of the men threw $13.25 in the cash register and left.

Man Jailed after Yanking Wife's Hair in Argument

Police arrested a man suspected of assault and battery at 11:23 p.m. at his home on the 7700 block of West Mercer Way. The 53-year-old man was involved in an argument with his wife and pulled his wife's hair, causing her pain. He was booked into the King County Jail.

Nov. 27

Drunk Federal Way Man Busted on East Mercer Way

Police responded to reports of an accident at 2:21 a.m. involving a gray Nissan Frontier that had rolled down a small embankment on the 5300 block of East Mercer Way. The 22-year-old driver from Federal Way was at the scene of the accident and smelled of intoxicants. After he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, a search revealed a marijuana cigarette in his clothing. He refused a breathalyzer test and was later released to his father.

Twelve-Year-Old Tells Police Parent Hit Him With Wire Coat Hanger

Police investigated claims of child abuse at 3 p.m. made by a 12-year-old boy at a residence on 68th Ave. SE. Police did not observe any marks consistent with the accusations, and later determined the boy's parents had disciplined him — but not with a wire hanger. No evidence of child abuse was located.

Nov. 29

Woman's Passport Stolen From Apartment

A 37-year-old woman reported the theft of a metal box at 4 p.m. from her apartment on the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive. She claimed her passport was among the valuables inside, hidden under a desk when she first moved there in September.

Nov. 30

Woman Seeking Help Held on Arrest Warrants

A 32-year-old Bellevue woman called 911 after she fell and was disoriented on the 3000 block of 80th Ave. SE at 12:05 p.m., claiming she was trying to reach the Mercer Island Municipal Court to quash a warrant for her arrest. Police confirmed the warrant and another warrant from Bellevue and arrested her. She was released from her Mercer Island warrant, but re-arrested and turned over to Bellevue Police.

Residential Home on 90th Ave. SE Ransacked

A 55-year-old resident reported his home on the 6000 block of 90th Ave. SE had been burglarized sometime around 1 p.m. and stated that unknown burglars had entered his home through the garage access door. A flat screen TV, a laptop and a a key and key fob (belonging to a 2004 Cadillac SRX)were taken and the home was ransacked.

Dec. 2

Drunk Driver Violently Resists Arrest

Police stopped a 2005 silver Toyota Rav4 on the 8600 block of SE 40th Street at 1:39 a.m. for failure to use a turn signal while changing lanes. The local man, 52, had an obvious odor of intoxicants on him and failed several field sobriety tests. He resisted arrest and officers forced the man to the ground and placed him in handcuffs. He was later booked into the Issaquah Jail and his blood-alcohol was measured above the legal limit.

Peter M December 08, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Apprently the driver didn't stop at the stop sign!

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