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Police Blotter: Woman Interrupts Home Burglary

The following information from March 28 - April 1 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

March 28

Suspended license arrest

Police arrested a 26-year-old Mountlake Terrace man after he was pulled over for driving with a suspended license.

March 29

Two arrested following traffic stop

A 24-year-old Seattle woman was arrested after she was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. Her 29-year-old male passenger was also arrested after it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant out of Seattle.

Identity theft

A man living on Southeast 34th Place contacted police after he discovered that someone had attempted to open a Dish Network account in Georgia using his name.

March 30

Woman interrupts burglary

A woman living on 70th Avenue Southeast contacted police after she returned home and noticed that a rear sliding glass door had been damaged. She walked outside to investigate and found two men in her back yard. The two men immediately ran, jumped into an SUV that was parked at the front of the house and drove off. No items were stolen and the police had no luck finding the suspects.

Vehicle Prowl

A woman living on East Mercer Way contacted police after she discovered that an iPod and cash had been stolen from her unlocked car overnight 

Stolen bicycle

A woman living on 72nd Avenue Southeast contacted police after her bicycle was stolen from her front porch.

Two stolen bicycles

A man living on West Shorewood Drive contacted police after two of his bicycles were stolen from his apartment complex.

March 31

Suspected identity theft

A man living on Southeast 72nd Street contacted the post office after he began to wonder why he was receiving substantially less mail than usual. The man then began to receive noticies from credit companies and deliveries of items he never ordered. The man closed his various accounts and contacted the police.

Catalytic converter stolen from car

A Seattle man contacted police after he discovered that the catalytic converter had been cut off and stolen from his Toyota Tacoma truck while it was parked at the lot. The approximate cost to repair the damage is $3,000.

April 1

Laptop computer stolen from home

A couple living on 84th Avenue Southeast contacted police after they discovered that their home had been entered and ransacked. Drawers throughout the house had been opened and searched, though the only items missing were two laptop computers. It is believed the suspects entered through an unlocked rear door. Finger prints were taken at the scene.

For questions about this blotter, email Mercer Island Patch editor kendall.watson@patch.com.

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