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Police Blotter: Woman Tracks iPhone to Brier, Gets it Back

The following information from June 23-28 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Using unique tracking software, a resident of a home on the 9400 block of SE 52nd Street recovered her iPhone more than a month after she thought she had lost it.

The 43-year-old woman first lost her cell phone at on May 13. She contacted police June 28 at around 8:30 a.m. after she activated the Apple 4G iPhone's tracking software and determined the phone was active in Brier.

She contacted the Brier Police Department, but was told she needed to file a report with Mercer Island Police first. Several hours later, the Brier Police recovered her phone and returned it to her at around 12:30 p.m.

June 23

Uninsured Sammamish Driver Rear-Ends SUV

An uninsured motorist driving a Toyota Camry crashed into the back of a 60-year-old man driving a Honda Element SUV at the intersection of SE 40th Street and 88th Avenue SE at 2:55 p.m.

Identity Thieves Go Shopping in Nebraska on Local Man's Credit 

A 24-year-old resident of a home on the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive reported an unknown person had opened a Sears credit card in his name and used it in May in Nebraska. The man has since notified the bank and closed the account.

June 24

Midwestern Man arrested Driving Jag on Suspended License

Police stopped a XJS Jaguar at 10:54 p.m. driving on the 8700 block of SE 60th Street without a license plate. The driver, an Iowa man, did not have identification and officers later determined the vehicle was registered to another man in California. The Iowa man was cited for driving on a suspended license and jailed in Issaquah and the car was impounded.

June 25

Drunk Driver Stopped on I-90 Three-Times the Legal Limit

A 25-year-old Bellevue woman was arrested for driving a Cadillac Eldorado under the influence on the 5500 block of westbound Interstate 90. Police stopped her for speeding but suspected she had been drinking and asked her to perform several field sobriety tests. Her blood-alcohol was later tested at three-times the legal limit.

June 26

Drunk Boater Interferes With DUI Investigation

A 22-year-old Maple Valley man was arrested at 7:30 p.m. in Lake Washington near the for suspicion of operating his motor boat under the influence of alcohol. 

A marine patrol had stopped the boat for expired registration and officers noticed the owner had an "obvious odor of intoxicants emanating from his person". The man agreed to several field-sobriety tests — which he failed — and a portable breathalyzer test indicated his blood-alcohol levels were above the legal limit.

Following his arrest, the boat was turned over to a sober passenger and the man was taken to the . But according to police reports, the investigation was hampered by the boater who deliberately interfered with a breathalyzer machine there which indicated his blood-alcohol levels were below the legal limit. 

Police temporarily detained the man again in the police department parking lot as he tried to drive a car away which arrived to pick him up.

More Clues Found in Wave of Car Prowls

A resident of the Shorewood neighborhood discovered a change purse containing a small amount of money, ID and a credit card on the 4100 block of 97th Avenue SE. The owner was the.

June 27

Brother Charges Sister of Theft in Mother's Estate

Two siblings feuding over the estate of their deceased mother made their disagreement public with an allegation of theft from the woman's estate. The estate of a former resident was handled by a 54-year-old daughter until the woman's passing. The new executor — her 60-year-old son — accused his sister of stealing an undisclosed amount of money from funds and personal property beginning in 2009 and after her death.

Drug Thieves Hit Cars in Town Center

A 32-year-old man picking up food from alleged an unknown suspect entered his Jaguar XJ sedan at 3:18 p.m. and stole his prescription bag and plug-in GPS system. The bag contained several Oxycontin and Oxycodone tablets and vials of injectable testosterone with needles. Police had no information on the suspect.

June 28

Police Forward Child Abuse Report to CPS

A 12-year-old girl from a Mercer Island reported repeated physical abuse by her mother to another adult, who contacted police on her behalf. No marks or bruising was reported on the girl, who is currently staying with her step-father. Mercer Island Police reported the incident to the state Child Protective Services.

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