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Police Blotter: Crystal Meth, Marijuana found in I-90 Arrests

The following information from May 23-June 3 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The driver and passenger of a gray Mercury Marquis were arrested for a variety of drug charges at 9:47 p.m. on June 3. Patrol officers stopped the car on westbound Interstate 90 near the North Mercer Way onramp at 76th Avenue SE and a registration check indicated that the registered owner of the car was wanted for arrest for driving on a suspended license.

Officers noticed "furtive" movements in the car and requested permission to search the vehicle. Police found a pipe, burnt foil, rock crystal meth and a butterfly knife. The driver, a 43-year-old Kent man, and a 27-year old Renton man were arrested for suspicion of drug possession and weapons violations while the passenger was later picked up by Seattle Police and taken back to Seattle. The driver was booked into the King County Jail and the car will remain impounded until searched.

May 23

Man crashes into Illegally Parked Lexus in Dark at
A resident of the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive was backing up in his Toyota SUV traveling eastbound in the unlit parking lot/driveway in front of a building at Complex when he backed into a Lexus IS250 parked in the fire lane at 10:05 p.m. The owner was notified of the traffic accident and no injuries were reported.

May 24

Woman Walks Away From Head-On Crash into Town Center
A 21-year-old Clyde Hill woman and a passenger walked away with no known injuries from her totaled Ford Fiesta at 4 a.m. on May 24 near the intersection of 80th Ave. SE and SE 32nd Street. The car was traveling southbound on 80th Ave. and was unable to complete a turn at the intersection, skipping over the curb and crashing into a tree head-on. Unable to locate the woman and the passenger, investigators found the vehicle's airbag had deployed and towed the car from the scene. The woman's mother later contacted police to confirm who was driving and that her daughter was unhurt. The driver was later cited by mail for driving too fast for conditions.

May 28

Fortuna Resident Reports Check Fraud
A resident of a home on the 9200 block of SE 33rd Street reported a personal check had been stolen from his checkbook and fraudulently written and passed by an unknown suspect over the weekend of May 12. The man said he did not write this check or give anyone permission to write or cash a check in his name.

Scofflaw sent to Issaquah Jail
A 29-year-old Seattle man was arrested at 5:14 p.m. in the King County Jail for outstanding misdemeanor warrants, and was transported to Issaquah Jail where he was booked.

May 29

$1,100 in Tools Stolen from East Mercer Home Remodel
A local construction company reported the theft of over $1,100 in tools from a secured residence undergoing remodeling work. Gallagher Co. Development and Construction reported several hand tools, chop saw, an air compressor, and a 10-inch table saw were taken from a property on the 3800 block of East Mercer Way sometime between May 25 - May 29.

Kent Woman Cited for Driver Inattention in First Hill Crash
A 22-year-old Kent woman was cited for driver inattention after her Mitsubishi Lancer crashed into the rear of a BMW 528X on the 7400 block of SE 24th Street at 12:35 p.m. She said she thought the BMW had begun to turn left into the Island Corporate Center driveway and tried to pass.

Vehicles collide in East Seattle intersection
"Tall Landscaping" was to blame in a minor fender-bender at the intersection of 62nd Ave. SE and SE 28th Street in the East Seattle neighborhood. A 20-year-old Rutland, VT woman driving a Mazda 4-door entered the intersection at the same time as a Mercedes Benz SUV, each at approximately 20 mph. The SUV struck the driver's side door of the Mazda, causing minor damage. No injuries were reported.

May 30

Crash on Island Crest Way
A resident of a home on the 6200 block of Parkside Lane attempted to make a left turn onto Island Crest Way heading northbound directly in front of a Cadillac Escalade, causing an accident. The Cadillac damaged the Toyota's front bumper and wheel well in the collision. No injuries were reported, and the 70-year-old Toyota driver was cited for failure to yield.

Car Found Damaged in Island Square Parking Lot
The left-rear side and bumper of a 4-door Honda Accord was discovered damaged at 8:30 a.m. in the parking garage.

Seattle Man Arrested for DUI
Police stopped arrested a 33-year-old Seattle man driving for drunk driving after police stopped his vehicle at 9:53 p.m. at the westbound I-90 onramp at 76th Avenue SE and North Mercer Way. Officers pulled the GM Safari van over for running a stop sign and detected the strong odor of alcohol from inside. Police also noticed empty or opened beer cans inside. The man failed several field sobriety tests and later provided 0.134 and 0.139 breathalyzer test readings at the Mercer Island Police Department.

Mercer Island scofflaw arrested in Seattle
A 50-year-old resident was arrested in Seattle for harassment and malicious mischief warrants at 9:01 p.m. and transported to the Issaquah Jail on $10,000 bail.

June 1

Boys busted at 3 a.m. on Clarke Beach
Police contacted a group of teenage boys in at 3:05 a.m. and a check of their identities revealed a 17-year-old Renton teenager wanted on felony arrest warrants for auto theft. Police arrested the youth and booked him into the county youth detention center in Seattle.

Drunk Driver Busted on 84th Avenue
A resident of the 7400 block of Mercer Terrace Drive was arrested for drunk driving on the 6800 block of 84th Avenue SE after he was stopped for multiple traffic violations. Police stopped the Mercury Sable and noticed the strong odor of alcohol from inside. The man failed several field sobriety tests and later provided 0.156 and 0.154 breathalyzer test readings at the .

Resident a Victim of Credit Card Fraud
A resident of a home on the 2900 block of 76th Avenue SE discovered a fraudulent charge of $95.05 was made to his Washington State employees credit union out of Delaware at 12:00 p.m. The victim immediately called his bank and cancelled his credit card.

RideShare Van rear-ends Audi on Island Crest Way
A county RideShare van rear-ended an Audi A5 on southbound Island Crest Way at the intersection of SE 40th Street at 3:50 p.m. The driver of the van said he was stopped at the light behind the car and began to inch forward as the light turned green, causing the crash. The driver of the Audi complained of neck pain and the van driver was cited for following too closely.

June 2

Kent Woman Arrested on Warrants
Police arrested a 33-year-old Kent woman on outstanding misdemeanor warrants at the King County Justice Center in Kent. She was taken to the SCORE Jail in Des Moines for holding until her court date.

Bellevue Man Held on Warrant
A 20-year-old Bellevue man was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Bellevue at 2:41 p.m. and booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Fence-Jumping Youth Taunts Owner
A young male jumped over a privacy fence of unit at the Newell Court Apartments at 6:39 p.m., causing minor damage to the fence. The 64-year-old resident attempted to confront the youth but he taunted the man and sped away in a white Chevrolet Malibu.

June 3

Sheriffs Book Man Into Jail on Warrant
A 28-year-old Burien man was arrested by King County Sheriffs on a Mercer Island warrant. He was booked into the SCORE Jail in Des Moines.

Kendall Watson June 07, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Did anyone see the remains of the May 24 crash on SE 32nd Street two weeks ago? Sounded bad & I'm amazed those two got out of it unharmed (and apparently eluded police)!

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