Police Blotter: Woman's Past Allegedly Returns in Cyberstalking Incident

(Feb. 9-14) Mercer Island Police are keeping tabs on an alleged cyberstalker from India.

A local woman contacted Mercer Island Police Feb. 12 to report a former co-worker was allegedly cyberstalking her.

The woman, 38, had been receiving messages on her Facebook account from the man, an Indian citizen, but turned to the authorities for help after his messages became "more bizarre and irate."

The man allegedly has a history of harassing the woman when they worked at the same location in Norman, Okla. 20 years ago. According to a narrative of events recorded in the police file, he was 17-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma at the time when she filed a report with local police—which eventually led to his expulsion from school and return to India.

The police report states the woman is concerned the man may attempt to return to the U.S. and find her. 

Wednesday, Feb. 9

(Found Property) A Kirkland man, 23, discovered an Iron Horse Maverick mountain bike at 1:48 p.m. left unattended near some brush on the 3600 block of 84th Avenue SE. 

Thursday, Feb. 10

(Malicious Mischief) A local woman, 45, contacted police from her residence on the 4300 block of Island Crest Way to report her daughter had destroyed some of her belongings and urinated on them. The girl, 17, was reportedly upset and cut up a white shirt, black dress, a pair of gloves and a pillow case and threw them in the toilet at around 3 p.m. that afternoon. 

Friday, Feb. 11 

(Vehicle Prowl) An unknown suspect reportedly took a gym bag and prescription drugs from inside an unlocked Hyundai Elantra at 12:47 p.m. while it was parked on the 2900 block of 76th Avenue SE. The suspect allegedly took 40 Hydrocodone pills and a black "Nike" gym bag holding clothing and cosmetics. 

Saturday, Feb. 12

(Burglary) A 54-year-old resident of a home on the 3800 block of 80th Avenue SE reported discovering two unknown men inside his garage at 9:14 p.m. as he went outside to smoke. Both men fled in a white minivan waiting nearby with a third suspect in the driver's seat. 

Sunday, Feb. 13

(DUI) A police patrol stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe at 1:41 a.m. for speeding and broken tail lights on the 6300 block of Island Crest Way. Police arrested the 18-year-old resident on suspicion of DUI and a 16-year-old for suspected alcohol possession. A breathalyzer test of the driver's blood-alcohol content reportedly confirmed the teenage-driver was over the legal limit. They were later released to a responsible adult.

(Vehicle Prowl) A Seattle resident visiting her parent's home for dinner on the 4200 block of 91st Avenue SE reported an unknown suspect had broken into her Honda Civic at 6:33 p.m. and taken several belongings. A large tan-leather school bag, iPod and a Nikon D60 SLR camera were all taken from inside the locked vehicle, valued at $1,070. Repairs for the smashed window were estimated at $250.

(Vehicle Prowl) A Seattle couple reported their Chevrolet Tahoe was broken into on the 8100 block of SE 71st Street at 6:41 p.m. An unknown suspect shattered the front-passenger window to remove a Patagonia jacket, MacBook laptop computer, personal bag and other items.

(Informational Report) A mother and her 12-year-old son reportedly had an "altercation" at 7:51 p.m. inside her home on the 7600 block of SE 27th Street. The boy is reportedly autistic and suffers from ADHD.

(Hit and Run) A Bellevue woman reported her Lexus ES was struck by an unknown vehicle at sometime between 12-2:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Mercerdale Professional Center. The vehicle allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle near the bumper. 

Monday, Feb. 14

(Harassment) The building manager of an apartment complex on the 2600 block of 77th Avenue SE allegedly received a threatening email from a resident overnight. The suspect reportedly has no prior record of criminal behavior.

(Assist Outside Agency) Police arrested a Renton woman, 44, at 9:43 a.m. on charges in a Newcastle case after she appeared in an unrelated matter at the Mercer Island Municipal Court.

(Vehicle Prowl) A resident of a home on the 7200 block of SE 29th Street reported her Mazda Protege was broken into over the weekend and 7-8 music cds were taken from inside.

(Vehicle Collision) A resident of a home on the 4300 block of Fernbrook Drive reported an unknown vehicle had struck the rear of her Volvo C70 in Seattle or Mercer Island, causing damage.   

(DUI) Police stopped a 50-year-old Seattle man driving an older-model Mercedes-Benz on eastbound Interstate 90 for "spinning out" as it left the intersection of SE 27th Street and Island Crest Way. Officers detected the smell of alcohol as they spoke with the man, conducted several field sobriety tests (which he failed) and arrested him on suspicion of DUI. His blood-alcohol levels were later measured at below the legal limit and he was later released to a sober adult.


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