Mercer Island Police broke up an early morning gathering of teens on Friday, Oct. 12 and arrested two after they were discovered trespassing at Mary Wayte Pool.
Police said five teenage boys were found inside the building at 1:53 a.m. and they immediately ran out of the building when approached by police officers. One of the teens, a 16-year-old, was arrested for trespassing and later admitted he had been smoking marijuana while in the pool area.
Police also located two cases of beer, a bag of red plastic cups, a skateboard, marijuana stems and flakes, and a “Pink Hello Kitty” bong used to smoke marijuana. Several beer cans were missing from one of the opened cases.
Police arrested another teen they said was at Mary Wayte Pool about two hours later, after he tried to drive his black Mercedes-Benz 320 past a police patrol car on the 9100 block of SE 42nd Street. The 17-year-old resident was pulled over at 3:16 a.m. and took several field sobriety tests that indicated he was intoxicated and a breathalyzer test later measured his BAC at .034/.032. He was later released to his father at the Mercer Island Police Station at 5 a.m.
A 24-year-old Seattle man was also named but the police blotter summary did not detail his involvement in the case.