Fraud victim thinks fraud support group a scam | Mercer Island Police Blotter

September 19

Smash-and-grab: It has been reported that someone smashed a vehicle window and stole an interior purse in the 8700 block of Southeast 71st Street.

September 18

Camping in the park: Officers responded to reports of people camping in the park in the 7200 block of 22nd Street Southeast.

Disturbance: Officers responded to reports of a verbal disturbance between a man and a woman in the 7800 block of Southeast 28th Street.

Maritime incident: A maritime patrol responded to reports of a subject struggling in Lake Washington near his small sailboat.

September 17

Fraud: After joining an online support group for victims of fraud, a resident of block 2600, 76th Avenue Northeast, believes this group is a scam as well.

Fraud: A resident of the 7600 block of 22nd Street South East suffered a substantial financial loss due to an online scam that forced him to transfer a large sum of his cryptocurrency.

September 15th

Theft: Someone has been reported to have stolen an unsecured bicycle parked outside a business in the 7700 block of South East 34th Street.

September 14

Noise is disturbing: Residents of the 2600 block of Southeast 76th Avenue have argued over excessive noise from household appliances.

Suspicious circumstances: Subject was seen wandering on private property in the 9100 block of 42nd Street Southeast. Agents offered services, but subject declined.

September 13

Shoplifting: A subject known to have entered a business was seen shoplifting in the store in the 7700 block of South East 27th Street.

Vehicle Break-in: After stealing credit cards from a motor vehicle in the 7000 block of 82nd Avenue South East, subject attempted to make fraudulent purchases.

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