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April 20, 1994     Mercer Island Reporter
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o taRECQRDs Police report DWI A car swung wide around a corner near the intersection of 80th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 32nd St. and struck a parked car the even- ing of April 15. The victim was able to copy the license plate number and police responded to an address in the 3700 block of 80th Ave. S.E. A man came out and said his wife had just arrived home and went straight to sleep. There was fresh damage to the front bumper of their car. When the woman finally came outside, she appeared to be heavily intoxi- cated. She was charged with DWI after registering more than twice the legal limit for alcohol on a breath test. « An officer watched as a 32- year—old Mercer Island man driv— ing southbound on 77th Ave. S.E. stopped near the Sunset Highway, even though there was no posted stop sign, on the morning of April 16. The man then turned into an oncoming lane when he turned northbound on 78th Ave. S.E. There were two open cans of beer in the back seat and the man was driving without a license. He was charged with DWI after failing a breath test and was booked into the King County Jail after a check revealed an outstanding warrant for DWI. Police saw a car driving with burned-out tail lights and stopped the 24—year-old Seattle woman CbttltVUt , The restaurants and shops at BELLEVLIE PLACE who was driving in the eastbound lanes of I-90 the morning of April 16. There was a moderate odor of alcohol in the car, and the wom- an’s registration was expired. She failed a roadside sobriety test and a breath test and was arrested for DWI. Someone reported a man was heavily intoxicated and appeared to be getting in his car in the Cen- tral Business District the morning of April 17. An officer followed the car as it weaved along the west- bound lanes of S.E. 27th St. The 37-year-old Mercer Island man was stopped after making a wide turn onto 61st Ave. S.E. The offi- cer detected a strong odor of alco- hol. When askedif he had been drinking, according to the police report, the man replied “Way too much.” He performed two road— side tests, then refused to cooper- ate; he was charged with DWI. Car prowls Two cars parked in the north lot at Luther Burbank Park were broken into the evening of April 17. In each case, windows were shattered and a purse was stolen. One woman lost credit cards, her checkbook and $80 in cash. Anoth- er lost credit cards and $80 cash, and a briefcase. Theft On two occasions over the last Bellevue Way and NE 8th Three hours tree parking OFF The Marked Price I ‘All advertised merchandise limited to stock on hand. Selection'may vary from store to store. DMC Floss. Gift Certificates, Sale Items, Sewing Machines and Accessories, Clearance. Merchandise, “Great ‘ Value" Items, Bonus Buys, Super Savers and “Reduced” items not Included. Special 7—I)AY Coupon Sherwood Center Sunset Village E 3080 l48lh Ave. S.‘E./ 15400 NE. 20th/ (206). 562-0335 Sho in Center 56) 4317488 Don't Miss Our One Day Sale SATURDAY APRIL 23m ‘See local store for details month, cash totaling $400 was sto- len from a bedroom in an apart- ment complex in the 3500 block of 88th Ave. S.E. There were no signs of forced entry and the oc- cupants believe someone with a key is gaining access. Someone removed $317 from a Rotary Club storage cabinet in a church in the 8500 block of S.E. 40th St. sometime between April 5 and 12. Drugs Police responded to the North Mercer Park & Ride lot after someone reported suspicious cir- cumstances on April 11. They found two teenage boys sitting in a car. When an officer ap- proached, he saw a pipe common— ly used for smoking marijuana sitting on the driver’s side arm rest. The officer confiscated the pipe and found a small bag of marijuana in the coat pocket of one of the teens. He was cited for possession and released. EQUITABLE mortgage torporation Fire and aid Saturday, March 26 1:45 p.m., Mercerdale Park — 81-year- old woman was hit from behind by a toddler on a bike. With facial cuts and a possible shoulder dislocation, she was taken to Overlake by Shepard. Monday, March 28 2:22 a.m., 7800 block of S.E. 28th — 81. year-old woman with pain and pressure in her chest was transported to'Overlake by Medic 2. 8:48 a.m., S.E. 40th and 82nd S.E. — 12- year—old boy was riding his bicycle downhill when he applied his brakes to avoid a car, and he flipped forward. He landed on his el- bow, possibly fracturing it. He was taken to Virginia Mason by Shepard. 12:27 p.m., 6400 block of West Mercer Way 68-year-old woman tell in the kitchen and injured her arm. She was transported to Overlake by American Med. Tech. 3:24 p.m., 6000 block of SE. 20th ~ 93- year-old woman who was nauseous and weak was taken to Overlake by American Med. Tech. Tuesday, March 29 6:49 p.m., S.E. 40th and 88th S.E. — 26- year-old man landed on his shoulder after being thrown from his bicycle. With cuts and abrasions, he was taken to Group Health by Shepard. Thursday, March 31 10:51 a.m., 8400 block of S.E. 72nd Place 69-year—old man with chest pain was transported to Group Health by Medic 2. 8:42 p.m., 9000 block of E. Shorewood Drive 10-year~old boy had swelling of his face and lips, possibly as an allergic reac- tion. He was driven to Children's by his mother. Remodel and Construction Loans Available 'HMELOANS . ‘13:: _Bate____1em_____Amnu_I__.F£.e__ 15 years 30 years 30 years n 203.000 0 203,000 0 600,000 0 Please call us to review any and all financing opticns. Our twelfth year on Mercer Island" ' Island Office Plaza, 2737 77th Ave, S.E., Suite 101, Mercer island, WA 98040 (206) 236-1268 - Summer Travel Erica Hauck - Nights Hotel/Airfare 232-7600 2701 76th Ave. S.E. (next to Oh Chocolate!) ' Rani-loaders may apply cccnt actio School Board at its meeting April 14 approved two high school field trips; accepted as complete the district-wide Emergency Lighting project; approved (4—1, El Jahncke dissenting) authoriz- ing the district to enter contracts with Erickson McGovern Archi- tects and Harthorne Hagen Archi— tects, for elementary school ar- chitectural and engineering ser- vices, fees to be negotiated; ac- cepted the resignation of high school teacher Linda Westpfahl effective Sept. 1 and other person- nel leaves, appointments and res- ignations; adopted (4~1, Jahncke dissenting) a board polity on shar- ing decision—making at the school level; adopted revised policies on software copyright and software and hardware registration and on community use of district facili- ties. The Mercer Island City Council met on April 18 and approved a separate purchase contract for furniture and decorations to be used in the downtown spruce-up project; and heard a report on re- gional transportation planning that is being conducted by the Pu- get Sound Regional Council. AFTER A MOVlNG WANT A SUCCESSFUL g BririgA Bag from Ber trio's NOW OPEN: CROSSROADS CENTER 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue. WA 98007 20554.53“; Mercer Island Reporter Meetings The Mercer Island Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 20, at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Agenda items include a deviation from watercourse set- back rules, a setback variance, a study session on the comprehen- sive plan utility element, and a study session on regulatory re- form. The Library Advisory Board meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 20, at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. 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