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leLTéRECORDS Wednesday. June 29,1994 The Mercer Island School Board met on Thursday, June 23, and took the following actions: 0 Heard a report from archi- tects on the designs for remodel- ing three elementary schools. 0 Voted 5-0 to accept the pre— liminary architectural designs for the remodeling projects. 0 Voted 5-0 to approve the ap- Meetings The Mercer Island City Coun- cil meets at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, July 5, in the council chambers at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. The agenda includes a name for the new I—90 lid park, a proposal to Recent action pointment of the new principal at Islander Middle School. 0 Voted 5-0 to approve the new contract with the Mercer Island Education Association. 0 Unanimously approved appli— cations for state bilingual pro— gram funding and remediation program funding. hike garbage service rates on Mercer Island, and a vote on the recommendation to lease the Community Center at Mercer View. mead aid“ Saturday, June 18 12:54 p.m., 7800 block of S.E. 27 w 66— yearvold woman with lower abdominal pain was transported to Overlake by Shepard. 7:56 p.m., S.E. 32nd between 78th S.E. and 80th S.E. A power box was smoking. Fire crew stood by until Puget Power ar- rived. 10:03 p.m., Eastbound 1—90 at E. Mercer Way Fire in an unoccupied automobile was extinguished. Sunday, June 19 3:32 pm, Clarke Beach — 6-year-old boy had been partially buried in sand while playing with other children. He inhaled sand and was having trouble breathing. He was taken to Children’s by the Mercer Island Aid Car. 11:47 p.m., 8100 block of S.E. 44th — 66- year-olfi woman complained of pain in her shoulder after she had become unresponsive for a short period. Monday, June 20 ‘ 12:25 p.m., 2700 block of 76th S.E. — 83- year-old woman who felt weak and nauseous was taken to Overlake by Shepard. 12:19 pm, 3700 block of 79th S.E. 70- year-old man with dizziness and nausea was taken to Swedish by Shepard. 2:57 pm, 7800 block of SE. 30th ~ No cause was found for an automatic fire alarm to have sounded, although construction work on SE. 30th in front of the building may have activated the alarm, which was reset. 5:54 p.m., S.E. 32nd and 80th S.E. Smoke and flames were coming from a transformer vault. Fire crew stood by until Puget Power arrived to turn off the power. 6:08 p.m., 7600 block of SE. 29th A A person trapped in an elevator was removed after Puget Power restored power. 6:20 pm, 8400 block of S.E. 68th 32- year-old man came into the South Fire Sta- tion with a fractured finger. He had been playing softball and collided with another player. He was taken to Overlake by private car. Tuesday, June 21 11:26 am, S.E. 9100 Block of N. Mercer Way An automatic fire alarm was set off from food burning on a stove. The upper floor of the unit had smoke in the hallway and apartment. A smoke ejector was used to clear smoke. 7:30 p.m., 4200 block of E. Mercer Way — 68-year-old woman with upper abdominal pain was transported to Swedish by Medic 1. Wednesday, June 22 12:43 p.m., 3000 block of 77th S.E. — 62- year—old woman with a nose bleed was taken to her doctor’s office by private car. Thursday, June 23 8:20 am, 4100 block of 93rd S.E. — 75- yeanold man was in discomfort and had a high temperature. He was taken to Overlake by Shepard. 10:28 a.m., 80th S.E. and N. Mercer Way — 14~yeanold boy stepped in front of a pick- up truck and was struck when he jumped to avoid being hit. There were abrasions on his left hip. The boy’s father was present and was to observe his son throughout the day. 1:42 p.m., 4100 block of Boulevard Place S.E. — Natural gas was flowing from a gas line that employees had accidentally sev— ered. Fire crew stood by until Washington Natural Gas arrived and secured the leak. 9:32 p.m., 4300 block of 881h S.E. ~ 35- year-old man playing basketball had fallen onto the floor and injured his left shoulder. He was nauseous, weak, and faint, and had a possible dislocated shoulder. He refused an ambulance and was taken to Overlake by private car. 10:01 p.m., 3700 block of 90th S.E. — 70' year-old woman with shortness of breath was taken to Overlake by Medic 2. Friday, June 24 11:51 am, 3000 block of Island Crest Way — 12-year-old girl had several abra- sions from a fall. She was taken to a private physician by her mother. 5:36 p.m., 4600 block of 8151 S.E. — 70- year-old man with shortness of breath was feeling faint and was transported to Provi- dence by Shepard. 8:53 p.m., 8100 block of S.E. 74th — A small fire burning in a corner outside of a house had already been put out by workers painting inside the house. It was unclear as to how the fire started. There were cigarette butts in the area, and also on the previous day welders had worked there. 0 Ifyou have a question about how to care for your trees, Call the Quick Tips number and select information on tree service and listen to expert tips from the National Arborists AssociatiOn, Inc. Policereport I Mahcmus mischief A 33-year-old Mercer Island woman reported to police that un- known subjects broke the elec- tronic side mirror of her car at the 6100 block of S.E. 28 in the morning hours of June 18. Dam- age was estimated at $150. Police responded to a damaged vehicle at the 4700 block of East Mercer Way. Police reports indi- cate that sometime between June 18-20, a dent was put on the left driver’s side door handle in a pat- tern that resembled the treads of a tennis shoe. Damage to the driv- er side door handle was estimated at $200. Damage to the shattered driver’s side rear view mirror es- timated at $100. Theft A 33-year-old Lynwood resi- dent reported early June 9 at the 7400 block of West Mercer Way that someone removed his ATM card from his wallet and used it to make unauthorized withdrawals. Two transactions were dated gune 6; each withdrawal was for 80. A 23-year-old Seattle woman had her purse stolen from the from her car at the 2000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. around mid-day on June 20. The victim left her purse under the seat in her locked car at the south parking lot of Lu- ther Burbank Park. According to police reports, the suspects broke in through the driver’s window and took the purse. No evidence was located at the scene. A 35-year-old man was arrest- ed for shoplifting at the north end QFC the evening of June 22. The suspect was arrested after hiding two cartons of cigarettes under his jacket and attempting to leave without paying for them. Suspect was arrested and cited. Domestic assault A 52-year-old Mercer Island man was arrested at the 8900 block of S.E. 45th the late after- noon June 20 for a confrontation with his 20-year—old son over t- shirts and keys. When the mother came to the aid of her son she was injured in the altercation. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail. DWI A 33—year-old Bellevue man was arrested for slamming his car into a light pole at the 8000 block of North Mercer Way in the early morning of June 20. The sus- pect said he had six to seven beers. Suspect took and failed a field sobriety test. Later took the BAC verifier test; suspect provid- ed two valid samples of breath into the machine with results of .14 and .13. Suspect issued crimi- nal citation for DWI. Police re- leased suspect to a cab to be transported to his Bellevue home. Theft A camera, watch and a set of silverware are among the items reported missing June 20 from a house at the 7200 block of North Mercer Way. A microwave oven was report— ed stolen from the care center in the 2400 block of S.E. 24th Street in the early morning hours of June 23. Assault 14-year-old Mercer Island boy reported being assaulted by an- other middle school student in the 9200 block of S.E. 46th Street in the mid-morning hours of June 16. According to police reports, the victim said he has had problems with the suspect since October, 1993. Traffic Infraction A 42—year-old Issaquah man was arrested at the 5300 block of Island Crest Way on June 23 when a police record check revealed that the suspect‘s vehicle plates were cancelled due to bad checks. The plates were removed from the vehicle and mailed to Depart- ment of Licensing. The suspect was also cited for speeding. Reckless Boatlng A 22-year-old Seattle man was arrested for reckless boating, boating while intoxicated and fel- ony eluding on the afternoon of June 19 of the shore of in the the 6800 block of 96th Avenue S.E. Po— lice spotted the suspect’s boat fol— lowing in the wake behind a 40- foot yacht southbound on Lake Washington on the east chanel. Police report the subject’s vessel had flown completely out of the water, nearly colliding with an- other vessel. Police in the Marine Patrol boat followed the suspect, but he fled. 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