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August 5, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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@ ice news: Burglars, sex offender, assailant, juvenile arsonist Mercer Island police continue to investigate and apprehend sus- pects in connection with local burglaries. But residential burg- laries, car and boat prowls eontin- July 25, and Tuesday, July 25, in- eluding a leather-mink jacket. The Groveland Beach lifeguard's shauk was broken into sometime between Friday, July 31, and Sun- day, Aug. 2, a,'d numerous floats and pieces of e dpment were re- .moved and scattered around the beach. A sex offender near the parking lot of Luther Burbank Park was reported exposing himself at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Police were unable to find a trace of the young adult, medium build, with brown frizzy hair and ached com- plex/on. A fire in the storage shed in the 9100 block of Southeast 44th Street caused I500 damage "and origin was determined to be juvenile arson. The resident returned home at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, to find the shed on fire. A 3 -year-old boy admitted to lighting the fire and was referred to Mercer Island Youth Services for counseling. Police responded to two distur- bances last week, both involving alcohol. Two 19-year-old boys were charged with providing the prem- ises for juvenile consumption of al- cobolic beverages, but one war- rant had to be served later, when the boy regained consciousness after overindulging in the same beverages. Police made two calls to the party in the 6900 block of 94th Ave- nue Southeast in response to com- plaints. They found approximately 40 Underage adults consuming ai- ue. A 16-year-old Mercer Island boy was remanded to King County Youth Center Tuesday, July 28, when his parents said they no longer could keep him in their custody until his trial for 21 sepa- rate burglaries and one auto theft. Because of the boy's "incorrigi- ble attitude," the parents said they no longer could be responsible. The stolen goods from the boy's crimes total more than $65,000. Another 21-year-old Seattle man was arrested Friday, July 24, on two counts of suspected burglary. A 23-year-old man staying with a Mercer Island youth was arrested here the same day for second-de- gree theft which involved illegal use of credit cards. Bellevue police are investigating. Mercer Island Detective Dave Kuhn said the division has leads on two more suspects in local burg- laries, and that police have some unidentified stolen goods. Burglaries from the week of July 27 to Aug. 3 include: More than $2,500 in possessions from a. home in the 7200 block of North Mercer Way taken sometime be- tween Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30. Some of the items were a video recorder, ster- eo equipment, a man's watch, stamps and cash. More than $2,500 in possessions from a home in the 8400 block of coholic beverages. Southeast 47th Street were miss-,Police were cMled to break up a ing sometime between Saturday, fight between a mother and her , as 9 Attorneys representing the City The four-building structure of Mercer Island and Lunde Con- tucked into the hillside is a new struction Co. met last week to dis- concept in design with sod roofs. cuss a $393,271.10 claim by the The finished buildings, parking contractor against the city for ad- areas and landscaped grounds are ditional expenses in building the expected to be finished by the new $1.5 million field operations week's end, and already are occu- base, which the contractor expects pied by the water, sewer, and to complete this week. street maintenance crews. Public The city is denying respoltsibili- open houses are planned within a ty for the claim, said City Attorney month. Ron Dickinson. Some city supplies still will be "Lunde is asking for costs and stored at the old water-sewer shop overhead for work done this winter near the water reservoir on 88th (on the nine.acre site in the 3900 Avenue Southeast, but the street block of 96th Avenue Southeast) as maintenance shop on Southeast a result of what he cabs 'changed 24th Street has been vacated. conditions on the site,'" said Dick- In addition to the contractor's inson. Lunde seeks to recover claim, seven residents on the site's costs of what it calls undue delay, western hillside have made claims materials and manpower when the against the city totaling nearly $1 company had to contend with on- million for damages from slides in anticipated sub-surface water and January and February. build more storm drainage, rock- "These claims are in the hands eries and retaining walls. of insurance carriers," said Dick- "The city's position is that we inson. "It may take another rainy think the problems should have season to be sure aB the slippage been anticipated and prevented," has subsided, but currently the hill added Dickinson. has stabilized. The claimants are saying we ought to buy their State wants ideas houses, but we don't feel that's a legitimate claim. We need the re. Citizens with comments on how pairs itemized and the cost of re- the state should cut social pro- mediesestimated." grams may attend a meeting to- The seven home.owners report- morrow, Aug. 6, from 7 p.m. to edly plant of ale collectively a 1aw- 10:30 p.m. at Bloedel Hall, 1245 suit against the city. 10th Ave. E Seattle. The total in claims is approxi- Written comment may be sub- mutely equalto the cost of the field matted to the Office of Citizen Par- operations base, $1.5 million. ticipation, Department of. Social and Health Services, Mail Stop OB 44-R, Olympia, 98504. 9 Eleanor D. Wolf, 60, died of can- cer at her Mercer Island home Tuesday, Aug. 4. Mrs. Wolf is well-known locally as the co-founder of Smmybeam Nursery Scboul, which she and Marianne (Nuky) Fellows directed for 25 years. She is survived by daughters Kit Corneliussen and Martha Stark of Oregon and Ellen Wolf of Alaska; a sister, Mary Clarke, Mercer Is- land; and four grandchildren. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 6, Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The family suggests memorials be sent either to Hospice of Seattle, 7814 Green- wood Ave. N Seattle, 98103; or to Sunnybeam Building Fund, in care of Michael and Seheer, 5060 90th Ave. S.E Mercer Island, UN olmlloE (WlmT) srNR- CA41E FROM PAIMONG AREA-- X MMtK8 ImOP rzzs ~040. More details will follow in next week's Reporter. PROFESSIONAL HOMECLEANiNG SERVICE . Dm tm to cmm rmme n prov ng =peml eervk s, wayyou #you Stiff tr md aad bondod Lld INoa 3M rl01 17-year-old son at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in the 80th Av- enue Southeast area They both were in highly emotional states, the boy having written a suicide note. He had scratch and bite marks on him. Intoxzcants were involved in both instances. According to police reports, this was the fifth call of the same na- ture within the past year to the same residence. Neither party would agree to seek assistance from health or counseling gen- cies. The following were arrested on Mercer Island for driving while intoxicated within the week of July 27 to Aug. 3: Pie Bruce Nichols. 25. Bremerton, on Saturday, Aug. 1. after being observed driving errat- ically through Luther Burbank parking lot; Ralph H. Richardson, 51, Mercer Island. on Wednesday. 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