The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.



A man arrived home in the 1100 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South around 2 p.m. on Jan. 11 to find it had been burglarized.

Two large trashcans had been moved under a window, apparently used by the suspect to access the window. The lower pane had been broken out, while the upper pane had a hole in it.

A pillowcase was taken from a bedroom, and two jewelry boxes and other jewelry, including a $200 pair of earrings, were taken from a dresser. Also, unused medications were taken from a medicine cabinet.

The suspect exited through the back door.

The victim didn’t report the burglary until Jan. 13 because he told police he expected to make an online report only and he didn’t think there was any evidence.

Police could only take photos of the damaged window for evidence.



Police responded to the 1800 block of 42nd Avenue East around 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 19 to respond to a report of a burglary.

The business owner told police that she arrived at work to find the back door unlocked. She said she was the last to leave and had locked the door.

Drawers and cabinets were opened. About $25 was taken from the cash register, as well as an old Smartphone.

Nothing else seemed to have been touched, and there were no signs of forced entry.

No fingerprints could be found for evidence.



Someone broke into a home in the 2900 block of East Harrison Street between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. The suspect stole $10,000 in jewelry, a video-gaming system, a laptop computer, $510 cash and a wedding ring.

According to the police report, the burglary likely occurred while a resident was home sleeping. She didn’t leave until 3 p.m., when she set the alarm system. The alarm was still set when another resident returned around 4 p.m.

The suspect entered by breaking a glass pane to the back door. No fingerprints could be found on the door, but some were found on the two boxes the suspect moved. Those fingerprints were submitted for evidence.



Suspects broke into a secured shed on 31st Avenue between Jan. 13 and 18. The shed had been secured with a circular lock that could not be found after the burglary.

A set of keys, two bicycles worth a total of $2,600, $750 in tool and $2,000 in camping gear were stolen.

There was no visible damage to the shed, nor were any fingerprints found.



A wireless speaker, two laptop computers, an electric guitar and about $12 cash were stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Newport Way between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 6.

The resident had returned to find the cabinets opened and items moved around. She immediately left the home and called police.

Someone had kicked open a basement door, causing part of the doorjamb to break off. The door was still partially open when police arrived to investigate.

No usable fingerprints were found.



Police received a call about possible shots fired near the intersection of East Union Street and 27th Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. The caller heard five shots from the west and a car speed away.

Officers arrived shortly after and spoke with the caller, who said he was a balcony in the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way when he saw a light-colored vehicle pass a parking lot. A dark-colored vehicle immediately pulled out of the parking lot behind it at a high rate of speed and pulled alongside the first vehicle. Both were heading westbound on East Union Street.

A male passenger in the light-colored vehicle then hung out his window and shot nine times at the other vehicle. Both vehicles continued heading west on Union Street.

Moments later, the police received a report of a gunshot victim being dropped off at a local hospital from a light-colored vehicle. He was shot in his left forearm.

When officers interviewed him, the victim said he knew nothing of the incident or who shot him.

Five 40-caliber shell casings were found in the middle of the intersection at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and East Union Street. They were submitted for evidence.