The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.
DENNY-BLAINE: STOLEN BIKE
A man in the 600 block of Hillside Drive East called police around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12, after discovering that his bicycle had been stolen from his garage.
He last saw his bike on Dec. 10, but he thinks it was stolen the following day, when the garage door was left open most of the day.
No other items were missing.
MADISON PARK: BROKEN DOORS
A woman returned to her home in the 1800 block of 38th Avenue East around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 to find many of the lights on and multiple doors open. She then noticed that glass panes were broken in her front door, which would allow someone to crawl through.
The front door was still locked, so the alarm wouldn’t have sounded.
Also, the glass in the back door was entirely cracked.
A laptop computer and a package of chocolate biscuits were stolen.
COOKING UP CRIME
Someone entered a business in the 4000 block of East Madison Street through an unlocked window at 11 p.m. on Dec. 5. The suspect stole five kitchen knives, one cooking pot and about $20.
The incident was reported on Dec. 8.
MADISON VALLEY: QUICK TRIP
Residents of a home in the 3000 block of East Republican Street received a call from their alarm company that their alarm was tripped around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 20. One of them returned home about an hour later to find the back door kicked in. Multiple lights were on, and drawers were open.
The only items reported missing at the time of the report were multiple pieces of jewelry and a camera bag with a camera and multiple lenses.
Police responded to the 3100 block of East Harrison Street on Dec. 1 to investigate a report of a burglary that occurred earlier that day.
According to the police report, the glass on the front door was broken, and there was a hole big enough for someone to reach in and to unlock the door.
A laptop computer and loose change were taken. A half-finished can of soda was left behind in place of the computer; this was submitted for evidence.
The resident said she received a call from her alarm company around 1:55 p.m. She wasn’t able to return home until around 3 p.m.
Suspects entered a secured building in the 2700 block of East Madison Street between 5 p.m. Dec. 17 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 18 and entered a closed and locked office. The suspects were also able to entered two locked rooms within the office, would have required four separate keys. There was no visible damage to the locks or the doors.
The suspects stole two television monitors, the cameras attached to them and their cables. Nothing else was “taken, moved around or even touched, apparently.”
The victim had called police on Dec. 18 but was told to call back the following day because of call load. Because police weren’t able to respond until Dec. 19, they didn’t look for any suspect fingerprints.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Newport Way at 2:55 p.m. on Dec. 17 to investigate a report of an assault. There, the victim told police that the suspect has been harassing people at a particular business, and some of those employees live in the area.
The victim said he was walking toward the suspect’s home, and he saw the suspect. After a brief conversation that was redacted from the police report, the suspect swung a piece of wood that he had in his hand, hitting the victim twice in the arm.
The victim said he may have been hit in the leg, too, but he didn’t complain of leg pain, according to the report.
The victim placed an envelope he was holding on the ground near the suspect’s home and walked backward toward the street, away from the suspect.
Responding officers tried to contact the suspect at his home, but he wasn’t there. The victim told police that a vehicle that had been parked in front of the home was no longer there.
The victim refused medical treatment for a red bump the size of a quarter on his left elbow.
Someone vandalized and burglarized a business in the 1400 block of 34th Avenue between 10 p.m. Dec. 11 and 7 a.m. Dec. 12.
The suspect apparently entered a secured back yard by damaging a fence, destroyed large tents and stole yard tools and a ladder.
The suspect also stole indoor heaters, fans and other items from a locked storage locker, which was forcibly opened, and broke a window to the business itself.
The suspect used the tools to remove the doorknobs and handles to the back door and then entered the business to steal a laptop computer, cash, files with client information and professional photos from a wall.
The business owner believes former employees, whom she recently fired, targeted her. She wasn’t able to say whom she suspected of doing this.
Employees of a business in the 1400 block of 34th Avenue left for lunch at 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 2. They returned at 2:15 p.m. to discover that someone had stolen a wallet, several laptop computers and possibly other items while they were away.
The manager says he forgot to lock the door.
The following day, in the same block, a man left his office at 1 p.m. for lunch, returning around 1:20 p.m. to discover that his computer bag was missing. Inside were his laptop computer, a cellular phone, a passport and about $100 in foreign currency.
A surveillance video showed an unknown man rummaging through another room in the office, specifically with a safe. There is no surveillance camera in the victim’s office.
Police responded to the 1100 block of 34th Avenue on Dec. 22 to investigate a burglary of a business that occurred between 3 and 4:50 a.m. that day.
An employee arrived around 6 a.m. to find the office door forced open, items in disarray inside and a large hole cut in a wall. She immediately noticed that a laptop computer and a tablet computer were missing and about $1,000 cash was taken from a safe.
The building has surveillance footage of the burglary, which shows a man and a woman in their early to mid-20s scaling a gate, breaking through a courtyard door, walking down a hallway, entering an unlocked employee restroom and cutting a hole in the way to gain access to the office around 3 a.m.
The female suspect tried to get into the safe and then left through the office’s front door a few minutes later.
They returned at 3:25 a.m. by forcing the door back open and left again.
Around 4:45 a.m., the two suspects returned with a metal pry bar to break into the safe. They left a few minutes later with the cash.
A delivery person arrived shortly afterward and locked the front door after making the delivery.
A glove and a screwdriver that the suspects left behind were submitted into evidence.