POLICE NOTES | April 2010

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

Someone broke into a car in the 200 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East between 11 and 11:45 a.m. March 6 and stole a purse.

The purse, which had been placed on the floorboard underneath a coat, contained three checkbooks (one belonging to a client), prescription medication, eyeglasses and keys.

Police responded to a home on 29th Avenue South, where a possible burglary occurred between 8 a.m. Feb. 8 and 2 p.m. March 19.

There, officers spoke with a property manager, who explained that he drove by the supposedly vacant home that day and saw a pair of shoes on the front porch.

He entered the home to find a former tenant who had been evicted on March 8, along with four males, inside.

The property manager allowed the woman and her friends to get their belongings before leaving. He then called police to report the incident.

He told police that the woman still has property inside the home, but she was advised to make an appointment to get the rest of her property.

She apparently entered through an unlocked window. But no property was damaged and nothing was stolen during the incident.

A Madison Valley man returning home after living abroad for a few years gave his tenants more than six weeks to vacate the house he planned to live in, the police stated. He instructed them, through a property manager, that a broken window was to be fixed before they vacated the premises on Jan. 31.

However, on March 2, the property manager noted that the window still hadn’t been fixed. Neighbors reported that the tenants had returned later that day, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., presumably to fix the window.

During that time, the tenants stole a dresser, as well as the homeowner’s legal paperwork against them, which had been left on a table for the homeowner’s impending arrival.

A man returned to his home in the 1800 block of 24th Avenue at 1 p.m. May 17 to discover that someone had thrown something through his window, shattering it. He immediately called police without entering the house.

Officers searched the home but couldn’t locate any suspects.

The resident reported that about 50 CDs were missing, along with a gym bag that had been emptied of his clothes.

Nothing else was out of place or missing, the police report said.

A block away, on 23rd Avenue, a woman returned home at 3:25 p.m. that same day to discover that someone had tried unsuccessfully to pry open the front door and a window.

The suspect also may have tried to enter through a sliding-glass door, which was now slightly off its track.

But no entry was made, and nothing appeared to be out of place.

The same officers responded to both incidents. They believe the two incidents are related because the suspect tried to enter through a side window in both cases.

A woman was walking on 29th Avenue near East Marion Street around 7:50 p.m. on March 13 when she felt a hand on her shoulder. She turned around to see two men in their 20s.

The man who had put his hand on her said, “Give me your…purse. I’m not playin’.” He then grabbed her purse, pulled it off the woman’s shoulder and pushed her to ground.
The suspects ran off when the woman screamed.

Police searched unsuccessfully for the suspect.

The woman refused medical attention for the cuts to her hands.[[In-content Ad]]