POLICE NOTES | April 2012


A Broadmoor man called police upon his return from a trip on March 19 to report that someone entered his home and stole a laptop computer, a digital camera and lens and a backpack.

According to the police report, the incident most likely occurred March 13, between noon and 3 p.m.

His nanny, who takes care of his teenage sons, told him that the garage doors were found open and other entry points to the home were unlocked. The home’s security system was also deactivated at the time of the incident.

Broadmoor security officers had no reports of suspicious people in the area.

The police were able to locate and submit fingerprints into evidence.



Police responded to the 200 block of 39th Avenue East at 5:05 p.m. March 13 to investigate a report of a burglary called in by a home-security company. The alarm had been tripped at 3:45 p.m.

A suspect had thrown a rock through one window and subsequently through another window about 10 feet away. Doors leading to and from the home were found open.

According to the police report, the only room that appeared to be disturbed was a bedroom where contents of several drawers had been thrown on the floor.

It couldn’t be determined what was stolen at the time of the report.

No fingerprints were found, but a gift-box cover was submitted into evidence for fingerprint analysis.



Between 1 and 5 p.m. March 1, someone lifted open a crank-out-style window to a home in the 300 block of Erie Avenue, breaking the crank mechanism. 

The suspect stole a credit card, which was later used to buy more than $79 worth of gas, as well as a laptop computer and two men’s watches worth $7,250.

The alarm system hadn’t been set because a housecleaner was expected, the police report noted.

The resident later called police to report that the credit card had been used again, at several locations, including at a convenience store where it had been charged five times in two hours.



A woman returned to her home in the 500 block of 31st Avenue South after midnight March 4 to find the glass on her front door broken. An upstairs bedroom smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, and a small amount of ash was found on her carpet.

A bronze jewelry tree with nearly 100 costume and real jewelry items was stolen, while jewelry boxes nearby appeared untouched. 

Among the real-jewelry items stolen were a $5,000 emerald necklace, a $1,000 diamond-chip pendant, a $2,000 diamond-W pendant, a $1,000 gold-and-copper coin pendant, a $1,000 platinum-and-diamond ring, an $800 gold-and-garnet ring and a $300 Italian horn pendant and necklace.

A house key used to locked the door was submitted into evidence.



A man watching a neighbor’s home in the 300 block of Randolph Avenue called police on March 7 after discovering that someone had moved the security screen on the front door, unlocked a back door and broken a basement window. Two window screens were also removed.

A wallet containing more than $500 cash was apparently stolen.

Police found viable fingerprints on the lid of a metal box that had been rummaged through; they were submitted into evidence.

The incident occurred between 3:30 p.m. March 6 and 9:50 a.m. March 7.

Another neighbor told police that he saw a suspicious car occupied by a male writing on a notepad in front of the victim’s home more than twice in the previous two weeks. His wife confronted the driver once, and he left the area.

The license-plate number given for that car did not belong to it, according to the police report. 



A woman returned to her home in the 800 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South at 5:45 p.m. March 9 to discover that it had been burglarized.

The suspect broke a basement window to enter and stole a laptop computer, $200 cash and a backpack. It couldn’t be determined at the time of the report whether any jewelry had also been taken.

No usable fingerprints were found.



Someone broke into a business in the 2700 block of East Madison Street around 4:15 a.m. March 19, sounding an alarm. A rear glass door had been smashed with a large rock, but the deadbolt and lower lock were still engaged. 

Footprints were found just beyond the door.

Nothing appeared to have been taken at the time of the report.



Police responded to 30th Avenue, where a man arrived home around 11:05 p.m. March 4 to find his back door open and a bicycle in front of the door. Also, someone had removed the weather tarp covering his motorcycle, which had been parked outside the back door.

Police officers entered the home, announcing their presence twice. They found a man crouching in the corner of the basement; he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect told police that he was looking for a place to sleep. He was found to possess three antique coins that belonged to the resident; they were returned to the resident.

The suspect also appeared to have drunk a 24-ounce bottle of wine belonging to the resident.

The resident noted that several luggage bags, camera bags and toolbox cases had been opened, but nothing was missing. Other items had been taken off shelves, but none of those were missing, either.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for burglary. The bike left outside the back door was submitted for processing.

The resident said he may have left the door open and unlocked since there was no sign of forced entry.

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