The manager of a business in the 2600 block of 15th Avenue West called 911 on March 27 after he arrived to find the glass front door broken out.
He said the burglary happened between 8 p.m. and 6:25 a.m., and the only thing taken from the business is a hand truck.
The business has an alarm system and security cameras, but it didn’t have any good footage of the incident.
Responding police checked the building and found that the suspects had pried the door open on an adjoining shed and used some type of tool to chop a hole in the wall to gain entry to the building.
The burglar may have smashed the glass door in an attempt to exit the building.
On March 25, police responded to a burglary call at a home in the 1900 block of Sixth Avenue West.
The victim said somebody broke into his detached garage and stole his bicycle. He said he’d been in his garage the previous night and closed it up at 9:30 p.m. When he went out to it at 7:30 a.m., the garage door was ajar.
He went inside to discover that his bicycle was gone. He then learned that a bag containing tools, an air pump and a helmet were also missing.
The victim told police that his garage door did not always secure properly and could easily be opened. The burglar most likely jimmied it open with little trouble.
On April 1 at 10:13 a.m., police responded to a home in the 3200 block of 13th Avenue West to investigate a reported garage burglary.
The homeowner said she found her garage door pried open at 9 a.m.; she had last been in the garage at 6 p.m. the previous evening.
She said it didn’t look like anything had been taken from the garage, but her car had been keyed. She said she didn’t know who would have caused the damage, and she didn’t hear anything unusual outside overnight.
Pool house burglary
On March 30 at 5:02 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a home on West Cramer Street reporting the pool house had been broken into overnight. The homeowners said the burglary took place between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
They said the burglar had evidently slid an unlocked window open and crawled in. The drawers and closets in the living room and bedroom had been ransacked.
The homeowners told responding police that they had contacted their nanny, who lives in the pool house but was out of town at the time of the incident, and she’d told them several things had been stolen.
On March 28 at 12:30 a.m., police responded to a theft complaint at a store in the 2100 block of Queen Anne Avenue North.
The store clerk said that a customer approached him around 10:30 p.m. from the front of the store, shouting that a guy had just walked out the front door with a basket full of cigarettes that he had just stolen from a case behind the counter.
The clerk checked the cigarette case and found the lock was gone and about 50 packs of cigarettes were missing.
The clerk then checked the security videos and saw the suspect had walked behind the counter and taken the keys from the drawer they are kept in. He looked briefly through a couple of other drawers after taking the keys. The suspect then opened the cigarette case and took off with the cigarettes.
He was last seen walking northbound from the store. Police searched the neighborhood but didn’t find the suspect.