This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports.
Police responded to a reported burglary at a home in the 3000 block of 14th Avenue West on Dec. 24. They would later learn this was the first of multiple burglaries in this building over the holidays. The building manager informed officers that the master keys to the main entrance had been compromised, leading to several break-ins.
At 4:37 p.m. on the day of the report, officers responded to a call from a resident who was pet-sitting for a neighbor and, when going up to check on the pet, discovered the neighbor’s home had been ransacked. The complainant said she’d gone over one day earlier, and everything was fine. She went that afternoon to find the front door unlocked and the home in total disarray.
The neighbor called the pet owner, who asked her to check her jewelry box. The jewelry box was gone; it had contained her wedding rings, worth $15,000, and other pieces of jewelry.
Because of the state of the home, the neighbor couldn’t tell if anything else was missing.
Home for the holidays
A couple in the 3000 block of 14th Avenue West called 911 at 7:50 p.m. on Dec. 29 after returning home from the holidays to find their home ransacked.
Their mattress had been pulled off the frame, the closet and drawers had been opened and gone through and belongings were scattered around the room.
The burglar stole a passport, a work ID card, a Social Security card, $200 cash, a checkbook and a $5,000 gemstone.
On Dec. 22 at 7:46 a.m., police responded to a 911 call reporting a fire department Knox-Box had been broken into at a business in the 1000 block of West Ewing Street. All of the keys from inside had been taken.
Police spoke with the business owner, who said the lockbox was pried open over the weekend.
The business owner said the box was pried open sometime between 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 3 a.m. on Dec. 22.
The box was easily repaired and would not need to be replaced.
The business owner did say that he would need to change the locks on almost all of the doors on the property, which could cost about $7,500.
Police responded to reports of a forced-entry burglary at a home in the 3800 block of 29th Avenue West at 10:13 a.m. on Dec. 24.
The caller was a neighbor who had gone over to feed the victim’s pet and discovered a back window had been broken.
The victim had been away since Dec. 22, and the neighbor wasn’t sure when the burglary had occurred.
Responding police examined the window and determined it hadn’t been locked properly, so the burglar was able to open it from outside.