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

Aggressively Pepper Sprayed

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 14, police responded to an assault call from a parking garage in the 200 block of Second Avenue North.

An employee at the garage told police he’d found the suspect sleeping in the stairwell of the garage and told him he needed to leave. The suspect refused to leave and pepper sprayed him.

While the victim was on the phone with 911 operators the suspect began chasing him around the garage and pepper spraying him more. He ducked behind a pillar to avoid the pepper spray and eventually pushed the suspect down and held him.

The 911 operator told the victim to let the suspect go, so he did. The suspect was exiting the garage as police arrived and he was apprehended. He denied pepper spraying the victim and said his back was injured during the incident.

Police found a canister of pepper spray on the suspect’s person.

He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for assault.

Kitty Litter Conundrum

At 8 a.m. on Oct. 12, police responded to an assault under the Dravus Street Bridge at 17th Avenue West.

Police found both the victim and the suspect still on scene, and they reported that they both live under the bridge. The victim, who had dirt over the front of her and her face, stated that she’d been asleep in her tent when the suspect — who was intoxicated — kicked cat litter into her tent and woke her up.

She said she dumps her cat’s used litter on the ground right outside her tent. She said after kicking the litter in her tent the suspect pinned her to the ground and shoved dirt in her face before hitting her in the back of the head with a flashlight repeatedly. She said she thought she had a concussion and medics from Seattle Fire Department brought her to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect admitted to the assault and said he wasn’t sure if he hit the victim in the head but it was possible due to the heat of the moment. He said he was upset because the victim throws used cat litter on the walkway where everybody walks.

He was arrested for assault and booked into King County Jail.

Storage Room Break In

Just after noon on Oct. 14, a victim called 911 to report his storage room at his apartment was broken into and about $2,000 worth of his belongings were taken.

He said he’d noticed it that morning when he came outside to get his car. Responding officers investigated, and saw that the door's latch was easily accessible between the door frame and the door when it was closed.

The burglar likely slid something between the door and its frame and opened the latch.

Police looked for evidence, such as fingerprints, but found none.

Bad Ex-Roommate

Just after 11 p.m. on Oct. 12, police responded to an apartment in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue North for a burglary.

The victim said he returned to his apartment at about 9:45 p.m. that evening and found four strange men standing in his living room. When he asked the suspects what they were doing, they said they were there to pick up the victim’s ex-roommate’s belongings.

The victim told the suspects the ex-roommates didn’t have any belongings there and they needed to leave. One of the suspects slapped the victim’s phone out of his hands while they were walking out. The victim said he’d let his ex-roommate stay with him for a short period of time, but asked her to leave because he suspected she was doing weird stuff in the apartment when he was gone. He said she has a criminal history and he thinks she gave the suspects a copy of the key to his apartment.

Police spoke with the apartment manager, who stated she was aware that the victim had let the female suspect stay with him and had kicked her out, and ever since then she has been returning to the building causing issues. The suspect had recently stolen a TV from the building. The manager said she is concerned the victim is giving copies of the building key out to unauthorized guests, and she would be changing the locks to the victim’s unit.

Greedy Burglar

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, police responded to a business in the 800 block of Dexter Avenue North for a burglary.

The property manager said security video showed a suspect entering an unsecured room at 5:45 a.m. He stole two laptops and a wallet. The laptops were valued at $1,400 and $300, respectively. The wallet contained a driver’s license, a social security card, a credit card and bank account information.

The property manager provided a copy of the security camera footage to police, which had a clear image of the suspect.