This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.

Smashed window

A woman in the 3800 block of 30th Avenue West called 911 on Nov. 2 when she arrived home to find it had been broken into. 

She said she was the last person to leave the house, at 5:30 p.m. When she arrived home, around 10:15 p.m., she found one of the windows broken and some of her drawers had been gone through. There was no other damage to the house.

She said the only thing that missing was about $50 in bills and coins. 

Stolen door handle

On Oct. 27at 10:30 a.m., a man in the 1800 block of Bigelow Avenue North called 911 to report that someone broke the door handle off of an exterior door of the building and then broke into a resident’s storage unit. 

Once inside the building, the suspect broke into the laundry room and pried open a storage unit. The victim wasn’t home when police were there, so he couldn’t tell them what was missing from the storage unit. Several items of value were still inside the storage unit. 

Police couldn’t find the handle that was broken off the exterior door, so they think the burglar must have taken it with him. 

Store hold-up

On Oct. 25 at 12:31 a.m., two men wearing sweatshirts with the hoods tightly drawn around their heads and medical masks covering their faces entered a convenience store at Queen Anne Avenue North and West Dravus Street. 

The suspects confronted the clerk immediately upon entering. They began yelling and striking the countertop with large knives. 

The only customer in the store was at the cash register paying; the suspects told him that they would not hurt him, and they wanted him to back away from the cash register area. 

The suspects told the cashier to open the cash register, and he complied. They told him to hand over the till drawer, but he was scared by the wildly swinging knives so he just backed away from the countertop. 

One of the suspects reached over the countertop and grabbed the till drawer. The suspects scooped all of the bills out of the till drawer and tried to stuff them in their pockets, but they were both wearing thick gloves, so they had difficulty keeping hold of the bills, which they dropped repeatedly.

After gathering up almost all of the bills, the suspects ran out of the store and jumped into a waiting car that sped off immediately. 

Because the robbers had their faces covered, neither the victim nor witness could provide an description for either suspect. 

The witnesses said the large knives the robbers swung around were machetes.

Security cameras showed that the get-away car possibly drove by the store before the robbery and then parked in an alley to the south.  

Missing cameras

On Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m., employees of a business in the 100 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 to report an unforced burglary in which two cameras and lenses were taken. 

The burglary was discovered on Oct. 31but wasn’t reported until the next day because the burglary was discovered at closing time. The employees said they believe the burglary took place sometime during business hours on Oct. 29, as it was the last time the cameras were known to be there. 

Police reviewed the building’s security footage and saw a man wandering around the floor hallways and back to the business at about 3 p.m. No one at the business or the rest of the building recognized the man. 

Responding officers were unable to determine how the suspect made entry into the area where the cameras were stored, as it has a self-locking door. There were no signs of tampering or damage to the door. 

Leaky paint can

On Oct. 31 at 5:25 a.m., police were dispatched to an alarm at a store in the 3100 block of West Government Way. Upon arrival, police found a small window to the right of the front door broken out and the front door unlocked. They checked inside the business, and there was nobody inside. 

The burglar broke out the window with a paint can that was leaking paint on the floor. 

Police were unable to reach the business owner so they didn’t know if anything was stolen at the time of the report. 

Conspiracy theory

Police were dispatched to a reported burglary at a storage locker in the 1300 block of West Nickerson Street on Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m. 

The victim told responding officers that because of her political views, her two brothers and other people are spying on her for Homeland Security and that Homeland Security has broken into her house and taken her personal belongings.

The victim said the last time she went to her storage unit, on Oct. 27, she put some items into her locker and secured it when she left. When she returned on Oct. 31, she noticed that the padlock had been damaged but was still locked. 

She opened the locker and, after going through it, she thought that some personal papers and files were missing but wasn’t sure if anything else was gone.