Missing jewelry

On April 7, police were dispatched to a home in the 2500 block of West Manor Place to investigate a suspected burglary. The victim said she was cleaning when she moved her bedroom dresser and noticed that some of her jewelry was missing. 

The victim said she last wore her jewelry sometime at the end of February. She reported that several rings and bracelets were missing. She searched her home and wasn’t able to locate the missing items. 

She told the police that sometimes, when she is in a rush, she doesn’t always lock her door.


Unlucky business trip

A Magnolia woman returned home at 6:30 p.m. April 2 to find that every room in the home had been ransacked, with drawers opened, contents thrown about and items moved. She had left the previous morning at 8 a.m. 

A bicycle was missing from a shed in the backyard. Every room had items strewn on the floor that had been pulled from drawers in that room and items had been moved from room to room. 

All of the victim’s jewelry was missing, and a change jar had been emptied. 

A lock on the backyard shed had been cut, and a part of the lock was lying on the ground under the door. 

Pry marks were on the outside of the back doorframe near the knob.


Loud boom

On April 2 around 11:15 a.m., police were alerted to an occupied residential burglary at a home on 29th Avenue West. The burglary occurred around 8:45 a.m. 

The victim said he was home sick when he heard a loud noise. He looked around the house, thinking something fell over, but he couldn’t figure out what made the noise. 

He then looked out in the garage. He saw the garage door looked like it had been pried. He could see that the moulding around the deadbolt was cracked, and a small piece of moulding was missing. 

The deadbolt was unlocked; the resident remembered it being locked the last time he looked at it. 

He looked around the house again, but seeing no one, he called 9-1-1 to report the incident. He also called his neighbor, who said she didn’t see anything.


Caught off-guard

On April 2 at 9:05 a.m., police were dispatched to an occupied burglary in progress at a home on 30th Avenue West.The victim said he was lying in bed with the radio on when he heard noises. He looked over and saw a stranger standing next to his dresser. 

The suspect looked at the victim and said, “Oh, snap.” The suspect then ran from the bedroom and exited out the front door. 

Responding police checked the exterior of the house and found a small pickaxe by the rear door; it appeared the suspect used the axe to pry the deadbolt. 

The victim said the suspect had a backpack, but he didn’t have anything else in his hands. 

During a check of the neighborhood, burglary detectives found a glove in the front yard of a house down the street. 

Because burglars tend to ring the doorbell or knock on the door to determine if anybody is home, police asked the victim if he heard either of those. He said he had his radio on, but he feels that he would have heard the doorbell and knocking if the suspect had done that prior to breaking in.


Lurking strangers

On April 7 at 7:05 p.m., a Queen Anne couple arrived home and noticed the front door of their home had been kicked in. They had left their home at 12:15 p.m. on April 5. The door was kicked in so hard that the doorframe was broken. 

They immediately noticed upon entering that a laptop computer was missing. Also, every drawer and box had been rummaged through in their bedroom.

Police responded while the couple was speaking with a neighbor. The neighbor said that, on April 5, he was outside his home smoking a cigarette when he saw two men come through a gate that was supposed be locked.
The men walked up to the victim’s door, knocked and waited a moment. When there was no answer they turned and left the same way they had entered, without saying anything.

Another neighbor said he had seen two men who fit the same description, sitting in the middle of the parking lot, but nobody knew them.