Fumbled robbery

A woman called 911 at 3:45 a.m. on March 23 after she’d been physically assaulted by a man during an attempted robbery. 

She told police she’d been walking in the 200 block of West Mercer Street when an intoxicated man approached her, raised a clenched fist in the air and said, “Give me $20 before I knock you in the head.” 

The victim said she told him that she didn’t have any money to give him. 

The suspect then pushed his forearm up against her upper chest and pushed her up against a wall while his other fist was still clenched. The victim said, at this point, she saw another pedestrian walking across the street, so she called out for help. 

The suspect got scared and walked away northbound on First Avenue West from Roy Street.

Police conducted an extensive area search for the suspect but were unsuccessful. 



On March 19 at about 6:30 p.m., police responded to West Olympic Place to investigate a forced-entry burglary in which two neighboring apartments had been broken into. 

In the first reported burglary, a car was also taken from an attached garage. 

Police spoke with the victim’s sister, who was watching the apartments while her victim was out of town. When she arrived at the apartments at 3:30 p.m. the day of the incident, she found the door pried open and the unit burglarized. She also discovered that her sister’s car, which had been parked in the garage, was gone.

The car keys were taken from a kitchen drawer.

All the dresser drawers in the bedroom were open, with the contents spilled onto the floor. Several pieces of jewelry, a computer and a camera were taken.

The second victim said she left her apartment at 7 a.m. and returned at 4:30 p.m. to find her apartment door had been pried open. 

The victim walked through her unit and discovered several items had been stolen, including $500. A large suitcase was missing from the bedroom along with several items of jewelry. 

Two drawers had been opened in the kitchen, but nothing was taken from them.


Club theft

On March 18 at 9:31 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a home in the 600 block of Third Avenue West to investigate a theft in a storage unit. 

The officer spoke with the victim who said, sometime over the weekend, somebody stole two sets of golf clubs from her storage unit. 

There was no sign of forced entry.


Stealthy burglar

A Queen Anne family called 911 after noticing a laptop and a purse were missing. The entire family had been in their home on Tenth Avenue West on March 18, when the incident happened.

They told police that, between 6 p.m. the previous evening and 10 a.m. that morning, a burglar entered through a window into a storage room, which the family rarely uses. 

Once inside, the burglar removed the victim’s purse and the laptop computer.


Walk-in window

Police were dispatched to a burglary in the 400 block of West Roy Street at 1:15 a.m. on March 17. 

The victim said that, while she was out for the evening, a burglar entered through an open window and stole several items, including a laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry.

Officers conducted a fingerprint search on the window and the areas that the burglar may have touched. They found one print from the front-door deadbolt, the burglar’s probable exit point.


Kicked-in door

On March 18, police responded to a burglary call in the 300 block of Olympic Avenue West. The victim said she received a phone call at 2:50 p.m. from her neighbor who told her that her screen door was propped open. She left work and arrived home at 3:30 p.m., to discover the front door had been kicked in, with significant damage done to it. 

She checked the house and then called 911 to report the incident.

The victim said that the only things of value missing were some miscellaneous jewelry. 


Hotel heist

A couple staying at a hotel on Taylor Avenue North called 911 after returning to their hotel room to find the door open and items missing from inside. 

They left the hotel room at 6:30 p.m. on March 15, and when they returned at 1:30 a.m., the door was standing open. The door wouldn’t close because it had been damaged from being pried open. 

Several items left on top of a dresser were taken.