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

Bike Theft

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on July 27, police responded to a burglary at a house in the 3200 block of 43rd Avenue West.

The homeowner reported that he’d been out in his garage working on a bike at about 5 p.m. that evening, when he went inside to get something, leaving the garage door open.

When he came back to the garage he found two of his bikes were missing. The two stolen bikes were electric, and had been sitting on their charging docks at the time of the theft.

Garage Prowl

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on July 28, police responded to a burglary at a home in the 600 block of West Mercer Place.

The victims told responding officers that while they were home at about 6 p.m. the day before, a suspect entered their open garage and took a bike, which wasn’t locked up.

The victims realized the bike was missing the next day, and reviewed their home security video and saw the suspect entering the garage. A few minutes later the suspect is seen riding out of the garage on the victims’ bike, worth about 500 dollars.

They also reported a machete missing from the garage.

Overnight Garage Burglary

A little after 8 a.m. on July 30, police were called to a home in the 1800 block of 29th Avenue West for a reported garage burglary.

The homeowner said he’d reviewed his home security video and found that the burglary took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. on July 29. Two suspects were involved.

They first broke into the victim’s car that was parked in the driveway before prying open the side garage door.

From the garage the suspects stole two rifles, a shotgun, and 120 rounds of ammunition. The victim estimated the loss was about $3,000.

Hungry Thieves

Just after 2:30 p.m. on July 31, police responded to a food truck in the Seattle Center near the 300 block of Fifth Avenue North for an overnight burglary.

The employee reported she’d arrived at work at 10:15 a.m. that morning, and noticed the door to the truck was open. Inside the truck she found several empty root beers and open ice cream containers that had been eaten out of.

She also noticed that a bluetooth radio was missing.

Responding officers called Seattle Center security who showed them surveillance video that showed four suspects prying open the truck door at 1:30 a.m.

They used a piece of wood to steady the trucks tire while they pried the door.

Coin Theft

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on July 31, the manager of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Taylor Avenue North called 911 to report a break-in to the laundry room.

He said the burglary happened sometime overnight. The door was forced open and the frame was damaged. One washing machine had its coin tray forcibly removed and a second machine was tampered with but the tray was still intact.

The manager said he thought both machines would likely have to be replaced.

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime, But Assault Is

A little before 3 p.m. on July 30, police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting an assault in the 400 block of Broad Street.

The victim told police he’d been working as a valet when the suspect skateboarded past and ran into a van belonging to his employer, denting it. He tried to get the suspect to stay on scene, but the suspect hit him on the head with his skateboard and skated away.

Medics from the Seattle Fire Department were already on scene bandaging the victim’s head, and said he would likely need several stitches.

Multiple witnesses on scene gave police a description of the suspect and the incident.