This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports.


At 2:11 a.m. on Jan. 1, police descended upon the intersection of Mercer Street and Queen Anne Avenue North after a man flagged down a bike officer to report another man had just pulled a gun on him in the intersection.

The officer found the suspect and, upon patting him down, located a small handgun in the man’s waistband.

The victim and two witnesses told police the same story. The two witnesses had been standing at a bus stop when the suspect approached them and began harassing them.

Eventually, the suspect walked over to a car that was stopped at a red light, and the victim approached the witnesses, asking if they were all right.

The witnesses asked the victim to help them, so the victim approached the suspect, asking him to leave the witnesses alone.

The suspect pulled the gun out of his waistband and pointed it at the victim’s stomach. After a standoff in which the victim was able to talk the suspect down, the suspect walked away west on Mercer.

The victim and witnesses ran away and found the bike officer.

The suspect was stopped and questioned. He admitted to pointing the gun at the victim, and he was arrested for felony harassment.


Ransacked house

A woman in the 3200 block of 26th Avenue West called 911 at 10:32 p.m. on Jan. 2 to report that her home was broken into between 6 and 10 p.m.

Police arrived and found a kitchen window slightly ajar and the outside window frame had pry marks.

The back door was unlocked; the victim said it was open when she arrived home.

Drawers and closets had been opened and rummaged through. Cabinet doors were opened. Miscellaneous papers were strewn across the office floor.

The following items were reported missing: an antique diamond ring with a silver band, five rolls of quarters, some loose change and a pair of running shoes.


Mystery break-in

Police responded to a home in the 2000 block of 13th Avenue West in response to a reported burglary at 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 1.

The victim said he was sure his front door was locked and deadbolted when he left at 3 p.m.; it was still locked and deadbolted when he returned at 7:40 p.m.

Responding officers couldn’t find any signs of forced entry.

Officers saw that drawers, closets and cabinets had been rummaged through. The man showed them a cabinet where several bottles of tequila and scotch had been taken. He also showed them a closet, from which all of his coats and suits had been taken.

The man reported his laptop computer, car keys and a gift card were also stolen. He said he is most worried about his keys.


Dutiful alarm company

On Jan. 3 at 2:48 p.m. police responded to a 911 call from the owners of a house in the 2500 block of 36th Avenue West reporting someone had broken into their home the day before.

The victims told responding officers that they’d been gone the previous day, but they received a phone call from their alarm company, stating their home alarm had gone off at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Since they were out of town, they asked the alarm company to send somebody to check it out and call 911.

The victims were able to watch surveillance cameras in the home remotely from their cell phones; however, they didn’t see anyone in the home.

When they arrived home, they saw that their bathroom window had been pried open; an alarm company employee had re-secured the lock to the window.

Police and the victims later found pry marks on another window and basement door, but neither had been used to enter the home.

The victims reported nothing was missing.



Police responded to a home in the 1400 block of Second Avenue West in response to a reported string of burglaries at 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 2.

The victim reports that there have been ongoing thefts of items from her home, and there have been previous reports about the burglaries.

 The victim told police she feels unsafe in her home and had recently changed the locks.

Since the last reported burglary, she says someone is still entering her home while she is away and taking small items that have little or no value in what she believes is an attempt to annoy and harass her.

In the past month someone has placed three different, typed, harassing notes on the victim’s front door.

The victim said she doesn’t know who is behind this harassment, but she suspects it’s someone who has access to the building’s master keys.

The burglaries and the notes have been reported to the building’s manager.