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

Not Sharing

Just before 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, a man called 911 to report he’d been the victim of an assault at the bus stop in the 500 block of Third Avenue West.

He said he’d been smoking at the bus stop when the suspect — an acquaintance of his — asked him for a cigarette. When he refused to give away a cigarette, the suspect became upset and told the victim he was going to have someone beat him up.

The victim felt threatened and told police he wanted the incident documented because he thinks the suspect might follow up on his threat. 

Coin Theft

At 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 21, a police officer was flagged down while on patrol in the 1100 block of Queen Anne Avenue North.

The man told the officer he was the building manager of an apartment building on the block, and wanted to report a burglary. He stated somebody broke into the coin machine inside the building’s secured-entry laundry room. The burglary happened sometime between 7 p.m. the night before, and 2 p.m. that afternoon.

There were no signs of forced entry to the laundry room or the building’s exterior entrances. The burglar used a screwdriver to pry the faceplate off the coin machine. The building manager estimated about $100 was taken from the machine.

Unsuccessful Burglar

Just before 4 a.m. on Oct. 19, police responded to an alarm break at a business in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue West.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the business owner, who stated someone had used a tool to break the exterior deadbolt out of the door. The interior lock was still locked, as was the building’s back door. They checked the inside of the business and found nobody inside.

The victim said everything was in order and it didn’t look like the burglar had been able to make entry. Police looked for fingerprints and other evidence but found none.

Door Handle Vandal

Just before 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, police responded to an attempted burglary that occurred overnight at a business in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West.

The door handle on the business’s metal door was broken off by some sort of pry tool. Police checked the inside of the building and found no signs that the suspect had entered. Nothing was disturbed or moved around. An employee was on scene and said it didn’t look like anything was missing.

At 1:20 p.m. on the same day, police responded to a similar burglary at a nearby business in the 1800 block of 15th Avenue West. The burglar broke the door handle off an exterior door but wasn’t able to make entry to the business.

Busted Deadbolt

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, police responded to a business in the 500 block of Second Avenue West for a burglary.

The business owner said sometime overnight — between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. — someone broke the deadbolt off the business’s front door and made entry to the building. The cash register drawer was opened and the front counter drawers were rummaged through. About $1,000 in cash, five blank checkbooks, and four inactive ATM cards were stolen from the drawers.

Two filing cabinet drawers in the back office were rummaged through but the victim said nothing was taken from these cabinets. The only piece of evidence found on the scene was a pair of white athletic shoes left on the business’s front steps.

Hungry Thief

Just after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, police responded to a 911 call reporting a burglary at a house in the 1700 block of Third Avenue North.

The victim stated he’d been woken up at about 3 a.m. that morning by a defrost alarm from a freezer in his garage. He went to investigate and saw that the side door of the garage was open and the dog fence that blocks the driveway was moved to the side. Both of his deep freezers had been emptied his bicycle and bike trailer were missing.

He said he thinks the burglar probably emptied the contents of his freezer into the bike trailer and used the bike to transport the stolen goods. He reported his stolen items were worth approximately $1,600.

Tool Theft

At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, police responded to a burglary at a house in the 2200 block of West Elmore Street.

The victim is a construction worker who is currently renovating the house. He said he’d left his tool bag inside the house while he and his crew were working on it. Sometime overnight between 6 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. somebody removed a window from the house and came in and emptied the victim’s tool bag. They also took other tools including some cordless drills and a battery pack.