Yard run           

Police responded at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to a business in the 4400 block of 27th Avenue West for a burglary.

An employee told police there was security video of the incident, and that it had occurred at 2:58 a.m. He said employees arrived to work that morning to find the yard gate standing open with its lock cut off.

Video showed a white Chevy Astro van pulling up to the gate and two suspects getting out to cut the lock. Once inside the yard, the suspects walked directly to a storage shed, where they cut the lock and went inside. A few minutes later they came out pushing a Honda generator that was still in its box. They loaded the generator into the van and drove off.

Bloody burglar           

An employee at a construction company called 911 at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, to report a burglary in progress at a site in the 100 block of West Mercer Street.

The employee was watching a remote security video feed from his home in West Seattle. The site’s alarm was tripped at 2:50 a.m., and a suspect could be seen moving around the site on video.

The employee met responding officers at the site, where they did not find a suspect.

Security video showed the suspect carrying extension cords and other construction equipment offsite. Inside one of the site’s buildings police found blood on the floor and on some tools, indicating that the suspect had cut himself during the burglary. One of the exterior doors in the building had been forced open.

The employee wasn’t sure what was taken in the burglary.

Unwanted visitor

Police responded to Seattle Device Repair in the 100 block of Denny Way at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, for an in-progress burglary call.

The caller reported a suspect was prying at a window on the east side of the building, and had also been pulling at a door.

Responding officers spoke with the employee, who said he came to work through the back door at 4:46 a.m. and heard a prying noise from outside one of the windows in the front of the building. He could see a shadow in front of the window, so he called 911.

Police didn’t find anybody in the area surrounding the business. They checked out the window and found pry marks on the metal frame and cracks on the pane.

Muddy burglar

Police responded at 3:23 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, to a burglary at an apartment in the 2600 block of 14th Avenue West.

The residents said they’d been gone from 7:30 a.m. until about 3 p.m. They found their front door had been forced open when they came back.

A muddy shoe print on the carpet was the only piece of evidence left behind. The shoeprint appeared to belong to a men’s size 11 shoe. The residents reported about $3,000  worth of valuables were taken. 

Lucky sick day           

Police responded at 10:14 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, to an active burglary at an apartment building in the 2500 block of 14th Avenue West. No suspects were on scene when officers arrived.

They spoke with one victim, who said he’d stayed home sick from work that day; his wife was home with him.

At about 10 a.m. somebody knocked on their door, but they didn't open it. They looked through the peephole and saw two men. One suspect turned and started prying the door to the unit across the hall while the second suspect started prying the victim’s front door. The victim called his landlord, who called 911.

There was minimal damage to both doors, but the suspects didn’t force either open. The landlord told police there was a recent rash of burglaries to the building’s laundry room, and that this incident may be related.

Tiny burglar           

Police responded at 8:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to a burglary report from a house in the 4200 block of 26th Avenue West.

The victim reported somebody broke in through a kitchen window while she was sleeping. A garbage can had been moved underneath the window on the outside. The window’s screen was removed and the window was easily opened.

Police noticed small footprints on the lid of the garbage can, on the counter inside the window, on the kitchen floor and throughout the rest of the house.

A 55-inch Samsung TV and the victim’s Michael Kors purse were stolen. The victim’s car keys were inside the purse, as was her 2013 Hyundai Veloster; the car had been parked in the driveway.

The victim, who rents the house, said the homeowner had recently hired somebody to do some restoration work to the basement. The worker was eventually fired, and he became disgruntled. The victim described him as a small, suspicious man.

Aggressive shoplifter

Police responded at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to a shoplifting report at a store in the 500 block of Denny Way.

An employee and her supervisor reported that two suspects — a man and woman — had just loaded up a reusable bag full of merchandise and walked out without paying. When the employee attempted to stop him at the door, the man threatened to physically assault her. The employees said the suspects are regular shoplifters at this store.

Today the employee went out to the front door and asked the male suspect if he needed assistance as he approached the door to exit. He responded, “Back up bitch, it's not your stuff.” Then he told her he was going to bash her face in when she got off work.

Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects, and the employee said she was afraid to leave work due to the suspect’s threats. One of the officers told her they would make sure to be in the area at the time she got off work.