Lotion thief           

Police responded at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, to a business in the 500 block of Third Avenue West for a burglary that occurred overnight.

The business owner reported that somebody pried open a rear door sometime between 8 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. She said a glass display in the front lobby was broken and about $5,000 worth of specialty lotions was taken. Also taken were two micro-needling machines worth about $5,000 dollars each and an iPad.

Construction tool heist           

Police were called to a business in the 600 block of West Nickerson Street for a burglary at 6:33 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The business owner had video of the incident, which occurred at 1:54 a.m.

Two suspects used a pair of bolt cutters to cut a hole through a fence, they also cut the locks off of two vans in the parking lot. They went through the vans looking for equipment, stealing a face mask, an electric hand drill and a snake camera, valued at $8,000. They exited the site through the hole they’d cut in the fence.

The business owner said it appeared that the suspects knew exactly what they were looking for based on what they stole and left behind.

Found property           

Police responded at 9:45 a.m. Wendesday, Oct. 3, to a call from a resident in the 1800 block of 29th Avenue West reporting he’d found some of his neighbor’s property on his lawn.

Responding officers collected the property, which included a three-foot-long black carrying case, a smaller carrying case for a jigsaw and a cardboard box with construction chemicals in it. The cardboard box had the neighbor’s address on it.

The neighbor confirmed the items belonged to him, and he discovered his garage had been broken into. He reviewed the video from his security camera, and saw the suspect first entered his garage through an unlocked window using a ladder at 3:40 a.m. The suspect exited through the window without taking anything at 3:50 a.m., but returned at 5:13 a.m. and took the items that were abandoned in the neighbor’s lawn.

Borrowed bike           

The resident of a house in the 2400 block of West Armour Street called 911 at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, to report his detached parking garage was broken into between 7-7:45 a.m. He said he’d gone outside and found the garage door standing open and his bike missing. The bike is a 2016 Trek road bike. The garage is located in the back of the house, and is accessible by an alley. The bike was later found at the end of the alley, about 12 houses north of the victim’s. The victim said he thought the suspect abandoned the bike when he realized the alley was a dead end.

Stolen accessories           

Police responded to a burglary at an apartment in the 900 block of Dexter Avenue North at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The victim told police that sometime over the past 1 ½ weeks someone broke into the bike storage locker in the secured parking garage of the building and stole his bike lock and helmet, leaving his bike. There were some scratches on the lock of the bike locker, but no other evidence.

Unmarked van           

Police responded to a house in the 3300 block of West Bertona Street for an attempted burglary at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

The victim said he was home alone when a white van pulled up and parked on the east side of his house. A man got out of the van and went around to the back of the house and tried to open the back door. Finding the back door locked, the suspect went around to the front and tried the front door. Finding that door also locked, he went back around and tried the back door again before leaving.

The victim went into his bedroom and called his dad, who told him to call 911. Responding officers searched the neighborhood for the white van but didn’t find it.

Head Stomper           

Security personnel at a business in the 500 block of Mercer Street called 911 at 9:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, to report a suspect was threatening to stomp on people’s heads and throwing cigarettes at security. A security officer showed a picture of the suspect to responding officers, who located the suspect around the corner.

Police ran his name in the system and found a warrant out for him for assault. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for assault for throwing cigarettes at the security officer.