The following are accounts pulled from police reports filed by the Seattle Police Department.


Police responded to a burglary report from a house in the 2800 block of West Galer Street at 5:52 p.m Monday, Sept. 10. The victim told police the house belongs to a family member who is not living there at the time. She has been looking after the house and working on clearing it out.

A neighbor called her at about 2:20 p.m. that day to inform her there was a broken window on the side of the house.

She went to the house and found a broken basement window, and then called 911 and asked police to check the house before she went inside. She also told them the front door did not open because the porch was collapsing and the living room ceiling had fallen in, and that the back door was the only safe entry point.

Due to the structural insecurity of the house, officers were unable to check the whole house. They didn’t find anyone inside and couldn’t tell if anything had been taken.

Stolen tools         

The owner of a home in the 3200 block of 34th Avenue West called 911 at 1:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to report a burglary at his detached garage.

He said he took his motorcycle out of the garage and locked it up at about 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 12. He left home, and he noticed the garage door was standing ajar and some of his power tools were missing from inside when he returned around 9 p.m.

Coin thieves          

Police responded to an apartment building at 26 Harrison Street at 9:05 a.m. Thursdy, Sept. 13, for a burglary report.

The building manager said two suspects entered the building at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and cased the place. They got in by sliding a card between the door latch and the door jamb. They returned at 11 p.m., entering the same way.

They went down to the locked laundry room and pried the latch off the door. Then they pried and drilled out the coin containers on two laundry machines. They left in a U-Haul truck. In the spot the truck was parked, the manager found a paper bag containing two empty drink cans, several empty packages for burglary tools and a receipt from Home Depot.

Targeted laundry room          

Police responded to an apartment building in the 2700 block of Third Avenue West at 10:16 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, for a burglary.

The building manager reported that two suspects entered the building at 3:23 a.m. by prying the front door open with a crowbar. They went to the laundry room and pried open the coin exchange machine. About $265 in coins was taken and the building sustained about $1,000 worth of damage.

Quick thief           

Police responded to a business in the 100 block of Sixth Avenue North for a reported theft at 12:16 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

The victim is an employee who reported his backpack was stolen from the employee break room. There was video of the incident, which showed the suspect first attempting to enter the building through a secure door at about 6:10 a.m. When he was unsuccessful with that, he saw a delivery person enter through a back door. He hid behind a trash compactor, and then dashed through the open door after the delivery person exited.

He went into the break room and grabbed the victim’s backpack, quickly exiting into an alley. The victim said the backpack was a Nomatic Travel Pack worth $300, and it contained about $200 worth of vaping accessories.

Package thefts           

The building manager of a condo on Dravus Street called 911 at 8:37 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to report a burglary and mail theft.

The manager said there was video of the theft. It showed the suspect entering the building by following a tenant in through the front door at about 3:30 p.m. She went to the mailroom and took several packages, then went down to the parking garage and peeked into a few cars before exiting the building through a door in the garage. None of the cars were prowled.

Two of the residents whose packages were stolen reported to police their contents were $200  worth of cosmetics and $20 worth of socks.


Police responded to a burglary at a house in the 3000 block of Perkins Lane West at 7:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

The victim said his house had been broken into the night before and he’d called 911 to file a police report. After that he went to dinner at his neighbor’s house. When he returned at about 9:30 p.m., he saw his front trees had been trimmed and his front door had been pried open. His garage door had also been pried open, and there were some lights on inside the house that he hadn’t left on.

Then at about 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 14, he’d found a strange man on his property while he was in his garage fixing the door. He asked the man who he was, and he said he was looking for his dog. He said the dog had run down the hill and onto the victim’s property. The victim said there had been no dog. The suspect and a friend got into a red Ford Mustang and sped out of the area. The victim took pictures of the suspect, the friend and the car, which he gave to police.