Drunk on drunk crime

   Seattle Police report that on Saturday, March 3, at about 2:53 a.m. officers responded to an apartment in a Queen Anne neighborhood to investigate a reported strong arm robbery.

   Police spoke with the couple involved, and patched together a story. Sometime after 2:00 a.m. the victim and her boyfriend were walking home from a bar in lower Queen Anne area. For some reason they were walking about 100 feet apart. 

   When the victim approached the inte   section of Queen Anne and Roy Street, two intoxicated males in their early 20s approached her on the sidewalk. The suspects spoke to her aggressively; police note that the victim could not recall what they actually said to her, due to her own high level of intoxication even as they spoke with her. She had a difficult time providing details of this incident. The interaction with the strangers turned physical when one of them pushed the victim to the ground. 

   At this point her boyfriend came running to her aid and, naturally, a fight with the suspects ensued. The suspects then ran off while yelling, “I got your phone.” The boyfriend was confused, because he still had his own phone. Later it was realized that the to victim’s Verizon Droid X phone was indeed stolen.

   Police also note that at 2 a.m. this same  night Seattle Police officers responded to a related disturbance at Queen Anne and Roy Street. They checked the area for suspects, but it checked clear.

   The victim tried using a GPS app that was on her phone and tracked the phone to the area of Valley Street and Third Avenue North, but by the police arrived the tracking was not working correctly, and they were unable to locate the phone. 


Office Burglary

   After an alarm trip was reported at a building located on Denny Way, police responded to the location at about 10:11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Two searches of the building were made, however investigation was made difficult, because multiple doors inside the building were locked from the inside, preventing officers from searching some areas. 

   A second alarm trip at about 1:44 a.m. showed a person leaving the building. A passerby called 911 and reported seeing a person exit the grounds of the building by crawling under the fence. This observation was made around the same time as the alarm trip. According to the witness, the suspect left west bound on a bicycle. 

   It is unknown if anything was taken   from the building. Security officers at the scene told police they would check into having the interior doors left unlocked. The building was accessed through a broken garage door window.


Fence Vandal

   At about 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, a Seattle Police officer responded to a worksite located 16th Avenue West to investigate a reported burglary. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the complainant, who stated that one of her workers had been in the yard cleaning up some scrap metal on Thursday, Feb. 16, and had been the last to leave at about 3 p.m. When he left, the west side of the yard fence was fine. 

   When the complainant came in at about 9 a.m. today, she noticed that somebody had cut the west side of the yard fence. She looked around and did not notice anything missing. The cut is about five feet from top to bottom starting from the ground and up. The complainant said she would do a more through check through her inventory to see if anything was missing.


Stolen Clubhouse TV

   On Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:43 a.m. police responded to an apartment complex located on Birch Avenue North to investigate a burglary to the building’s business clubhouse, a communal hang out room. 

   The responding officer found that somebody, perhaps a burglar, had stolen the TV off the wall in the clubhouse room, which all tenants have access to 24 hours a day, with the use of a key. The officer observed some pry marks on the door, which may have been new. A fingerprint search was negative and a case number was given to the complainant.


Crime Preventing Fido

   On Tuesday, Feb. 21, at about 10:43 p.m., a Queen Anne family was at their single-family home, located on Third Avenue North. The lights were off in the front living room area. 

   When the family dog began barking, the victim went upstairs to the front door and observed a stranger in his 20s, wearing a white hoody with the hood up over his head and light blue denim jeans, and holding a black bag. This stranger was on the front porch peeking through the front window. 

   The stranger then went to the front door and tried the front door knob by turning it several times, attempting to gain entry. The victim opened the door and confronted the stranger, who quickly stated he had the wrong house and walked away northbound on Third Avenue North. The victim called 911 immediately while observing the stranger walking away. While on the phone with 911 the stranger turned around and started walking southbound.

Seattle Police officers responded to the neighborhood and checked the area for the stranger, but did not find him.


Burgled Tool Trailer

   A construction business had its on-site mobile trailer parked at a worksite in the 7000 block of Ninth Avenue West when it was broken into overnight between 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. This trailer functions as the crew’s office and storage for their tools.

   Sometime overnight, a burglar pried open the roller door, leaving behind visible pry marks on the corner of the door. Several tools were stolen, including: a Husqavarna saw ($1,000), a laser builder level ($5,000), two Honda generators ($2,500), a Skilsaw ($100) and ratchet wrench set ($100). 

   Police note that there was nothing of evidentiary value available, and there was no on scene security, no security system or video, and no 911 calls from any witnesses overnight.

   The general contractor on scene stated serial numbers were possibly forthcoming, and he would forward those on to police.


Bowling Ball Burglary

    At 7:56 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 23, a Seattle Police officer was dispatched to an apartment building located in the 100 block of Warren Avenue North to investigate a case of stolen bowling balls from a secured parking garage. The victim said she’d left her bowling balls unsecured in her parking space at about 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 22. When she returned to her parking space this morning, the plastic storage container in which the bowling balls had been left was now empty.