Police Blotter 7/28

Police responded to a reported burglary at a home located in the 2600 block of Perkins Lane West at 12:16 p.m. on July 12. The victims were two homeowners, one of which said he left the house at 8:30 a.m. and when he returned he found that the northeast bathroom window had been left ajar.
When he entered the house he found that the master bathroom had been ransacked. Taken from inside the house was approximately $5,000 in Canon camera equipment and a BOSE sound system.
The victims said they purchased the house a while ago, and up until about six weeks ago the house was going through a complete remodel. Up until that point a number of contracting workers were coming and going from the house on a constant basis.
The victims told police their housekeeper had been next door when the incident occurred. The housekeeper also cleans house for the residents in the house directly next door to the victims. The housekeeper told the victim that she had been cleaning next door that day, and could not say if she had seen or heard anything at the victims' house. Police were unable to speak with the housekeeper, because she had already left when they arrived.
The victim told police he had also spoken with a contractor of his who had stopped by the house at 9:30 a.m. that morning to inspect some remodeling work that had not yet been finished. The contractor did not enter the house, but had seen a suspect in the northeast TV room. He said he paid no attention to the suspect, thinking he might have been a construction worker.
The contractor had also observed a black Toyota pickup parked in front of a house two houses to the east of the victims' house. A man was leaning up against the truck smoking a cigarette. Police spoke with the resident of this house, who said he had not seen or heard anything.
Police also spoke with a group of gardeners working at a residence three houses to the west of the victims' house. The group said they hadn't seen anything unusual, as they were very immersed in their work.

Storage Unit Theft
Police spoke with a victim over the phone at 5:47 p.m. on July 12 regarding a theft from his storage locker in his condo building located in the 300 block of Second Avenue West.
The victim said he was contacted by his condo manager this morning and asked to check if his storage unit had been broken into. He said he had last visited the unit about a month ago.
Today he discovered 20 empty Rubbermaid storage bins had been taken. There was no evidence that could lead police to a suspect.

Stolen Bicycle
A man called police on July 13 at 4:33 p.m. to report a crime that had occurred on July 2 at around noon. The man said he noticed the door to the shed in the backyard of his home in the 900 block of Third Avenue North was standing open, which is unusual because it is always locked.
Upon investigation the man found the lock to the shed on the ground in the backyard and inside the shed his bicycle and its accessories were missing. The man told police he was not sure if the suspect had unlocked the lock, or if the shed had been left unlocked.

Give 'Em A Break
On July 19 at 1:33 p.m. there was a vehicular assault performed by an aggressive driver towards a road construction worker at a road construction site located in the 3800 block of Gilman Avenue West. Police responded to the scene and spoke with the victim and witnesses, one of whom said he could identify the driver of the suspect vehicle if found.
In the 3800 block Gilman Avenue West has one lane each direction going north and south, with a center turn lane and parking lanes on each shoulder. All lanes are clearly marked.
Construction work is currently being done in the northbound lane, which is coned off from traffic. Thus, northbound traffic is being diverted into the center left turn lane; southbound traffic is in its normal lane. Both lanes are separated by cones. There are flaggers monitoring traffic going both directions.
The victim is a flagger who was monitoring northbound traffic. The witness was monitoring southbound traffic. The victim had northbound traffic stopped. The suspect vehicle, a blue Acura, was first in line. The victim said the Acura proceeded past her stop sign. She held her hand up and yelled, telling the driver to stop. The suspect continued forward attempting to go through the construction area. The suspect crossed the cones and started driving in the southbound lane into oncoming traffic.
The victim ran over to the southbound lane in attempts to stop the suspect from driving into oncoming traffic. The suspect then drove into the parking lane and attempted passing the victim. In doing so, he brushed the victim's leg with his car. The suspect then sped off and fled the scene northbound on Gilman and then eastbound on West Emerson Place.
Officers conducted an area search for the suspect, but could not locate him.

Let Me In...
Police responded to the scene of an assault that took place at 2 a.m. on July 19 in an apartment building located in the 100 block of Yale Avenue North. The victim, a male, was not very cooperative with officers, but police were able to glean a bit of the story from him.
The victim said he was walking outside of the building lobby when the unknown suspect tried to enter the building. He didn't want to let the suspect inside, as he did not have e key. The suspect demanded the victim let him in, the victim refused.
The suspect then pulled out a pocketknife and held it out; lifting up his shirt he revealed he had a black handgun in his waistband. The suspect then said, "I'll shoot you."
At some point the suspect also punched the victim in the right side of the face. The suspect somehow made his way into the building, how is not exactly clear, and went into an apartment. Police tried to contact the suspect, but no one answered the door of the apartment when they knocked.
The victim declined medical attention at the scene.

The Kitchen Window
A woman called police after returning home from work at 4:59 p.m. on July 19 to find her kitchen window open and the kitchen door ajar. Inside, the screen from the kitchen window was leaning against a hallway wall.
The woman left her home, located in the 3500 block of 43rd Avenue West, at 12:30 p.m. A neighbor had observed a small, white, four-door car backing out of the victim's driveway at 1:30 p.m. but said he thought nothing of it because the victim has a small, white four-door.
There was no damage to the kitchen window, which has a turn crank and swings outward. The only items missing from the house were a number of pairs of earrings taken from a jewelry box in the victim's bedroom. Everything else remained untouched.
The victim said all of the jewelry that was taken was sterling silver, and was of more sentimental value than monetary.[[In-content Ad]]