Police Blotter 8/11

Stolen Car
A man called police at 5:42 a.m. on Aug. 2 to report his car had been stolen from his secured private garage located in the 1200 block of Dexter Avenue North. The man told police he had parked his car at 9 p.m. on Aug. 1 and when he returned to the garage at 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 2 the car was gone.
The man said that his car keys had been stolen in a burglary that had taken place earlier this year. He said he believes this is the means by which his car was stolen.
The victim also provided police with a signed stolen vehicle report that was submitted with the police report.
An officer met with security personnel at the victim's building who was able to let the officer review security system footage. The surveillance system had failed to capture the suspect driver or the plates of vehicles exiting the garage. The security person told police he would review any footage available for the window of time in which the theft is believed to have happened and make copies of anything suspicious for police. He told police he had not found any forced entry damage to the garage.

Stolen Bicycles
A man called police at 7:58 a.m. on Aug. 2 to report his bicycles had been stolen. The man said the bicycles had been in his garage at his house located in the 2400 block of Queen Anne Avenue North. He said he had seen the bicycles in the garage the night before at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. When his wife went to the garage at 5 a.m. on Aug. 2, they were gone.
The man said that on Aug. 1 they had left the garage door open all day long, because they were having a new door installed. He said he believes somebody saw the bikes during the day and came back at night to steal them.
No suspects were seen, and the victims said they did not hear anything during the night. The thief had to enter the fenced yard and go through the man door to the garage to access the bikes. The gate was latched, but the garage door was unlocked. Nothing else was taken. There was no suspect evidence.

School Burglary
Police were dispatched at 8:14 a.m. on Monday Aug. 2 to investigate a burglary at a school building in the 3200 block of Third Avenue West. The responding officer made contact with a security guard who escorted him around the building and outside premises.
Several doors that lead to individual classrooms had been forced open. They appeared to have been kicked in. There were no pry marks.
The school's associate director of safety and security arrived at the school building to speak with police and observe the scene. He said he would contact the staff members who were associated with the burglarized rooms so they could assess the contents of the room to see what had been taken. At the time the police report was written it was unknown what exactly was taken.
Police were unable to locate any fingerprints, but they did find a cigarette butt on the floor near a burglarized classroom. The cigarette but was submitted for DNA testing.

Overnight Burglary
A victim called police on Aug. 2 at 12:04 p.m. to report her home had been broken into a few days prior. When police arrived at the scene in the 200 block of First Avenue West they spoke with the victim who said she had left her home at 10 p.m. on July 29. When she returned at 10 a.m. on July 30 she found her home had been burglarized.
Police were unable to determine how the suspects were able to make entry to the victim's home.
Once inside, the suspects were able to make away with two bags of clothing, a camera, two designer bags, an envelope containing the victim's paycheck and $1,200 that was inside her closet.
Police were unable to find any suspect evidence. They checked with neighbors but were unable to find any witnesses to the break in.

Unsuccessful Burglar
A victim called police at 2:43 p.m. on Aug. 2 and said that a couple nights prior somebody had tried to break into their home, which is located in the 5400 block of Kirkwood Place North.
The resident said that on the night of Aug. 1, sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m., an unknown suspect had attempted to force entry into their rental house. The suspect attempted to pry open the house's locked front door, damaging the doorjamb. No entry was made.
The residents were home at the time of the incident. The damage was not noticed until later in the day.

Man Misses Burglars
A man called police at 7:17 p.m. on Monday Aug. 2 to report a strange burglary that he believed happened overnight at his home, which is located in the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue West.
The man said he arrived home from a trip on Aug. 1 at about 9 p.m. He entered his house through the front door and told police he believes that he is pretty sure he may have forgotten to lock the door behind him.
The man said he woke up on the morning of Aug. 2 at about 7 a.m. and noticed that several items were missing from the first floor of his home. Two guitars were missing from the living room, two kinds of medication were missing from the kitchen counter and both a cell phone and hands free head set were missing from the dining room area.
There were no signs of forced entry, and the victim said he clearly remembered that the frond door was not locked during the day on Aug. 2.
The man checked with his cell phone service provider and learned that several calls had been made at 5 a.m. Aug. 2. The victim told police he will provide them with serial number information for the stolen items, but he didn't have the information at the time the police report was filed.
Police checked the residence for fingerprints but were unable to find any.

Back Yard Burglar
Police were dispatched at 10:32 p.m. on Aug. 2 to respond to the scene of a possible burglary at a house located in the 2100 block of Eighth Avenue West.
Upon arrival police made contact with the homeowner who said somebody had attempted to break in to his residence earlier that day.
The man said he believed the attempt had been made sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug 1 and 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 2.
He said he had been outside in the backyard of his house at about 11:30 p.m. when he noticed his garage door was open. He said he had not left the door locked because there was nothing inside the garage.
The man said that he then noticed a garden tool lodged inside of a rear window of the house. He said he had last seen the tool on the north side of the house. He brought police around to the rear side of the house to show them the tool, which was now next to the window.
Police observed the window and found that the window seal was damaged, and it appeared that somebody had tried to pry the window open.
The suspect was unable to gain entry into the house. The only item taken was a pair of sunglasses left on a table in the back yard.
Police checked for fingerprints on the garden tool, but were unable to find any.[[In-content Ad]]