Police Blotter 9/1

Stolen Laptop
A woman called police on Aug. 11 at 11:54 a.m. to report her laptop had been stolen from her home located on Humes Place West. She said the laptop had been in the study area of her house when she left on Aug 10 at about 12:30 p.m. She returned that evening at about 7:30 p.m. and when she sat down to do her homework later that night, she found that her laptop along with its lime green soft case was missing. The power cord was still there.
The victim told police she could not find any signs of forced entry to the home. But she found that her spare house key was missing from a bookcase shelf. She said that she was having the house locks changed that day. Nothing else was noted as missing or disturbed at the time of the call.

Unlocked Window
Police were dispatched to respond to a burglary call at 7:35 p.m. on Aug. 11 at a home located on 11th Avenue West. Upon arrival the responding officers made contact with the victim who said she had left her house at 7:45 a.m. that morning and did not return home until 6 p.m.
The victim said that when she returned home she noticed the back door of her house was open. She then saw that a window in the living room was open. She said she usually leaves the window unlocked, but only opens it when she is home.
The officers observed the open window and noticed there was a patio chair on the outside of the house directly underneath the window.
The victim said the chair is normally on the deck, not near the window. There were no signs of forced entry to the window or the door. Police checked the doors and window for fingerprints, but found none.
It is unclear what, if anything, was taken from the house.

Bicycle Thief
Police received a phone call from a woman who wanted to report her bicycle had been stolen at 5:07 p.m. on Aug 22. The woman said the bicycle had been left in her secured apartment garage located on Fourth Avenue West.
She said that at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 the apartment manager left a note on her door stating that two suspects were seen forcibly raising the roll-up door with their hands and entering the garage. The note said that the suspects were also seen rummaging through a vehicle and leaving the garage with bicycles. The victim then checked the garage, which held a bicycle rack, and found her bicycle to be missing. Police were unable to speak with the apartment manager at this time.
A second woman called police the next day, on Aug 23 at 12:32 p.m., to report her bicycle had been stolen from the parking garage as well. She said that she was gone at the time of the incident, but that there was security video footage showing the theft of a couple of bikes from the bike rack inside the building's parking garage.
Police were able to speak with the apartment manager this time, and he said that there was no suspect information available from the video footage.
The victim said the bikes all hang from a rack, but are not locked to the rack, as there aren't any bars to lock them onto.

How Many Licks?
Police responded to a burglary report at a convenience store located on Denny Way at 8 a.m. on Aug. 21.
Sometime overnight, between the 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. on Aug 21, somebody threw a rock through the front door, which is made of glass, and stole a bag of Dum Dum lollipops. It is not sure how many lollipops the burglar got away with.
Nothing else was taken or even disturbed. There was no suspect evidence.

Car Prowls
A man called police at 5:13 p.m. on Aug 23 to report his car had been broken into while it was parked in his apartment building's secure parking garage located somewhere on Dexter Avenue North.
The man said his car had been locked at the time of the break in.
When he came down today he found the passenger side window smashed out. The damage to the window is estimated at about $400. Stolen from inside the vehicle was his briefcase containing his laptop and two digital cameras. A passport with a green card inside was stolen from the front seat area.
There was no suspect information.
Another woman had called police earlier that day to report her car had been broken into in the same parking garage. She too lived in the apartment building and had parked and locked her car inside the secured garage.
She had called police at 11:32 a.m. on Aug. 23. She said she had parked her car at 9 p.m. on Aug. 21 and when she returned at 2:30 a.m. on Aug 23 she discovered the damage.
The victim had been out of town. When she returned to her car she found her passenger side window had been smashed out. The damage to this window is estimated at $300. She said nothing was taken from inside the vehicle.
There were a couple other cars in the garage with smashed out windows, so she believed it had happened the previous night (Aug 22).

School Burglary
Faculty members at a school located on 34th Avenue West called police at 8:57 a.m. on Aug. 23 to report the building had been broken into. Upon arrival police spoke with one complainant who said that another faculty member had noticed some equipment was missing.
He said yet another faculty member had seen that a window grate was on the gymnasium floor. The window grate had covered one of the windows that led to one of the locker offices.
The complainant told police the building had been locked up at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20. Faculty members returned to the building on Aug. 23 at 8:10 a.m. and discovered the burglary. The rooms that had been broken into were two locker offices located on either side of the gymnasium. Two overhead projectors of unknown value had been taken, one from each room. A stereo receiver valued at about $2,000 was missing from one of the rooms.
Faculty members were not sure where the point of entry was. Responding officers looked around and found there were no signs of forced entry. Police also dusted for fingerprints on the doorknob of one of the rooms, but was not able to get a clear print.

Stolen Pistol
A man called police at 4:59 p.m. on Aug 12 to report his pistol had been stolen from his home located on Third Avenue West.
The man said he discovered his pistol was missing sometime on Aug. 12, but after reviewing surveillance video from the room in which he keeps it, he discovered the theft had taken place on Aug. 10 at 11:20 a.m.
From the video the man was able to determine that it was one suspect who took the pistol from its case, which was in plain view in the upstairs room in which it was kept.
The man said that last year his home had been burglarized by a group of juveniles. He said he believes the same group of kids is behind this burglary.
The victim has an alarm system at his home, but it stopped working two days before this break-in.[[In-content Ad]]