POLICE BLOTTER | June 26, 2013

Found key
A resident in the 2300 block of Fourth Avenue North arrived home at 9 p.m. June 3 to find her house had been rummaged through and a laptop and some jewelry were missing.

The key hidden in the front yard was also gone.

Hidden laptops
A man in the 3600 block of 29th Avenue West arrived home at 6:30 p.m. June 3 to discover that his front door was unlocked. Upon entering, he found that most of the rooms had been ransacked, with drawers opened, items dumped on the floor and some items missing.

Two laptops hidden under couch cushions and a third laptop that was not hidden were stolen. Some jewelry, including an heirloom wedding ring, had been taken from a box in the living room.

A glass door had been forced open to the point of shattering the glass.

Just looking
A pet sitter went to check on the animals at a home in the 700 block of Second Avenue West and found it had been broken into.

The man arrived at 9:30 p.m. June 8 and found the front door unlocked. All the lights inside were on, and it appeared that someone had gone through drawers, dumping out clothes and other items. Several other items were out of place.

There were no signs of forced entry, and nothing appeared to be stolen. Computers, flat-screen TVs and game consoles were moved around but not taken. The pets were also left unscathed.

A police report for another home in this same block of Second Avenue West states that sometime between June 7 and 10, a key box was broken into. The lock was cut, and all of the keys were taken.

Overly friendly strangers
After a night of drinking in the 100 block of Mercer Street, a man accepted a ride from three strangers in a car in the early morning hours of June 17. Once they got to his home on 27th Place West, the victim got out of the car and one of the men walked him to his door. As he was unlocking the front door, the man punched him in the face.

As the victim fell back, the suspect grabbed his shirt, pulled him forward and punched him in the nose. The victim said blood spurted everywhere, and he was dazed.

The suspect then reached into the victim’s front pants pocket and took out his cash. He then took the victim’s backpack, ran back to the car and left the scene.

The man said his backpack had a tablet computer, cash and money orders.

Responding police officers were unable to locate any possible suspects. Police note there was a large amount of blood near the front door and inside the home.

Seattle Fire Department responded to provide medical attention for the man’s nose. Ambulance workers said the man’s nose was likely broken.[[In-content Ad]]