This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.

Fresh footprints

On Aug. 28 at 1 p.m., police responded to a home in the 2900 block of West Galer Street to investigate a possible burglary. 

The resident and her friend called 911 after they arrived home and noticed that there were fresh-looking, wet footprints in the kitchen.

Officers searched the home; no other signs of a break-in were noticed, except that the sliding door had been removed off of the track. 

After clearing the home, officers walked through it with the victim; she said there were mail and two pieces of clothing in the bedroom that hadn’t been there when she left home. The mail, some of which was opened, was addressed to the home.

The victim said the home had been broken into on Aug. 22, and police checked the home then. At that time, a burglar cut the copper water tubing by the water heater, causing water to leak all over the floor. 

Stolen bike

On Aug. 28, around 5:30 p.m., a Queen Anne man called 911 to report that his bicycle was stolen from his building in the 100 block of Taylor Avenue North sometime in the last two weeks. 

The bicycle had been stored in the building’s secured parking garage. The last time he saw it there was on Aug. 16, around 2 p.m. 

The thief cut the cable lock that secured the bicycle to the bike rack. 

There were several bicycles locked to the rack at the time, but the victim’s was the only one taken. 

Storage-unit break-in

Police were dispatched to a burglary call at an apartment building on 11th Avenue West at 3 p.m. on Sept. 2. 

The victim said his and several other residents’ storage units had been broken into sometime between Aug. 15 and the date of the report.

The striker plate of the wooden door was damaged, and the edge of the door was frayed and splintered; it looked like the door had been pried open.

The victim showed the officer his storage unit and said that someone had broken the latch holding the padlock to his unit. The metal latch, which looked like it had been cut, was nowhere to be found. 

The victim said he’d already checked his storage unit, and nothing was missing. However, he found a white pedestal fan in his storage unit that was not his. 

He said other residents’ storage units looked like they had been broken into and rummaged through, as well.

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