POLICE BLOTTER | Sept. 17, 2014

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

Ram and run

Police responded to the parking lot of a business in the 1100 block of West Ewing Street around 5:27 a.m. on Sept. 5 after receiving 911 reports that a man had been run down by a car in the lot. The car was gone when police arrived.

The victim said he had gotten into a fight with another employee the last time he worked, about three weeks before.

He returned that day, and when the other employee pulled into the parking lot and saw the victim, he pulled over to him and hit him with his car on the right side of the victim’s body.

Seattle Fire medics also responded to the scene and treated the victim. He had no serious injuries but said his right leg was sore.

Dance-floor fight

Police responded to a business near First Avenue North and Roy Street after reports of a fight on the dance floor at 2:20 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Police arrived to find the victim there but the suspects gone. The victim said she’d gone out with her friend and some other women she didn’t know. She’d been dancing with a man and one of the women she didn’t know approached her and they began to fight over him.

The suspect grabbed her, threw her to the ground and pinned her down by her neck. She then grabbed the victim’s wallet and then the group she arrived with left the club, leaving the victim behind.

The victim told police she wanted to press charges for robbery, but the suspects were gone at that point.

Unsuccessful pry

A man in the 4400 block of 29th Avenue West called 911 on Sept. 4 after arriving home to find someone had tried to break into his house.

The caller said that he had been away from home since about 5 p.m. He arrived home around 10:50 p.m., and the front door was locked. But he discovered that someone had attempted to enter through the back door but was not able to.

He then decided to check the house and found that someone had entered through his bedroom window.

He said that the only thing that was taken was some change from a couple of change jars.

He also said that he thinks that person then left the house through the back door.

Backyard rifling

A family in the 2800 block of West Tilden Street woke up to find some things amiss outside their home on the morning of Sept. 2.

The homeowners called 911 after finding several things moved around outside, including an outside security light that was angled down so it no longer lit up a basement window. That same window’s screen had been removed and now had pry marks, but it was not successfully opened.

The would-be burglar also rifled through the bed of the victim’s pickup truck. A leaf blower had been taken out of the bed of the truck and left on the ground next to the truck.

The lid of a metal utility box was taken off, and several items were strewn about.

Responding officers were able to pull several fingerprints off the items in the truck.

Nothing was actually taken during the overnight incident.

Bad Neighbors 

Police responded to a residential building in the 600 block of Galer Street after the new residents called 911 to report somebody had broken in and taken boxes from their home.

The new residents said they’d moved some boxes and suitcases in on Aug. 29. When they returned to the apartment on Sept. 1, they discovered that someone had removed a window screen and climbed through the window. Once inside, the suspect chained the lock on the front door from inside.

The burglar left several items inside the apartment that didn’t belong to the new residents, including two bottles of liquid soap and two plastic cups.

The suspect opened some of the boxes and took others.

He also took a suitcase that had, according to the residents, about $2,000 worth of clothing inside.

The new residents spoke with the maintenance person, who said that the burglar was likely a homeless person who lives in the woods adjacent to the building.