The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.
Just before 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, the neighbors of a house in the 1900 block of Seventh Avenue West called 911 after hearing the sound of breaking glass in the home. When officers, arrived they spoke with one neighbor who stated she had heard the glass break. When she looked outside, she saw a group of three teenagers walking from the bushes in the front yard to the front door of the house. They went inside the house for about a minute and came out with nothing in hand. A second neighbor said earlier in the night he’d seen the three teenagers sitting on the porch of a house down the street. He later saw them leaving the neighborhood on foot, and thought they were suspicious. The homeowners returned to the house and told police they’d just bought the house and were still in the process of moving in. They didn’t report anything missing or stolen.
Overnight Business Burglary
Just after 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, police responded to a burglary that occurred overnight at a construction company in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue North. The office manager told police someone broke into the office overnight and damaged and stole a bunch of stuff. An exterior lock box, building siding, and two door frames were damaged, and a TV, several safety vests, and some construction equipment was stolen. Overall the manager reported more than $5,000 worth of damage and stolen goods.
Construction Site Burglary
Just after 7 a.m. on Sept. 26, the foreman of a construction site in the 3200 block of 16th Avenue West called 911 to report a burglary. He said an equipment shed on the site was broken into overnight, sometime between 6 p.m. the night before and 6 a.m. that morning. He reported about $3,000 worth of construction equipment was stolen. The foreman was particularly upset about the theft because security was on site all night.
Just after 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, the building manager of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Republican Street called 911 to report an instance of mail theft. He said a resident had let a stranger into the building, and that stranger went to the mail room and stole a package. The suspect was captured on the building’s security cameras, and police were supplied copies of the video.