POLICE BLOTTER | Nov. 15, 2017

The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.

Prowled Car

Just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, police responded to a car prowl at a house in the 300 block of West Olympic Place.

The victim told police her car was broken into inside her parking garage sometime between 9 p.m. the previous night and 6:45 a.m. that morning. The garage has an elevator that is accessible by key only. The victim told police that she thinks her housekeeping service may have left the elevator unlocked, allowing the suspect to access the garage.

The driver’s side window of the car was broken and the center console was open. The victim said she didn’t think anything was taken from inside the car.

Unlocked Storage Units

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, residents of an apartment building in the 500 block of Highland Drive called 911 to report storage units in the basement of the complex had been broken into.

The burglary took place sometime between Oct. 21 and that day.

Police went down to the basement where the storage units are located and noticed that the doorknob to the basement door was damaged. It appeared the burglar had used a bump key or a pick to force the door open.

There were eight units in the storage room, six had locks and two did not. The two that didn’t have locks were targeted in the burglary.

The first victim said the only thing missing from her storage unit was a suitcase. The second victim reported the following items stolen: eight comic book action figures and a statue, two backpacks, a sleeping bag, a mini cooler, and some more comic book memorabilia. The total value of the reported missing items was just over $700.

Hidden Fees

A little before 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, police responded to Elliott Avenue West and West Prospect Street to speak with the victim of a reported burglary.

The victim stated a friend of her boyfriend had called her earlier in the day and asked if she wanted a ride. He and a friend picked her up from her apartment on West Olympic Place.

While they were driving westbound on Mercer Street the suspect asked the victim how much money she had to give him for the ride. She said she pulled $40 out of her purse and showed it to him.

They started arguing and the driver pulled over into a parking lot at Elliott Avenue West and West Prospect Street and grabbed the money out of the victim’s hands.

Then he demanded that she get out of the car. She said while she was getting out of the car she tried to hit the driver, but he started backing the car up, hitting her with the door and knocking her over.

The suspects drove away southbound on Elliot Avenue.

Cut Lock

Just before 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, a woman living in an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue North called 911 to report her storage unit was broken into.

She said someone cut the lock off of her storage unit sometime between 9 a.m. on Oct. 27th and 9 a.m. that morning.

She said nothing was stolen from inside the unit.