POLICE BLOTTER | January 17, 2018

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

Impatient Customers

Shortly before midnight on Jan. 3, police responded to an assault call from a store in the 300 block of Denny Way.

The clerk at the store told police that two suspects became enraged after they had to wait for service, while he was helping another customer at the counter.

The male suspect threw a sandwich on the counter and stormed out. Shortly after, the female suspect threw her basket full of merchandise at the clerk before walking out.

Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects.

Unlocked Front Door

At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 7, the residents of a home in the 4400 block of 31st Avenue West called 911 to report a burglary.

They said they’d forgotten to lock their front door when they went to bed the previous night, and sometime between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. that morning, someone entered the home and took one roommate’s laptop from a table right inside the door and another roommate’s wallet.

He reported some of his credit cards had already been used at several locations before the theft was discovered.

Stolen Jewelry

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 4, police responded to an office in the 1100 block of Dexter Avenue North.

The victim told officers a brown paper bag containing jewelry was stolen from an unlocked drawer sometime over the last three months. The stolen jewelry was worth around $12,000 and included a diamond ring.

The victim told police he last remembered seeing the bag in the drawer about three months ago. There were no signs of a break in on the day the theft was reported. He did remember that a laptop was stolen from another office in the same building about three months ago.

The only people that have access to the office are the building manager and his assistant and the cleaning crew that cleans the offices nightly.