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

Stolen bike

On Jan. 13, police were dispatched to a reported non-forced burglary in the 1300 block of First Avenue West. 

The victim told police that on Jan. 10, around 5:30 p.m., she discovered her bike was gone. She called her insurance company, and a representative advised her to file a police report. She called 911 on Jan. 13 to report the theft.

The victim said the $650 bike was stored in the building’s laundry room, and the last time she saw it was about three weeks ago. She said it was not locked. 

There was no evidence of forced entry into the laundry room. The door is locked at all times, and residents need a key to get in. There was no damage to any of the other doors in the apartment building.  

Smashed door

On Jan. 16 at 1 p.m., a woman living in the 1200 block of Eighth Avenue West found her neighbor’s cat wandering around outside. She thought this was odd, as it was an indoor cat that never went outside. She went next door to check on the neighbor’s house and found the front door was shattered. 

When the victims returned home, they called 911. They told police they’d locked the doors when they left at 8 a.m. A large rock was thrown through the glass on the front door, shattering it. The tile on the front porch was also damaged from the rock landing on it.

A resident told police it was likely the burglar left through the back door, which led to the alley, because it was found unlocked when they got home. 

When they checked the house, they discovered several items were stolen, including a laptop computer, a set of gold wedding bands, $75 cash, a desktop computer, a keyboard, a hard drive, a thumb drive and two back-up hard drives. 

The neighbors said they were home all day but did not see or hear anything suspicious. 

Police responded to an earlier burglary at noon in the 2900 block of 10th Place West, which was not far from this burglary and possibly related because the burglar broke a glass door and attempted to enter the home. 

The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a red vehicle.

Mail thief

On Jan. 15 at 5 p.m., police responded to a residential building in the 100 block of Aloha Street for a non-forced burglary to the resident mailboxes. 

The on-site manager said sometime overnight somebody pried open the mailboxes in the lobby, causing damage to the metal mailboxes. 

The building has a secured entrance, but there were no signs of forced entry. The manager said a resident approached him at 3 p.m. that day to advise him of the damage. 

He did not know if any resident mail was stolen at the time. 

Brute strength

On Jan. 19, around 10:40 p.m., a man walked into a business in the 600 block of Queen Anne Avenue North and sat down in one of the lobby chairs. When an employee approached him and told him the business was closed, the man ignored him and tried to take a nap on the chair. 

Employees approached the man several times and told him to leave, but he continued to ignore them and finally swore at them and told them to just let him sleep. 

So one employee picked him up and physically escorted him out, closing the glass door behind him. The man, apparently now wide awake, charged the glass front door and struck it with his shoulder several times. 

Employees went outside and pushed the man away from the front door and closed and locked the gate in front of the door so he couldn’t get to the glass door.

The man then began yelling expletives and started shaking the front gate with enough force to break the hinges and knocking the door to the sidewalk. 

The man then walked back into the business with a fist raised up and approached an employee. Another employee grabbed hold of the man, who tried to swing at employees with his fists. 

The man broke free and ran out of the building and down the street. The employees followed him, and one tackled him and held him down while the other called 911.

Police responded to the business and arrested the man. He was transported to King County Jail, where he was booked under charges of assault, property damage and trespassing.

Missing cash

The employee of a business in the 1500 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 at 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 12 after she discovered cash had been stolen from the safe. 

She said she arrived at work at 8:50 a.m. to open the business. The front doors were locked as usual, and the inside of the business looked normal. 

When she went into the office and opened the safe to get out the money for the register, she found that cash had been taken from three of the envelopes inside the safe. Two of the envelopes had been sealed but were now ripped open. She said about $200 was missing.

There were no signs of forced entry to the business, but there were some pry marks on the front doorframe. 

The employee said several employees have the keys to the front door, but only a few people have the code to the safe.