This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague
Sometime between 7 p.m. on May 2 and 7 a.m. on May 5, somebody broke into a business in the 1000 block of West Ewing Place.
The burglar attempted to cut the chain-link fence around the building and, after failing to cut a big enough hole, cut the padlock to the gate.
The burglar entered the building by taking the door off.
Inside the building, the suspect took numerous tools, both hand and power tools.
The burglar loaded the stolen tools into a cart that had been in the yard outside and wheeled it away down the road.
The building has a surveillance camera, which captured some images of the burglar.
On May 15, shortly after midnight, an employee at a hotel in the 500 block of First Avenue North called 911 after he was robbed.
Around 1:10 a.m., a man walked into the lobby and approached the reception desk. He told the employee to give him all the money.
The receptionist refused several times before the robber threatened to shoot him. The receptionist ultimately gave the robber $160, all the cash in the register.
The robber then calmly walked out of the lobby and went north on First Avenue.
Multiple police units responded and checked the neighborhood for the robber.
A canine unit also responded, but the robber wasn’t found.
Kicked-in front door
Residents of a building in the 400 block of Highland Drive called 911 when they got home and found their front door kicked in on May 9.
They said they left at 9:30 a.m. that morning and all was fine. When they returned at 6:30 p.m., the door was kicked in, the doorframe was smashed and the door was open.
One of the residents said he yelled inside several times, then checked the entire home and didn’t find anybody. He said lots of doors were open and lights were on.
By the time police arrived, the residents had already gone through the home and made a list of the things that had been taken.
Officers searched for any fingerprints left behind but had no luck.
A couple in the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue North called 911 at 10:30 a.m. on May 6 after waking up to find that their car had been broken into overnight and that the burglar had used their garage-door opener to burglarize their house while they were sleeping.
The couple parked their car on the street in front of their home. In the morning, they discovered that a burglar had forced down the driver-side window and prowled the car.
Several items had been removed from the car and left on the lawn. A GPS was stolen, as well as the garage-door opener.
The burglar used the garage-door opener to enter the garage. Although the door to the home was unlocked, it didn’t appear that the burglar went into the living area.
Inside the garage, the suspect went into another, unlocked car. The only item missing from this vehicle was a pair of gloves.
Nothing was missing from the garage itself.