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


On Jan. 29 at 3:52 p.m., police responded to a 911 call about a man on the ground at Sixth Avenue North and Denny Way, apparently knocked out by one of two men standing over him.

Seattle Fire medics treating the victim flagged down the responding officers. The victim was sitting on the sidewalk and seemed incoherent; he had glazed, bloodshot eyes and appeared to be homeless. 

The only thing the victim could tell police was that a man punched him for money. He said it was a drug deal and that he knew where the suspect was, though he couldn’t tell police.

The man was taken to a hospital by ambulance. 

There was only one witness in the area, and he told police the suspect ran by him and said he punched the victim. 

Police searched the neighborhood for the suspect but didn’t find him. 

Stolen locks

On Feb. 2, around 8 p.m., police responded to a reported burglary in the 800 block of West Nickerson Street. They arrived at the victim’s house, where, between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, someone stole the lock from his garage door. 

Nothing was taken from the garage; several items including tools and a bicycle were still inside. 

The victim said that a neighbor’s garage lock was also missing, but nothing was missing from that garage, either.

Unlocked door

A Queen Anne woman called 911 to report a burglary to her home, in the 100 block of Taylor Avenue North, at 9:10 p.m. on Jan. 30. 

She said she left home at 9:30 a.m. and left her balcony door unlocked. When she returned at 8 p.m., she discovered that somebody had entered through the unlocked door. 

The burglar took makeup, a duffel bag and a jacket from the closet, leaving a laptop, a TV and a gaming console. 

The burglar apparently left through the balcony door, as the front door was still locked when the victim returned home.

Stolen TV

At 9:09 a.m. on Jan. 30, police responded to a business in the 3000 block of 17th Avenue West to investigate a forced-entry burglary. 

An employee said he arrived at 8 a.m. and noticed a TV missing. He checked surveillance video and saw two burglars pry open the front door and enter the premises at 3:39 a.m. 

The video also showed the suspects taking the wall-mounted TV.

Car prowl

A man living in the 2400 block of Thorndyke Avenue West called 911 at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 after arriving home to discover his roll-up garage doors open and his truck had been broken into.

When he got inside, he saw somebody had broken into his vehicle through the sliding rear window. 

The burglar took some change that was left in the center console. 

The burglar also jammed the glove box while rifling through it. 

The victim noticed that the burglar had scraped the seat cover while entering the truck via the rear window. 

Police found one fingerprint on the driver’s door handle. The victim was certain that it was not his because he had just detailed the car.

Broken lockbox

On Jan. 29 at 7:20 a.m., police responded to a business in the 300 block of Third Avenue West for a reported burglary that occurred overnight. 

The employee on duty said he locked the doors last night at 9:15 p.m. 

When employees arrived at 5:45 a.m., the lockbox had been pried open and the front-door key was missing. The burglar used the key to enter the business.

The suspect stole about 20 articles of workout clothing, 10 pairs of earrings and eight necklaces. 

The burglar also pried open a safe and took about $100 cash, as well as about $60 from the cash register.  

Open window

On Feb. 4 at 9:35 p.m., police responded to a reported burglary at a home in the 2100 block of Ninth Avenue West. 

The homeowner reported that he left at 8 a.m., and when arrived home at 8 p.m., the window in the office was open. 

He said he didn’t believe anybody had actually come into the house. 

Outside the window, on the path next to the house, there was a small security sign from the front yard, a stamp like those used by notaries and the screen from the window. A search for fingerprints on these items was unsuccessful.