This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.
A woman called 911 after being hit by a truck in a parking lot in the 3800 block of 13th Avenue West at 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 5.
She said she’d seen the truck driver in the parking lot, and she thought he was possibly prowling in the area. She told the driver that she was going to take a picture of his license plate.
While she was standing behind the truck, the driver backed into her. She said it was with enough force to knock her back a couple of feet, but she was not injured.
She gave police the truck’s license-plate number.
On Feb. 10, police were dispatched to a building under construction in the 300 block of Queen Anne Avenue North to investigate a reported burglary that occurred over the weekend.
An employee said he arrived that morning and found the padlock to the security fencing had been cut and removed. Five interior padlocks had been cut off of doors leading to storage rooms and stairwells in the garage.
The employee pointed out that it looked like the burglars were interrupted because a pile of tools were left in the middle of the storage room.
He said his rollaway tool bag was the only item missing.
Ineffective guard dog
On Feb. 8 at 7:42 p.m., police responded to a home in the 2200 block of 12th Avenue West to investigate a residential burglary that occurred between 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The residents noticed it was cold when they walked into the home; they found the back door left wide open. They said they were sure the doors were locked when they left.
The victims told police that their neighbors said their dog had been barking loudly around 4:15 p.m., so that may have been when the burglary occurred.
Several items were taken during the burglary, including a laptop computer, an e-reader, several power cords, a $800 watch, a $400 purse and four other purses worth $400 total, $40 cash and numerous pieces of jewelry. Prescription drugs were taken, too.
On Feb. 8 at 1:35 p.m., police responded to a forced-entry burglary of a business in the 400 block of West Mercer Street. Among the items stolen from the business was a model of a human skull.
The business owner told police the building was locked at 6:30 p.m. the previous evening. At 9 a.m. that morning, he received a call from the business next door, advising him two of his windows were shattered.
When he arrived, he saw two small windows on the west side of the building were shattered.
An e-reader, an upright massager, a printer, a power drill, a hammer/power drill, a laptop computer, an iPod and a display-model human skull were among the stolen items.
On Feb. 8 at 4:34 p.m., police responded a burglary of a residential parking garage in the 500 block of West Mercer Street.
Residents said that, sometime between 11 a.m. and noon, a burglar broke off the doorknob to the door to the garage.
The burglar shattered the rear window of a car parked in the garage and stole two suitcases from inside.
The burglar than broke into the storage units inside the garage by compromising the door hinges. The only thing taken from inside the storage units was a toolbox with miscellaneous tools and a black nylon bag with a fishing kit inside.
The only other damage reported was done to the cover of a canoe that was stored in the parking garage; it had been torn.
On Feb. 7, police responded to a reported possible burglary in the 2500 block of 10th Avenue West. A neighbor noticed the victim’s back door was open, and she knew the resident was out of town.
When police arrived, they found the back-door glass had been shattered. They checked the whole house, including the attic, as it appeared somebody had entered it.
The house had been ransacked. There was a bedspread in the hallway that has been loaded with personal property.
There was also a cardboard box sitting inside the front door; it was filled with electronics and pictures.
It also appeared that the burglary was interrupted and that the suspect left the house through the front door, leaving behind the items.
Police locked the doors and secured the broken window with cardboard.
They requested additional patrols in the neighborhood, assuming the burglar’s return.