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

Stolen bike

On Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. police were dispatched to a call of non-forced residential burglary to an attached garage in the 500 block of Forth Avenue West. 

The victim said that his $1,800 bike had been stolen sometime between a week prior and that morning. He called 911 to report the incident.

According to the victim, the last time he saw his bike was about a week prior, locked in his assigned parking space in the garage. That morning, he discovered the lock was cut and his bike was missing.

There was no sign of forced entry into the garage.  

Garage prowler

On Jan. 27 around 12:10 p.m., police responded to a burglary call at a residential building in the 500 block of First Avenue West. 

The building manager said that, around 5:15 a.m. the day before, an unknown male forced entry into the garage below the building by cutting the door open with an unknown tool. He then stole a bicycle belonging to one of the residents.

The manager had surveillance video that showed the burglar entering the garage, walking around for about 30 minutes, then leaving with a bicycle. 

There was damage to the garage door.

Bank robbery

Police responded to a reported bank robbery at 10:31 a.m. on Jan. 19 in the 1600 block of Queen Anne Avenue North. The 911 caller said that a man had entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. The robber left the bank through the door on Queen Anne Avenue. 

Police cleared the bank and checked the surrounding neighborhood for the robber. They spoke with witnesses inside the bank. 

The teller said the robber’s note demanded that he get the money out of the bottom drawer and to not hit the silent alarm. He said he made small talk with the robber but was unsure what the suspect said. 

Another witness said he was sitting in a cubicle and happened to turn around in time to see the suspect leaving with a large stack of money, which he put it in his front pocket. 

Ransacked apartment

A woman living in the 2200 block of Gilman Drive West called 911 at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 to report her apartment had been broken into. 

The victim was out of town overnight; when she returned, she saw someone had forced her front door open and ransacked her apartment. 

The front-door handle of the apartment was broken; inside, drawers were opened and things were strewn around. 

It appeared the burglar only wanted small valuables. The victim noticed several pieces of jewelry and some pain medication missing.  

Car prowl

On Jan. 24, police responded to a reported burglary at a secured apartment garage in the 400 block of West Republican Street. 

The victim said he parked and locked his car in his assigned space in the building parking lot around 6 p.m. the night before. 

He received a text message from one of his neighbors at 9:30 that morning stating that his vehicle had been broken into. 

When he checked on his car, he discovered the rear passenger window had been shattered and a tote bag containing $600 worth of hairstyling equipment was missing. He called 911 to report the incident. 

Ransacked house

Two residents in the 2500 block of Warren Avenue North called 911 at 10 p.m. on Jan. 24 to report that their home was burglarized. 

The investigation revealed that, sometime between 4 and 9:50 p.m. that evening, a burglar broke into the house and stole several items.

A kitchen window was left open, with no sign of damage or forced entry. The owners believe the window should have been locked. A turned-over pot was lying outside under the window. Some pictures on the wall surrounding the open window were knocked off onto the floor. 

Upstairs, a flat-screen TV was missing, along with a laptop computer from a desk. 

In a bedroom, more cabinets and closets were left open and appeared to be rifled through. The victims noticed that four expired passports, which are normally kept in one of the drawers, were lying on top of their bed. 

One of the victims reported that his Social Security card and both his and his wife’s current passports were missing. 

A Bose radio with remote and some jewelry were also reported missing.