This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.
Stolen camera gear
On Dec. 21, around 10:30 p.m., police were dispatched to a reported non-forced burglary at a business in the 100 block of Denny Way.
The business owner met police on scene and explained that he’d been at home when he received a call from the alarm company stating that his office’s motion detector had been tripped. He responded to the office to find the front door locked.
Believing it may have been a false trip, he entered into the business using his key.
Nothing immediately appeared out of place or tampered with. He did not find anybody or signs of forced entry; all doors and windows were closed and intact.
When he checked inside his office, though, he noticed that a camera bag was missing.
Inside the bag were a digital camera, four lenses, two digital cards, a detachable LED light and an external microphone — altogether worth about $2,500.
The camera bag is the only item that was missing.
While on the scene police spoke with the building’s on-site security guard. He said he’d found two of the office’s doors unlocked, which is very unusual.
He said he hadn’t seen anybody in the building but would continue to be vigilant and check with other businesses to verify there were no other break-ins in the building.
The residents of a home in the 2800 block of 14th Avenue West called 911 at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 after arriving home from vacation to find all the doors and cabinets open, with stuff strewn about on the floors and counters.
There was a letter on the door from the landlord stating there would be an inspection on Dec. 28.
They said they called the landlord before calling police, and the landlord said, when she came by in the afternoon on the 28th, all the doors and cabinets were closed and everything looked normal.
The residents reported several missing items, including jewelry, two cameras, a guitar, a jar of loose change and a wooden pen.
They also said their bed appeared to have been remade, as the pillows were not the way they left them.
Responding police officers checked the door and found it to be intact and the lock to be in working order. There are no other possible entry points in the home.
The residents said they were not positive that the door was locked when they got home, but they are sure they locked the door when they left.