The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.
MADRONA: OFFICE BURGLARY
An employee arrived at work in the 300 block of East Spring Street at 7 a.m. Nov. 6 to find the front-door glass shattered. She immediately called police.
Apparently, the suspect entered the office and went through the desk area. A computer monitor and CD player were stolen.
Fingerprints were found on the desks.
A neighboring business owner may have surveillance video of the incident. He will contact police if he finds any footage of the burglary.
JACKET FOR REMOTE CONTROL
Police responded to Harborview Medical Center around 6:25 p.m. Nov. 14 to investigate a report of patient being treated for an assault that occurred in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
According to the police report, the suspect, whom the victim knew through a neighbor, went to the victim’s home a few days before to borrow a remote control. The victim let him into his home, and the suspect began rummaging through the victim’s belongings.
The suspect then picked up a leather jacket and asked the victim if he could borrow it, but the victim refused.
Minutes later, the victim saw the suspect run out of the house, carrying something. He hadn’t seen what the suspect had done with the jacket, but he didn’t think anything further of the incident.
Around 4 p.m. Nov. 14, the victim saw the suspect sitting in a car parked across the street from his home so he confronted him about the jacket.
The suspect got out of the vehicle and punched the man in the face. The man punched back, and the suspect hit him one more time in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
The suspect got back into the vehicle, and it drove off.
The victim had a difficult time “recalling and retelling how the event unfolded…sometimes contradicting statements,” the report noted.
He had sustained a cut to his upper lip that required stitches, along with “significant swelling” to his left cheek. X-ray results were pending at the time of the report.
MADISON VALLEY: LAPTOPS
A man returned to his home in the 400 block of 31st Avenue East at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 5 to find the front door unlocked. He called his girlfriend, who also lives there, and she said she had locked the door when she left at 1:30 p.m. He then called police.
Two laptop computers were stolen, and other items had been shuffled off a table under an open window, which had been previously closed and locked.
There was no damage to the window.
A woman living in the 100 block of 23rd Avenue East left her front door unlocked at noon Nov. 14 when she went to get some exercise. She returned a half-hour later to find the someone had entered her home and stolen a laptop computer, an ID card, a debit card and $58 cash.
A jewelry box with inexpensive miscellaneous jewelry was also stolen; it had a combined value of $25 to $30.