This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.
Police responded to a reported assault in the 800 block of Roy Street at 8 a.m. on March 22.
When officers arrived, the victim was non-responsive, having been hit on the side of the head with a cane, so they talked with staff who witnessed the assault.
A staff member said the victim and one of the suspects had gotten into an altercation over use of the bathroom. The two were separated, and the victim was told to wait inside the shelter and the suspect was told to leave; the victim was to wait inside until the suspect left the area.
The victim left too soon and was confronted outside by the suspect and a second man, who was carrying a cane.
Witnesses said the second suspect approached the victim from behind and put the cane across the front of the victim’s neck, holding him as the first suspect approached. The first suspect took the cane and struck the victim on the right side of the head.
Both suspects fled the area westbound on Roy Street.
The victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire medics for a head injury and transported to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.
Police checked the neighborhood for the suspects but weren’t able to locate them.
No favor returned
A woman in the 1200 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 at 2:55 a.m. on March 22 while she was being assaulted by an acquaintance who she’d been letting stay with her.
When police arrived, the male suspect had left.
The victim said that, about two weeks before, the suspect needed a place to stay so she let him stay at her home with her two other roommates. That night, she told the suspect to leave; he got upset, and an argument ensued.
The victim said the suspect hit her in the head and grabbed her by the neck and choked her. She called 911, and he left.
The victim’s roommate said he was in the other room and heard the assault. He said he didn’t see anything and didn’t know which direction the suspect went in.
Early morning break-in
A deliveryman called 911 at 1:30 a.m. on March 22 when he saw one of the businesses he was delivering to had the front door smashed out. He said somebody was walking away from the business when he approached.
Officers arrived at the business, in the 1800 block of 15th Avenue West, and found the front door had the lower half knocked out. The hole in the door was large enough for somebody to enter and exit.
Officers checked the inside of the business. It was empty, with no clues as to what could have been taken. They called the business manager but couldn’t get a hold of him or anybody who could respond to the store.
They called Seattle Fire to secure the door with plastic sheeting.
Around 9:20 p.m. on March 21, police responded to a residential burglary in the 2400 block of Eighth Avenue North.
The victim said she left home at 5:30 a.m. and returned around 5:45 p.m. to find her front door slightly ajar. She opened the door and saw her dining-room chair in the middle of the entry hallway and immediately knew there was a problem.
She checked inside and found most of the rooms had been rifled through.
The burglar stole numerous items, including two silverware sets, 20 purses and most of her jewelry (including a diamond bracelet), a wireless stereo, a checkbook and a passport.
The victim said she doesn’t use the deadbolt, but the other lock on the door handle is always locked. There was no sign of forced entry to the victim’s home.
While police were still at the victim’s home, she got a phone call from the building manager. He said a lockbox containing the keys to five units in the building had been stolen from the wall outside the building’s front entrance. The key to her unit was in the box.