This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.
A woman in the 2200 block of Thorndyke Avenue West called 911 at 9:30 a.m. on July 31 to report that her storage unit had been broken into.
She told police that she and her husband noticed the previous week that their storage-unit door was unlocked. They didn’t think much of it at the time, as nothing appeared to be missing.
The morning of the report, her husband went into the unit and discovered that some of his audio electronics — two turntables and a mixer — were missing from the back of the unit.
There was no damage to the locked door to the storage room, nor to the storage unit itself.
Staff at an event hall in the 500 block of Roy Street called 911 when somebody entered their kitchen and stole a bottle of vodka around 3:45 p.m. on July 28.
The door for the loading dock was open, as was the door from the kitchen area to the loading dock.
The chef said he momentarily left the kitchen, and when he returned, he saw a man exiting the kitchen area and then out through the loading dock. The chef then noticed that a bottle of vodka that he was going to cook with was missing.
The suspect was last seen walking south from the building. Police checked the neighborhood for the suspect but couldn’t find him.
On July 31 at 4:58 a.m., police responded to a 911 call from an alarm company stating the front-door alarm of a business in the 2200 block of 32nd Avenue West had been tripped.
Police arrived to find the lower part of the front door smashed out with a rock. Police determined that the burglars used the same rock to open the glass doors of the cigarette case.
The burglars took about 75 packs of cigarettes.
Employees at a business in the 100 block of Roy Street called 911 at 8:50 a.m. on July 31. They said someone broke in overnight.
When they arrived at work, there were several items missing from inside the building, and the west door was unlocked. They reviewed security-camera footage and saw that somebody entered the building at 3 a.m.
They showed police the video, which did not have a good view of the burglar’s face.
At 9 a.m. on July 29, police were dispatched to a business in the 1800 block of 15th Avenue West to investigate a forced-entry burglary.
The employees immediately noticed the business had been burglarized when they arrived for work and called 911 without entering.
Responding officers checked the premises, but no one was inside.
The employees said the store was locked at 8 p.m. the previous evening. They also said they recently moved from a different unit in the same building, and the old location, which is under construction for a new tenant, was also broken into. Both units had the front glass doors broken.
The employees said this is the third time the store has been broken into since January.
The burglars took a flat-screen TV, $300 cash and a large number of cell phones.
Police dusted the scene and found some prints. They also spoke with the building’s property manager and asked her to check other businesses in the complex for possible burglaries.