This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague.
Police responded to a call from a burglary-alarm company reporting an alarm break at a home in the 2600 block of West Bertona Street at 12:36 p.m. on March 4.
When officers arrived at the home, the homeowner was already there and had checked inside. The homeowner told police he’d been gone since about 7 a.m.
The victim reported that a glass pane on the back door was shattered, and his laptop was missing.
The homeowner is a medical-marijuana user and found that 10 prescription bottles of marijuana were also missing. Nothing else was touched.
The alarm panel showed the times the window broke and the downstairs door was opened. It appeared that the burglar entered through the rear door, setting off the alarm. The burglar then took the laptop, saw the marijuana, took it and left out another door, setting off the second alarm.
The burglar was apparently in the house for less than a minute.
A delivery person called police at 5:08 a.m. on March 4 after confronting a man in the rear courtyard of a business in the 2100 block of Queen Anne Avenue North.
The suspect was seen with items taken from a storage shed in the courtyard. Police responded shortly thereafter.
Officers checked the alley to the west of the business and didn’t find the suspect; they then checked the courtyard. The gate was unlocked.
There was no forced entry into the shed; it had been left unlocked.
The delivery person said he was making his morning delivery to the business, and he immediately noticed a foul smell in the rear courtyard. He then saw the suspect holding a bag of papers, a roll of toilet paper and a plastic sack of French bread.
The delivery person caught the suspect while he was removing his pants to defecate in the middle of the patio.
The delivery person knew that the bread belonged in the storage shed and told the suspect to return the items. The suspect returned most of the items and was last seen walking northbound in the alley.
Police checked the neighborhood for the suspect but couldn’t find him.
The roll of toilet paper was not returned.
Police responded to an alarm call at a business in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue West at 5:15 a.m. on March 4.
Officers arrived to find the glass broken out of the front door and the window next to it. Two rocks were lying on the floor inside the door.
The owner arrived and walked inside with officers. She said the safe was gone; it contained cash and a ring. She also said some products were missing from a display, but she would have to conduct an inventory to find out exactly what.
The safe was pretty big and probably weighed close to 200 pounds, according to the police report, so there was likely more than one suspect involved.
Police dusted the surfaces possibly touched by the burglars but couldn’t find any fingerprints.
An employee of a business in the 100 block of Nickerson Street called 911 at 6:10 a.m. on March 12 after arriving at work to find the office had been ransacked. Police searched the inside of the business with the owner and found the burglar only entered the front part of the business. The back rooms did not look like they had been entered.
The cabinets were opened, as was the file cabinet. Two computers were sitting on the floor. The main office was ransacked, with items strewn about on the floor. The cash box was open and empty. There was drywall or plaster on the floor in the office but no sign of where it came from.
There was no damage to the front door or lock, and all of the other doors to the business were locked. Police couldn’t determine where the suspect may have entered.
The owner said the burglar took a safe that contained a couple video cameras and business licenses.