This list of crimes was compiled from censored police reports and written by Lydia Sprague


A man called 911 from a payphone outside the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct on May 4 at 10:14 a.m., reporting he’d been pepper-sprayed by a woman he didn’t know for no apparent reason.

When police arrived to talk to the man, Seattle Fire medics were already there to treat him. He showed no signs of having been pepper-sprayed.

The man was denying assistance from the fire medics, stating he needed milk for his eyes and something to drink.

The man wouldn’t tell police anything about what happened. He said he might have drunk someone else’s beer and that he is homeless.

Police eventually gave up on getting any information from him and left him alone. 

Street robbery

A man called 911 at 8:25 a.m. stating that he was robbed about six hours before; he was vague on the details as he was intoxicated during the incident.

The victim was calling from the 400 block of Queen Anne Avenue North and stated the incident took place in the 600 block of Queen Anne Avenue.

 The victim said he’d been walking toward a restaurant when he was suddenly pushed to the ground from behind by two men, who took his laptop bag and ran. He then saw an older vehicle drive off.

The victim didn’t have a description of the suspects since the incident occurred quickly and without warning.

The victim said the suspects never said anything to him; however, he believed they spoke French when they were speaking to each other.

He also stated that he had a feeling the suspects were armed with a handgun, even though he never saw them or a weapon.

Bashed-in back door

A man in the 2600 block of 22nd Avenue West called 911 at 4:36 p.m. on April 28 when he arrived home to find it had been broken into.

He had left for work around 6:15 a.m., and when he got home, he found the back door kicked in and the doorjamb shattered.

A TV and a laptop computer were taken from the living room.

The only area the suspect may have touched was a kitchen cabinet door, which police dusted for prints and found two good ones.

The burglar used a realty sign that had recently been removed from the ground to break the door in.

Broken door

A couple on West Lee Street called 911 at 10:43 p.m. on May 2 after they arrived home to find their house had been broken into.

The front door was damaged, and the door handle had pry marks. A section of the door was broken off; the door and both of its locks were destroyed.

However, there was nothing missing from the house.