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

Stolen wallet

A woman working in the 300 block of West McGraw Street called 911 on Aug. 18 when she discovered somebody had stolen her wallet. She said she was working with a client, and she thought the front door was secured.

She said she heard someone enter the office, but she thought it was her business partner or somebody dropping off laundry, both people have access to the front door through a keypad.

The victim spoke with an employee of an adjacent business. The employee said she saw somebody go toward her business but wasn’t sure if he used the keypad to enter. 

Road rage

At 12:18 a.m. on Aug. 15, police responded to a road-rage report in the 2700 block of Third Avenue West. There, the victim told them he was driving south on the Ballard Bridge about 10 minutes before, when a Car2Go car cut him off. The driver of the other car started hitting the brakes several times.

The victim tried passing the suspect’s car, but the suspect kept drifting back and forth ahead of him. The victim got off the bridge near the Emerson Street, but the suspect’s stopped in front of him.

The suspect got out and approached the victim’s door. The suspect was yelling, and the victim tried opening his door, but the suspect pushed it shut.

The victim rolled up his window, and the suspect tried punching it. The suspect then walked around to the passenger side and broke the passenger window.

The victim said he called Car2Go; he was told they know who the suspect is but would not give him the information. 

Open patio door

At 12:06 a.m. on Aug. 17, police responded to a burglary report at a building in the 1900 block of Tenth Avenue West.

The victim said several drawers were open when she returned home. Police checked inside, but nobody was there.

The victim said the front door was locked when she got home, but that the patio door was open with the screen door closed and the blinds down.

The victim left her home at 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 and returned at 11:30 p.m. the same day.

She said three credit cards, $30 cash and a laptop computer were stolen.

Tequila thief

At 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 17, police responded to a 911 call from a store in the 3800 block of 34th Avenue West where a break-in had been reported.

An employee said she arrived at work to discover that a large rock had been thrown through the front door.

Another small rock had been used to break open the liquor display, and a large number of tequila bottles had been taken. There were many more expensive bottles of liquor that were left behind.

It looked like the burglar was specifically looking for tequila. Nothing else in the store appeared to be disturbed.


A woman called 911 after being carjacked in Uptown on the evening of Aug. 16. The woman had found her way to a restaurant in the 300 block of Roy Street at 10 p.m.

She said she’d been driving around the north side of the Seattle Center looking for a restaurant where she was supposed to meet a friend around 9:45 p.m. She pulled up alongside a pedestrian at the intersection of Second Avenue North and Roy Street to ask directions.

She asked the man if he knew where the restaurant was, and he said yes and then pulled a knife out of his pocket. He said, “This is a robbery.”

The victim told the robber she only had $2.

The man ran around to the passenger side of the car and jumped in. He directed her to the intersection of Boren Avenue and Thomas Street and told her to get out of the car. He slid over to the driver’s seat and drove of south on Boren.

Along with her car, the robber took the victim’s purse, wallet and phone.

The woman said she walked around the area and tried to get six pedestrians to let her use their phones, but nobody would help her.

She then went into the restaurant, where a staff member helped her call 911.