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

Wide-open window

On Aug. 6, at 8:09 p.m., police responded to a burglary call at a house in the 400 block of West Fulton Street.

The homeowners said they left the house that morning at 9:45 a.m. The house was locked, but they had left a bedroom window open because of the warm weather.

The couple returned home at 1:45 p.m. to discover that the house had been broken into. It appeared a burglar entered through the bedroom window and hadn’t ventured into the rest of the house.

The burglar took two jewelry boxes containing about 50 pieces of jewelry and two purses.

Police dusted the dresser, closet and windowsill for fingerprints but couldn’t find any. 

Stepping stones

A resident in the 700 block of Second Avenue North called 911 at 8:24 a.m. on Aug. 6 after returning home to find his front door unlocked, items missing and damage to a window.

The metal frame of the kitchen window was bent so badly it would no longer close all the way.

There were two large rocks stacked underneath the window, which is on the ground floor. The burglar apparently used the rocks as leverage to get through the window.

After taking various items, the suspect left through the front door.

The victim said he had been in the process of moving and had rarely been home in the past week.

Mystery entry

The owner of a business in the 200 block of West Harrison Street called 911 to report a burglary that took place overnight on Aug. 11. Police responded at 7:23 a.m.

The victim said she had just arrived at work and found various electronics missing and both doors to the business unlocked.

Both doors had dead bolts, and there was no pry marks on the frames. The victim said she was certain that both of the doors were locked the previous evening when employees left the business.

Responding police officers were unable to determine how the burglar entered the business. They did, however, find some fingerprints on the inside of one of the doors. They were dusted and submitted into police evidence.

Stolen unicycle

On Aug. 7 at 9:05 p.m., police responded to a residential burglary in the 1800 block of Ninth Avenue West.

Just before the resident called 911, she had entered her garage and tried to open the side door, but it was locked. She said this was strange because she usually keeps that door unlocked.

She entered the garage and noticed that someone had gone inside her car. The garage-door opener and a unicycle were stolen.

The last time she was in the garage was the previous night.

Police advised her to replace the garage-door opener and get it reprogrammed.

Unlocked doors

On Aug. 7 at 10:30 p.m. police officers responded to an unoccupied residential burglary in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue West. Two roommates were waiting outside when police arrived.

Officers checked the inside of the apartment and found it clear of suspects.

The victims said they’d been at the Mariners game, and when they arrived home, the front and back doors were open.

Police checked the inside of the home and found it to be very neat and organized. They saw a flat-screen TV and laptop computer that were left undisturbed, and they thought this was odd.

The roommates checked and said nothing was missing from the apartment at all.

Officers asked the roommates if they were sure they closed and locked their doors when they left. The roommates admitted they may have left the back door open, but they were certain they closed the front door.