The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.

School Burglary

Just before 8:30 a.m. on April 2, police were called to a school in the 3300 block of West Dravus Street for a burglary that occured over the weekend.

Someone had kicked in an interior classroom door and made off with a pair of laptop computers. Employees checked the rest of the building for the suspect, or any other signs of theft, immediately after discovering the kicked-in door, but found nothing.

Police didn’t find any evidence of forced entry from the outside, and determined the suspect likely had a key or hid inside the building after closing, waiting for the opportune time to commit the theft.

Hidden Wallet

At approximately 5:15 p.m. on April 3, police responded to an apartment building on West Aloha Street.

The victim told police she locks her wallet and purse in a filing cabinet and keeps the key hidden in the kitchen. She believed that sometime in the last ten days someone entered her apartment, found the key and stole $200 in cash and several credit cards from her wallet.

The wallet was left in the filing cabinet and the key was still in its hiding place.

Stolen Keys

A little after 5:45 p.m. on April 1, the owner of an apartment building in the 100 block of Boston Street called 911 to report a burglary.

He stated he came to the building that day, and found the door to the boiler room pried open. Inside that room was a lock box that held the master keys to all of the apartments. The burglar pried the door off the lock box and stole the master keys from inside.

The owner told police the burglary could have occured any time over the last two weeks.

He said he didn’t know how the suspect got into the building. Police didn’t find any evidence of forced entry to the building.

The owner said about $500 in coins had been taken from the laundry machines as well. The key to the laundry machines is also stored in the boiler room.

Cigarette Heist

Just after 6 a.m. on April 2, a passerby called 911 to report a burglary at a store in the 2800 block of Thorndyke Avenue West.

He said he’d been driving by on Thorndyke when he saw three people — wearing all black clothing — exiting the corner store. They were holding bags and one of them was holding a crowbar. The store's front door was open.

The store’s owner was called and when she arrived she confirmed there’d been a burglary. She took inventory and determined the following was taken: Nearly 200 packs of cigarettes, three-dozen lighters, 10 e-cigarette kits, 17 disposable e-cigarettes and about 50 bottles of e-cigarette liquid.

There was surveillance video of the burglary that captured images of the suspects’ faces. The witness reported seeing the suspects get into a white pickup truck.

Police searched the neighborhood for the suspects, but weren’t able to find them.

Pried Door

A little before 3 p.m. on April 3, the maintenance man at an apartment building in the 1500 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 to report someone pried open the west entrance door open and broke the lock off.

He said several packages were in the mail room, but he wasn’t sure if anything was stolen.

Candle Thief

Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on April 3, police responded to a store in the 500 block of Queen Anne Avenue North for a shoplifting incident.

Store employees reported the suspect entered the store and walked directly to a display of candles. He grabbed about 10 candles from the display and put them in his backpack and left the store.

Responding police searched the area for the suspect and found him a few blocks away. After confirming with the stores’ employees that the person they’d apprehended was the suspect, officers search the suspect’s backpack and found eight scented candles inside.

The suspect admitted to stealing the candles with the intent to sell them to taxi drivers. He also said he’d been caught shoplifting at that store previously, and was aware that he has been criminally trespassed from the store multiple times.

Due to the suspect’s violation of his trespass, he was arrested and charged with burglary.

Pried Door

Just after 6:30 p.m. on April 3, police responded to a burglary at an apartment building in the 600 block of Aloha Street.

The building manager stated that a resident reported the front door was damaged sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day.

The manager checked the door and determined the door jam was damaged from being pried. It appeared the suspect pried open the door to the laundry room and attempted to steal the coins from some of the laundry machines.

The manager said he didn’t think the suspect was able to steal anything.