Opportunistic thief            

Police responded at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, to burglary report at a building in the 300 block of First Avenue North.

The building administrator reported security video showed the suspect entering through the back door. He went through several rooms stealing an Echo Dot, two radios, a backpack with a first aid kit inside and some paper towels. There was no damage to the back door, which leads to a parking garage. Further surveillance video showed the suspect entering the garage through an already broken door. 

Stolen bike           

Police responded at 6:24 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, to a house in the 2400 block of Crane Drive West for a garage burglary.

The homeowner reported he’d gone out to the garage at about 6:15 a.m. and found the main door open. He said he always leaves this door unlocked. He reported that his son’s Storm 3 mountain bike, valued at about $350, was missing.

Unlocked shed          

Police were called at 4:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, to respond to a home in the 3000 block of 30th Avenue West for a storage shed burglary.

The victim told police he could confirm that the shed’s door was closed when he left his house at about 1 p.m. He got home at about 4:30 p.m. and saw the door was ajar, and that a bungee cord was sticking out from underneath it. He went inside the shed and found a bike, three sets of skis with boots and poles and a camping bag was missing along with a few other random items. He told police the shed’s door has been broken for several years, and it does not lock.

Stolen tools           

Contractors at a construction project in the 2400 block of Crane Drive West called 911 at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, to report a theft that occurred overnight.

They said they’d left their tools in an unlocked garage overnight from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. When they came back to work that morning all their tools were gone. The tools were valued at about about $1,450.

Storage unit burglary           

Police responded at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, to a secured-entry apartment building in the 900 block of Taylor Avenue North for a burglary.

The building manager said several storage rooms and offices on the first floor were broken into sometime between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Six exterior and interior door handles were damaged and needed to be replaced. A maintenance room, a cleaning supply office and a manager's office were broken into. A facility closet had its padlock broken off, and padlocks were cut off of four resident storage units.