Tripped alarm           

Police responded to a home in the 500 block of West Barrett Street for a burglary at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The home’s security alarm had gone off, and the alarm company dispatched a security officer to respond. The homeowner was on the scene with the security officer when police arrived.

The homeowner said he’d locked up his house when he left in the morning. The alarm was tripped at 3:51 p.m. The security officer found a ground-floor window on the side of the house open.

Police walked the inside of the house with the homeowner, who said nothing was amiss except a paper shredder, which had been turned on. He said the shredder was off when he left that morning. There were no signs of forced entry to the house.

Clean getaway          

Residents of an apartment building in the 4200 block of 34th Avenue West called 911 at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to report an overnight burglary to the storage room.

One victim showed police the storage room, and said the burglary took place between midnight and noon. The main door to the storage area does not lock, but locks to two storage units were pried off. The victim on site told officers a bottle of laundry detergent was taken from her unit.

Busted back door           

Police responded at 4:49 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to a 911 burglary report from a home in the 2100 block of Ninth Avenue West.

The caller reported a suspect was inside the house holding the door closed, and that the home’s residents were calling from outside. Responding officers found the victims standing in the backyard. The back door had been kicked in and its frame was damaged.

Officers checked the interior of the house and found it empty. The victims went inside and found several items missing, including external hard drives, three iPads, two MacBooks, international credit cards, banking documents, a lock box and more than $2,000 in United States and Brazilian currency.

Construction burglary           

Police responded at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to a house in the 3200 block of 29th Avenue West for an overnight burglary. The house is currently under construction, and the 911 caller was a construction worker.

He said everything was secure when he left at about 6 p.m. the night before. He returned at 10 a.m. that morning and noticed the garage door was open. A Dewalt hand planer and vacuum were missing from the garage. The back door to the house was pried open. Police checked the inside of the house and found it empty.

Failed burglary        

A homeowner in the 1900 block of 14th Avenue West called 911 at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to report an attempted burglary. She showed responding officers the south screen and door, which had been partially kicked in sometime between 7:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. She said the burglar was not successful, as no entry was made.

Suspicious car        

At 7:43 p.m. on Jan. 15 Police responded to a burglary at a house in the 2900 block of Warren Avenue North.

One resident said he’d left the house at about noon to walk his dog. As he was leaving, he noticed a 1990s Honda Civic parked in front of the home, with two suspicious-looking men were inside.

He got back at about 2:15 p.m. and found the home ransacked: Drawers and cabinets were opened and the victims’ belongings were strewn about the floor. Laptops, an iPad, a camera, checks, passports and other items were taken. The home’s back door was found open, and police determined it had been pried open.

Caffeinated burglar           

The building manager of an apartment on West Mercer Street called 911 at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to report a burglary that occurred at 1:34 a.m.

The building’s security cameras caught the burglary: The suspect successfully entered the building through the front door by entering a bunch of key code combinations until one worked. The suspect went into the leasing office and made himself a cup of coffee with a Keurig machine. He also stole a safe containing rent checks, a black Toshiba laptop and a master key fob to the building. The suspect was inside the building for about 30 minutes.

Broken bars           

Police responded at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to a burglary at an apartment in the 900 block of West Emerson Street.

The victim reported that the burglary took place while she was at work between 9 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. The victim lives on the first floor, and the back door and window of her apartment face a pedestrian walkway. She said she’d left her back window, which has bars over it, cracked open so her cat could come in and out.

The victim said she didn’t noticed anything wrong when she first returned home, but eventually noticed some mud on the back carpet. She went outside and noticed one of the bars on the back window was broken and bent up. It looked like the suspect crawled in through the back window and left through the back door.

The victim said all of her electronics were left undisturbed. The only thing taken was about $2,000 worth of jewelry from the bathroom. The stolen jewelry included  a bag of pearls, a white gold diamond necklace, a white gold star necklace, a yellow gold locket and a yellow gold garnet ring.