Paranoid           

Police responded to a 911 report from the 300 block of Elliott Avenue West at 2:46 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The caller reported a man ran past him on Third Avenue West banging on windows and screaming that people were chasing and shooting at him; he’d run into an alcove behind a nearby office building and hadn’t come out.

Responding officers went into the alcove, where they found a window to an office building had been broken. A rock and a roll of construction material had been thrown through the window. Officers went inside and heard banging noises coming from the upper floor. They found the suspect in a restroom; he had no shoes — just socks — and he complained of pain in his feet and arms. Medics from Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and evaluated the suspect.

He was arrested after it was determined he was uninjured. While searching him, a baggie of white powder reportedly fell out of his pocket; it tested positive for methamphetamine. A glass pipe was also found on him. He was booked into King County Jail for burglary and drug possession.

A representative from the company that owns the building responded to the scene and checked the building with police. Three windows were broken, and the representative said they would cost $3,000 each to replace.

Unwelcome guest           

Police responded to a commercial building on West Mercer Street at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, after a security guard called 911 to report a trespasser had just broken a security camera.

The security guard said a man was observed on camera in the stairwell setting up a piece of cardboard and a bag for bedding. The guard spoke to the suspect over a speaker in the hallway and told him he could not be in the stairwell. The suspect reportedly took the piece of cardboard and knocked the camera down. The security guard went to the hallway and the camera was gone. He heard running in the stairwell but did not catch or see the suspect.

Laundry room burglars           

A resident of an apartment building in the 1200 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, to report three suspicious people in the laundry room. She called back later because they saw her and left.

The next day an officer responded to the building to investigate due to the description of the suspects matching the those of suspects who have been burglarizing laundry rooms of apartment buildings all over Seattle.

Security cameras at the building showed the three suspects entering the building through the front door, possibly with a key, and heading to the laundry room. After spotting the tenant, the suspects left the building. Nothing was stolen or damaged during the incident.

Coin thief           

Police responded to an apartment building at 15 W. Galer St. for a burglary report at 6:24 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

The building manager said somebody forced open the building’s front door and broke into the building’s laundry room between Oct. 16-17, where they forced open the change box for one of the laundry machines. The building manager said she wasn’t sure if they took any change, as there was still some in the box.

Pastry thief           

Police responded to a store in the 3200 block of 20th Avenue West for a shoplifting incident at 5:48 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Responding officers found one of the suspects still on site, pacing in the parking lot; the store clerk pointed him out to police. Officers arrested the man, noting he may be having a schizophrenic episode. The suspect had a documented history of schizophrenia and theft on his record.

The store clerk told police the suspect and a second man were spotted stealing in the store. The suspect was seen putting a bag of pastries and a bottle of milk in his pockets. The clerk attempted to stop the suspect near the door, but the suspect pushed him and left the store. Because the suspect used physical force to steal from the store, he was booked into King County Jail for robbery.