In the continuing saga of north end burglaries, a Maple Leaf neighbor emails Monday night:
Someone attempted to break in on Friday; they ripped of my storm door and broke a window on my French doors. The slide lock was bent but it doesn’t look like anyone got in.
She lives on Northeast 96th Street between Eighth Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way Northeast. She continued:
I filled a police report and the cop said they have an idea who is responsible for the break ins. There are some people that live somewhere on Roosevelt and have been in jail but are now out and they may be to blame. They told me to tell all the neighbors and let you guys know that we all need to look out for each other so we can catch them in the act.
This morning Seattle Police Detective Renee Witt sent an email with the title, “North Seattle Burglar strikes again,” followed with more information this afternoon from Terrie Johnston, police crime prevention coordinator.
In the early morning hours today, there were occupied burglaries in the 4000 block of Sunnyside Avenue North, the 4100 block. of Sunnyside, and the 4200 block of Meridian Avenue North.
The criminal(s) entered through unlocked front door; unlocked back doors. Homeowners and their children were home sleeping at the time of these crimes, believed to have occurred between the hours of midnight – 6 a.m. Purses, laptops, Blackberry, camera, phone and car keys taken. One vehicle was subsequently taken.
Please check your doors and windows before leaving your home and before going to bed. It is common to open a window when cooking or showering, for example. Perhaps one of your house guests inadvertently left a window open without your realizing this.
Contractors might ask you to leave a window open so they can put an extension cord through for power, check it out! We need to slow the criminals down and hope they make enough noise to catch a watchful neighbor’s attention!