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Two break-ins Thursday on 15th Ave. N.E. – plus a roundup of recent burglaries

March 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Jennifer emails overnight:

I’d like to report a (burglary) at my house today, 3/7 at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 100th Street.

They broke in through the back door and stole a bunch of electronics, jewelry and items I was going to wear for my wedding. My dog was found shaking in the corner but seemed unhurt.

If anyone out there saw anything please don’t hesitate to contact police. I think it’s important that this neighborhood is notified of such instances so they can be on the lookout for their property as well.

Jennifer may not know it, but the 911 response map shows both her burglary AND a second burglary Thursday three blocks to the south, at 15th and Northeast 97th Street. The two were reported to police within six minutes of one another, around 7 p.m.

That’s not uncommon. There have been a number of burglaries committed just blocks apart.

Overall so far this year, the police crime report map shows right at 33 burglaries reported in Maple Leaf, or roughly one every two days.

That doesn’t mean 33 homes have been broken into. Some of the reports are of “BURG NOFORCE NONRES,” which often means a storage unit.

Others are minor commercial or business burglaries. But not all.

On the afternoon of Jan. 16th, a man left his wife, who is partly deaf, asleep upstairs in their home in the 2000 block of Northeast 105st Street while he went shopping with his daughter.

He returned around 7 p.m. to find the front door had apparently been kicked open, according to a police report. His wife reported hearing a loud bang downstairs, followed by barking from the family dog, and speculated the dog scared off the burglar.

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