Kevin emails on Saturday afternoon: “I wanted to let you know that our house was broken into last night. Thankfully my wife and I were not at home and are safe.”
They live near 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 94th Street, and had gone to a birthday party on Northeast 98th Street.
When his wife returned home about 10:30 p.m. she noticed a kitchen cupboard open. “When she went to take a shower 30 minutes later she walked through our bedroom and noticed drawers were open and papers were scattered about.”
It appears that the burglar entered through our back french doors (off of our back deck). There was some damage to the wood part of the door leading the police officer to believe that the person pried the door open with a crowbar or something similar. Even with our lights turned on, our back yard is quite dark and secluded – without lights on it very dark.
It appears that the burglar took my wife’s wedding ring:(, possibly some other jewelry, and dumped a jar full of coins into a hand bag (we think that 2 hand bags were taken). Our laptop (which was sitting out) did not get taken and we haven’t noticed anything else missing. It seems as if this person was looking quite specifically for jewelry and money.
I occasionally read the ‘Maple Leaf Life’ and wanted our neighborhood to know and be on the lookout.
Remember the spate of home burglaries in the fall and winter of 2010?
Hundreds of people showed up for community meetings, and after one we reported:
Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, eight homes were broken into in Maple Leaf, five in Roosevelt, and 18 in Ravenna. At least a half-dozen burglary victims were in the audience.
Nothing like that seems to be occurring now.
They are, according to police reports:
- June 6, 1500 block of Northeast 100th Street. A woman returned home in the afternoon to find her front door pried open and jewelry stolen.
- June 3, 1500 block of Northeast 88th Street. A woman returned home in the early afternoon to find a front window open and jewelry, laptop computer and checkbook missing.
- June 1, 500 block of Northeast 102nd Street. During the day somebody broke in a back window, took jewelry and a camera, and left through the back door.
- Sometime between May 31 and June 4, 7800 block of Lake City Way. Someone pushed in a basement window and took a computer and cash.