Police responded at 6:46 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, to a report of mail stolen at an apartment in the 200 block of Summit Avenue East.
The victim said he was out of town for about a week, and while he was gone he was expecting a package to be delivered. When the package still hadn’t been delivered a few days after he returned home, he checked the tracking information and saw it was delivered on Dec. 19.
The package was left in the building’s mailroom. He spoke to some residents in the building, and one person said he remembered seeing the package in the mailroom on Dec. 19.
The victim told police other packages had been stolen from the mailroom recently. He said the package contained about $400 worth of dress shirts.
Broken back door
Police responded at 8:24 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, to a burglary at a house in the 1000 block of Washington Place East.
The victims told police they’d been away from home from 8 a.m. until about 8:15 p.m. When they returned they saw that somebody had thrown a rock through the glass back door, then reached inside to open the door.
The living room, office and master bedroom were ransacked. A jewelry box containing bracelets, diamond earrings, a watch and $2,000 cash was taken, along with a men’s watch, two check books and two sets of spare keys to the victims’ 2004 Ferrari and a friend’s Ferrari.
Responding officers searched the house for fingerprints and other evidence, but were unsuccessful.
Find my iPhone … and car
Police arrested two car thief suspects on Monday, Jan. 2, after an officer tracked the stolen vehicle using the Find My iPhone app.
An officer responded around 11 a.m. to the 12000 block of 15th Avenue Northeast for a stolen car report.
The owner of a 2006 Chrysler 300 said he’d left the car unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, while he ran inside a building to drop off a package. He found the car was gone when he returned.
Two iPhones were inside the vehicle, along with other packages. The owner gave the officer permission to track his phone, which popped up on an onscreen map. The officer broadcast the location to other officers in North Seattle, but the map later showed the phone traveling southbound on Interstate 5, so the officer coordinated with East Precinct officers.
At this point, the phone tracking app showed the vehicle traveling south on Harvard Avenue.
Officers located the stolen Chrysler at Harvard and Pine Street, arresting the occupants, a 19-year-old man and 20-year-old woman.
The two were booked into the King County Jail for investigation of auto theft following an interview by a Major Crimes Task Force detective.