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The following are examples of when you should call the Sheriff’s Office to file your report, and when you may file your report online. If suspect information exists, you must call (206) 296-3311 to file your report. If an example below represents an incident you are trying to file with us and is allowed as an online report, click the associated link to begin your report. NOTE: by selecting your report type you are acknowledging you understand that filing a false police report is a crime.

  • Theft of property from a partially constructed house, where the windows and doors are installed is a Burglary, please call in for your report.

  • Theft of property from a partially constructed house, where the windows and doors are not installed is a Theft of Miscellaneous and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of property from a fenced area used for business purposes is a Commercial Burglary, please call in for your report.

  • Theft of property from a fenced area not used for business is a Theft of Miscellaneous and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of property from a hotel room by an authorized occupant (maid, hotel guest, etc.) is a Theft from Building and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of property from a hotel room by an unknown person, no matter whose property was taken (usually you will NOT KNOW who took your items), is a Residential Burglary, please call in for your report

  • Theft of property from a house by a guest or someone invited in (laborer, salesperson, etc.) is a Theft from Building and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of property from a house by an unknown or unauthorized person is a Residential Burglary, please call in for your report.

  • Theft of property taken from a vehicle parked inside a garage is a Residential Burglary, please call in for your report.

  • Theft of property taken from a vehicle parked in a public access area is a Theft from Auto and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of a bicycle from inside a garage is a Residential Burglary, please call in for your report.

  • Theft of a bike from yard is a Theft of Bicycle and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of a purse from shopping cart in a store is a Theft from Building and you may file this report online.

  • Theft of a purse from a shopping cart in a parking lot is a Theft of Miscellaneous and you may file this report online.