My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
So my friend was living with her boyfriend and his roommates, and she recently moved out. However her MacBook went "missing." She then found out that one of the roommates took it. When confronted he says she owes him $400. But she never borrowed any money, was never on the lease and never agreed to pay rent; her boyfriend was responsible for his share of the rent. She has text messages saved stating all of this and called the cops to report it. All the police did was file a report and register the serial number as stolen and inform local pawnshops. She is very upset and doesn't know what else to do. Is there anything more she can do to get her MacBook back? I suggested small claims court, but it seems ridiculous that he has admitted to taking it and the cops won't do anything. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks.