Ballard Crime Watch: Man attacked at Ballard Commons Park
Two computers taken from apartment
Two Ballard people are missing laptops after a burglar managed to break into their apartment on the 1400 block of NW 64th Street on June 14. The complainants told officers that they left their apartment for work that morning and returned later to find their apartment ransacked and computers taken. They locked the deadbolt when they left, and when they returned their apartment was still locked. Police determined that the windows were undisturbed and that the only way a burglar could have entered was through the front door. Both residents said they had no extra keys. No latent fingerprints were found at the scene.
Man finds bicycles stolen from garage
A man is missing two bicycles after a burglary occurred on the 9200 Dibble Avenue NW on June 15. The complainant told officers that he came home from work and found his bicycles had been stolen from his garage. The doors and windows of the garage were undisturbed. Nothing else was taken. The bicycles were estimated to be $1000.
Transient man assaulted at Commons Park
A man was assaulted by a group of people at the Ballard Commons Park at the 5700 block of 22nd Avenue NW on June 17. Families and construction workers told police that the victim of the assault was exposing himself to people before the incident. The victim was a known transient. Being a sunny day, the man went to find shade under a tree where other people were congregating. The victim said that when he tried to join the group he was rebuffed. He said some unkind words to the group, and they attacked him. When police arrived there were still people under the tree where the assault occurred. When police asked the victim to point out his attackers, he said they were not there anymore. Police suspect the man did not point them out because he was afraid of being called a “snitch.” The man suffered injuries to his face and was treated at Swedish Hospital. No suspects were arrested.