Ballard Crime Watch: Dispute over dog boils over at convenient store
Sick woman’s home burglarized
The sister of a woman on medical leave discovered that her sister’s home located on the 300 block of N.W. 75th Street was burglarized on Aug. 20. The sister was checking in on things while her sister was away. When viewing the house she discovered drawers of the master bedroom were pulled out. The door to the bedroom that led outside was smashed in. Police discovered that the two floors the suspect had access to were thoroughly scoured. There were pillowcases missing as well, which indicated to police that the suspect may have used them to carry property away from the house. The sister could not discern what was taken. Police did not recover any fingerprints at the scene.
Dispute over dog boils over at convenient store in Ballard
Police responded to an altercation over a pit-bull at a convenience store located at 28th Avenue N.W. and N.W. Market Street on Aug. 20. A female victim told police that the former owner of the dog encountered her and the dog at the store. He grabbed the leash from the woman and made off with the pet. He said he was taking the dog back. She told police that she had watched the dog for years and paid for spaying and chipping the dog. She said she had recently paid the suspect for ownership of the dog. Police searched the area and called a phone number believed to belong to the suspect. They could not make contact with the suspect. The victim said she did not want the suspect to be charged with any crime; she just wanted her dog back.