Ballard Police Blotter week of 10-9-17
Assault on Seaview Place N.W.
At 1:30 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 2, officers were dispatched to the 8400 block of Seaview Place N.W. to investigate a report of a man being struck by a vehicle. The victim explained that he had been walking through a park, when a man in a car yelled at him. The victim told the man that he did not know him. Then he took a photo of the suspect’s license plate. The suspect accelerated and struck the man in front of the vehicle, before fleeing south through the parking lot. The impact threw the victim up into the air and left him with a scrape on his left arm and an abrasion on his left leg. The sleeve of his shirt was torn and his watchband was broken. A woman witnessed the incident and corroborated the victim’s statement. Officers took photos for evidence.
Man arrested after robbing a woman in Ballard
A 35-year-old man was arrested in the morning on Fri., Sept. 29 in Ballard after he assaulted and robbed a woman of her backpack in the neighborhood and later barricaded himself on a boat in Salmon Bay. The incident began around 5:30 a.m. near 30th Avenue N.W. and N.W. Market Street. A witness observed the crime and attempted to intervene. Still, the suspect was able to get away. Officers responded, and the victim said she knew the suspect and that he lived on a boat in the area. She added that the man is always armed with a knife and a loaded handgun, and that he also kept shotguns on the boat. Officers went to the boat, which was docked near 24th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 54th Street. Another man came out of the boat and informed officers that the suspect was still on board. Negotiators responded to the scene to establish a dialogue with the suspect. Based on the weapon information provided by the victim, SWAT was requested. After several hours the suspect emerged from the boat and was taken into custody without incident. Officers cleared the boat and recovered a rifle and several BB guns. The suspect was booked into jail for robbery. Detectives are still following up the investigation.
Burglary at marijuana dispensary
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. 85th Street around 3 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 26 to investigate a burglary at a marijuana dispensary. The caller lives in an apartment above the business and heard an alarm go off. She looked out her window and saw two men running from the business, before they got into a black SUV and sped away. When she came downstairs, she discovered that the side door had been pried open. Products from inside were scattered on the sidewalk. Individuals had gathered outside to steal the items from the ground. Officers checked inside and did not notice any damage. They tried to contact the owner without any success. Officers returned the products on the sidewalk to the interior of the business. They were not able to find any fingerprints.
Officers discover residential robbery before the homeowners return
An individual discovered a house with a front door wide open and after ringing the doorbell with no response, called the police. Officers arrived on the 3200 block of N.W. Market Street around 11:20 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 24. They found the front door had been forced open and that doorframe was shattered. The police cleared the residence. Several drawers were open. The officers restored the door and deadbolt to appear normal and left through a garage. They had to wait until the homeowners returned to see if anything was missing.