Ballard Police Blotter week of 2-19-18
Shoplifter takes off with pants
Officers arrived in the 900 block of NW 45 St around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 after receiving a call about a robbery. The victim is the manager of the business and was working in the self-checkout counter, when he saw the suspect walking toward the exit of the store. The store manager noticed that the suspect was wearing the same type of pants that they sell in the shop, and the tags were still attached. He asked to see the suspect’s receipt for the pants. The suspect pushed him in the shoulder, trying to leave the business without paying. Then the suspect ran away towards Leary Way NW. Officers checked out the shelves where the pants are kept. The store manager estimated that the suspect took 18 pairs of pants, valued at almost $900. Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to find anyone matching the description provided by the store manager.
Commercial burglary on 15 Ave NW
Officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of 15 Ave NW around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 to investigate a commercial burglary. The victim was the manager of a coffee stand. The window of the business was shattered with a rock. The suspect was able to reach through the window and unlock the door to gain access to the interior of the business. The suspect stole the victim’s makeup as well as $239 from the register. Officers were able to lift a couple sets of fingerprints. They also took photos to upload into evidence.
Trespasser stopped on construction site
Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, officers received a call about a trespassed on a construction site in the 7500 block of 15 Ave NW. The police searched the site and saw a person on the third floor of the building. The woman was arrested and then booked into King County Jail.
Store burglarized on NW Market St.
When officers arrived in the 1500 block of NW Market St. just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, they found the glass in the front door was smashed. The victim said that items inside the store. He explained that he saw the suspect walk into the store and start taking items off the wall. When the victim yelled at the suspect, the man fled in an unknown direction. Missing items included cell phones and iPads. A destroyed iPad was collected into evidence. Photos of the damage were also taken and uploaded into evidence. The victim said that suspicious shoppers in the store a few days before seemed to be looking for ways to disable display items. The victim said he would email surveillance footage to the officers.
Man seen leaving parking garage, before discovery of burglary
A man was seen leaving an unsecured parking garage in the 1400 block of NW 52th St. around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Officers arrived to check out the scene. The building manager explained that several locks had been cut to outdoor storage units belonging to tenants. He saw the man leave the building. He said the suspect seemed to be hiding something under his jacket. One of the tenants reported his guitar was missing from the unit. The surveillance cameras at the building did not work. Officers were unable to locate any fingerprints. They searched the area for the suspect but did not find him.