Ballard Police Blotter week of 5-14-18
Attempted burglary on construction site
Around 2 a.m. on Tues., May 8, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary call from the 1700 block of N.W. 56th Street. The witness as the site under construction said that the alarm operator saw a man to and asked him to leave. When the witness arrived, she saw a man wearing a red shirt, dark shorts and a blue backpack riding a bike away from the site and towards Safeway. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Nothing was found stolen from the site.
Attempted burglary on Ballard business
Officers headed to the 1100 block of N.W. Ballard Way around 1:30 a.m. on Tues., May 8, after an alarm sounded. The owner of the business arrived and said he arrived 15 minutes after the alarm. He showed officers footage from a security camera. In the video, the suspect was crouching down in the front door, using a tool to quickly open the door. He then turned on a light, before taking off. He did not steal anything. The image in the security footage was clear enough to identify a suspect. Officers were not able to find any fingerprints.
Store manager reports burglary
The manager of a store in the 700 block of N.W. 65th St. called officers around 7:20 p.m. on Sat., May 5. The front window of the business was broken. Officers checked the scene but were unable to find any suspects. A few items from the front display shelves had been stolen.
Burglarized while on vacation
When a security alarm sounded around 10:15 p.m. on Fri., May 4, the residents of the home in the 6700 block of 6th Avenue N.W. were not home. The father-in-law responded, because they were out of town. He was not able to determine if anything was missing. Officers agreed to return when the homeowners came back to the country.