Ballard Police Blotter week of 7-9-18
Necklace stolen from purse
Officers headed to the 1500 block of NW 56th St. around 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 to investigate a theft. The victim said she was moving and left her purse in the kitchen of one residence. The door was not locked, and a diamond necklace was stolen form her bag. The jewelry was valued at $7,500.
A man who owns a home, which is under construction in the 13000 block of 8 Ave NW, called police around 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 to report that his door frame was damaged by burglars who entered his basement and moved tools around. Nothing was stolen. This is the fourth time that the victim has made this type of report. The entrance is always sealed but the suspects pry the door open. Officers believes suspects are squatting inside the home.
Shoplifter on crutches
Officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Safeway in the 1400 block of NW Market St. around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. They found the suspect leaving the doors on crutches, and they detained the man. The store manager said the suspect had shoplifted from the grocery six times in the past. When he asked the man to leave, he grew angry and started swinging his crutches aggressively. The suspect was booked at King County Jail for investigation of attempted robbery.
Burglar removes window fan to climb inside
A woman called police around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 to report a burglary. When officers arrived at her residence, located in the 7700 block of 13 Ave NW she explained that the suspect removed a fan from a window to get inside. He crime occurred sometime between Friday afternoon, June22 and Sunday, when the victim returned home. The items missing include a jug of coins, an ounce of silver and a couple 100-year old silver dollars. Officers checked the window for fingerprints but were unable to find any.
Assault on 22nd Ave NW
Around 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, officers were dispatched to the 5700 block of 22 Ave NW to investigate an assault. The victim was a woman in her early 20s. She said that the suspect was also a woman. The victim explained that the suspect choked her and pushed her to the ground. The suspect’s boyfriend eventually stopped the assault. The victim asked the suspect to stop but did not fight back. The victim said that she did not know the suspect. A witness, however, said he saw the two women fight on three separate encounters. Photos were taken of the victim’s injuries and uploaded into evidence.