Ballard Police Blotter week of 8-13-18
Man arrested for harassment
A man called police around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, saying that a suspect pointed a firearm at him. The suspect was last seen in the 5600 block of 15 Ave NW. Officers met with the victim, who explained that he was walking home when he saw someone at a nearby parking lot, yelling obscenities to no one. He believed the man was suffering from mental illness. The yelling continued and at one point the victim heard a threat. He saw the suspect reach out his arm and what he thought could be a gun. The victim was afraid and dialed 911. Officers checked the area for the suspect. They found a man matching the description at a bus stop on 15th Ave near NW 60th St. When asked if he had a gun, the suspect replied that he had a metal pipe that looked like a firearm. The man was taken into custody, where he was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was placed under arrest for harassment and threatening to kill. The pipe was placed into evidence.
Aggressive panhandler pushes customer
Around 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, officers received a call about an aggressive panhandler in the 9900 block of Holman Rd. NW. The man was asking for money and even stole from some of the customers in the store, the caller said. At one point, he pushed a customer. The suspect left the scene prior to police arriving. The victim said she was getting out of her car when the man approached. She started to pull out a $20 bill from her purse to give him. A store employee told her that the man was supposed to leave, so she returned the money to her purse. The man then grew angry, reached into the bag and took the money. He then pushed her and left. The woman said she did not wish to assist in prosecution. A cashier at the shop said that the man was bothering customers for a couple of hours. She asked him to leave and he threatened her.
Business burglarized on Leary Way NW
An employee of a business in the 5400 block of Leary Way NW arrived at work around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to find a glass door shattered. When she went inside, she discovered an iPad and the till had been stolen. She called police, who arrived immediately. She also tried to reach her manager but calls went straight to voicemail.
Bike stolen from garage
A woman residing in the 800 block of NW Carkeek Park Rd. called police around 11:42 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. She had been away for about three days and returned home to find one of her potted plants knocked over. A Christmas tree normally propped up against the rear entrance of the garage was also moved. When she went inside the garage, she discovered her bicycle had been stolen. Nothing else was missing. Officers did not find any signs of a forced entry to the garage.