Ballard Crime Watch: Outbursts in the library...bike fiend on the loose...disturbing domestic violence...evicted addict attempts burglary
Boyfriend blames and beats girlfriend for alleged attack
Feb. 15 at the 8th Avenue Northwest and 52nd Street, a public disturbance was reported. A man and women were in an argument and the woman was reportedly kicking and chasing the male down the street. When officers arrived on the scene she told officers that after drinking alcohol for most of the night, on the way home a man stole her purse and threatened to rape her. When she got home her boyfriend asked her about the offender and became jealous. The boyfriend said that “if she hadn’t left on her own she never would have been threatened.” She told officers that her boyfriend had “punched her in the face” repeatedly and was later taken to the hospital.
Evicted tenant breaks into previous apartment
Feb. 14 at the 2200 block of Northwest 60th Streets, officers responded to attempted burglary. When the victim came home after work she found part of the door lock on the ground. However, she thought that the suspect did not gain entry because nothing was stolen. The victim thought the she had a suspect in mind and said the suspect used to live with her but was evicted. She also said that the suspect has a heroin/methadone addiction and frequents the Shoreline Methadone Clinic.
Bike thief gets away... for now
Feb. 14 at the 6500 block of 15h Avenue North officers responded to burglary at a storage unit of an apartment complex. The unit contained bicycles. Officers arrived and made contact with the owners. There was no sign of forced entry. However, a chain that locked the bike was cut. Police believe they should be able to track the bike via serial code.
Disturbance at Ballard Library
At the Ballard Library Feb. 13 there was an attempted assault on a librarian after the suspect was told to leave for yelling. After being told to stop disturbing others, the suspect became enraged and accused the librarians of being discriminating toward “Hispanics” and “lesbians.” The suspect picked up a paperweight and threw it at a librarian but missed. The librarians called the police but the suspect was gone before they arrived. The librarians said that they have had problems with the suspect in the past. Currently, not court order has been filed.