Ballard Crime Watch: Garden hose revenge and stolen bike

Storage lock snipped, bikes taken

On June 26 Seattle Police officers responded to a burglary at a business on the 1400 block of Northwest 57th Street. A storage facility manager told officers that a storage shed containing two bikes had been broken into, and the bikes were taken. The lock on the door had been cut. Officers contacted the bike owners but the owner could not provide registration information for the bikes. The cut lock was exposed to the rain and officers could not recover any fingerprints.

Garden hose and baseball bat: Round #2

On June 26 there was a response to an incident that Ballard News-Tribune reported in last week’s police report. In that report there was an incident where residents tried to tell a crowd outside their home to keep the noise down. The throng became agitated. The residents sprayed the group with a hose and defended themselves with a baseball bat as a few suspects damaged their fence and physically assaulting one of them. No suspects were arrested, but as the assailants fled they said they would back to rob or assault the victims.

A separate incident occurred the following day. An adult male and female accompanied by a juvenile female approached the same residence. The male was carrying a baseball bat. He demanded that the residents return a set of keys his daughter had lost there the night before. The victims told the suspect that they had been the victims of an assault and property damage the night before. SPD had taken the keys. The male suspect then came to the front door and pounded on it with the bat. He said, “I’m going to teach you a lesson,” and “you’ll pay.” The suspects sprayed the home with the victims' garden hose. The victims called police and the suspects fled the scene. Officers searched the neighborhood but were unable to find the suspects. The victims told officers that they are extremely afraid that the group with return and assault them or cause more property damage.

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