Ballard Crime Watch: Heirlooms taken and stolen property found on Craig's List

Woman discovers her stolen items on Craig’s List

A Ballard woman is looking for her electronics and other items after a burglar entered her apartment while she was sleeping and grabbed the gadgets. Seattle Police responded to the scene located on the 8000 block of 19th Avenue NW. The complainant told officers that the night before, she was sleeping in her room but woke after hearing a noise. She assumed it was her landlord doing laundry. Then she heard the sliding glass door close in the living room. She got up and found the door open. She didn’t notice anything missing and went back to sleep. The next day she realized there was a litany of things missing from her apartment: one Behringer Piano Amplifier, one Toshiba Laptop computer, a pair of Audio Headphones, two mason jars containing coins, a black leather purse and a BECU checkbook. She told police that she spotted the amplifier on Craig’s List and has planned a meeting with the seller. She reported the valued loss at almost $1000.

Burglar makes off with family heirlooms and camera

A thief has stolen rare coins, WWII medals, watches and family heirlooms from home on the 1100 block NW 63rd Street on May 9. The complainant told officers that she was watching television that morning, and when she came downstairs around noon, she noticed there were rooms in disarray. She was surprised because she had not heard anything that morning. She called police. Detective Dain Jones went to the scene of the crime. After inspection of the perimeter he noticed there was a side window with palm marks on it. The window was indeed opened, but the complainant said she rarely uses the window. Jones suspected that it was the point of entry. Once inside, the thief rummaged through numerous rooms. Coin collections were pulled from a desk and rifled through. Also, an urn containing the ashes of the complainant’s father was disturbed. WWII awarded to the complainant’s grandfather were stolen. Three watches, which belonged to the deceased father were taken. Also, the burglar took an antique ring, other jewelry and a professional digital camera. Jones was able to collect palm and fingerprints from the scene. In the police report, Jones advised the complainant that it could take up to a few months to determine a conclusive match to the prints.

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