Ballard Crime Watch: Woman strikes man with shovel and thief takes jewels

Thief makes off with electronics and jewelry

Jan. 16, Seattle police officers responded to a burglary at an apartment on the 6100 block of 8th Avenue Northwest. The complainant told officers that he returned from work to find his apartment in disarray. The back window on the ground floor was shattered and the front door was split open. Police believe the door was kicked in. The burglar took electronics including a Kindle Fire HD, Kindle, Microsoft Surface and a Samsung smart phone. The thief also took over $700 in jewelry and $100 in cash. Officers dusted for latent fingerprints but found none.

Victim becomes suspect in assault case

On Jan. 13 officers responded to an assault report at the 7500 block of 28th Avenue Northwest. Officers had been there an hour earlier for a domestic violence incident. The victim reported her boyfriend had been there earlier and caused a three-inch laceration on her foot. She refused to go to the hospital. The victim had been consuming alcohol and became belligerent with officers. She told officers about a houseguest living upstairs. She said that he was a drug dealer and she wanted him out of the house. She told officers she had a court order against him, but officers searched for the order and did not find it. They advised the woman to get some sleep and take care of her foot. Officers left the scene but returned a short while later for an assault report. The previous victim had become the suspect. After officers left she told the male houseguest to leave struck him with a shovel. She hit the man in the arm then chased him upstairs, striking him on his legs and foot. The male victim locked himself in an upstairs bedroom and called police. When officers arrived they could hear the woman in the basement throwing things around. She emerged brandishing a razor sharp, seven-inch knife. Officers drew their firearms and told her to put the knife down. After some persistence the suspect put the knife down. Officers arrested the female victim/suspect and took her to the hospital for treatment of her foot. Later she was booked in King County Jail for assault.

Back window jewel thief cuts screen, takes booty

On Jan. 13 officers were dispatched to a burglary that occurred at the 1000 block of 12th Avenue Northwest. The complainant told officers that she came home from work to find her apartment ransacked. She found a back window which had been previously unlocked, was left open and the screen was cut. She reported jewelry was taken, but would not declare how much or the value. Officers offered to dust for latent fingerprints but the complainant declined the service.

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.