Updated: We’ve noticed extra police presence in Old Ballard over the last day or so, and sure enough, police have made an arrest. The man believed to have burglarized Cugini Cafe, Romanza, Kitchens ‘n Things and Hattie’s Hat is now in custody. Seattle Police say they received several 911 calls on Wednesday afternoon from people who spotted a man who matched the description at 20th and Market.
“They arrested him in front of Angelo’s Salon near the Well’s Fargo bank,” said “Bella’s Boutique” in comments in our earlier post on the burglaries. “I witnessed the arrest and I was happy to see him leave Ballard in a cop car tonight!” said “Cafe Cuglini” in another comment. “I hope we all learn from this — if we stick together as a community we will prevail!” Cuglini Cafe had captured the suspect on a security camera, and local TV stations and My Ballard posted his photo on Monday. Turns out, the 46-year-old man has a fugitive warrant out of Missouri. (Thanks Benton for sending us an email tip!)