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Two suspects arrested in relation to stolen packages in Ballard

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on December 17th, 2013

Update December 19:

Click here to view the Q13 News segment aired on Wednesday night that contains footage of the stolen items recovered by Shoreline Police.

Update December 18:

Detective Cary Coblantz has received a huge response from the community in the last 24 hours in relation to stolen packages in Ballard. He has contacted the My Ballard team to spread the word that Q13 News will be running a story on the thefts during their news hour tonight.

Detective Coblantz urges locals who have had packages stolen to watch the news segment which contains a video of the remaining stolen items that have been recovered.

Please only contact him at if you see items that you know belong to you that have been taken from your home within the last few weeks. Unfortunately, if items were stolen from your home before the above mentioned time period they have not been recovered in this specific case.

Thank you to everyone who has been on the lookout and has contacted us with information in relation to package theft. The My Ballard team has passed all information onto the Shoreline Police and will be updating readers as the investigation progresses.

Original Post:

Detective Cary Coblantz from the Shoreline police contacted the My Ballard team to report that two suspects have been arrested in relation to package theft in the Ballard area. The male and female suspects were arrested on Thursday, December 12 after a car chase that ended in Shoreline.

The male suspect is still in custody with pending charges. However, the female suspect has been released pending further investigation. The suspects were apprehended in a car filled with stolen packages that had been taken from porches in the area around NW 85th St and 26th Ave NW. “Ninety percent of the packages recovered have been in the Ballard area,” says Coblantz.

The My Ballard team initially covered the story earlier this month when we received multiple reports of stolen packages in our neighborhood. Since the post was published we have received over 30 emails from readers who have had packages stolen from their homes.

Coblantz is now on the lookout for further information from the community to bring the culprits to justice. “We would love to hear from witnesses, especially in relation to information about any vehicles that were seen involved in the incidents,” says Coblantz.

Coblantz is also in possession of some of the stolen goods and wants to reunite them with their owners.

If you experienced package theft at your home in Ballard within the last few weeks and have any information about possible suspects or want to inquire if your stolen goods have been recovered please email Detective Coblantz at

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