Guns seized, teen arrested for Pot Shop hold up near Carkeek Park

SPD SWAT officers seized a cache of rifles, handguns, and pot still in its retail packaging, and arrested a 16-year-old robbery suspect at an Everett apartment who was wanted for an armed hold up in late February at a marijuana dispensary near Carkeek Park.

Read the full details in the SPD Blotter post below:

Back on February 21st, four suspects walked into a pot shop in the 300 block of North 105th St, held employees up at gunpoint and stole various marijuana products.

Police had previously identified and arrested two other suspects in the case–one man was arrested last month in Snohomish County in an unrelated investigation and a second man, who turned himself in to police. Detectives are still seeking a fourth suspect.

After serving the warrant in Everett and arresting the 16-year-old, officers seized three handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and 17 different vials and packages of marijuana products from his home before booking him into the King County Youth Service Center for robbery.

The same day, SPD’s law enforcement partners in Snohomish County also served a warrant at a home in Monroe and recovered firearms and large amounts of marijuana as part of a related investigation.

Ballard Corners Work Party on this Saturday

Volunteers are needed for the Fall work party at Ballard Corners Park (17th Ave NW and NW 63rd St) this Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. rain or shine.

The team will be weeding, spreading wood chips, cleaning debris and possibly planting some new plants.

“Many hands make light (and lighthearted!) work and anyone who is interested is encouraged attend,” says organizer Gabriella.

Volunteers will be provided with some tools and refreshments. Please bring your own gloves and tools if you have them.

To find out more email Gabriella at gabriella@seanet.com or call (206) 782-3238.

Toastmasters on every Thursday in Ballard

The team at Ballard Sunset Toastmasters is encouraging locals to improve their public speaking skills by attending their weekly Thursday meetings from 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. at Ballard Baptist Church (2004 NW 63rd St).

Check out more information from the Ballard Sunset Toastmasters below:

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Does talking in front of others petrify you? Learn how to get over your fears and communicate effectively at Ballard Sunset Toastmasters!

Your involvement in Toastmasters will help you grow professionally and personally. Toastmasters offers opportunities to work on speaking and leadership skills, and is much more affordable and schedule flexible than taking expensive college courses (At less than $70 every 6 months, and the ability to choose when you present speeches, it’s the best choice you can make!).

Come be a part of a supportive community that wants to see you be a successful speaker and leader!

Click here to find out more about the Ballard Toastmasters.

Development Update April 3: More subdivisions

Three applications make up today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

1523 NW 61st St

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A Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6560117.. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

6317 26th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #6552470. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

2630 NW 58th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 3,247 sq. ft. and B) 1,750 sq. ft. Existing structures to be demolished.

KAVU to give back to local PTAs this April

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The team at KAVU (5419 Ballard Ave NW) is launching a special give back program during the month of April and are encouraging the local community to participate.

Each week of April KAVU will be giving 5% of all sales (at both retail locations) to a local PTA. The schedule is as follows:

  • North beach Elementary April 1 -7
  • Loyal Heights Elementary April 8 – 14
  • Salmon Bay Elementary April 15 – 21
  • Adams Elementary April 22 – 28

“KAVU has been based (since the beginning) in the Ballard area since 1993 we wanted to give back to our local community in the best way possible – to the kids,” writes the KAVU team.

The program will be underway at both the Ballard and the downtown store (1211 1st Ave). Click here to find out more.