A photo of a “crime alert” flyer posted at Salmon Bay Park has been shared on the My Ballard Facebook Group — and emailed to us here — and we called Seattle Police for the details.
SPD Detective Mark Jamieson says they received a report on January 10th about a sexual assault that occurred in the park on the night of January 5th. The case has been assigned to a detective in the sexual assault unit, but it’s too early in the investigation for police to confirm what happened.
The anonymous flyer, which was not posted by the police, says a 16 year-old girl was walking through Salmon Bay Park at approximately 10:30 p.m. on January 5th when she was “grabbed by four men and sexually assaulted.” It asks that neighbors call police if they have any information or security camera video.
The flyer lists the East Precinct phone number, but Jamieson said the correct contact is the SPD sexual assault unit at 206-684-5575. The incident number in the case is #18-11435.
Jamieson said that police will update the neighborhood if they believe there’s a public safety threat. Salmon Bay Park is located in Loyal Heights between 19th and 21st Ave. NW at 70th St.
We’ll keep you updated, and thanks to everyone who sent us a tip.