Neighbor says at least four homes broken into

Rachael sent us this note on Sunday:

My husband and I were at a movie last night and came home to find that our house had been broken into. We called the police and the officers told us we were the fourth call of the night and all were the same: broke in through the backyard (because it’s dark back there) and didn’t take anything accept cash. They went through our drawers and were clearly looking for drugs and cash. That’s it. Our computers, TVs, and jewelry were all left behind.

Just a reminder to keep backyards well lit and make sure you replace window locks.


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59thandBlake
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59thandBlake

And where is this???

Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

Man, I wish one someone would shoot one of these a**holes while they are in the act. It’d be nice to hear some good news for a change.

Manor'ite
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Manor'ite

What part of Ballard……please share.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A guy was shot dead in Georgetown last week while breaking into an equipment rental business.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A guy was shot dead in Georgetown last week while breaking into an equipment rental business.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Motion sensor lights work well for this type of thing. It’s a psychological deterrent to a lot of burglars and it draws your neighbors attention to the activity if you’re not home.
Of course, getting a dog is also a good deterrent.

Lathum
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Lathum

accept?

MG1234
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MG1234

Where is the general vicinity? What side of 15th do you live on?

CrimeObs
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CrimeObs

This is a nice heads up on crime in the neighborhood, but without general location details, somewhat unhelpful. The advice is good but not really specific to Ballard or Seattle for that matter. OK…I’ll bite, where in Ballard were these alleged crimes?

NBmilitia
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NBmilitia

Where did this take place?

Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

Good news!

Al
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Al

Quite the crime wave ’round there:
From city’s crime map of recent reports
04/16 7700 block of 9th NW
04/14 7500 block of 17th NW
04/16 7300 block of 18th NW
04/17 6700 block of 18th NW
All listed as burglaries.

Foghorn Leghorn
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Foghorn Leghorn

I know, right! Great news!

Well, unless you are that guy I guess. Or his family. Or his friends. Or his girlfriend or wife. Or god forbid any of his now-fatherless children. Or the guy who shot him. Or the guy who shot him’s friends and family.

But who cares about them? Clearly the potential theft of a post-hole digger or a portable electric generator warrants death without trial or jury. If you think about it, I mean, why do we even need the criminal justice system? I say fetch the pitchforks and torches!

Leasel
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Leasel

I live in Ballard on 21st near 73rd and our house was broken into March 25th. They came in through the back door, forced it open, looked through everything….drawers, cabinets etc. They got some cash, two lap tops and a sony playstation w games. Scary and super annpying. Keep your lights on!

Leonard Maltin
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Leonard Maltin

I wonder what movie they saw? Hopefully it was good.

Eric
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Eric

Problem is, these are burglaries, not robberies. These folks check to make sure no one is home before breaking in. The last thing we want is for there to be guns in these homes. All that happens then is that the criminals steal the cash, prescription medicines, AND guns.

ballard
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ballard

Someone breaks into your house or business, the last thing I am asking them is what their intensions are & if they are going to hurt my family or me. I would presume the worst & protect my family & home/business.To bad someone lost their life over stealing something but I guess thats the chance you take being a thief.

Guest
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Guest

If burglary and robbery weren’t high risk occupations, more people would be doing it. Sympathy for his family? Nope. Sympathy for the poor man defending himself legally? Yes.

Break into a home or business, you have no more rights. Luckily WA state law agrees and let’s us defend ourselves and out families.

Guest
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Guest

Keep your gun in a fast opening safe and it’s no problem. However, anyone caught with a gun and no licenses should get an automatic 5 year sentence. But just watch the ACLU turn that into a ‘social justice’ issue.

great idea
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great idea

I completely disagree with the idea of leaving your backyard lights on.

In fact, a community police officer told me this at a meeting on my block a few years ago: by illuminating your backyard, criminals can see what you might have back there.

not to mention the friggin’ light polution. my neighbors already have way too many lights for the backyard that shines right into my house. I probably got breast cancer already from it.

this is a really bad idea.

Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

I’m sorry, someone breaks into my home or business and I’m supposed to worry about THEIR family?

Good to see the hug-a-thug crowd offer up themselves on the altar of stupidity.

Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

Breast cancer? No, maybe a few points knocked off your IQ. Motion lights work. If they don’t, a Glock is a handy back up.

Ballardia
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Ballardia

I don’t know. Our neighbors have a motion sensor light that shines into our bedroom at night. Only thing it draws my attention to (other than my annoyance to it waking me up) are the branches that set it off in the wind, or the neighborhood cats and racoons.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Get a dog instead of a gun. The number of successfully thwarted burglaries because the owner had a gun are very very low compared to the number of guns stolen in burglaries.
I don’t think it’s possible to tally the number of burglaries avoided because there was a dog in the house while the owners weren’t home, but my guess would be that it would be much higher than the number of times a homeowner has pulled a gun on a burglar and infinitely higher than the number of burglaries prevented because there was a gun in the home while the owners were away.

Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

Yeah, but you don’t have to walk a gun or clean up when it takes a dump. Plus, everyone knows, happiness is a warm gun.

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