Gargoyle thieves on the loose in Ballard

We have received emails from a number of My Ballard readers regarding a thief or thieves that appear to be targeting gargoyle statues in our neighborhood.

Forum user RLH reports that two concrete gargoyles (pictured below) were stolen from the porch at his home near the Nordic Heritage Museum last Wednesday.

“These guys were epoxied down to the concrete stoop and weighed at least 120lbs each. It happened sometime between 7 pm and 6 am on Wednesday night. Any leads or sightings are much appreciated,” writes RLH.


My Ballard reader Wendy also reports that two gargoyles (pictured below) were stolen yesterday from outside her home on the corner of NW 85th St and 26th Ave NW.

“I know they’re just gargoyles, but they have guarded our house for the last 6 years and have sentimental value,” writes Wendy.


Have you seen these gargoyles or had some of your own stolen? Let us know at If you are a gargoyle owner, be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

If you witness a theft in our neighborhood report it to the SPD North Precinct at (206) 684-0850.

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