Suspect arrested in Ballard for stealing urn containing ashes

Police have arrested a 45-year-old man who broke into a Ballard family’s RV and stole an urn containing ashes.

Shawn Telford was sleeping in his RV parked in his driveway on the night of Oct. 4 because thieves had broken in the night before, stealing his son’s toys and some personal items. Telford told My Northwest he wanted to catch them if they returned.

At 6am the next day, Telford heard a car pull up in the driveway, and a man opened the door of the camper. “The guy didn’t even look back to see if anybody was in there — he just reached in and started grabbing stuff,” Telford told My Northwest. “The first thing he grabbed was my dad’s ashes — he just grabbed that.”  Telford kept some of his father’s ashes in the RV because his dad taught him to love the outdoors, and he liked keeping him nearby for trips with his own son.

What happened next sounds like a scene straight out of a movie. Telford reportedly threw off his sleeping bag, shined his light in the man’s face, and chased him out of the RV and down the street towards an RV encampment. There was a struggle, and the suspect pulled a knife on Telford before taking off on a bike. Fortunately, the suspect dropped the box containing Telford’s father’s ashes in the process.

North Precinct officers arrived on the 800 block of NW 48th St. after receiving reports of a man screaming for help, but the suspect had fled the scene. Detectives in SPD’s Violent Crimes Section began investigating the case and identified the suspect.

According to SPD, on October 20th, patrol officers found the man working on a motorcycle outside of a home in the 4700 block of 6th Ave NW. Police arrested him for a warrant and for harassment and obstruction, and booked into the King County Jail. The man is also being investigated for additional crimes.

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Oh, leave him alone. He just needs a break and he’ll be right back on his feet.

Ballard By Boat
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I’m sure he’d just applied to community college, and was a good husband and father that just had one last relapse into criminal behavior.

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Mike O'Brien is smart

Look, the homeowner should not have had the urn in an unlocked van. Even if the van was broken in to earlier, he should still have had it secured so this felon would not randomly wonder in to it. As a staunch Mike O’Brien voter, my stance is the guy who got arrested should be allowed to go directly free and skip probation as well. Not his fault, it’s the homeowner!! The homeless drug addicts have no responsibility to the community, just themselves and the social justice morons who enable them.

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Well, I for one would wish him a break from society as we know it.

Ballard By Boat
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So, he had a warrant out on him? And he is being checked for additional warrants? Gosh, that sounds like police being allowed to police, and not being told to ‘stand down.’ And really, I think that’s all the citizens want – some accountability of our homeless population. However, it makes me wonder if the police were only allowed to do their job because this particular theft made it to a half-dozen news sites.
With that being said, this article makes no mention if this guy is living in an RV caravan, but the original story about the theft implied this gentleman was homeless.
Cue the ‘homeless-protectorate’ downvotes!

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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The police are not enforcing tent removal, so in essence that is a de facto “stand down” – much in the same way that marijuana was a “low priority” in the many years preceding legalization. Funny thing about felons, they often DO have a hard time getting housed (whelp until the SCC forced owners to rent to them) because, well, they’re FELONS. So of course many of our “vulnerable community members” are undesirables who are just hanging out getting high and doing whatever they want. Add all that up, and yeah, it is more or less a “stand down” by police when you factor in response time, low staff numbers, fear of frivolous lawsuits, etc. Now besides the huge public safety issue, how about the absurdity of devoting resources in an attempt to “rehabilitate” people who often had their chance and blew it by committing a serious crime? The expression “throwing good money after bad” comes to mind. What sane person would opt to spend resources on sociopaths and/or addicts who are the absolute worst possible investment? The social justice idiots ruin people’s lives over “racist” jokes yet give a million second chances to violent felons and sex offenders. Clown… Read more »

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

I totally agree. Criminals chose the wrong path in life, and therefore, people feel uncomfortable hiring them, renting to them, etc. And you know what? That’s everyone’s right, because harboring beliefs is still legal – as legal as a criminal harboring a belief that he’s gonna take your stuff instead of work for it. That’s a choice. So is not offering said criminal a job after he’s committed a bunch of crimes. So they end up homeless. They shouldn’t be immune from the law at that point. That’s where the city council’s stand down policy gets ridiculous.

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The new Social Justice and Diversity Code states that any attempt to protect yourself or your property is now some kind of racist/patriarchal violence and that it’s only ok for Human Resource/Admissions Depts to select and hire based on arbitrary criteria, and they can also decide who can stay employed by using Twitter to destroy people with whom they disagree.

It’s perfectly acceptable for Altleft Antifa and Social Justice people to talk about violent revolution, but actively protecting your property when police cannot or will not respond is fascism.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Muh white privilege!

Truth
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Dissociative identity disorder. It’s real folks, as shown by this conversation above. There is treatment available, but only if you seek it out.

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

Here’s the attention you ordered, Truth. Sorry there are at least a few SANE people in Ballard fed up with the ex-librarian mafia ruining things in City Hall. Go pet your cats.

Truth
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Truth

…the ex-librarian mafia…

Yeah, watch out for those conspiring librarians. I hear they’ll stop at nothing until Seattle is covered in flower print and cats!

Get help dude.

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“Yeah, watch out for those conspiring librarians. I hear they’ll stop at nothing until Seattle is covered in flower print and cats”

No, it’s rainbow flags, junkies, tents, trash, confusing bathrooms (enjoy the extra wait cishet male “fascists”!), and human feces. Close though

Uff da
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Uff da

Too bad the homeowner didn’t have a baseball bat and just do a little batting practice when the bad guy thief pulled the knife.

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

No, it’s only acceptable to punch “nazis” – you cannot assault violent criminals or keep a firearm to defend yourself. Didn’t you get the rules from your local Social Justice and Diversity Enforcement Officer?

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Have you hugged a junkie today? I’m sure we can find you one.

hayduke
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Another one of MO’s and Elenchos’s “vulnerable community members,” arrested for simply committing “survival crimes.”

Simon Says
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Simon Says

We must band together and learn to help our neighbors experiencing urnlessness.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Urnlessness should be illegal! An urn for everyone!

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

Huh, I’m sure there’s a joke in here about the junkie thieves ending up in urns, BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO FIND IT.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

You found it! It’s cheaper and takes up less space to pan-sear and ash them than it does to bury them in a box.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Really? I think we all need to urn it!

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Hopefully the city prosecutor is willing to do his job. He is anti-enforcement and anti-policing. We need a prosecutor who is very tough on theft and drug sales.

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Not going to thank the one who taught you that Mike O’Brien is not who decides which cases to prosecute? Fine. Your welcome, anyway.

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

Hey look, it’s our resident moron.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Both city prosecutors on the ballot this year say they are in favor of ‘progressive, social approaches to justice’, so, don’t be surprised if you’re voting for the same side of the coin, regardless of whom you vote for.

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The law & order tough guy prosecutor couldn’t do any better than third place? Who’s to blame for that? Let me guess: never yourselves, right? Pass that buck, champ.

hayduke
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hayduke

Elenchos, is that you? Have you crawled back out from under your tent?

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Q.E.D.

e!enchos
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All these downvotes…it could only mean one thing: elenchos and his/her VPN are back!!!

Truth
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Occam’s razor would point to the much more likely fact that blog readers think your multiple personality sockpuppeting is just moronic and pathetic.

But you can’t accept that nobody agrees with your delusional outlook on life, can you?

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Huh. Now that sounds like elenchos!

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

It’s easier on Truth/elenchos’ egos if they can pretend all the sane dissenters are one single person. Pretty funny. Hey and all your wife’s guy friends are just friends, Buddy!

Truth
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Truth

…sane dissenters…

If there was ever any proof of how delusional you are, it’s right there.

e!enchos
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I shave my yoo-hoo with Occam’s Razor!

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Don’t insult the fine beverage Yoo-Hoo by using it as a descriptor for your hoo-ha.

JBITDMFOTP
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JBITDMFOTP

He means hooha. ESL is hard and these trolls have a quota to meet

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

Have you guys decided whether Trump is working for Putin, or dangerously close to starting ww3 by calling for a new arms race? Pick one. I’ll wait.

Truth
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Truth

Have you guys decided whether Trump is working for Putin, or dangerously close to starting ww3 by calling for a new arms race? Pick one. I’ll wait.

A war would benefit neither Russia nor the US, and both leaders know that.

An arms race with no war would benefit defense contractors on both sides, yuuuugely, plus Trump can pretend he cares about the military, despite his draft dodging temporary bone spurs.

Using GOP logic, they’ll likely give the wealthy another tax cut to pay for the increased weapon spending.

That good enough for you?

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

Huh. I think I’ve seen this same “defense budget” con job used locally with some issue…let me think…what was it…yeah some perpetual massive crisis the leaders make worse, with no real solution requiring billion$ and no metric for success or real oversight…

Can you help me remember what it is, Truth? Gosh, for the life of me I can’t think of it right now.

Truth
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Truth

*snaps fingers* Focus Mr. Sockpuppet! I know your mind is ever fantasizing about the homeless and how you want sooooo bad for Seattle to be a dystopia, but can you stay on topic for more than one comment?

I know you think that by rapidly changing the subject, you think you never have to answer to your delusional rantings, but that doesn’t make you correct…nor sane for that matter.

XOXO,
Truth

hayduke
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hayduke

“progressive, social approaches to justice’,

In other words, NO justice.

eric
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why the police don’t check every bum camp for criminals with warrants i’ll never know – they are already committing a crime just by trespassing, why not run them?

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

guesty – that would be harassment I believe.

Seattle's Logic Allergy
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Seattle's Logic Allergy

No different than running i.d. and plates of a car stopped for traffic infraction. Trespassing is a misdemeanor.
I love how selective liberals are about “abuses of power” and “harassment”.
We all spend time in TSA lines just because one particular group is fond of plane hijacking, but dear lord oh no we mustn’t “harass” the precious junkie felons camping illegally. Clown world.

Eat a steak. Sounds like u need one

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

You sound like you enjoy your white male patriarchal privilege too much! You’re the villain in this scenario, so just be a good little oppressor and take your beating!

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Naman Modi

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schmoked shaman
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schmoked shaman

Are we witnessing the return of elenchos?
At the very least it’s a good imitation of Andy Kaufman’s old SNL shtick.

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