Police arrest two separate burglary suspects in Ballard and Fremont

North Precinct officers have been busy today — police have made arrests of two different suspects for business burglaries in the area.

The first arrest was at 3:45am, when officers responded to an alarm call at a business in the 7500 block of 15th Ave NW. Using a description of the suspect, police identified the man when they arrived at the scene, and found him leaving the building pushing a power washer. Officers arrested the 27-year-old and he was booked into King County Jail for investigation.

The second arrest was at 6:30am, when officers responded to a burglary at a business in the 4300 block of Leary Way NW. The burglar didn’t seem too worried about getting caught — police found the 33-year-old man sitting outside the building, drinking a beer, which he’d just stolen from inside. He admitted to officers that he’d broken in, and was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

According to SPD, detectives will handle the follow-up investigation on both cases.


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Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

Ok. Enough with the nice stuff. You idiots that are supporting these criminals need to be slapped in the face. These criminals have destroyed the town because of you. You are so naive to think that just because someone lives in an RV that they aren’t rapists, addicts, junkies, molesters, burglars.
Imagine you have a heart attack while on the sidewalk in Ballard and the only person that might help you is your resident Market St junkie. If you think they will call 911 instead of robbing you, then you truly are a moron.
Enough is enough. I don’t blame the junkies anymore. I blame all you morons siding with the junkies.

eric
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eric

can i blame both?

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

Yes. Absolutely.

Paintking
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Paintking

@ Wallbanger: and for the most part, the area residents are highly educated. Um, “educated” that is, by the most liberal and left leaning professors around! Schools are mere indoctrination centers. Well, that and great day cares. You are spot on here!!!

Truth
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Truth

Oh boy, watch out! The Sockpuppet has had it up to ^^^HERE^^^ with his made up, sensationalist scenarios and now he’s ready to take action the only way he knows how: more and more sockpuppet shitposts!

He’ll have the homeless problems solved in no time! Godspeed sir, godspeed!

Paintking
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Paintking

So according to you then, everything is fine, and nothing ever happens in Ballard. And not to worry as the same ilk gets selected every election giving you comfort. The ONLY thing made up here is you sport. That grey area between right and wrong is HUGE in your tiny world. If you’re not part of the solution, you ARE part of THE problem. Pretty simple stuff. No innuendo necessary. 2+ 2 really is 4! But thanks for sticking up for heroin junkies. Thanks for higher taxes and millions spent with more and more coming to reap the “benefits”. You’re a tool.

Truth
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Truth

Nope, never claimed things were perfect in Ballard. We just need to stop giving voice to you, the extremely small, yet vocal minority of “Safe Seattle” that wants to start doing more “tough love”, whatever that is.

Then, we can move forward with implementing the solutions that other cities and countries have done that have greatly reduced or eliminated homeless problems, including the mentally ill and drug addicts. You know the solutions that you “Safe Seattle” people shout down at every town hall or council meeting.

But hey, keep Sockpuppeting and shouting down solutions and we’ll continue the status quo.

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

So you’re admitting you think people should be censored because they don’t agree with your deranged opinions?

And I quote, “We just need to stop giving voice to you.”

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

For the record, I am not a member of safe Seattle and I only post under my own name. Not to mention I’m finding it hard to find your point. I don’t see why you think people who want safety are your enemy.

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

The only solutions I have read that your clan keeps proposing are:
1.Don’t arrest people for doing heroin in the streets
2. Let’s consider supplying heroin to the junkies
3. Let’s not give tickets to anyone that looks like they live in their car
4. Let’s not tear down encampments anymore
5. Let’s make an environment where police can’t do their jobs and make it harder for them to arrest anyone. This will make the police leave and we need less anyways.
6. Let’s have a city prosecutor that doesn’t prosecute anyone for any crimes.
7. Let’s open up a village that the city will pay for and that will let people drink alcohol, and shoot heroin.
8. Rv’s are allowed free parking without time limits

Did I miss any of your other “solutions?”

Truth
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Truth

You have twisted proper, proven solutions into some weird sensationalist list. For what purpose, only your weird brain knows. Attention maybe? 0. Arresting homeless does nothing. 0. Prosecuting homeless does nothing. 0. Ticketing homeless does nothing. 0. Dislodging homeless does nothing. 1. Treat the addicts, safe injection sites are a proven tool in this area. 2. Treat the mentally ill: we may have to roll back Reagan’s tax cuts on the wealthy, which removed funding for mental health services in the first place. It’d be nice to see the GDP of the 99% going back towards the 99% instead of lining the pockets of the wealthy, who don’t have to deal with the homeless crisis. 3. Implement housing solutions. 4. Offer job training or other education programs to get people back as functioning members of society. Yes there are always going to be people that can’t or won’t, but that number is magnitudes less than what you constantly claim, As long as they are in housing and off the streets, their cost to society is much less. 5. At that point and only then, we can start enforcing vagrancy and encampment laws or whatever “tough love” you have in mind.… Read more »

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

“Time to move on and let the vast majority take control of the situation.”

Source please. I think the internal polling by the council during the head tax refutes that.

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

1. For something to be “proven” I assume you meant it’s science-based. The ONLY safe injection site that has any research behind it is the one in Vancouver. Go ahead and research how the city feels about it now. The only thing Seattle has done as “research” is allowed people to freely do heroin wherever they want and to not be arrested for it. 2. I fully agree treat the mentally ill. Please for the love of god tax me for more mental health facilities and not for soda. 3. Housing solutions will not help. Look to Bellevue to answer this. Bellevue has very expensive houses. Bellevue does not have anywhere near the homeless rates of King County. Not to mention the “affordable housing” plan the city of Seattle has come up with should be illegal. 4. Totally agree about job training. Sidenotes. Heroin is illegal. The Federal Government will NEVER allow a safe injection site. The Trump administration has even recently said it will come after Seattle if it does so. (I am not a Trump supporter). and finally… Arresting homeless does nothing. 0. Prosecuting homeless does nothing. 0. Ticketing homeless does nothing. 0. Dislodging homeless does nothing I… Read more »

Truth
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Truth

1. For something to be “proven” I assume you meant it’s science-based. The ONLY safe injection site that has any research behind it is the one in Vancouver. Go ahead and research how the city feels about it now. The only thing Seattle has done as “research” is allowed people to freely do heroin wherever they want and to not be arrested for it. And the multitude of safe injection sites in Europe that have successfully existed for decades. Google “How Europe’s heroin capital solved its overdose crisis” for a good CBC article on it. 3. Housing solutions will not help. Look to Bellevue to answer this. Bellevue has very expensive houses. Bellevue does not have anywhere near the homeless rates of King County. Not to mention the “affordable housing” plan the city of Seattle has come up with should be illegal. I’m really confused. You say housing won’t help, but don’t give any evidence. You then talk about expensive housing in Bellevue. I don’t understand the non sequitur. Also, curious how Seattle’s affordable housing plan is illegal. Sidenotes. Heroin is illegal. The Federal Government will NEVER allow a safe injection site. The Trump administration has even recently said it… Read more »

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

@Truth. I’m honestly trying to respond. MyBallard is censoring me

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

Read up on what Marysville is doing for their homeless situation. I think you’ll be surprised by the results.

Truth
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Truth

Read up on what Marysville is doing for their homeless situation. I think you’ll be surprised by the results. Seattle does (kind of) take Marysville’s approach, but the big issue is not enough social workers and not enough treatment programs available for the amount of homeless there are in Seattle. To fix this is going to take money and unfortunately, nobody can seem to agree how or where to get that money. The head tax was the closest we got to some form of funding, but it lasted all of a day or two. I think Seattle was offered solutions that worked in other cities and decided not to go with those options, because…they weren’t progressive enough? What solutions were those? Sounds like you’re admitting that what the city is doing now isn’t working? I don’t think there’s a single person that can claim what is currently in place is working. It’s doing something and is better than nothing, but it’s a long way from a proper solution. But you still think other people who admit the city is failing is the real problem? No, I think the people that show up and shout down solutions are a major part… Read more »

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

If these are ‘known, effective, and proven solutions’ why aren’t they working? Why has homelessness gotten worse, if your ‘known, effective and proven solutions’ should be, as you said, (since they’re ‘proven’) ‘working’?
They’re not working, they never worked, there’s no proof the head tax would have worked (if there is, I apologize but please share the proof if you refute that statement). No, instead of your ‘proven solutions’ working, and instead of blaming the city, like you should, for their garbage solutions that do nothing but waste our money instead you blame some weird, vocal minority as the root of all evil and the root of the failure of the city to figure out the homeless problem.
Yeah, a small minority of people is really stopping the city’s policies from working! If you believe the city cares about the vocal minority that much, I also have a bridge I’d like to sell you.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

I think Seattle was offered solutions that worked in other cities and decided not to go with those options, because…they weren’t progressive enough? Sounds like you’re admitting that what the city is doing now isn’t working? But you still think other people who admit the city is failing is the real problem?

Camay
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Camay

Gee. You seem nice.

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

You seem naive.

Louise Glück
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Louise Glück

Junkie the monkey wanted a beer.
Junkie the monkey said, “I’ll get one here.”
Junkie the monkey kicked in the door.
Junkie the monkey sat down on the floor.
Junkie the monkey cracked open a can.
Junkie the monkey then met The Man.
Junkie the monkey, arrested for stealing.
Junkie the monkey leaves Ballard reeling.

eric
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eric

listen he is one of our neighbors who happened to have been experiencing beerlessness…poor, poor fella.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Hi, thanks for your support! Glad to see you’re Woke, Friend guesty! Yes, this wasn’t a survival crime so much as it was a survival draught. Big Hobo told me the system worked…Big Hobo was right! No boundaries between a (junkie)(criminal) vulnerable community member and his/her beers! And Remember, Vote Salty, Vote O’Brine 2019!

Uff da
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Uff da

continuing….
Junkie the monkey just keeps on a fly’in
Junkie the monkey, he thanks you so much oh Mikey O’Brien

Dan Arles
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Dan Arles

Junkie the Monkey ain’t getting charged.
Junkie the Monkey is mocking the police.
‘Cause Junkie the Monkey is living large.
After Junkie the Monkey got released.

Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

If this thread does not foam over with 90 posts of anger and hatred in the next 30 minutes, the internet will have been for nothing!

Dan Arles
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Dan Arles

Gee, I can’t possibly think of why the tax paying citizens of Freeattle wouldn’t “foam over” with anger. Might it have to do with sending their hard earned dollars down a bureaucratic rathole for the past decade?

eric
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eric

awww more poor, vulnerable scumbags that just need an apartment they can afford…

hayduke
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hayduke

Of course they can afford a “free” apartment in some of our most valauble real estate (because “equitability”). It’s easy when taxpayers whose property they steal every day are paying for it.

Jay
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Jay

Leary Way NW not Leary Ave NW

Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

I love how criminals no longer care about getting caught. You see it at Ballard Commons constantly with people selling stuff they just shoplifted from QFC and Bartells and the countless stolen bikes in various stages of strip down attached to every post and tree along the perimeter of the park.

The worst is when someone steals an already stolen bike from someone living in the park, which almost always leads to 1-2 hours of screaming and shouting.

hayduke
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hayduke

I love it when scumbag thieves get “their” stuff stolen. They deserve it.

Dan Arles
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Dan Arles

This.

Dan Arles
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Dan Arles

“The burglar didn’t seem too worried about getting caught — police found the 33-year-old man sitting outside the building, drinking a beer, which he’d just stolen from inside. ”

Completely rational behavior when you know Holmes won’t charge you for anything short of murder or violent rape.

gk
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gk

The 4300 block of Leary is right near Fred Meyer.

There is an illegal tent camp near Fred Meyer.

Hmm.

Jay
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Jay

When I spoke with one of the officers on scene he told me the guy was from that camp.

gk
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gk

Which begs the question of why it is allowed. Sounds like Hales was the target.

Paintking
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Paintking

Still holding your collective noses Ballard liberals? How much longer can you pull this off? Is this stuff still cute? Does it really have to come to YOUR stuff stolen, or worse, before you change your feelings? Recidivism is alive, and doing quite well, thanks to bleeding heart fools. So, it continues on, no exit strategy in sight, yet.

Truth
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Truth

Yet you’re still here. If you claim things are never going to change, why not sell your house for a ton of money and buy a mansion in one of our many conservative paradises dotting the country? Just watch out: rural meth heads are ruthless.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

Just goes to show you that it’s ok for liberals to bash people in certain parts of the country, but not those in Seattle, because you know.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

I met a drunken junkie in the Commons
He asked me for some cash to buy some smack
And then he peed right there upon the sidewalk
And he’s MIke O’Brien’s favorite type of guy
He’s a vulnerable community member
Gimme gimme gimme is all he can say
He’s a vulnerable community member
Living living living right there in that tent
He said he moved here from some place in Texas
He’s hiding out from the law yeah that’s right
He likes that we turn blind eyes to his crime sprees
He’ll shoot some junk and then he’ll rob you blind
He’s a vulnerable community member
Gimme gimme gimme is all he can say
He’s a vulnerable community member
Living living living right there in that tent

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Can I sing this to the tune of some Christmas carol? It would be nice when we ring Mikey’s doorbell. If not we could just go with the flaming bag of dog poo 🙇🏾‍♂️🎅🎄

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Can you hear junkies shouting
In the street, they’ll be peeing
They’re shooting up smack
And looking for crack
Nodding off right in the city parks
In the RV’s we can cook up some meth
And assume we’re a protected class
Mike O’Brien says we’re all vulnerable
But I think he likes having us around
For the graft he’s receiving
From LIHI and Mayor Jenny
A beautiful sight, a junkie at night
Nodding off right in the city parks

Insanity
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Insanity

Open your homes and hearts to these poor soles and become a host family until they get back on their feet, you can make the difference, they just need a break. I personally would not invite them into my home but then again I’m not a crusader or SJW like so many of you lip service, no action, talk the talk, no life experience lunatics.

Mary Beth
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Mary Beth

Sounds like the guy who stole a beer in the morning from a business and waited to get arrested was just looking for a way off the streets and into shelter. Too bad Seattle can’t build shelters fast enough. Sad cry for help and not a scary crime, if you ask me.

You're putting me on
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You're putting me on

LOL

Bary Meth
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Bary Meth

P.T. Barnum foretold your birth…

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

I hear from Mary Beth and
I think she’s lost her mind
She ‘buys’ survival crimes
I think she’s lost her mind
She says he stole that beer
As a loud cry for help
I think it’s more an act
Of blatant disrespect
I see a line of tents
And they’re all filled with scum
They’ve not been priced out but
Instead they’re hiding out
From cops and social workers
Because they can’t ‘adult’
They choose to shoot up junk
Until their veins turn black

rambogirl
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rambogirl

The dude did what he said he would do to get off the cold street. A small crime that would get him 3 meals & a cot for a few days.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

If a small crime will get you a few days in lockup then why are there ANY homeless on the sidewalks? ( and parks and median strips and vacant lots and greenbelts and parking lots…)
Maybe the real solution to ‘our homeless problem’ is to build more jail space.

Mike O'Brine
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Mike O'Brine

Hi, thanks for your support. You sound like the kind of compassionate progressive we need more of in this city…lots more, so that I can get re-elected for pumping our city’s streets and parks full of vagra…errr…MVCMs. And, since the survival crimes these folks commit seem to be of no alarm to you, I’m going to ask some of our finest MVCMs to come survival crime on yo’ ass 24/7 for the next few weeks. We need to take the pressure off other areas of D6 for a bit. In the meantime, remember to Vote Salty, Vote O’Brine in 2019!

gk
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gk

I used to go to Fred Meyer all the time, now I will not go anymore.

They’ve got to clean up their act. It’s a shame.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

You should still support Fred Meyer, it’s not their fault. The city is at fault, why penalize a business that’s just as frustrated as you and I are?

JuliaM
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JuliaM

That mean, hideous camp is not on Fred Meyer property. I hate that camp. It’s been there for months. Does anybody know who owns that property? The parks dept? The city? DOT?