Update 3pm: Dan Katzer from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says the court released her on her own personal recognizant at her first appearance. He added that the case had not yet been submitted to the prosecutor’s office for a filing decision.
Original: A woman was caught attempting to steal a fishing vessel from Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Ballard earlier this month.
According to a report from MyNorthwest, the woman grabbed a hardhat from a nearby construction site and entered the shipyard unnoticed. It wasn’t until workers heard the diesel engines turn over that they realized something was wrong.
General manager of the shipyard Doug Dixon told MyNorthwest that the woman was attempting to steal a 123-foot, 400-ton fishing vessel named North Sea worth $12 million.
There were workers on board the vessel at the time, working in the engine room. When they heard the engine roar to life, they ran upstairs and chased the woman off the ship.
Police reportedly arrested the woman on two felonies, but she was released 24 hours later.
My Ballard has requested more information from the King County Prosecutor’s Office regarding the case — we’ll update with any new information.