The Crime Blotter: Thieves rip off doors of Ballard post office with a truck and chains

Aug 12, 2022, 11:05 AM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:37 pm

Photo from Chris Sherwood/My Ballard...

Photo from Chris Sherwood/My Ballard

A break-in happened at a post office in Ballard early Thursday, around 4:30 a.m.

Police received a report of three men who attached a chain to the front doors of the post office and their pickup truck, ripping the doors off of the building.

They then stole a self-service postage station, which investigators say contains no money and nothing of value, and sped away.

Police found the truck and the postal machine later at the 7200 block of Detroit Avenue SW.

Police are still searching for the suspects.

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Chase bank robbed in Mukilteo, suspect still uncaught

In Mukilteo, officers responded to a bank robbery at 3900 block of Harbour Point Boulevard SW just after 2:30 p.m.

The suspect had vaulted over the counter of a Chase bank, grabbed an unknown amount of money, and left the bank.

In the security footage, he did not appear to have any weapons used to threaten anyone in the robbery, and there were no reported injuries.

He is described as a white man in his 50s, around five feet seven inches tall, and was last seen wearing a maroon shirt, blue jeans, grey and pink Seattle Mariners hat, clear gloves, brown shoes, a yellow facemask, and dark-colored sunglasses.

A K9 unit and a drone team were dispatched to the area to search for him, but he was not located.

Police don’t consider him to be a public threat, and the case is currently under investigation by the FBI.

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Police arrested a man after he fired several shots from a rifle near Jefferson Golf Course in Beacon Hill at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a red van near the golf course, and several witnesses reported that a rifle had been fired in the direction of the golf course.

Police found the van with the suspect inside, arrested him, and recovered a bolt action rifle.

There have been no reported injuries, and the man has been charged with a drive-by shooting.

Missing Indigenous man in Lakewood

Lakewood police are searching for a missing 59-year-old Indigenous man who suffers from dementia and has limited mobility.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, walked away from the adult family home in Lakewood.

Cooper is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees Cooper is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department or 911.

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The Crime Blotter: Thieves rip off doors of Ballard post office with a truck and chains