Ballard Burglary

Around 3 AM early Wednesday morning a female burglar broke into the garage of a Ballard residents home. If you plan on leaving your house for Halloween festivities tonight, you may want to double check that your house is secure.

According to the SPD Blotter.

A female suspect is seen on video entering the victim’s garage. This morning just shortly after 3:00 a.m., residents were asleep in their home in the 8300 block of 9th NW when a noise woke them up. Upon checking they found their main garage door open.  The homeowner closed the garage door and went back to bed.

They then heard the garage door opening.  They returned to the garage and did not see anyone.  However, they saw some of their tools moved over to the garage door area and found their vehicle had been rummaged through with paperwork being taken.  The residence has video cameras.  Upon review of the video footage they saw the suspect in their garage. The female suspect was wearing gloves.  She is seen opening the door that leads into the residence, but does not enter.

The suspect is then seen leaving the garage and walking down the street. Officers conducted an area check for the suspect with negative results.

The suspect is described as a white female, 5’6, slim build, wearing a white or beige knit hat, scarf, and gloves with a white shopping bag.

Greek Festival is Back!

A tradition since 1960, the St. Demetrios Greek Festival returns this year,
September 13, 14 and 15 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood. Traditional Greek food, music, dancing and culture will be in abundance when St. Demetrios Church’s grounds and parking lot, located at 2100 Boyer Avenue East, transform into a Greek paradise. 

Visitors will have plenty of time to enjoy all that the Greek Festival has to offer this year, with hours of operation from noon—9pm on Friday, September 13th; 10am—10pm on Saturday, September 14th and noon—7pm on Sunday, September 15th. As always, admission and parking are free, with free shuttle service offered from both the Seattle Prep Parking Garage and Montlake Elementary School Playground on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. Bike racks will also be available all weekend

If you are looking to get outside and enjoy our extended summer this weekend, make the short trip from Ballard over to Montlake and enjoy everything the Greek Festival has to offer. For more information make sure you visit their website at

Make sure to Vote Today!

Make sure you fill out your ballot for today’s primary election! Ballots must be post marked by today in order to be considered or you can drop it off at any of the drop boxes around Seattle. If you’re in Ballard you can drop it off at the box outside the Ballard Library. You have until 8:00 pm to get your vote in!

This will be the first step in deciding who our Mayor will be for the next four years as only the top two vote getters will move on to the general election. For all your information on this election please visit the King County website.