A 46-year-old man suspected of stealing from numerous businesses in Ballard in the past weeks was arrested Dec. 31 near 20th Avenue Northwest and Market Street for an outstanding warrant in Missouri.

According to victims, the man is suspected of entering businesses on Market Street and Ballard Avenue during business hours and taking money from back offices, safes and employees' purses.

At 3:51 p.m. Dec. 31, the police received calls from many community members who noticed the man walking around the neighborhood.

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The image of a man suspected of stealing from numerous Ballard businesses hangs in Cugini Caf/. The image was taken from Cugini's security camera Dec. 28 and circulated around the neighborhood. Police arrested the man Dec. 31 in Ballard.

Between 75 and 100 people crowded around the makeshift memorial for Ballard resident Kevin Black on 24th Avenue Northwest on the evening of Feb. 5.

The onlookers, alternately crying and laughing with their memories, were gathered there to say farewell to Black, 39, who was killed Feb. 4 when his bicycle collided with a van.

Black, a father of two girls, worked at the University of Washington as a molecular neurobiologist.

The crowd was a mix of PTA members, scientists, cyclists, neighbors and even bar patrons who had wandered onto the street, said Dave Rider, who runs the cycling team of which Black was a member.

"It's an amazing thing," he said. "I think it's a testament to Kevin."

Black's friend and neighbor Dennis Grove said Black was the type of person who connected with all types of people.

"He had a smile and a charisma that made people want to talk to him," Grove said. "He had a sparkle in his eye."

Grove said Black was an active member of the neighborhood and talked about how lucky he was to live in a community like Ballard where everyone knew each other.

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A memorial for the cyclist killed Feb. 4 still stands at the accident site near 64th and 24th Avenue Northwest.

The suspect wanted in association with a stabbing that took place in Federal Way was located and arrested early Thursday morning at the Federal Way Transit Center by two King County Metro Transit Police Deputies.

According the police report, the suspect was observed wearing the same clothing and carrying the same backpack, as depicted in the Camera Coach video with this story.

The department emphasized the important role the on-board Camera Coach video systems played in helping them apprehend the suspect.

Officers discovered a concealed knife was found on the s


Wearing the same clothing and backpack used during the stabbing, the suspect in the Transit stabbing September 30 was apprehended by police early Thursday. This video shows the original on-board video used to identify the suspect.


The clock struck one and the 22 "Nickelsville" tent city residents who still remained at 7115 West Marginal Way SW packed up their possessions and vacated, some with the persuasion of the police. The officers did a sweep while residents and volunteers frantically packed up the city like a western movie set relocating. Those who did not cooperate were arrested and held temporarily at the Southwest Precinct. Over 130 homeless lived there since it opened Monday.


NICKELSVILLE CLEARED - David Davis was a Nickelsville resident, and was told by police Friday at 1pm to move out, along with the other tent city residents. Law enforcement was following city orders. Davis' address post, 1600, refers to the White House.

Photo by Steve Shay

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