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Bainbridge Police Blotter | Nov. 13
10:28 a.m. A woman reported that someone opened a store credit card in her name and used it.
The woman recently received a collection letter concerning a past due amount of $420.27 on a Sears credit card. The woman said the account is different from her actual Sears account. She said the Seattle address on the fradulent account was old, and she hasn’t used it since 2006.
She was unsure at which store the card had been used, and what it was used to purchase.
Sears told the woman the store would take care of the fraudlent charges on the account, and she would not be out any money. An officer spoke with the woman about her credit history and she said she’s already contacted the credit bureaus and put a flag on future credit requests.
2:30 p.m. A woman reported being harassed by a former business acquaintance. Last time the woman heard from the acquaintance was approximately three years ago. On Oct. 20 at 2:51 a.m., she got a phone call in which the person berated her and told her to “stay away or else.” The woman was surprised because she hadn’t heard from the acquaintance for so long. She said the acquaintance has mental health issues and a deteriorating condition. On Oct. 28 she received another threatening call from the acquaintance. She said she is considering a restraining order if the calls continue. The case was forwarded to Kitsap Mental Health and the State Department of Licensing.
6:09 p.m. A man reported his Xbox 360 videogame system stolen from his home. The caller said three friends spent the night at his residence on Oct. 24. One of the friends slept in the media room in the home’s detached garage, which was where the Xbox was located. When the caller awoke the next morning, he went to the game room and the Xbox was gone, as was the friend who slept there the night before. He called the friend, and the friend told him he didn’t take the Xbox. Later, police contacted the friend, who told them when he left the house, the Xbox was still there. All leads have been exhausted.
2:38 p.m. A woman left her purse unattended for a few minutes at a Madison Avenue business and later found her wallet missing from the purse. She reported leaving her purse on a chair to go check on something. She searched everywhere she had gone that day, but still could not find the wallet. She assumed it was stolen when she left it unattended.
She told the police there had been a family with children in the store at the time but no one else. The wallet contained credit and debit cards in her name and $25 cash. Police advised her to cancel the cards and offered to send her information about identity theft. All leads have been exhausted.