Bainbridge Police Blotter | April 16
April 15, 2010 · 3:40 PM
Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:
11:07 a.m. A citizen reported a stranger attempting to obtain a credit card using his business’ name.
The man said a Chase credit card offer had been sent to his business, and it was addressed to a name he didn’t recognize. A neighboring business owner came forward and said he also received a credit card offer under the same name.
Police were unsure whether the event was explainable or fraud, but the business owners wanted it to be documented.
Police have no suspects.
8:54 a.m. Suspects broke into the teen center behind Bainbridge High School as part of what police suspected was an annual prank.
When officers arrived they noticed damage to the front door about the size that an arm could fit through.
Officers found a hammer they suspected was used to break through the glass on the front door to get inside.
Once inside, the suspects stacked a number of chairs and left without taking anything.
Staff told police that the building has a tradition of vandalism, known as Spring Break-in.
The place was closed at 10 p.m. on April 1 without any damage and reopened at 9 a.m. with damage. The glass damaged in the break-in was an 18-by-24-inch piece with wire mesh. The cost of repair was $300.
Police have no suspects.
1:15 p.m. A woman reported her car’s tires had been slashed as the vehicle sat in her driveway overnight.
At 5:30 p.m. the night before, two boys she recognized as former classmates of her daughter came to the door asking to speak with the daughter. She told the boys, who she didn’t like from past experience, that her daughter was not home, and they were not welcome on the property.
The next morning, the woman found the rear tire on the driver side of her car flat.
She took the vehicle to a repair shop in Seattle, where she was told the tire was slashed and it could not be fixed.
The woman later talked to her daughter, asking her about the boys. The daughter said her boyfriend told her the same two boys came to his home looking for someone else. He said he may have been threatened with a knife.
The case was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.
1:24 p.m. A woman reported her wedding ring was stolen from her apartment last month.
She last saw the ring on March 2, when she put it down on an antique pan on her bar inside her apartment.
The next day she left the apartment for the day, and she left her spare key with a neighbor so he could walk her dog.
She came back and couldn’t find the ring because she forgot where she put it. She said she’s been searching for a whole month and finally decided it must have been stolen.
She said the neighbor has been acting differently since she lost the ring, and his son recently bought a used car.
Officers attempted to contact the neighbor a number of times. Approximately a week later, the neighbor responded by coming to the police station to meet with officers.
He told the same story about walking the dog, but he insisted he had nothing to do with the loss of the ring. To take the ring, he said, someone would have to have a key to the house, at which point officers told him they knew he had one.
He admitted to possessing a spare key that day, but he again insisted he didn’t steal anything and returned the key the next day.
Police told the neighbor the woman wasn’t interested in punishing the person who stole her ring, she just wanted it back.
The man signed a statement saying he had no involvement in the matter.
6:14 p.m. A man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument.
When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed a number of broken pieces of wooden furniture. They asked the man, who greeted them at the door, to talk to his wife.
Officers noticed that the woman had a swollen lip and a purple bruise on her chin. It was clear to police that the woman was drunk. When asked how much she had to drink, the woman said she had a margarita and several glasses of wine.
Officers noticed a broken wine glass and spilled wine on the kitchen counter. They also saw a trail of blood from the kitchen floor, up to the staircase where the woman was sitting.
The woman told police that she and her husband began arguing about extra-marital affairs he had. She became angry and grabbed the pieces of furniture and threw them to the ground.
When asked what happened to her lip, the woman said she got hit with something, but with what she wasn’t sure. Officers asked her whether or not her husband did this to her, and she said he hit her with something.
Officers informed the man that he was under arrest for assault and domestic violence and took him to Kitsap County Jail.