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Bainbridge Police Blotter | April 23
Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:
9 a.m. A woman called police to report that a gift card had been ordered in her name from a clothing Web site.
A representative from the store contacted the woman regarding the purchase of a $200 gift card, which raised red flags at the company. The representative said the company had been having problems with fraud recently.
The gift card was to be sent to the woman’s address, and it was purchased with a U.S. Bank Visa card that she was not familiar with.
The woman declined the gift card, and found no unusual activity on her credit cards. Police have no suspect information.
2:08 p.m. A citizen reported that her information had been taken from her iPhone when she was out of the country, and that all her contacts were sent phishing emails to solicit money.
On April 2, messages were sent to all the contacts on her phone from a Hotmail account. The first email claimed that she had been robbed in Wales and that she needed money to pay the hotel bill. The second email asked for 2,380 Euros to be sent. Both emails were poorly written.
The woman said her phone information is backed up with a server through MobileMe. She did not believe that the phone had been out of her possession during the trip, except when it had been secured in her hotel room.
The woman contacted Hotmail, and they recommended that she file a police report. The police provided her with an ID theft packet, and she found no unusual activity on her credit report.
8:44 a.m. A woman reported that her car tires had been slashed while parked in front of her apartment.
Both of the passenger side tires were flat, and both had visible puncture sites indicating that the tires had been slashed.
The woman said she saw her tires intact the day before when she got her mail.
She said she had a few verbal arguments with her neighbor. She said that she had recently removed some of his property from her personal storage unit, which resulted in many arguments over the past few weeks. The officer advised that without observing him in the act of the crime, the police could not list the man as a suspect.
The cost of repair was estimated at $350.
8:45 a.m. A man reported that sometime in the last week, someone trespassed onto his beachfront, took his “No Trespassing” sign and dug into the hillside at the foot of a 100-foot cliff located at the shoreline. The trespassers also destroyed a wheelbarrel at the foot of the cliff.
The man was concerned that the tresspassers are endangering their lives, as well as the cliff’s integrity. The man said that if the trespassers are present if the cliff gives way, they will most certainly be putting themselves in danger of being buried in the avalanche.
The man said he is doing everything possible to dissuade trespassers but is having no success.