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Bainbridge Island blotter | Loaded ladies' man passes out in doorway to downtown bar
The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, March 23
10:08 a.m. A woman reported to police that she witnessed a man removing money from the Diamond parking lot pay station at the ferry terminal on Olympic Drive.
The woman described the man as in his 20s, wearing a black Suquamish Casino sweatshirt. She said that he was using some type of hook to fish out payment envelopes. She yelled at him to stop and he fled.
Police checked the surrounding area but did not locate the man.
Saturday, March 24
2:10 a.m. An owner of a bar on Winslow Way called police to report that a man was passed out at the entrance to his bar. When police arrived they found the intoxicated man on the ground, face up. Police also discovered a firearm in his possession.
The man was a carrying permit for the weapon and told police that he didn't have the firearm in the bar. His story was confusing to police, but they determined that he was trying to say that he went to his car and got the gun before returning and passing out in front of the bar.
The man also said he was planning on applying to the Bainbridge Island Police Department next month. Police suggested that he curtail his drinking.
Bar staff said that the man had not left the bar all night and had received several complaints from women that he was "coming on a little strong" and was "overly friendly." Bar staff said the man only left the bar when he went outside to try to seduce some women who were leaving.
The man was not allowed to have his firearm in the bar despite the carry permit. The firearm was taken into custody. Police forwarded a report to prosecutors for a charging decision.
8:36 a.m. An antenna grommet was stolen from a police patrol vehicle as it was parked at city hall. The hole was filled in with silicone at the public works department.