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Bainbridge blotter | High School Road rage
The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, June 8
9:31 p.m. An electric bike was stolen from the bike barn at the ferry terminal. The owner left the bike locked at the bike locker before going to work in Seattle for the day. When she returned, the bike was gone. Her saddlebags and bike lock were left behind.
The bike was valued at $1,800.
Sunday, June 10
12:12 p.m. A man reported that his cellphone and wallet was stolen from his gym locker at the Pavilion on Madison Avenue. The man said he locked the locker while he was working out, but returned to find it open and his wallet and cellphone missing. The man observed a transient in the locker room and believed the man took his belongings.
Police found the transient, a young man, at the Safeway store on High School Road.
The young man told police that "some guy" was following him and accused him of taking his stuff. He allowed him to search his belongings, but despite not finding his wallet he continued to follow him.
The young man said that he recently returned to the island and was homeless. He has been camping in the woods on the island and has been using the locker room at the Pavilion to shower.
The young man allowed police to search him and no wallet or cellphone was found. He was allowed to leave. The man was told to cancel his credit cards.
5:03 p.m. A resident living on North Madison Avenue reported that his metal mailbox posts had been bent backward, away from the road, as if someone had backed into them with a car.
The resident believed that the damage was done on purpose. He rents out a neighboring residence and had to ask the previous tenants to leave earlier this year after their grandson became a suspect in crimes involving stolen property at the residence. According to the resident, the grandson is a drug user.
The resident wanted to make sure there was a report of the incident in case there are other problems in the future.
Monday, June 11
11:32 p.m. Police and fire department crews responded to a car that was stopped in the middle of the intersection of Day Road and Highway 305. The driver was passed out.
When awakened the driver told police he had been drinking at Battle Point Park shortly before driving his vehicle. After taking field sobriety tests and a portable breath test which registered .185, the driver was arrested and booked in to the Kitsap County Jail.
Tuesday, June 12
2:31 p.m. An island woman reported a series of incidents of harassment to police.
The harassment began in April as she was walking through the Town & Country Parking lot while texting on her phone. An SUV parked near her and a man got out and began yelling at her. He said that he was behind her as she walked and she was blocking the driveway in the lot. The man got in her face and said that if she was a man he would beat her up. She attempted to walk away from the man, but he got back in his SUV and began following her. She then walked inside the Town & Country Market and he ceased his pursuit.
The woman works in the area, and her co-workers encouraged her to make a report the day after the initial incident. She chose to let it go, however.
Since then the man has repeatedly visited her place of work, and at times has spoken harshly of the woman to her co-workers. His visits to her work have made her uncomfortable.
The woman reported the situation to police, who told her that it was unlikely that he will do anything further if he hasn't within the past two months.
Wednesday, June 13
1:24 p.m. A resident living on Tolo Road had just picked up his son from jail. Upon returning home, the son was angry that someone had gone through his room. The son became increasingly angry and grabbed his father by the shirt while yelling at him.
Police arrived to calm down the situation. The pair agreed to stay away from each other and refrain from continuing the argument.
3:05 p.m. A island man reported to police that he was threatened by another man while driving.
After pulling into the Ace Hardware parking lot on High School Road, the man was repeatedly confront by a truck driving in the parking lot. After he parked, another man exited his truck and began to yell at him. The truck driver said that the man had an ugly face and that he was going to cut his head off and spit down his throat. The man believed that the truck driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
He took down the truck's license plate number, but did not want police to contact the truck driver.