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Bainbridge blotter | Out-of-control niece

The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Thursday, June 14

8:12 a.m. A resident living on Kirk Avenue reported to police that despite repeated requests that her ex-boyfriend stop contacting her, he continues to harass her through email and phone calls. The resident has an anti-harassment order for the ex-boyfriend, but had received eight phone calls from him in the past day alone.

Police contacted the ex-boyfriend, and he told them he would have no problem refraining from future contacts.

Friday, June 15

8:47 p.m. After a Fletcher Bay couple argued in their car on Miller Road, the man decided to take the rest of the journey on foot and got out of the car.

The couple each gave police a different story. The man said that they were heading back from counseling when his wife began arguing with him. He said that she took the keys out of the ignition while he was driving. The wheel locked up so he brought the car to a stop. She offered to keys back to him, but he refused and left the car.

The wife claimed that she insisted he pull over and then she took the keys out of the ignition. After the husband got out of the vehicle, she asked him to return, but he refused.

Police escorted the husband to his home so he could pack a bag. He stayed at a friend's home for the night.

Sunday, June 17

12:49 p.m. A woman living on Wood Avenue called police when her niece was out of control. The niece had moved to the area to escape out-of-state legal troubles. The previous night, the niece went out on the town with her cousin and returned home late in the evening. The aunt did not approve and the incident provoked an argument.

The aunt told police that her niece threatened to beat her up.

The niece left the home to get away from the argument when her aunt threw her shoes out the front door after her.

When the niece tried to return, the door would not open so she forced it open, damaging it. She then sat down on a nearby bench, where police found her.

The door was valued at approximately $1,500. The niece was arrested for malicious mischief.

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