Bainbridge blotter | You can't have the keys

The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Thursday, July 5

12:49 a.m. While islanders were watching the Fourth of July fireworks from Pritchard Park, someone smashed out the rear window of their minivan while it was parked. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

9:25 a.m. A resident on Aaron Avenue reported to police that his mailbox had been damaged. Someone struck the mailbox with enough force to knock the iron stake holding the mailbox out of place.

10:39 p.m. Police responded to a report of a rather loud domestic dispute on Hansen Road.

Police found an intoxicated woman who was arguing with her son over the use of the family car. No physical violence had occurred. The parties agreed to calmly settle the matter.

Friday, July 6

1:04 p.m. Police responded to a report of arson on Nicholson Place. The book exchange box that stands at the Nicholson road end was set on fire. The box itself, including a number of books, were all destroyed in the fire.

5:28 p.m. An islander reported to police that they discovered a “sparkler bomb” on Phelps Road. Police came to the scene and found the homemade device — made of many sparklers tightly duct-taped together — and called a Kitsap County deputy who is a member of the Washington State Patrol bomb squad. The deputy arrived with a bomb truck, and was advised over the phone by an ATF agent to destroy the sparkler bomb.


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