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Bainbridge blotter | Heavy machinery vandalized, environmentalists blamed

The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Saturday, July 7

9:12 p.m. Someone attempted to enter a locked vehicle parked at a residence on Ruby Place. The owner of the car found the door handles damaged as if someone had been yanking on them very hard to open the door. No entry was made into the vehicle. Damage was estimated at $500.

Sunday, July 8

6:44 a.m. A truck was broken into on Ericksen Avenue. An MP3 player, a car charger for an iPad, and headphones were taken from the vehicle. The truck was left unlocked overnight.

Monday, July 9

5:24 p.m. A resident on Henderson Road reported that a piece of heavy machinery was vandalized. The machinery had dirt dumped in the radiator and engine. Dirt was also shoved into the gear oil and gauges on the machine were broken. The machinery was being used by a contractor to construct a bulkhead for a waterfront home.

The owner of the machinery had no suspect information, but the homeowner suspected someone with an environmental agenda or others of doing the damage because bulkheads can be harmful to fish habitat.

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