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Bainbridge blotter | Woman gets 'weird and crazy' at poker party

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Friday, July 20

12:09 a.m. Police responded to an alleged assault on Marshall Road.

An Edmond's man attended a party at an island woman's home to play poker. The woman's son, a young man, joined the party as well.

According to the man, as the evening went on the woman began to "act weird and crazy." She started playing music loudly and talking about problems with her son. When the man tried to calm her down, the woman kicked the man in the face.

The woman then began to scream out for her son, who quickly responded. She told him that the man attacked her. The son confronted the man on the front porch of the home. He insisted that the man leave, but the man said that the last ferry to Edmonds had already left. When the man attempted to go inside to lay down on the couch, the son pushed him to the ground. The man got in his truck and left.

Police caught up to the Edmonds man after Suquamish police stopped him just over the Agate Pass Bridge. Police noted that the man had large "racquetball"-size swelling around a contusion on his forehead. He also had cuts over his eye and nose and appeared to be missing a part of his nose.

After hearing the man's side of the story, police returned to the scene where they found large amounts of blood on the porch. The woman also had blood on her pants and a swollen foot.

The son told police that he had come to the party because he thought his mother wanted to reconcile some of their differences. He arrived with some friends, but left later on in the evening. Shortly after he left he got a phone call from his mom. She was screaming that the man was attacking her. He turned around and returned to the residence.

When he arrived he found the man with a large cut on his face. The man told him that his mother kicked him. His story from then on lined up with what the man had previously told police.

Based on the extent of injuries to the man, witness statements and evidence such as the blood, police arrested the woman for second-degree assault.

Friday, July 20

3:52 p.m. A woman reported that her wallet was either stolen or lost around Madrona Way.

Saturday, July 21

2:48 p.m. Police responded to a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. The husband did not want to watch their children all the time, and the wife wanted to lay out in the sun, according to the husband.

The husband is a stay-at-home dad and looks after their three children. He asked his wife to watch the kids for a while after being up since 5 a.m. with them. She got mad and asked him to leave and threatened to call 911 to have him removed from the residence. The husband explained that the couple had signed a post-marriage legal agreement that stated the wife owned everything and she could have him removed from the home if she liked. The husband said he was going to stay at a friend's place to give them some space.

The wife told police that she did not know what the argument was about and thinks that her husband is frustrated because he stays home with the children all day. She said he was welcome to come home.

There was no physical altercation between the couple.

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