Bainbridge blotter | Lost dog alibi

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


Friday, Aug. 10

6 p.m. A woman living on Bromley Place called police because her husband was using foul language. When police arrived, the woman told police that the couple were driving earlier and that her husband was annoyed that someone was tailgating them. The husband pumped his brake lights and the woman was scared there would be an accident. The woman asked her husband to stop but he shared a rude hand signal with the other driver.

When they arrived home the husband was still angry and swearing. She said that her husband’s medication may have contributed to his anger and that they were in contact with their doctor about it.

Police spoke with the husband and he agreed to calm down.

Saturday, Aug. 11

8:22 a.m. Police responded to an alarm at the city-owned water wellhouse on High School Road and Sands Avenue. Police found a man just outside the fence, who said he was looking for his dog. He told one officer that he came to the area with another man, and told another officer he came there with a woman. He also said he was looking at a house with a “For Sale” sign on it.

Police noticed that his sweatshirt was torn in places that may have been the result of climbing over the barbed wire fence around the water wellhouse.

The gates to the fenced area were still locked, however, a storage container had a padlock cut off its door. Copper and other metal fittings were stored in the container.

The man refused to answer many of the officers’ questions, and refused to provide his girlfriend’s phone number to verify his story. Police went to the home for sale where he said he parked his truck, but could not find his vehicle.

The truck was located at a nearby ballfield. The man refused to allow officers to search his truck.

Two women eventually showed up to retrieve the truck. The man was cited for trespassing and was released.

Upon further inspection of the fenced area by the wellhouse, police found a duffel bag with bolt cutters inside, and an area of the fence that had been cut open enough for someone to crawl through.

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