Bainbridge blotter | Drama at the ferry terminal

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

7:19 p.m. An 18-year-old wife assaulted her 20-year-old husband. The couple had been arguing often recently and the husband suggested that he go home to another state to let things cool down. His wife, 12 weeks pregnant, did not like the idea and said that he would be abandoning his child. She said that sending money from another state is not the same as being a parent. The argument got heated and the wife and punched the husband in the throat before punching him several more times. She then tore his T-shirt.

The husband told police that she also punched him repeatedly the previous night as well. The husband had physical signs of the assault and police took photographs of his injuries. The pregnant wife was then arrested for assault and transported to jail.

Thursday, Aug. 16

5:20 p.m. A bicycle rider crashed his bike after a dog lunged at him. The dog was being walked by its owner and became excited as the rider passed. The rider swerved to avoid the dog and crashed his bicycle. An ambulance came to the scene and tended to the cyclist. The cyclist complained of hip pain but was more concerned about damage to his bicycle. He said that no animal report was necessary if the owners would pay for his bike’s damage. The dog owners agreed.

Saturday, Aug. 18

11:59 a.m. Someone ripped a mailbox off its post on Venice Loop and attempted to open it. Unknown suspects were able to open some junk mail and an insurance statement.

Neighboring mailboxes had the flags ripped off as well.

5:40 p.m. Police responded to screaming at the ferry terminal. Witnesses reported hearing a woman screaming in her car “stop it” and “get the [expletive] out of my car, I hate you.” A man then exited the car and walked away.

When police contacted the woman, she was emotional and intoxicated. She would not tell police who the man was, only that she just wanted to go home. She said that she did not want people staring at her at the ferry terminal.

When police located the man who left the vehicle, he said that the two were heading to a bed-and-breakfast on the island and that the woman had a few glasses of wine earlier. He said he had a beer. He told police that they had an argument over her drinking. This angered the woman and she began hitting the dashboard of the vehicle and screamed for him to stop the car.

Police would not allow the woman to drive in her intoxicated condition. She said that she would stay at the bed-and-breakfast, which had already been paid for, as long as the man was not there. The man went to stay in Seattle for the night and police drove the woman to the bed-and-breakfast.

Sunday, Aug. 19

1:45 a.m. A home on Dolphin Drive was burglarized. Unknown suspects entered through an open window and left through the front door. They stole a flat screen TV, stereo system, speakers, laptop computer, an iPad, and a jewelry box.

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