Bainbridge blotter | Neighbor making waves

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Thursday, Sept. 13

10:59 a.m. A resident on Old Mill Road turned in a wallet to the police department that he found near his doorstep. The wallet held $270 cash. The man said he did not know the owner of the wallet, but his daughter did have some visitors recently and he was suspicious of their character. He told police that the owner of the wallet was not welcome on his property.

7:03 p.m. Two neighbors on a dock off Parfitt Way got into a verbal dispute. Later, one of the boaters walked by his neighbor with a rifle, and many other times with his hand behind him “as though he were going to draw a gun,” according to one of the boaters. The situation only escalated when the boater accidentally honked his horn when his neighbor walked by. Later the neighbor shared an inappropriate hand gesture.

The neighbor told police that he did walk by with an old single-shot shotgun that he was repairing. He also admitted to giving his neighboring boater the finger. He said the tense nature of their relationship began when his wife called 911 on the man when she witnessed him beating up his girlfriend. Ever since, he and his wife have been harassed by the man.

Police told the boaters to try and stay away from each other, and they both agreed. Both boaters, however, said they would protect themselves if necessary.

9:10 p.m. A woman’s purse was stolen from her car parked on Day Road while she was away for two hours. The value of the items stolen — including the purse, wallet, cash coffee cards and an Eagle Harbor Book Company gift card — was $185.

Friday, Sept. 14

9:49 a.m. Three Democratic political signs were damaged near Highway 305 and Reitan Road. Each of the three signs were valued at $100.

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