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Bainbridge blotter | Scammers strike twice

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Monday, Oct. 15

12:38 p.m. A resident on Wood Avenue reported a scam. A scammer called and offered a trip on a cruise line and was able to get the person’s bank account numbers. The resident was conned out of $495.

8:12 p.m. Parents walking the school kids on Island Center Road reported that three vehicles drove past them at an alarming speed. Some said they thought they were driving at 80 miles per hour. Other reports said 30 mph. The vehicles were noticed turning into a private driveway with “No trespassing” signs posted.

A parent also told officers that she also noticed a humorous fishing sign in the area had been moved and that she thinks it is a sign of drug dealing.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

4:38 p.m. Neighbors on Sorrel Way reported a suspicious man in the neighborhood. Police found a man in the woods behind a vacant home. The man said he was scouting for deer hunting. He said that he had permission from homeowners to bow hunt on their property, but it had been years since he had spoken with them. Police said he should seek more current permission.

3:57 p.m. A resident on Pinto Court reported that he had not received a package containing valuable coins that he ordered. He believed that someone followed the delivery truck and stole the package.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

6:16 a.m. A resident on Hidden Cove Road heard her back door opening and the footsteps of someone entering her home. She called 911 and went to make sure her children were safe. She then found the back door open. None of the doors to the home were locked overnight. No valuable items were taken and police could not locate a suspect.

8:03 a.m. A resident on Olympus Beach Road reported that someone had removed items from his garage and thrown them alongside the road near his home.

Thursday, Oct. 18

11:31 a.m. A woman on Kallgren Road was scammed over the phone. She wired $1546.50 to the United Kingdom to help who she thought was a friend in need. A person called claiming to be a friend and said she was mugged in England and needed the money to pay her hotel bill and catch a flight home. After looking into the situation, the friend was not in England.

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