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Bainbridge blotter | Grinch steals Christmas tree
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
4:17 a.m. A resident on Fairview Avenue reported that he confronted an unwelcome man on his property and punched him in the jaw. The unwanted guest was invited over by the resident’s daughter, who has a protection order against the man. After being punched in the jaw, the man fled from the home. The daughter refused to speak to police about the incident.
12:48 p.m. Parking lot attendants at the ferry terminal reported that a man was stealing money from the toll boxes. When an attendant approached the man, he fled to a nearby vehicle and sped away.
4:43 p.m. A woman reported that while she walked inside Ordway Elementary to pick up her child, her purse was stolen from inside her car. Eye glasses, a money pouch, identification and bank cards were inside the purse. The total value of stolen items was estimated at more than $870.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
7:43 p.m. A market on High School Road reported receiving a bad check.
Saturday, Dec. 1
1:02 p.m. A woman said she collided with another car on the previous night but the other driver left the scene without stopping. The mystery car hit the rear right quarter panel of the woman’s vehicle while pulling out of an alley on Winslow Way. A witness wrote down the license plate number. The registered owner of the hit-and-run vehicle was out of town. Police interviewed the owner’s daughter who had been driving the vehicle, and inspected the car but could find no evidence of any collision.
1:37 p.m. A woman said a co-worker at a grocery store on High School Road was harassing her. The woman told supervisors at the store that the co-worker had received gratuity from a customer in the form of candy. The co-worker was reprimanded. Then the co-worker wrote threatening messages about the woman via Facebook saying she was going to key her car, and further wished her harm.
7:43 p.m. Employees at a drug store on High School Road reported that a man possibly shoplifted from the store, but they were unable to determine what he took. The man appeared to be hiding something in his jacket, possibly a bottle of alcohol, then ran out of the store and jumped into a waiting vehicle.
10:39 p.m. A lighted Christmas tree was stolen from in front of Teriyaki Town on Winslow Way.