Bainbridge blotter | Drunk ex on the porch

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Thursday, Feb. 21

12:02 p.m. Residents on Nisqually Way said their identities had been stolen. The couple recently received letters about credit lines they did not open, in addition to denial letters from other credit card companies.

7:01 p.m. A U-Haul truck ran into a tree in front of the high school. A school employee witnessed the accident and reported it to a nearby police officer. The officer saw that the tree had bark scrapped off one side and branches were broken. It was uprooted and leaning into a parking space. Police caught up with the U-Haul driver, who was unaware he hit a tree. The truck was not damaged, but did have bark peelings on the rear bumper. He was told to contact the school district the next morning.

10:47 p.m. A woman called police when her “very intoxicated ex-husband” refused to leave the front porch of her home. While the couple had been separated for two years, the man lived in the basement of the home. When he was given divorce papers that day, he began drinking. He became obnoxious so she locked him out, but he pounded on the door all afternoon. He eventually left, but returned even more intoxicated than before and proceeded to rip up the divorce papers and throw them about the porch.

The woman said her ex has “nowhere to go, no friends, no job, no car and no money.” The ex’s brother was contacted. The brother agreed to pay for a hotel room for night so the ex could have someplace to stay. The woman said she would get new divorce papers and a no-contact order the next day.

Friday, Feb. 22

12:47 p.m. A woman came into the police station to report that an old license plate was stolen from her glove box. She believed it must have been stolen while she was at Safeway on Feb. 17.


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