Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, April 12
3:15 a.m. A microwave caught fire in the community room of a senior living center on Wood Avenue. The community room is frequently closed at 9 p.m. though ice cream was left out and coffee was recently brewed. Police determined that a resident likely used the room late at night and the microwave malfunctioned.
Sunday, April 14
2:31 p.m. A man on Phelps Road called 911 after a fight with his brother. The brothers argued over the dryer in the home, and an altercation followed. The victim had a cut on his head and said that he was also picked up and strangled by his brother. He had red marks on his neck. He also said his brother punched him in his back and picked him up three times and slammed him on the cement stairs. The brother was arrested for assault.
7:06 p.m. Police responded to a business on Day Road where a woman told them that her boyfriend refused to give back her car keys. The boyfriend said the couple had an argument and he didn’t want to hand over the keys because he didn’t want his girlfriend to drive off and leave him with no transportation from work. He gave the officers the keys and found another ride home.
Monday, April 15
9:34 a.m. Employees of Bainbridge Disposal reported that the padlock for the main gate was cut off. A backpack blower, a weed wacker and two 5-gallon containers of gas were taken. The total value of the stolen items was more than $750.
1:30 p.m. A park employee reported that someone tagged a building with graffiti at Fay Bainbridge Park. The tag, “King Grize” was also found at other parks.