Bainbridge blotter | Tip jar bandit

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Tuesday, April 30

5:40 p.m. A young man living near Lynwood called 911 when his stepmother threatened to commit suicide by taking pills or using a gun.

The young man told police that his stepmother was yelling at him and his brother all day for things like two dirty dishes in the sink. She called them “fat asses” and complained there was no food because they ate it all.

The two boys have Asperger’s and he said yelling was particularly disturbing to them. The stepmother shoved one boy, and told him to get out of the house so she could lock him out.

The boys’ father returned home and police cleared the scene.

Wednesday, May 1

3:31 p.m. A man attempted to steal money from a tip jar at a restaurant on Madrone Lane, but was caught in the middle of his attempt.

A waiter at the restaurant yelled at the man. The man replied by asking if a woman was working there currently. He then put the money back in the tip jar.

The waiter said he recognized the man as a former employee and his sister was manager of the restaurant. Police recognized the name of the man as someone who was arrested for stealing tip money at a Winslow pizza restaurant.

Police said the restaurant needed to trespass the man from the business, then if he came back, he could be arrested for trespassing.

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