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Bainbridge blotter | Hotel scammer strikes out

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Friday, May 24

9:55 p.m. A guest at a hotel in Winslow received a phone call from a man claiming to be a hotel employee. The man said he accidentally erased the guest’s payment details on the hotel’s computer and needed his credit card number. The guest refused to provide the information over the phone, so he hung up and dialed the front desk to ask about the discrepancy. The front desk knew nothing about the matter and no one had erased the guest’s information.

Saturday, May 25

3:57 p.m. A resident on Fort Ward Hill Road said mailboxes in the neighborhood were vandalized and knocked over.

4:19 p.m. A family on Grand Avenue contacted police when they found an elderly woman parked in their driveway. The woman was displaying signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The woman had no ID but police deduced she was from Port Orchard. Arrangements were made to transport the woman to her home, but her car was left on the island. A neighbor offered to bring the car to the woman.

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