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Bainbridge blotter | Woman followed by suspicious man

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Sunday, June 2

2:35 p.m. A woman was caught shoplifting at the Safeway on High School Road while she was accompanied by her two children. Employees observed the woman take packaged fruit, a bottle of tequila and a bottle of vodka and then hide the items in her purse. The total amount of the theft was $115.43. The woman then paid for a bag of potato chips and left the store without paying for the stolen items. Officers had difficulty communicating with the woman who only spoke Spanish, though her 10-year-old daughter was able to interpret some information such as the citation she was given. The woman was given a trespass notice from the store banning her from entering any Safeway for one year.

4:13 p.m. A driver said someone ripped off the trim and molding on her car while it was parked at the Ace Hardware on High School Road.

10:20 p.m. A resident on Ellingsen Road said he had been receiving harassing phone calls. The caller’s number is listed as “private” and the caller was using the name of the resident’s son and two girls his son knows.

Monday, June 3

10:48 p.m. A woman came to the door of a South Beach Drive home and asked the residents to call 911. She said that she was out for a walk and a suspicious vehicle followed her. The driver began opening the doors on his vehicle while following. She felt that the man might try to abduct her so she went to a home with a light on, but no one was home. She hid around the home and the man came down the driveway as if he were looking for her. The woman then took off her shoes and socks, since they were white and reflective, and made her way to the neighbor’s home and called 911.

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