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Bainbridge blotter | Police break up teenage drinking party
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, June 7
3 p.m. Renters of a house in Wing Point found foreclosure notices on their door. They attempted to contact the landlord but said that he avoided the conversation. Though they paid their rent through June, they recently received a three-day notice of eviction for nonpayment. The renters have been trying to find a new house to rent, but it has been difficult.
Sunday, June 9
5:55 a.m. A Fort Ward man reported a series of suspicious incidents that occurred over the past few weeks. First, a tire on his car, as well as one on his wife’s vehicle, were flat from nails at exactly the same place. Then a nearby stop sign was vandalized with spray paint. The words “Don’t” and “Poop” were written on it. They also discovered feces outside their bedroom window. They think it came from a human.
12:45 p.m. A resident on Manitou Beach Drive reported that a 15-foot canoe was stolen from a private beach.
9:37 p.m. A north island family continue to receive harassing phone calls. The caller gives a false name and demands to speak with the son at the home.
Monday, June 10
9:26 a.m. An islander reported that they dropped their cell phone around New Brooklyn and Madison Avenue.
Wednesday, June 12
10:56 a.m. Neighbors complained about noise coming from a Taylor Avenue home. Many people ran into the woods as officers arrived, but police estimated that up to 40 people remained at the party in a barn on the property. Police spoke with the homeowner who said he did not believe any alcohol was at the party.
Police confirmed that multiple people at the party were 17- and 18-years-old. Police also found four empty gallon bottles of liquor and many empty beer cans littering the floor of the barn. No one remaining at the party appeared to have been drinking and officers assumed that anyone who could have been drinking likely ran from the party as officers arrived. Police left the scene.