Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Sunday, June 16
7:26 a.m. A driver on Eagle Harbor Drive swerved to avoid hitting a raccoon, and instead of hitting the brake, he stepped on the gas pedal and drove into a ditch. The driver also struck a power pole and knocked out power in the area.
The driver did not notify his mother, the owner of the car, and did not report the crash. The driver was charged with hit-and-run.
Monday, June 17
1:24 p.m. A former island woman said her ex-boyfriend was posting harassing messages about her on Facebook. The couple broke up three years ago after a three-year relationship.
Since then the boyfriend has periodically contacted her and her parents on Bainbridge, and has shown up unexpectedly at her college. She described her ex as having mental health issues and said he has “episodes.” Recently the ex was writing threatening messages on his Facebook page, many of which stated he planned to rape her.
The woman did not want to pursue charges, but wanted the incident documented.