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Bainbridge blotter | Scammed by craigslist counterfeiter
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Thursday, June 20
3:26 p.m. A young woman said she placed an ad on craigslist for work. She was soon emailed by a man asking her to cash a check for $1,995.
The man asked that she send him $1,500 and she could keep the rest. The woman did so, but later found out that the check was counterfeit and she now owes her bank $1,500.
4:18 p.m. An owner of a vessel anchored in Eagle Harbor called 911 after someone boarded her vessel overnight and took a commemorative plaque from the wheelhouse.
6:34 p.m. A Winslow father called 911 when his two daughters came to his home after an argument with their mother.
The mother was unhappy with one daughter over a camp she wanted to go to, saying it was during her visitation days. The mother clenched her fist and advanced toward her daughter. She then retreated to the bathroom where she cried loudly. The girls then ran out of the home. When police spoke to the mother, she thought her daughters were upstairs and still at home. She told police her ex-husband was “poisoning” their minds against her.
Police said it was best to separate people during an argument, and the mother said that officers were violating her rights as a parent and accused the officer of taking her children away from her. She then went into the bathroom and began crying. An officer was able to calm her down before leaving the scene. The daughters stayed with their father.