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Bainbridge blotter | 'Spiderman' escapes from police
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Thursday, July 4
11:58 p.m. A taxi driver reported that, as he was waiting for his passengers, he observed a man kick over a motorcycle on Henderson Road. The bike was damaged. Police searched the area for a man matching the description given by the taxi driver, but could not locate anyone. Two nearby witnesses said they did not see it happen, but they believed that the driver knocked over the motorcycle. They said they saw the taxi having trouble parking and was backing up near the bike. Previous damage to the taxi, however, made it difficult for officers to determine if it had struck the motorcycle.
Friday, July 5
9:20 a.m. A bicycle was stolen from a business on Eagle Harbor Drive. It was valued at $700.
9:38 a.m. An ice cream vendor at the July 4 fair said her daughter’s backpack was stolen while it was in their booth on Brien Drive. The backpack contained an Innotab computer; a learning tablet for children.
12:22 p.m. A waterfront homeowner spotted a rowboat adrift just south of the Agate Pass Bridge. She pulled the boat ashore.
Saturday, July 6
8:14 a.m. Residents reported a suspicious man on a bicycle on Koura Road. Police asked the man to stop on the side of the road, but he said, “No way” and sped off. The man on the bicycle led two patrol cars on a chase through the neighborhood. The man ultimately ditched the bike and fled into the Grand Forest. Officers found the bike but did not find the man. Officers discovered that the bike was stolen and returned it to its owner on Koura Road. Police responded to the same area one hour later when a resident on Miller Road found a young man in his back yard “acting crazy.” The resident said the young man kept screaming that he was a drug abuser, then climbed over his fence. The young man “climbed and vaulted the tall fence like he was Spiderman,” the resident told police.