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Bainbridge blotter | Contractor shoots at neighbor's dogs

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Friday, July 12

10:20 p.m. A New Sweden Avenue resident reported that a contractor at her neighbor’s home was harassing her dogs by barking at them and shooting them with an airsoft gun. She showed police “dozens and dozens” of pellets laying about her property. The dogs were too far away for the pellets to reach them and they usually hit the woman’s chicken coop. She decided to report the matter after she was then struck twice in the back of the head by pellets.

Police spoke with the contractor who admitted to firing at the dogs. He said it makes them stop barking. He said he did not intentionally shoot the woman and that he wouldn’t shoot them anymore. Police forwarded a report to prosecutors.

7:35 p.m. A parking lot employee at the ferry terminal called 911 after witnessing a man suspiciously inspect the pay boxes. The man left and the employee gave a description of him to police. A man matching the suspect’s description was pulled over on Sportsman Club Road. He admitted to checking the pay boxes. He said he had lost his job and was broke. He went to Seattle to sell a motorcycle seat but the buyer backed out, leaving him with no gas money.

Saturday, July 13

2:26 p.m. Police responded to a report of a fight between two men on Ferncliff Avenue and Wing Point Way. The two men were not fighting when police arrived, however. One of the men was extremely intoxicated and medics were called in to evaluate him.

It was determined that he needed to go to the hospital for medical attention.

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