Bainbridge blotter | Angry girlfriend: Three's a crowd

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Police Department blotter.

Monday, Aug. 5

7 p.m. A woman living near Sunrise Drive reported a light shining through her bedroom window. The light was on the ground and was meant to illuminate a neighbor’s tree, but was so bright that it flooded into the bedroom next door. The following night, the woman said that not only was the light back on, but the neighbor was using a loud generator to inflate a “bouncy house.”

City code officials told police that the matter was a code issue, and not for police enforcement. Police informed both neighbors of the code issue and both were eager to peacefully handle the matter in court.

9:45 p.m. An employee of a High School Road hotel was unloading items from her car and taking them into the building. When she returned for another load, she found a man rummaging through her car. She screamed and startled the man, who then ran away through the Safeway parking lot. The man got away with two credit cards.

Thursday, Aug. 8

2:46 p.m. A Grow Avenue resident told a door-to-door salesman that he wasn’t interested. The salesman became aggressive with the resident upon being rejected, then walked next door. The resident followed and told the salesman he had to leave the private property.

The salesman argued that he did not have to leave, and said if there was a problem, then the two men could walk to the roadside and deal with it.

Police were called. Officers had told the salesman the day before that he was not allowed to sell door-to-door on the island without a permit. But the salesman said his supervisor told him to continue selling, regardless. Police cited the salesman, but he countered by saying that they never caught him selling anything and that he was just standing on the street corner.

Police wrote up an infraction for selling without a license. He initially refused to take it, said officers had an agenda against him, then took the ticket. The salesman’s supervisor was called and told that his crew was not allowed to sell on the island without a permit.


Saturday, Aug. 10

9:20 a.m. A woman went to her boyfriend’s house near Battle Point Park and found him in bed with two other women. She began screaming at the three, but the two women were intoxicated, and the man was so intoxicated he barely responded.

The girlfriend pulled one woman out of the bed onto the floor. She flipped the mattress over, tossing the other woman on the floor, who then called 911.

The girlfriend insisted that she was still together with the boyfriend, but the two women contested that account.

Police could not speak with the man, however, as he ran out the back of the residence. The girlfriend called his cell phone so he could talk to police. He sounded drunk and said he did not want to deal with the situation or police.

Police determined that a domestic violence situation did not occur and left the scene.

12:20 p.m. A man living on High School Road reported that someone broke into his home and stole two bottles of prescription medication; clonazapam valued at $30, and Dextro-amp, valued at $186.

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