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Bainbridge blotter | Catch me if you can
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, Aug. 23
2:37 p.m. A process server told police he was assaulted while attempting to serve court documents to a Bainbridge resident.
According to the employee, this was the second attempt to serve the papers. In the first attempt, the employee contacted the resident at his home. He waited on the sidewalk in front of the house until it became apparent that the resident had snuck out of a side door.
The resident ran to his vehicle and, the employee claimed, drove at a high speed toward the employee. The employee did not report this particular incident, but said if he had not jumped out of the way he would have been hit by the car.
In the second attempt, the employee stated that he hid in bushes approximately 50 yards from the driveway of the resident. When the resident came out to his car, the employee ran towards him and handed the papers over, advising him he had been served.
The employee then explained, that after he turned to walk away, the resident became very upset and at one point told his dog to, “Sic ‘em.” He then ran up behind the employee, flailed his arms in the air, and grabbed the back of the employee’s shirt. The employee turned and advised him to stop his assault.
4:43 p.m. A home was broken into that was in the process of being torn down on NE Bergman Road. The homeowner told officers he had been working on the house the day before and when he returned the following day, the side door was found open. As he searched the house for signs of burglary, he noticed doors open and boxes open on the upstairs level. He did not see anything missing, but it appeared the house had been walked through and things had been moved. Since the house is being demolished, most of the belongings had been removed.
Saturday, Aug. 24
10:15 p.m. A man sleeping in his parked vehicle in the Safeway parking lot was approached by officers. The driver had two warrants for his arrest, both for failing to appear in court on third-degree theft, with each totaling a bail amount of $10,000. Officers asked the driver to step out of the car.
When searched, a hypodermic needle was found in his pocket. The officers arrested the driver for the two warrants and transported him to the Kitsap County Jail.