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Bainbridge blotter | Neighbor's finger leads to trouble
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
8:49 p.m. Officers were contacted by a south island resident concerning a burglary at his home. The house is currently up for sale but contains several items to stage the rooms.
When the homeowner arrived at the residence, he found beer cans and beer stains on the floor. A towel and throw rug were found with vomit in the bathtub. Several pieces of furniture had also been moved around the house.
The homeowner noticed there were jewelry items missing from his wife’s dresser and begam tp compile a list to file a report. There were no signs of forced entry.
Thursday, Aug. 29
11:42 p.m. An officer on bike patrol came across two men drinking beer outside a Winslow Mall restaurant at 2 a.m. on Aug. 27. One of the men told the officer he was the manager and was allowed to make food off-hours. Inside the restaurant were two more males preparing food.
The officer advised the group that they were not allowed to drink beer there and told them to finish up and leave. The males responded politely and left soon after. The officer called the restaurant manager on-duty the following day and asked if it was customary for employees to be off-duty at the restaurant at 2:30 in the morning to make food and have a cocktail hour.
The restaurant owner later called and told the officer they did not have a company policy allowing this and that he intended on terminating at least one of the employees. It is unclear how many of the men were employed at the restaurant.
Friday, Aug. 30
9 a.m. An island resident came to the police station to request assistance in a neighborhood dispute. T
he resident told officers that due to various incidents where she felt harassed, she previously filed restraining orders on four of her neighbors. The orders were denied, however, and instead she had her lawyer send a letter advising them that their communication and incidents of harassing nature needed to stop.
The resident informed officers that several of the neighbors came on to her property after the letter was sent.
In one incident, a horse escaped onto her property and several neighbors came to assist in the emergency, one of which was a neighbor who received her lawyer’s letter.
In another incident, a couple who also previously received her lawyer’s letter, reportedly, forced their way into the resident’s home after the resident’s geese escaped onto their property. One of the neighbors proceeded to “poke” the resident’s partner in the chest while yelling. The geese were eventually corralled and the resident and her partner called police.
The resident filed for a restraining order against the couple, but was denied. Documents of the denied order were served to the couple on Aug. 28.
The following day, one of the neighbors sent the resident an email with an attached photo of a bunch of geese. Officers called each of the four neighbors and advised them to cease all communication with the resident and to stay off her property. A couple of the neighbors advised officers that the resident frequently yells, curses, “gives them the finger” and skirts out of her dirt driveway, spewing dust in their direction. The neighbors agreed to cease communication.