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Bainbridge blotter | 'Self-medicating' with Steel Reserve beer
Selected police reports from the Bainbridge Island Police blotter.
Sunday, Sept. 1
9:11 a.m. Officers responded to a report of assault at an island apartment complex. Upon arrival, the victim was found standing in the parking lot with a Steel Reserve beer can in his hand.
Officers have had previous encounters with the man and concluded he was intoxicated. The man told officers that he had been allowing a friend to stay with him and was considering making the friend his roommate.
However, the previous night, the friend entered the apartment without permission and pummeled him in the arms, head, crotch and right leg. Officers asked if he had any injuries. The man said there were none, but he hurt all over. He rejected the need for an aid car and told officers he was self-medicating. The man lifted his beer can and winked.
Then he told officers he needed someone to buy him more beer as he had only three cans left, and he couldn’t borrow from the last person who helped him out. He then made clear to officers that the person who pummeled him was no longer welcome at his apartment.
Sunday, Sept. 1
6:39 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Isla Bonita on a report of a fight. A man told officers he approached a woman in the bar when he realized he had seen her and her mother there a month earlier.
At some point in their conversation, the woman made a comment that the man had called another man in the bar a “child abuser.” The man then began adamantly denying he said that. He then began arguing with the so-called “abuser” in the bar.
Officers spoke to the woman who explained that she was speaking to the initial man when he began challenging her to, “Take a swing at me, knock me on my ass and then I will punch you.” He then shoved her.
The woman told officers she threw her drink at him at that point, but most of it missed and landed on her mother. Officers released the man from the scene as the fight did not escalate any further before police arrived.
Before police left the bar, the other man told officers that he and the man who shoved the woman had an ex-girlfriend in common. Subsequently, for the past year and a half, every encounter they have has been threatening.