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Bainbridge blotter | Unauthorized plant picker has brush with the law
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department.
Friday, Sept. 6
11:06 a.m. Officers received a report of mail theft. An island resident told officers when she returned from a camping trip, she found a stack of mail outside her front door. In the stack was a bank statement, two documents from social services and one from the housing authority.
None of the envelopes had been opened. However, the postmarked dates varied and were at least four months old. She advised officers that she had lost her mailbox key in the past, but it had never been a problem. She believed the mail had been stolen. Her mailbox lock has since been changed.
1:21 p.m. A man was arrested after being found stealing brush off an island property. The man believed he had permission to pick brush. Officers informed him the person who gave him permission no longer lived on the property, and likewise, did not have permission to allow anyone to remove forest products. Officers found the man had warrants for driving with a suspended license. He was arrested.
Saturday, Sept. 7
1:39 a.m. A woman reported her purse had been stolen from her home. Officers were told she was outside working in her garden the previous evening and had left the purse inside next to the front door. She told officers when she came back inside, the purse was missing. She did not see nor hear anyone near her home.
Monday, Sept. 9
10:35 a.m. Officers were contacted by management at HeyDay Farm after someone tagged the front sign.
6:37 p.m. Former roommates had an argument and one of them punched a mailbox and damaged it. The two have had an ongoing disagreement that has resulted in numerous police calls in recent weeks.
One roommate returned to the property to retrieve some items after being forced to move out. While there, the two argued over missing and damaged property.
The roommate who no longer lived at the property threatened to take the other to court and punched the mailbox as he walked away. The punch caused the mailbox to come off the pole.