Bainbridge blotter | Confusion after the fall

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

5:17 a.m. A woman said her car tires had been slashed while she was parked at her apartment complex. The woman said she had last seen her vehicle at 9 p.m. She returned about at 4:45 a.m. She drove off but did not go far before she realized her car was driving funny. She got out and realized that the rear passenger side tire was completely flat.

Officers inspected the tire and could not see any slashes or holes. However they noted the damage could be on the bottom side of the tire.

11:53 a.m. A woman parked near Winslow Green said her car had been vandalized. She told officers she spent less than 30 minutes shopping for fresh bread at the bakery when she returned to find long scratches had been made on each of the four doors. Each door had at least one scratch at approximately 10 to 14 inches long. None of the surrounding boutiques had surveillance video of the incident.

4:51 p.m. An island man reported being hit by a car on Winslow Way. The man said the incident happened the previous day while he was walking across the street. Officers and an aid crew examined the man for injuries. He had a seemingly older bruise on his left forearm.

When asked what happened, he said, “I wish I could tell you.” The man provided officers with conflicting reports on what happened.

He at first said he was heading home from the Town & Country Market but then said he was crossing Winslow Way toward the grocery store. He later switched his story and said the incident occurred near Winslow Green. He then told officers he did not know if it was actually a vehicle that had injured him.

Officers believed the injury was sustained by a fall.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

10:37 a.m. A Kingston man reported a bike theft in front of Safeway. He told officers he left his 26-inch Specialized Hard Rock bike locked to a bicycle rack for a couple days as he was busy with work. When he returned, the bike and the lock were gone.

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