Bainbridge Island Review


Bainbridge blotter | 'The rest is rust and stardust'

October 14, 2013 · 9:23 AM

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

12:56 p.m. An island resident reported a neighbor who had been shooting pellet guns and throwing stones at raccoons. On several occasions the resident explained that the neighbor had shot pellet guns in the direction of his home. In one instance, a rock hit his home. No damage was done. The activity has been going on since Aug. 11. The resident informed police he did not want a confrontation, just for the activity to stop.

Thursday Sept. 26

10:20 a.m. Police responded to a report of graffiti at Commodore Options School and Bainbridge High. Maintenance staff at Commodore told police that along with an abandoned bicycle they wanted to be booked as found property, they also wanted to report a series of graffiti markings that had cropped up on the property over the first month of school.

Staff had located seven graffiti marks that extended from Commodore to BHS. One was located on the stairway that leads from Commodore to the BHS gymnasium. It read, “existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” It was signed Vladimir Nabokov, a Russian novelist. Another quote was stenciled in the parking lot of the BHS pit and read, “and the rest is rust and stardust.”

Neither school could identify a suspect. Repairs were estimated at $2,000.

Sunday, Sept. 29

7:21 p.m. An island man said his son was in violation of an anti-harassment order. The son was served the order the previous week. The man told police that he had been gone over the weekend. When he returned to his residence, he found his son in an upstairs office. Police arrested him and booked him on $5,000 bail.


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