Bainbridge blotter | Sign of trouble

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Monday, Oct. 7

11:21 a.m. Officers responded to a third party complaint that an island woman had been threatened by her boyfriend. When police arrived at the woman’s apartment she was in the process of moving out.

When she was told why they were there she became very emotional and began to cry. She told officers that her boyfriend had been verbally abusive, but as usual was intoxicated at the time. She also said she could understand why someone who heard the argument last night might be concerned. However, she told police that she was not afraid of her boyfriend, he had never physically harmed her and she does not believe he ever would. She said he becomes verbally abusive when he is upset and more so when he is drinking.

She told officers that his behavior has become unacceptable, and she is moving out and leaving him.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

10:13 a.m. An employee at the Kids Discovery Museum encountered a suspicious incident during an overnight stay with a group of Girl Scouts. The only light on in the museum during the sleepover was a computer screen, which was not initially visible from outside.

The employee told officers, however, that around 2100 two men approached the building and tried to open the front door. The computer screen went on and the employee was briefly illuminated. This startled the men who were described as both in their late teens or early twenties wearing dark clothing.

The employee did not contact police until the next day, as not to frighten the girls.

Thursday, Oct. 10

12:45 a.m. An island resident called police to quiet some nearby farm dogs. Police arrived at the farm property to several dogs barking, cattle noises and nearby coyotes howling.

Friday, Oct. 11

4:01 p.m. Police responded to a report of assault on the corner of Highway 305 and High School Road. The property owner informed police that a man displaying signs beside the highway had come after her and stuck her with one of the signs.

The owner said the city code requires the man to have her permission to place signs there. When she sought to remove the signs, however, he became irate and started yelling. He grabbed the sign from her hands and hit her with it. She acquired a red mark on her left cheek.

Officers spoke to witnesses driving nearby who confirmed what happened. The man said he believed the city ordinance only applied to political signs. No charges were pressed.


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