Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:
Monday, Oct. 21
2:59 p.m. A recently employed auto repair employee reported a verbal dispute with his employer over wages. The now-former employee told officers that he was promised $20 per hour.
After his first week of work, he realized he was not getting the promised wage and confronted his employer. He told officers that the confrontation resulted in the employer telling him to leave and guiding or pushing him out the door.
The former employee told officers the employer also threatened to assault him. Officers contacted the employer and were told that the former employee yelled at him and threatened to shut his business down. He also told officers he did not threaten to beat up the employee.
10:32 p.m. Police were dispatched to a central island residence on a report of a physical dispute between two women at the home.
The homeowner lives with his ex-wife and frequently has his girlfriend stay overnight. The girlfriend told police she is at the house more often than not and she has been dating the homeowner for about four years.
The ex-wife has continued to live in the home since their divorce. On this particular night, officers were told by the ex-wife that she entered the kitchen in the evening and told her former husband’s girlfriend not to put some food away, so that she could heat up some for herself.
At this point, the girlfriend turned and “went off.” She pushed the ex-wife with both hands, causing her to fall to the floor and hit her back against a piece of furniture. The girlfriend then grabbed the cordless phone mounted to the wall and threw it at the ex-wife. The phone gashed her right leg.
The girlfriend did not elaborate on what happened and told officers just to ask the ex-wife.
The girlfriend was arrested and booked for assault.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
7:33 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident involving a bicyclist and her dog.
According to a witness, the woman was riding down Madison Avenue with her dog attached to a leash in front of her. Somehow the leash became entangled and the woman was thrown from her bike and hit the curb. She suffered an injury to her chin and lower lip.
Firefighters transported the woman to the bus stop so she could get to school.
A friend came and took care of the dog.