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Bainbridge blotter | Dog walkers get in 'girl style' fight
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Sunday, Nov. 17
2:56 p.m. A resident reported someone had damaged her vehicle. The car was parked outside her residence and had several cracks on the windshield that crossed from the passenger side to the driver’s side. The resident told officers that sometime the previous night, police were at her apartment complex for a report of a man who was acting aggressive.
It’s uncertain if the man was involved in the damage to the vehicle. The windshield is valued at $600.
4:38 p.m. Police were dispatched to a south island neighborhood on a report of a physical fight between two dog walkers. One of the women told officers that she was walking her dog when suddenly two golden retrievers came running at her, without a leash.
The owners, an older couple believed to be in their 60s, tried to call the dogs back but they did not comply. The woman then told officers that the retrievers tried to bite her and her small dog, so she kicked them in the head.
The other woman who was the owner of the retrievers became upset at this and ran up to the dog walker. She called her an obscene name and began to swing at her.
At that point, one of the women explained, the two began hitting each other, “girl style.” No injuries were reported nor observed.
Monday, Nov. 18
12 p.m. Officers arrived at the Ace Hardware after a report of a traffic accident that involved an intoxicated driver. When police arrived, the driver was circling the parking lot and had come to rest within inches of another parked car.
When police approached the vehicle, the driver was smiling. Police asked why he had parked so close to another parked car and the driver explained that he was not used to driving that particular car, was having a hard time understanding the officer and a difficult time seeing.
Police could immediately smell alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath. His eyes were also bloodshot, and his pupils were the size of pin points. Breath tests revealed alcohol levels of .180 and .178.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
9:13 a.m. An island resident reported that her ex-husband had damaged her front lawn. The resident told police that she and her ex divorced in April. They have two children together, and according to their parenting plan, her ex-husband could make telephone contact between 5 and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
That evening however, he called just after the appointed hours. The resident told police she and the children had just returned from a long day of errands and did not answer the phone. He called two more times.
The next morning she found tire tracks on her front lawn.