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Bainbridge blotter | Wrong driveway, bad day for deliveryman
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Saturday, Nov. 23
2:39 a.m. A witness called police after finding a vehicle rolled on its side but unoccupied.
Upon investigation, officers concluded that the vehicle was traveling northbound on Ferncliff Avenue, had lost control while negotiating a turn and struck a tree. The vehicle rode up the tree and rolled onto the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the driver.
There were open Coors beer cans in the vehicle, and the inside of the car smelled of beer. Officers also found documents owned by a man with a history of traffic citations and a prior DUI arrest.
2:48 p.m. Police were contacted by a delivery person on a report of assault.
The deliveryman and his girlfriend had driven down the wrong residential driveway. As they attempted to drive around the circular driveway and around two parked cars, the deliveryman drove onto a front lawn for approximately 15 feet.
At this point, the homeowner approached the vehicle and, according to the deliveryman, reached through the window, grabbed him by the shirt and hit him in the face. This knocked off his glasses and disturbed his turban. According to the homeowner, he had reached into the window and grabbed the deliveryman’s glasses off his face to stop him from driving away.
The homeowner said that when the deliveryman attempted to grab his glasses back, they fell to the ground, but he denied hitting the deliveryman. There were no marks or bruising on his face.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
1:50 p.m. An island resident reported that someone had placed compost in his mailbox and newspaper box.