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Bainbridge blotter | Wayward dinghy
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Saturday, Dec. 14
1:30 p.m. Police received a report of a missing dinghy off of Crystal Springs Drive. The owner told police that he had been in California a few days ago and his daughter had taken a picture that clearly showed his 8-foot dinghy attached to his buoy. He noticed today that it was gone.
1:58 p.m. A domestic altercation between two customers at a downtown coffee shop was reported. A woman told police that her godson, who is autistic, was taking random photos with her digital camera. During this time, he reached in front of a man sitting with a laptop and took a picture.
The man jumped up and grabbed the camera; a struggle ensued and the camera fell to the ground.
The man later apologized. He explained he was working on sensitive information and had come to the coffee shop for a quiet place to work. He agreed to pay for a new camera.
4:15 p.m. Police were dispatched to an island residence on a report that a wife had slapped her husband.
When police arrived at the home, they found the man crying in a fetal position in the middle of the living room.
The husband was visiting their infant daughter. The woman told police that he had the baby in his arms when he started to walk toward the door. She believed he was going to try to leave with their daughter, so she stepped in front of the door to stop him. At this point, her father came into the room and told the husband to put the baby down and leave the house.
According to the wife, he put the baby down, fell into a fetal position on the floor and called 911.
In contrast, the husband told officers he had turned away from his wife when she came at him with a wild look. She then slapped him on the back of his right shoulder, to which he fell into a fetal position on the floor out of fear.
There were no signs of redness or injury. The wife and her father both believe it was an act by the husband to get something on record for divorce proceedings.