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Bainbridge blotter | Can't stay awake
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, Dec. 27
1:45 a.m. A janitor discovered an 18-year-old man sleeping in a closed Madison Avenue business. The man is an employee at the business and had a shift at 4 a.m. Police found him behind the front counter. They identified themselves, but the man did not wake.
They yelled louder, and the man turned over but remained asleep. They yelled a third time, “Police!” and the man slowly sat up, facing away from the police.
He mumbled, “328.”
Officers asked him to stand up. He struggled to his feet. He then turned to look at the police, held onto the counter for support and again said, “328.” When police asked his name, he stared, and slurred, “328.”
Police asked what 328 was, and he responded that it was the name of the pills he had taken and they were for keeping him awake. He later told police he had also had two or three beers. Police transported him to his parents’ house.
4 p.m. An island resident said a suspicious man had emptied the contents of a garbage can outside of Columbia Bank. The resident said he was out walking his dog on Winslow Way at about 7 p.m. when a man with a large plastic bag ran up to the garbage can. He then drove off in a teal SUV at the back of the bank.
The man was described as in his 30s, with a stocky build.