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Bainbridge blotter | Battle Point Park brodies

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Monday, Feb. 10

12:27 p.m. Bainbridge parks personnel contacted police after discovering someone had damaged a Battle Point Park baseball field by driving and spinning tires through the sand.

Witnesses to the incident saw a large blue Ford pickup with tinted windows and multiple stickers in the back window. Since the field was wet at the time, the damage was estimated around $500 to repair.

2:29 p.m. A woman was seen hunched over a bank of mailboxes. Upon first sight, a nearby resident did not think it was suspicious that she did not recognize the woman as one of her neighbors.

Later that afternoon, her daughter retrieved the mail and found several items had been opened. All mail containing financial information, including credit card applications and statements had been opened but returned to the mailbox apparently intact.

The woman who was seen earlier that day, was described as white, in her mid-30s, approximately 5-foot-7, wearing a sweatshirt and jeans and driving a blue pickup truck.

6:08 p.m. A Kingston man stole a dog from a Bainbridge residence after he was visiting the area to look at a Craigslist item.

Police were told that the man had dropped by a nearby residence to look at a bass guitar that had been listed on Craigslist.

While at the duplex, a German shepard that belonged to a neighbor wandered into the yard. The man believed that the owners were not taking proper care for the animal and shortly after viewing the guitar, took the dog with him.

The neighbors informed the owners of the guitar a few days later that their dog Boris was missing, and hadn’t taken his medication in four days. The guitar owners contacted the man, and were advised via text message that he had taken the animal to the vet, and there was no need to worry.

Police contacted the man, and he told police he did not take anyone’s German shepard, he had his own German shepard. Later that day, police received a call from the dog’s owners that the man had contacted them. He was crying and apologetic. He offered to purchase the dog from them, but he ended up returning it that evening.

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