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Bainbridge blotter | Trashy way to slow down traffic

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

9:48 a.m. A Bainbridge couple were out of town for a week. When they returned they found their house had been “egged.”

11:53 a.m. An elderly man reported someone had dumped several bags of garbage on his property. Police found about 10 plastic bags that contained discarded mail and garbage.

Officers contacted the family that the mail belonged to and were told that they had hired kids to take the trash to the dump. They had instead dumped the garbage at their neighbors.

3:16 p.m. A resident received a scam phone call. When he answered the telephone, he heard a click than an automated voice say, “You die.”  The phone line disconnected.

Sunday, Feb. 16

3:32 p.m. Officers were called to an island residence on a report that a neighborhood dispute has repeatedly caused property damage. The woman who reported the incident told police that her neighbor damages her property daily. Earlier that day, she said, he drove over her garbage can lid and dragged it “a quarter mile” down the road.

She further informed police that this was an ongoing problem with her neighbor running over her garbage cans.

Police observed tire tracks along the side of the roadway where the garbage can had been. When officers approached her neighbor, he denied having ever touched her garbage, whether that day or in the past.

The woman later admitted that she places garbage cans in what appears to be the roadway in an attempt to calm traffic.

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