Bainbridge blotter | Customer wants just the fax, not the bill

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Monday, March 10

2:13 p.m. A customer at The UPS Store called police after the cashier clerk mistakenly overcharged for faxing services.

The customer was overcharged by $1. When he noted the discrepancy, he gave the clerk his credit card a second time to reverse the transaction.

The entire amount was refunded. The clerk then asked the customer for his card a third time to charge the correct cost of faxing the documents.

At this point, the customer refused to give his credit card. He checked his online banking account on his mobile app and found that the card was charged the incorrect amount and the refund had not yet come through. He said the transaction would double charge his account.

The clerk offered several other payment options including cash, a discount and written authority to charge his account. The customer refused and left without paying the $9 bill.

Thursday, March 6

6:28 a.m. A north island residence reported a theft. The resident told police he commutes to work in Seattle by powerboat every day and his boat is secured to a private dock.

This morning, he went out to the powerboat to go to work and noticed the door to the cabin was slightly ajar. Inside he found the Raymarine Display Unit for his radar, sonar and GPS was missing. Also, he discovered that the wires leading to the unit had been cut.

The boat owner told officers he locked the boat the night before to keep otters out of the cabin. The stolen display was valued at $1,200 and the damage to his boat at $3,500.

1:10 p.m. Two wolf-husky hybrid dogs broke out of their fenced yard and killed four neighborhood chickens.

While the dog owner retrieved the dogs, the owner of two of the chickens threatened to kill the dogs and their owner.


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