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Bainbridge blotter | Hit-and-run driver
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:
Friday, April 25
11:14 a.m. Police received a complaint that a resident was using chemicals to wash his roof. His neighbor saw him use liquid dish soap and wash it down the storm drain.
When police contacted the resident, he admitted to using the soap to clean pollen off his metal roof. He did not realize it was against municipal code.
Bainbridge Island stormwater management was notified and sent a representative to assess the damage and clean-up requirements.
Thursday, April 24
6:57 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was seen twice at a mid-island neighborhood. A resident saw the vehicle leaving her driveway as she was arriving home. There were three people inside the car.
She saw the vehicle again three days later leaving her neighbor’s driveway around 6:30 p.m. Three people were inside the car again.
The resident called her neighbor and was told that they were home at the time and no one came to the door. The car was described as a dark green Toyota.
Monday, April 21
1:47 p.m. Officers were called to the Safeway parking lot on a report of a hit-and-run. A driver was stopped in the left turn lane at High School Road and Highway 305 when he was struck from behind by an elderly woman in a Jeep. The woman waved and drove off.
The driver had to make a U-turn to find the woman. He located her in the Safeway parking lot and confronted her, to which she began accusing him of insurance fraud.
The woman later told officers she was in the turn lane when she decided not to go that direction. She backed up her car in the turn lane and crossed a lane of traffic to make a right turn at High School Road instead.
She said she just “brushed” the man’s car, and did not see her actions as dangerous. She also claimed the car damage was old.
The bumper to the man’s truck was jammed in where the woman’s Jeep caught it. Her car also had a broken headlamp.
The woman was cited for expired license tabs in addition to inattentive driving.