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Bainbridge blotter | Man with sledgehammer vs. truck
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:
Thursday, June 12
1:17 p.m. A business manager reported a pair of earrings had been stolen from her Winslow Way store.
When police watched surveillance footage, the manager found that the item could have been stolen by a volunteer who works at the store and handles the jewelry case. The manager noted that the store has seen an increase in stolen merchandise over the past year and a half, during which time the volunteer began working at the store.
The manager provided police with a list of stolen items over the past year that show 10 sets of earrings were missing with a total value of $874.
Police found the volunteer has one prior arrest for shoplifting and several recent mental health investigations.
5:51 p.m. Police responded to a report that a man was seen hitting a truck with a sledgehammer on Ferncliff Avenue.
When police arrived he was raking up broken glass around the truck in the driveway. Officers noted that the back window was broken out, both outside mirrors were broken and there was body damage on the back end and driver side of the truck.
When asked what happened, the man did not admit to hitting the truck with a sledgehammer. He told officers that he threw the hammer in the bed of the truck and it bounced up and hit and broke the back window.
He did not explain how the rest of the damage to the truck had occurred.
Friday, June 13
11:42 a.m. Gas-powered lawn tools were stolen from a home on Weaver Road. A weed wacker, leaf blower and gallon gas can were taken. The estimated total cost to replace the items is $400.
12:17 p.m. Someone cut down 12 plants on residential property. The homeowner told police that the damage would cost $3,330 to repair.
Monday, June 16
9:17 a.m. A Bainbridge family on Hidden Cove Road were awakened around 5:30 a.m. to the sound of their car alarm going off. When they went outside to check on it, they found the rear window on the right-side passenger door was broken out.
The doors were still locked and nothing was found missing.