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Bainbridge blotter | She has a garden hose
Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:
Monday, July 7
10:41 a.m. For several days leading up to July 4, a resident was heard setting off fireworks. A neighbor approached the home on July 3 and asked the resident to stop since it was scaring her cat and other animals in the neighborhood.
The fireworks continued, though, and the neighbor called police. After officers responded to the incident and left, the resident confronted the neighbor and her partner.
The neighbor told police that he was intimidating and threatening. At one point she almost reached for the garden hose to have something to defend herself.
Friday, July 4
7:34 p.m. A couple was startled by a belligerent man pounding on their front door and rattling the door handle. When police arrived, the man was passed out on the front doorstep. He had spit up on his shirt and smelled heavily of alcohol.
Police nudged him awake, and saw his eyes were extremely dilated. The man seemed very confused. He told officers he had not been drinking and that he was in Tacoma.
A party was going on two houses down the street. The homeowner of the house party told police that the man had arrived with two others. She noticed the man was already very intoxicated. Since she did not know the trio, she told them to leave. The man was apparently left behind.
Officers briefly struggled to get the man on a gurney to be transported to the hospital. The man attempted to kick police and spit on officers. He was eventually taken to the hospital to receive medical attention.
Wednesday, July 2
10:07 a.m. A resident found her mailbox on the ground with the back end blown out. A large “Orange Ammo Smoke” device was found nearby. Officers believe someone had ignited the firework inside the box.
The woman suspected it was a man who had recently harassed her for modifying a lookout portion of her property where cars park to see the Seattle skyline. But police informed her it was likely Bainbridge teenagers who, leading up to the Fourth of July, are known to blow up mailboxes and portable toilets with fireworks.