Bainbridge blotter | Intoxicated stranger found on the couch

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:

Saturday, Aug. 9

6:12 a.m. A couple were awakened around 6 a.m. to the sound of their cat meowing outside their bedroom door. The cat had been shut in the laundry room the previous night, so the wife went to investigate how it got out.

When she walked into the kitchen she could see a young man asleep on the living room couch.

Police found the man in the same position when they arrived, and reported that he smelled of alcohol. When asked if he knew where he was, the man responded, “I have no idea. Where am I?”

In a walk along the perimeter of the house, officers discovered footsteps leading to the rear door of the house which was unlocked.

The man was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and bail was set at $5,000.

Monday, Aug. 11

12:25 p.m. A woman was seen slumped over the driving wheel of a parked company vehicle.

When police approached the car, they saw the woman was asleep with a gray hoody over her head and the seat pushed all the way back.  There was an almost-empty wine bottle, corkscrew and empty liquor bottle on the passenger side.

The car was filled with garbage, food, empty containers and dog food cans. It smelled so bad, the reporting officer almost gagged.

The woman was clearly intoxicated, displayed tremors associated with severe alcoholism and appeared very swollen in the face and feet. Her hair was also unwashed and she smelled from a distance.

When asked why her feet were swollen, she said she was on blood pressure medication.

Despite being in the vehicle, the woman was parked within 100 feet of her home, legally out of the public domain and off the roadway.

Officers drove the woman to a local gym to wash up before she would have to walk to a doctor’s appointment. She was strictly advised not to drive that day.


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