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Bainbridge blotter | Fix-A-Flat scammer

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Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter:

Saturday, Aug. 23

7:32 a.m. Police were called after a purse and a pair of shoes were found on the corner of Madison Avenue and Winslow Way.

The driver’s license inside the purse contained a Bainbridge address, but when officers arrived at the residence to return the items, they were told by the homeowner that the woman identified on the license did not live there.

The homeowner has lived at the address for several years and told police that she was not aware of the person ever living at the house.

Police found two more addresses listed with the Department of Licensing and again found she no longer lived at either place. The phone number listed in I-leads is not her current phone number either.

11:50 a.m. A cyclist rode into the back end of a vehicle as it was turning right into a driveway.

The vehicle had passed the cyclist at the top of the hill on North Madison but the cyclist gained speed on the vehicle on the downhill descent. The vehicle turned on his right signal two driveways before reaching his home.

When he the driver turned into his driveway, the cyclist ran into the back quarter of the vehicle and fell off the bike. His ankle was swollen from the collision.

Monday, Aug. 25

7:26 a.m. The manager at Safeway called police after a woman attempted to return an item purchased at the Poulsbo Safeway. The item, a can of “Fix-A-Flat,” had been paid for by a Poulsbo Safeway employee who also previously worked for the Bainbridge Island location.

The Bainbridge Safeway manager called the employee and was told the woman had come into the store to buy the product because of a flat tire. When she couldn’t come up with the money, the employee agreed to buy it for her.

Soon after, the woman walked into the Bainbridge Safeway to ask for a cash refund. The two believed the woman was trying to scam Safeway for money.

Police found that the woman had a warrant for third-degree theft out of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office for $1,000. She was arrested on the warrant.

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