Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Jan. 3
January 2, 2009 · Updated 5:31 PM
Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:
6:56 a.m. The manager of a Rolling Bay automotive business arrived at work to find two suspects in a fenced area of the business. One suspect clambered over a portion of the fence topped with barbed wire. The second climbed atop a car lift and attempted to jump over a fence crowned with razor wire. The suspect was hung up for a moment, then fell to the ground outside the fence and fled on foot. The manager pursued the suspects briefly before calling 911. Nothing appeared amiss in the business.
2:08 p.m. A Bainbridge woman told police that she suspected a man had used a locksmith to gain entry to her house and installed a program on her computer that would monitor her computer activity. She said she had returned to her home that day to find a cardboard box knocked over and that the “print” command on her computer had been disabled. The woman asked that an officer be dispatched to look at the error message on her screen. An officer informed her by phone that BIPD does not have the capability to carry out a forensic computer investigation. The woman complained that neither the dispatcher nor the officer was taking her seriously. An officer was later dispatched to inspect the computer.
12:46 p.m. A Blakely Avenue resident reported that someone had destroyed his mailbox with an axe overnight. The resident did not have suspect information. Replacement cost was estimated at $50.
12:57 p.m. An employee of a Madison Avenue business called police after witnessing two men and a driver steal a pile of chopped wood from a vacant lot. The employee said a tree had recently fallen on the lot and had been chopped into rounds. On Dec. 20 she observed a station wagon park at the lot and saw two men hastily load up the wood. The employee asked one of the men what they were doing and the man told her the wood was theirs and that she should leave. The woman called police but the suspects departed before officers arrived. Police were unable to ascertain who the wood belonged to.
11:46 a.m. A woman told police she was walking her golden retriever and two small dogs in the woods near Phelps Road when they were attacked by three large brown dogs. The retriever was bitten on its face. The woman said she had to kick the brown dogs to scare them away. The woman spoke with the owner of the brown dogs but said the owner showed no remorse for the incident. Police contacted the owner of the brown dogs who admitted his dogs had been loose. A report was forwarded to the Humane Society.
7:40 p.m. A man walked out of the Winslow Mall, pulled out his Apple iPhone and was hit by a snowball thrown from a passing Nissan Pathfinder. The snowball landed on the phone, rendering it inoperable. The man said he watched the Nissan as it continued down Winslow Way and saw several more snowballs hurled from its open windows at pedestrians. He relayed the vehicle’s license plate number to police. Police contacted suspects who admitted to pelting pedestrians. A report was forwarded to prosecutors.
9:43 p.m. An officer responded to Henderson Road where a resident said someone had fired a volley paintball gun at his home on each of the last four nights. The officer noted fresh yellow paint splatters on a van in the yard and on the residence. The man said he couldn’t think of a reason why he would be targeted and could provide no suspect information.
4:01 p.m. A New London Court resident reported that someone had broken a rear window of his locked vehicle and stolen two snow boards and a radar detector. The vehicle had been parked on the street near his residence. No suspects.
8:22 a.m. A Battle Point Drive resident reported that overnight suspects had broken a window in one vehicle parked in his driveway and slashed the tires of another. Total damage was estimated at $1,750.
10:45 a.m. A Baker Hill Road resident said suspects had overnight smashed several windows and slashed the tires of a vehicle parked in his driveway. Suspects had apparently used a blunt object to break the passenger side windows and rear windshield of the vehicle. Both rear tires had been slashed. Damage was estimated at $1,500.
11:12 a.m. On Point White Drive, a resident reported that someone had shot out three driver’s side windows of her minivan overnight. Damage appeared to have been inflicted by an air or BB gun. The investigation continues.
12:41 p.m. Sugar or salt was apparently dumped in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in a driveway off Sunrise Drive. The car’s owner said the vehicle wouldn’t start, and a mechanic advised him that it had likely been the target of malicious mischief. Damage was estimated at $200.
5:48 p.m. An Olympic Terrace woman walked down her driveway to collect her mail and returned to her house to find several broken eggs in her open garage and on her driveway. The woman said the residence had been egged several times over the summer. No suspects.
3:39 p.m. A buoy was reported missing from the water off a home on Springridge Road. The resident said the buoy was three feet in diameter and held by a 15-foot chain attached to a large anchor block. The man was not sure whether the mooring rig had sunk or was taken. The total loss was estimated at $700.