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Bainbridge Police Blotter | June 18

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

June 6

10:38 a.m. Police responded to reports of threats being made by a resident at a local nursing home toward staff and other residents.

The person was admitted to the home on June 3, and several individuals said the man has been threatening and rude to people since then.

Police met with the man, and he denied threatening any of the other residents or staff members. Police noticed that he was argumentative with staff.

A nurse told officers the man has been argumentative but never made direct threats to her. When questioned, several residents said the man was verbally aggressive, but again, never directly threatened them.

Staff asked police to speak with the man again about not using argumentative tones and actions. He was moved into a more isolated area, away from the other residents.

June 7

1:13 p.m. Someone stole a check out of a resident’s mailbox and attempted to cash it in Renton.

In May, the resident moved to another unit in her same apartment complex. She was to receive a refund on her deposit in the mail. The check never arrived.

She called the property management company and was told the check had been mailed. She got the bulk of her mail from the U.S. Post Office, so it hadn’t occurred to her that the check had been sent to her individual mailbox.

She later got a call from the management company saying someone had attempted to cash the check at a Moneytree branch in Renton. The resident spoke with a Moneytree employee who told her a person came into the store over the weekend and attempted to start an account using a $1,300 check made out to the resident and a fake driver’s license number.

After speaking with the resident, the Moneytree employee promised not to cash the check, and the management company stopped payment on the check and issued a new one.

Police ran the driver’s license number given at the Moneytree and found no match.

4:11 p.m. A store employee reported that someone had stolen an $80 dress.

Earlier that day a blonde female in her early 20s came into the store with a tall, Hispanic man. They went into one of the store’s dressing rooms with 10 items, but the pile they left only had nine. She believed the woman took a blue floral dress worth approximately $80.

The store employee wanted a report filed because the couple matched a description of suspects who stole from another merchant.

Police have no suspects.

June 9

8:43 p.m. Police were dispatched to an argument between a father and his 35-year-old son.

The son told police he and his father got into an argument when the son brought home some organic onions, which the father did not like.

The two yelled at each other until the son retreated to his bedroom. There he broke a wooden chair and began throwing the pieces into the room where the father was. The father told him if he continued throwing things at him he would call 911, and the son continued to hurl pieces of the chair.

When police arrived, the son agreed to spend the night at a nearby motel, to allow both parties to calm down.

June 10

1:05 p.m. Someone accessed and used a resident’s business account for several online purchases.

The woman recently received a book from Barnes and Noble that she didn’t order. Barnes and Noble told her it was an online order, but the email attached to her business account was a different one than what was used for the transaction.

She contacted Bank of America, where she got the business account from, and found 10 additional charges between June 6 and 9 for a total of $344.70. She is in the process of disputing the charges with Bank of America.

She had no information on a suspect and still has possession of all her cards. She didn’t give anyone authorization to use her card. She has since closed the account.

June 11

6:02 a.m. Someone cut through the fence into the water tower at Bainbridge High School.

The lock was cut off the door to access the ladder up to the tower, where the person accidentally dumped some paint over the edge and down the side.

Officers had last been at the water tower around 2:30 a.m. and found nothing suspicious. Officers noticed the chain link fence was rolled back and the links were cut. The entry occurred adjacent to several signs saying trespassers will be prosecuted.

There was paint all over the ground that mixed with rain overnight. It appeared the paint had been dumped down the side, most likely on accident.

Police have no suspects.

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