Bainbridge blotter | Homeless camp complaint

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

7:50 p.m. Police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant on High School Road after a 51-year-old island man said he’d been assaulted at the nearby homeless camp, in the woods near the highway.

He claimed another man, 50, of Bainbridge, had attacked him with a bat and hit him in the head three times, and also in the arms and legs several times.

Police and paramedics saw no sign of injury on the man, but did note he was “heavily intoxicated.”

Not long before, police had been called to the homeless camp were two men had been arguing, one of them reportedly holding a bat. No actual assault had occurred, however.

The witness who had called police said a man, matching the description of the man who soon after appeared at McDonald’s seeking medical help, had walked away after the argument.

One man at the camp told police the man at McDonald’s came into the camp acting like a jerk; he then asked the man to leave. When he would not, the camper picked up a bat, but did not actually hit him.

A report was filed.

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