Bainbridge blotter | Park vandalism, times two

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

MONDAY, JULY 15

8:37 a.m. Police were called to Battle Point Park by a report of a vehicle driving in the grassy area. The car was gone by the time they got there, but officers saw tire marks in the grass.

The incident was recorded, though neither the occupants nor the license plate was visible in the footage.

8:57 a.m. Police were called to Strawberry Hill Park where somebody had set off a firework mortar inside the bathroom. Residue was left on the walls, floor, sink and toilet.

9:48 a.m. Police were contacted by a woman in Texas about a house on Bainbridge owned by her boss, who is out of the country, which is going through a remodel. She said the automated security camera turned on early that morning and two men were recorded taking several things from outside the home and also going inside.

The video was forwarded to police. It showed two men arrive and take a bucket, large planter and two tires. Police spoke with the contractor who was doing the remodel and ascertained the identity of one of the men.

Another member of the construction crew brought the man to the station to speak with police. He said he and a friend had gone out driving around after he’d gotten into a fight with his girlfriend. He’d wanted to show his friend some of the houses he helped build, he said, and they ultimately ended up on Bainbridge.

He said he’d been given permission to take the planter, bucket and tires.

He said he did not know why they went into the house and agreed to file a voluntary statement.

The man was found to have a warrant for his arrest from Kitsap County for a DUI charge, so he was taken into custody and transported to Kitsap County Jail.

At the time the report was filed, police had been unable to reach the homeowner to question if he wanted to press charges.

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