Bainbridge blotter | Trashy tenants

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

MONDAY, JULY 16

3:02 p.m. A 67-year-old Bainbridge man called police to report someone, perhaps this neighbors, had been using his garbage and recycling cans.

The man told police he’d been having an ongoing problem with neighbors from down the street using his cans. They were filling the bins, he said, leaving no room for his garbage and recycling.

He said he did not wish to pursue charges, but was planning to speak to the landlord of the properties, the tenants of which he suspected were using his bins.

A report was filed.

5:28 p.m. Police were contacted first by the father and then the mother in relation to a child custody disagreement.

The father, 49, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was on Bainbridge to see his children, but told police their mother would not allow him to visit. He was considering, he said, just “showing up” at her house, but was advised against that as it was illegal to harass his ex. Police told the man he would surely be arrested should be go ahead with his plan.

The man agreed to not go, but instead stay in a hotel on the island and contact his ex the next day.

Later that day, the mother called police to say her ex had called and told her he would be staying on the island until she let him see his kids. She insisted he had no custody or visitation rights.

The man had told her, the woman said, there was nothing illegal about him approaching her and the children if they left her house, an incorrect reference, police thought, to something an officer told him, that it was not illegal if he should run into his children on Bainbridge by coincidence.

The woman said she would be contacting her lawyer about her ex violating their custody order.

A report was filed.

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