Bainbridge blotter | Angry contractor

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


4:11 p.m. While backing up, a Bainbridge Island Fire Department ambulance, the driver of which was distracted by pedestrian traffic, struck a parked Lexus RX350 on Ericksen Avenue.

There were no injuries.


10:35 a.m. A 68-year-old Bainbridge Island man told police he’d been threatened by a contractor he’d fired, following a dispute about the quality of the other man’s work.

The man said he’d fired the contractor, 56, of Bainbridge, after seeing the tile work he’d hired the man to do was unsatisfactory. He said the man became angry and threatened to harm him, saying also that during the work the contractor had shown him and his wife his concealed pistol license, which he thought seemed odd.

The contractor demanded the return of a work table, and the men agreed to meet at the police station for a handoff. Afterward, police spoke with the contractor, who denied threatening the other man, insisting he’d been refused payment for no reason.