Bainbridge blotter | Broken windows and missing boats

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Wednesday, June 24

9:25 a.m. Police were called to Strawberry Hill Park to investigate obscene graffiti.

Police contacted the reporting party to confirm that the graffiti was void of hate speech specifically, as it used foul language against police along with other sexual references.

The graffiti has since been covered by park employees.

There are no suspects and a report was filed.

Thursday, June 25

2:57 p.m. Police responded to a theft involving a black inflatable dinghy that was stolen from the city dock sometime in the past week.

The boat owner told police that he had left his inflatable dinghy at the dock and when he came back, his boat was gone. He also did not have any serial numbers or hull numbers for the boat and engine.

The harbormaster was notified, and no suspects have been identified.

4:23 p.m. A 52-year-old Lakewood man was arrested for malicious mischief after throwing rocks at the windows of the police station, breaking one of them.

Police said the man was behaving strangely and he stated he was trying to catch a ferry back to Seattle. Police took the man into custody without incident and he was booked into the Kitsap County Jail with his bail set at $10,000.

7:02 p.m. A man used a fake ID to purchase liquor at a High School Road pharmacy.

His ID showed him to be 21-years-old from Scottsdale, Arizona. Initially, believing the ID to be valid, a clerk allowed the man to make the purchase. Later, after he left, it was ascertained that the identification was false.

The police were called. They searched the area and could not locate the man. A report was filed.

Friday, June 26

11:37 a.m. Police responded to a criminal trespass at a High School Road business.

The suspect, a 36-year-old Poulsbo man, left the property without an issue. Police said the man had previously been trespassed from the property and had an admonishment from October of 2019, of which the man stated he was unaware.

No arrests were made.

Saturday, June 27

1:31 p.m. A 30-year-old transient was arrested for harassment.

Police received multiple calls regarding a man drinking in public, harassing a woman, being aggressive to passing citizens, and possible attempts to lure away children. They spoke to witnesses and victims regarding the threats and then contacted the man.

According to the police report, officers were familiar with this man as they had contacted him a few days prior after receiving a call regarding him allegedly making comments about a woman while walking by her residence and seeing her outside.

The man was contacted near the police station and refused to give any sort of identification.

According to police, he was most likely suffering from mental illness or drug addiction. The man was reportedly very dirty and greasy and behaved in a paranoid manner. He claimed police had stuck him with needles in the past and said he had been trying to “wake the lions,” and insisted that he could not understand what was happening because he had melanoma.

The man also insisted the air was watching him and was troubled because it is invisible and he doesn’t know where it goes.

He was transported without incident to the Kitsap County Jail where his bail was set at $10,000.

Neither victim was injured and both said they were afraid for their safety during the interaction with the man and that they would be willing to testify regarding the incident.

Monday, June 29

1:47 p.m. Police responded to a theft at a Day Road business where several power tools were stolen from a detached woodshop, according to an employee.

The shop door lock did not appear to be damaged, and the employee did advise the door was open when they arrived. However, he thought nothing of it because employees in the woodshop often work varied hours.

Several months ago, an unknown person broke into a different part of the business and stole some coiled wire. The employee suspected it to be the same culprit.

The estimated value of the stolen property is about $1,800.

No suspects have been identified and a report was filed.