Bainbridge blotter | Gun found in wall

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

MONDAY, JUNE 17

6:42 p.m. A representative of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District reported somebody had damaged the door and lock of a barn, located in Grand Forest Park, to gain entrance to an upper loft.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen or otherwise vandalized.

A report was filed.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

9:27 a.m. A 51-year-old Bainbridge Island man called police to report he’d found a handgun hidden within a wall of a house he’d recently purchased in Bremerton.

The man told police he found the gun, a Smith & Wesson .357 Model 282, while removing sheetrock. Investigators checked the gun’s serial number and found the Bremerton Police Department had reported it stolen in 2009.

The island man had bought the house in 2017 and had begun renovations in the fall of 2018. The gun was discovered in a small red bag hidden inside a wall in the basement. There was nothing else in the bag. He had kept the gun ever since, but then recently decided to call police and report it.

Police took possession of the stolen gun.

A report was filed.

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