Bainbridge blotter | Identity theft, vandalism and avian decapitation

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


2:36 p.m. A 24-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for violating a no contact order.

The man was seen by police in a car at Hidden Cove Park with a Bainbridge woman, 20, with whom he was not allowed to be near, according to the order.

He appeared nervous upon seeing the police car, according to the report, and so an officer ran the license plate of the car and learned the ID of the owners and the parameters of the order.

When approached, the man told police, “Officer, I’m the guy in the order.”

The woman, the victim in a previous domestic assault case with the man, explained she had picked the man up at the ferry terminal and was in the process of attempting to get the order rescinded.

The man was arrested for violating the order and transported without incident to Kitsap County Jail, where his bail was set at $2,500.

5:08 p.m. A 47-year-old Bainbridge man called police to report someone had thrown a headless bird corprse at his front door.

The man said he’d heard a thud, then went onto the porch to investigate when he found the animal and a bloody spot on his door where it made contact.

He threw the carcass in the woods behind his house, he said, suspecting it was “neighborhood kids.” He recalled the day before some of them had been playing in the greenbelt behind his house and he asked them to leave.

A report was filed.


2:34 p.m. A man, 55, of Bainbridge, reported his personal information had been used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim.

The man said he’d received a letter from the Employment Security Department, though he is employed and never filed any such claim.

A report was filed.