Bainbridge blotter | Transient camp at Rotary Park

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


11:07 a.m. Police were called to investigate an apparently abandoned vehicle parked in a private driveway near Bergman Road.

A homeowner had discovered the silver Volvo Wagon parked between two homes, and said it didn’t belong to anyone who lived there.

The property owner wanted the car impounded, but agreed to wait a while longer to see if an owner could be identified and asked to come pick it up. Also, the homeowner said the car had been left unlocked, so they’d locked it earlier that day.

Police unlocked the car to search for contact information for the driver, but found nothing. They went to the registered owner’s house instead.

After inquiring, police soon found the driver, 21, of Bainbridge, at the nearby home of her boyfriend. She told police she had had too much to drink the night before, so she pulled her car to the side of the road and walked to her boyfriend’s house. The boyfriend, who was not intoxicated, agreed to move the car to a more suitable location.

The woman admitted she’d had a “large Irish coffee” that morning.

12:50 p.m. Police were called to investigate an illegal campsite and found it unoccupied at the time.

A woman told police she’d seen an apparently homeless man going in and out of a white shed behind the batting cages at Rotary Park on Weaver Road.

Police found the door open, but the shed unoccupied. Some recent looking garbage, the type police said is consistent with transient camps, was found strewn about.

Police locked the door and left a note advising the person to cease trespassing.

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