Bainbridge blotter | Unwanted attention

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


6:18 p.m. A 37-year-old Bainbridge woman reached out to an island synagogue after a coworker of hers was heckled while wearing a yarmulke.

The woman said she’d been parked in her car with her friend, 53, also of Bainbridge, in downtown Winslow when a man walking nearby shouted, “Free Palestine!”

She and her friend got out of the car, saw the man outside a nearby bank, and asked him why he would say such a thing.

The man said he saw her coworker’s yarmulke, knew they were Jews and wanted to let them know he did not agree with what they were doing to the Palestinians.

The woman said his actions are unacceptable.

He said what the Jewish people are doing is wrong.

A Winslow store owner came outside upon hearing the argument and later identified the man as a Bainbridge Island attorney.

Police ascertained the man made no threats and decided no crime had been committed.

The woman said the incident had made her mad and she felt she needed to let the synagogue’s congregation know what had happened, so she reached out to them.

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