Daily Archives: November 29, 2009

Man with lighter pours gas on sleeping BI family

Edward Mark Olsen
Edward Mark Olsen
A Bainbridge woman and her son awoke Sunday morning to find a man brandishing a lighter and dousing them with gasoline.

The woman and her 12-year-old son escaped and were treated for minor injuries. The man, a wanted parolee from California, remains at large.

Police have identified the man as 49-year-old Edward Mark Olsen, a former boyfriend of the woman.

Olsen described as white, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 210 pounds.

He is wanted by Bainbridge police for attempted murder and burglary.

He has a violent criminal history, and should be considered a threat to the community, police said. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call 911 or Bainbridge police detective Christian Hemion at (206) 842-5211.

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