Police Blotter: Repo man backs truck into woman (twice)


This week, a frustrated repo man was seen twice backing his truck into a woman. Apparently, the woman was blocking his truck from pursuing a vehicle he was tasked with repossessing. She suffered minor injuries.

The blotter is below.

July 29
Assault: A 27-year-old Seattle woman was arrested for striking her husband, a Seattle man, in her car while they traveled toward the ferry on Highway 305 at around 6 p.m. The incident was witnessed by a Washington State Patrol officer. The victim said he was struck near an eye when he reached to use his wife’s cell phone. Bainbridge police noted some redness around an eye. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on $5,000 bail.

July 25
Burglary: A wallet, cell phone and an iPod Touch were reported stolen from an unlocked New Brooklyn Road home sometime during the night. The house was occupied when the burglary occurred.

Theft: Numerous campaign signs for Republican candidates were reported stolen from locations around the island. Each sign was valued at $15.

July 23
Assault: A vehicle repossession agent allegedly backed his vehicle into a 60-year-old Bainbridge woman twice, knocking her to the ground and causing minor injuries to her back and neck. According to witnesses, the agent came to a Bergman Road home just before 7:30 p.m. to take possession of a vehicle owned by the victim’s mother. After arguing with the agent, the mother drove away. The agent got back into his truck to follow the mother. The victim was standing behind his pickup truck writing down his license plate number when he allegedly backed into her twice. Witnesses said the agent was looking at the victim while striking her with his truck. He was described as white, about 6 feet tall with a heavy build and brown, shoulder-length hair. He was driving a mid-sized green pickup.

July 22
Crash: An 18-year-old Bainbridge man crashed his vehicle into a power pole on Hidden Cove Road just before 5 p.m. He and his passengers were uninjured. The driver had veered off the roadway when he looked backwards to check on one of his windows. He was cited for inattentive driving.