Bainbridge police blotter, April 16

The following items were taken from Bainbridge police incident reports by reporter Ethan Fowler. For more blotter, visit and click on Bainbridge blog link on the right side of the screen.

April 8

Identity theft: A 41-year-old woman living on the 10000 block of Agate Point Road recently went to her bank to apply for a homeowner’s loan. After using a credit report, the woman discovered there were multiple fraudulent accounts that were opened in her name without her knowledge or authorization over the past several years.

April 4

Traffic collision: A man driving in the parking lot of Ace Hardware Store on the 600 block of High School Road pulled up to the front of the store. The driver then accelerated the vehicle into a support post for the roof overhang of the business. The collision damaged the support post to the point that it will need to be replaced. The vehicle sustained disabling front end damage and had to be towed from the scene. The driver said he was pulling up to the front of the store and instead of pressing the brake pedal, he accidentally pressed the gas pedal. The driver sustained no injuries from the collision.

***Editor’s note: Due to a processing change in the way incident reports are released to media outlets, these were the only reports available for this week’s blotter.


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About Ethan Fowler

Ethan Fowler has more than 20 years of journalism experience with 19 years of daily and weekly newspaper experience covering news, features and sports, as well as being an editor for 14 of those years. He has won several writing awards over the years in Washington state, Virginia, Texas and Georgia, including award-winning investigative journalism. Fowler was paid by the Review & Herald Publishing Association in 2009 to co-author a book, "Brushed Back: The Story of Trevor Bullock," with his wife. The book details the real life of a top minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and his Christian faith. "Brushed Back" has sold more than 2,000 copies since its release.