Daily Archives: March 31, 2010

Two arrests in three days for Bainbridge man

A 23-year-old Bainbridge Island man who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglarizing a neighbor’s house didn’t stay out of jail very long.

Bainbridge police say they arrested the man again Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into his parents’ house on Windsong Loop. The break-in was reported by the neighbors whose house he allegedly broke into Sunday.

The man’s parents confirmed to police that he is not welcome in their home. Police say they found him in his parents’ house “consuming prescription drugs.”

He had been booked Sunday on felony charges of burglary and possession stolen property. Police say he made a court appearance on those charges at 3 p.m. Monday, then was arrested again at 9:30 Tuesday morning.

Ratepayers alliance refiles lawsuit against city

Here’s my story on the latest in the Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance v. City of Bainbridge Island saga:

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance has sent a reminder to the city that their legal fight isn’t over.

Late last week, the alliance re-filed the lawsuit it initially brought against the city in April 2009.

The lawsuit reasserts the alliance’s claim that the city misappropriated utility funds, alliance member Dick Allen said.

The lawsuit’s key assertion — that the city cannot pursue bond funding to upgrade the Winslow sewer plant — was thrown out by a Kitsap County judge in September.

The alliance appealed, but later agreed to put aside certain objections that were preventing the city from obtaining the bond. The agreement also halted a planned sewer rate surcharge aimed at covering the blocked funding.

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