Police blotter: “Make me!”


Mother tells daughter to go to her room. Daughter says “Make me!” Mother attempts to “make her.” Nothing odd in all that, except that the mother was 59 years old and the daughter 40. Also odd: the use of cottage cheese during the ensuing fight.

Also this week, a man gets beaten by a stranger at the ferry terminal and a house gets vandalized with poop and pop.

June 19
Assault: A 59-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for assaulting her 40-year-old daughter at their High School Road home just after 8 p.m. The suspect told police that she had been arguing with her daughter about past incidents involving prostitution and drug use. The suspect ordered her daughter to go to her room. “Make me!” the daughter reportedly responded. The suspect “accepted the challenge,” and then grabbed her daughter by the neck and squeezed for several seconds. At some point during the altercation, cottage cheese was thrown “all over the house,” police said. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

June 18
Kicked: A 27-year-old Suquamish man kicked out a Shepard Way home’s window during an altercation with a Bainbridge man about a debt. Police arrested the suspect and took him to the county jail in Port Orchard.

June 17
Assault: A Bainbridge man was arrested for assaulting another Bainbridge male at the Winslow ferry terminal just after 11:30 p.m. The victim was disembarking the ferry on the pedestrian bridge when a young man he did not know slapped his cell phone out of his hand. The victim asked the suspect if he was looking for a fight. The suspect replied that he was looking for a fight and then punched the victim’s face and head seven times with his fists. The victim suffered bruising and lumps on his head. The suspect was located near the terminal, booked for assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, and transported to the county jail in Port Orchard.

June 16
Vandalized: A Bainbridge company reported extensive damage to a Euclid Avenue home it acquired through foreclosure. The wood frame of the home’s garage door was damaged. Inside, there was a strong odor of feces and alcohol. Trash and was spread throughout, and several holes were punched through interior walls. Eighteen eggs were found in the oven. Almost all walls had threatening messages to the company and anyone that entered the residence. The bathtub was damaged and some of the floors were saturated with alcohol and spilled soft drinks. Damages were estimated at $25,000. The company had done work for the home’s previous owner. According to the company, the resident never paid for the work. The company and the previous owner were involved in a lengthy court battle. The company recently acquired the property after it was foreclosed upon.

June 14
Heart attack: A Bainbridge man was found lying on the side of Wing Point Way after suffering what police believe may have been a heart attack. The man was short of breath and unresponsive. He was airlifted to a Seattle hospital.

June 13
Theft: A wallet was stolen from a locked vehicle on Madison Avenue sometime during the night. The vehicle’s window was partly open, possibly allowing the wallet to pass through. The wallet contained $200 in cash, identification and a $50 savings bond.

Obstructing: A young Bellevue female was arrested for underage drinking and giving a false name to police just before 4 a.m. on Manzanita Road. Police had received a call that the suspect was knocking on a stranger’s door and was asking to come inside in a distressed manner. Police found the suspect wandering near the home. She had no shoes, was crying and smelled strongly of alcohol. When asked about her name, the suspect gave different spellings and pronounced it in different ways. She also told police she was a Bellevue resident, but later said she lives in Portland. Her friends assisted in determining her true identity: a Bellevue resident with no criminal history. She was cited and released.