Police blotter: Cat sitter’s car gets vengeful scratch


Poor service as a cat sitter may have led to the feline-themed message a Bainbridge man found scratched into his car.

Also this week, a woman punched her mom in the nose and a burglar with big dreams stole muscle-building supplements.

April 6
Pot: An 18-year-old Bainbridge man was cited for marijuana possession on Wyatt Way just before midnight. The suspect was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over for having a faulty brake light. Officers could smell marijuana in the car. The suspect handed over a small baggie of marijuana.

Damaged: The word “MEOW” was scratched into the door of a car parked on Lynwood Center Road. The car’s owner, a Bainbridge man, said he had accidentally let five cats escape a residence he had been housesitting. He has paid the cat owners compensation for the missing cats, but they want more money and are very angry with him. He suspects they or their friends may have scratched his car.

April 4
Assault: A 23-year-old homeless woman was arrested for heroin possession and punching her mother at a Shepard Way home just before 11:30 a.m. The suspect said she punched her mother in the nose to stop her from taking back her cell phone. Police noted that the mother was bleeding from her nose, which may have been broken. A background check indicated the suspect had two arrest warrants out of Skagit County for theft and drug possession. Officers found drug paraphernalia with traces of heroin in a large wallet owned by the suspect. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

April 2
Burglary: Health supplements, medications and electronics were taken from a High School Road apartment during the night. Entry was likely gained through an unlocked window. Missing items included prescription drugs, muscle-building supplements and a Nintendo video game console.