Bainbridge police blotter, Feb. 12

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Blotter Feb. 12

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

Feb. 10
Malicious mischief: An employee with the Bainbridge Island Parks District reported a vehicle had damaged a ball field at Battle Point Park, located on the 10000 block of Arrow Point Drive, by driving on  it and spinning its tires. The mischief caused an estimated $500 in damage. The suspected vehicle is a large blue Ford pickup with tinted windows and multiple stickers in the back window. A woman walking her dog witnessed the incident and said she could identify the truck if she saw it again but didn’t see the driver.

Identity theft: A 23-year-old woman living at the 4000 block of Lynwood Center Road learned she was a victim of identity theft. After being turned down for a job following a credit check, the woman discovered items that weren’t authorized by her — credit cards, personal accounts and even collection items — she had no knowledge of.

Suspicious incident: A 39-year-old woman living on the 9000 block of Pine Street discovered some of her mail had been opened and put back into its original envelope, including financial information. The woman had witnessed an unknown woman hunched over her mailbox bank after dropping off her daughter from school at 9 a.m. The suspect was described as a 30-year-old woman about 5-foot-7 with a medium build, wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. The suspect also drove a blue pickup truck.

Theft: A 52-year-old man living in the 5000 block of Taylor Avenue reported his 10-year-old male German shepherd dog, who required medication, was missing for several days. A woman neighbor reported seeing a man who had visited her to purchase a bass guitar she had listed on Craigslist had taken the dog because he said the dog didn’t look well cared for. After police contacted the suspect, who had left his phone number with the neighbor and later posted photos of himself with the missing dog on his Facebook page, the suspect returned the dog to the couple at 10:38 p.m. The couple doesn’t plan to pursue criminal charges against the suspect.

Feb. 11

Malicious mischief: A 62-year-old woman living on the 400 block of Robinwood Drive reported that her front window and office window were egged sometime while she and her husband were out of town from 9 a.m. Feb. 4 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 10.

 

Littering: An 81-year-old man living on the 8000 block of Hansen Road reported that 10 plastic bags of trash were left at the head of his driveway. The garbage’s contents identified three women. A 57-year-old woman who lives nearby called police and told them she had hired kids to take the trash to the dump, but instead they dropped it at her neighbor’s house. The woman told the officer she would discipline the kids. An officer later called Bainbridge Disposal to pick up the garbage.

 

 

Feb. 7

Identity theft: A 23-year-old man living on the 500 block of Homestead Lane discovered he was a victim of identity theft. The man found this out after he was turned down for a job due to adverse credit history. The man ordered a credit check and uncovered credit cards he didn’t authorize, a personal account and a collection item.

 

Mailbox theft: A 62-year-old woman living on the 11000 block of Blue Heron Drive noticed that there were several items in her mailbox while she was driving away from her residence at 11 a.m. When the woman returned at 4 p.m. her mailbox was empty. One of the items missing was a delivery of jewelry the woman had ordered and was valued at $50.

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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.