Bainbridge police blotter, Feb. 19


Feb. 19 blotter

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

Feb. 16

Malicious mischief: A 70-year-old woman living on the 15000 block of Washington Avenue reported her neighbor was damaging and stealing her property, including running over her garbage cans and lids. The neighbor denied hitting the cans. The officer noted in his report that the woman purposely placed the cans in the roadway in an attempt to slow traffic on her street.

Feb. 13

Disposal of litter prohibited: A 61-year-old man living at the 15000 block of Agatewood Road reported a large load of lumber was dumped on his property by someone trying to get rid of it. The man estimated the lumber would constitute about a pick-up load that would cost about $50.

Burglary: A 47-year-old man living at the 200 block of Gideon Lane reported a burglary that occurred during daylight hours when someone broke into a storage area on the side of his house. The suspects unscrewed a latch plate that attached to a door jamb to gain entry. The thieves stole two tool kits valued at $40 each, a portable battery jumper starter valued at $150, a cabin-style tent valued at $200 and two fishing poles valued at $50. A plastic tub of assorted camping equipment and REI camping chairs were also missing and their estimated values weren’t listed in the report. The total estimated loss of property was $700. When the homeowner arrived, there were no items left in the storage area.

Feb. 12

Mailbox theft: A 52-year-old man living on the 1500 block of Whited Place reported that some of his Netflix videos were missing from his mailbox. In the past, the man had seen his neighbor’s daughter taking the movies out of his mailbox and returning them later.

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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.