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Police Blotter 7/16/14: Tacoma Is a Little Farther South

July 14 Unfunny Clown. At about 2:33 in the morning a man called to report a prowler outside his residence. He said there was a person wearing white and black outside. He said it looked like a clown outfit. He said the suspect was crouching behind some bushes. The man said he himself was armed…

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Police Blotter 7/10/14: Four Backing up Accidents, Lots of Found Stuff

POLICE BLOTTER July 9 Violent Threat Fraud. A man came to the station to report phone fraud. He had received a call at home from a man at a Puerto Rican phone number. The caller told the man that he was a gang leader in his parents’ town and would shoot up their house if…

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Police Blotter 7/1/14: Pot Retail on High School?

POLICE BLOTTER June 28 How Many Ways Can You Go Wrong? Officer Ben Sias was parked on Miller Road near New Brooklyn at about 1:54 in the afternoon when he saw a vehicle heading north on Miller with expired tabs. He ran the plate, and the vehicle returned as expired in 2012 with a report…

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Police Blotter 6/23/14: Storage Unit Theft and Weird Prowls

POLICE BLOTTER June 23 Storage Unit Prowls. The manager of a storage company called the police to ask for extra patrols and a meeting concerning prowlers on the property. June 22 Family in Crisis. At about 7:03 in the morning, Cencom advised of a domestic verbal in progress. A woman wanted her husband removed from…

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Police Blotter 6/11/14: Parking Lot Altercation & Bad Driving

POLICE BLOTTER June 9 Car Prowl. A citizen reported a car prowl on Tormey Lane. She found her seats pulled forward and the items from the glove compartment removed and left on the seats. The only thing taken was a universal car charger. June 7 Fake IRS Call. A citizen called to report receiving numerous…

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Police Blotter 6/3/14: Prince Charming

POLICE BLOTTER June 1 Unlocked Car with Computer Gets Prowled. A woman accidentally left her car unlocked, and when she returned, her computer was gone. The car was parked behind a building on Madison. She checked with people in the building to see if they had seen or heard anything, but no one had. Hit…

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Police Blotter 5/28/14: Raccoon Burgles Home & Punched in the Eye

POLICE BLOTTER May 27 Gets Hit and Runs. At 6:10 in the evening, a juvenile male driver was emerging from his driveway on Pleasant Beach and hit a vehicle heading south. His father called 911. The victim called a friend to pick her up and left before police could arrive. The male driver asked her…

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Police Blotter 5/20/14: Surprised German Tourists, Surprise House Guest

POLICE BLOTTER May 19 You’ve Got Health Care AND a Paypal Account. At about 10:50 in the morning Officer Walt Berg met a woman at the station about debit card fraud. The woman told him that on May 12 in the late morning, she phoned the Washington Health Exchange to sign up for medical coverage….

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Police Blotter and Crime Log 5/13/14: Dog Pushes Drunk Driver into Ditch

POLICE BLOTTER May 12  Near Fatal Heroin Overdose. At 7:48 in the evening, Cencom dispatched Bainbridge units for a 23-year-old male who was unconscious and not breathing. Officer Gary Koon arrived on scene and found the male conscious again and breathing. Officer Victor Cienega met with the man who was being evaluated by medics. It…

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Police Blotter 5/5/14: A Violent Week

Here is the Crime Log provided by the Bainbridge Island Police Department. On May 13, we will start providing the regular Police Blotter plus the Crime Log, courtesy of the BIPD. VEHICLE FIRE: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE/LIQUOR OR DRUGS 4/27/2014 THEFT 3 4/27/2014 BLAKELY AVE NE HARASSMENT 4/27/2014 HARASSMENT 4/27/2014 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF 3 – DV…

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Police Blotter 4/29/14

Here is the Crime Log provided by the Bainbridge Island Police Department. On May 13, we will start providing the regular Police Blotter plus the Crime Log, courtesy of the BIPD. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 4/20/2014 BATTLE POINT DR NE FALSE ALARM_UNKNOWN CAUSE 4/20/2014 PUGET BLUFF LN RECOVERED STOLEN PROPERTY 4/20/2014 WALLACE WAY NE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 4/21/2014 SPORTSMAN…

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BIPD Reinstates Blotter, Even More Transparent Than Before

After public outcry about the BIPD decision to stop making a police blotter available to the media, the department has not only reversed its decision but reversed it in spades. Chief Matt Hamner made it very clear in a meeting with the media today that the original decision to cut the board was not at…

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BIPD Puts the Kibosh on the Police Blotter

Although the Bainbridge Island Police have provided Bainbridge media with access to a media board for decades, they have just decided it will be no more. Police Chief Matt Hamner did not respond to our request for comment about the reasons for the decision, but an e-mail sent to the media said, “This format will…

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Police Blotter 4/16/14: Creepy Pizza Delivery and IRS Fraud Extravaganza

April 8 Creepy Pizza Delivery. Officer Mo Stich met with a woman about a suspicious male who had come down her driveway to deliver a pizza. She said that at on April 7 at around 7:15 in the evening, she and her partner were expecting a pizza delivery. They heard footsteps and saw a man peering…

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Police Blotter 4/8/14: Accident at Miller, 305, and Koura?

April 6 It’s More Fun When It’s Illegal.  At about 3:31 in the afternoon, Cencom advised Bainbridge units about suspicious people on Welfare Avenue. Lieutenant Denise Giuntoli made contact wit the reporting party who told her that at about a quarter after the hour, he and his wife had been sitting on the back porch…

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Police Blotter 4/2/14: A Whole Lot of Yelling

April 1 Tires Slashed. Officer Trevor Ziemba called a citizen regarding malicious mischief that happened to his vehicle. The citizen told Ziemba that he had parked his vehicle on March 31 at about 1 p.m. in the lot at Blakely Harbor Park. He said that when he returned to his vehicle at about 6 p.m. he…

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Police Blotter 3/27/14: Underage Drinker/ Driver Falls Asleep in the Middle of a Road

March 25  Dead iPhone. A woman found an iPhone on the sidewalk in front of Windermere on Madison last Friday. She brought it to the station. The battery was dead. March 24 Signs of Damage. At 10:08 in the evening, Cencom advised that a citizen was reporting finding several street signs strewn across Finch Road…

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Police Blotter 3/19/14: Police Draw Guns, Taser Noncompliant Transient

March 18  Seattle Archdiocese Related Tax Fraud. A woman called to report that she believes she is part of the Seattle Archdiocese security breach. She said that the security breach had resulted in fraudulent use of Social Security numbers to file fake tax returns with the IRS. When she became aware of the breach, she…

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Police Blotter 3/11/14: High Speed Chase on North End Leads to Two Arrests

March 10 High Speed Chase on North End. At 10:19 in the evening, Cencom dispatched officers to a burglary in progress on Springridge Road. Three people had been found trespassing on the property. While en route, officers learned that the suspects were leaving in a dark-colored raised truck. One of the suspects was identified as…

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Police Blotter 3/4/14: Drunk Driver with Two Dogs and an Ear Infection

March 3 Drunk Driver with Two Dogs and an Ear Infection. At about 10:55 in the evening, Cencom reported a possible DUI heading south on 305 near Reitan. The vehicle was described as a newer model white Jeep. Detective Aimee LaClaire was heading north on 305 from Winslow Way and she began to look for…

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