Vandalism, thefts reported

Published 7:45 pm Friday, April 2, 2010

Several incidents of vandalism and property damage were reported to Bainbridge Public Safety within the last week.

On March 26, a resident of the 900 block of Bishop Street reported someone had walked onto her porch and spray painted the wall next to her door. BPS Officer Dexter Sapp observed the word “Blood” written in green next to the door. Next door to the victim’s home, Officer Sapp observed someone had spray painted the same word on a vacant mobile home.

The owner of the Lighthouse Car Wash, 807 Shotwell Street, reported that a man had attempted to cover up the business’ security cameras and break into the automated wash’s money box between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on March 25. The thief was unsuccessful.

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On Thursday afternoon, an employee of the Bainbridge Mall Cinemas reported that someone had, on three separate occasions, vandalized a total of five movie title display boxes on the exterior of the cinemas. BPS Officer Greg Brown noted the front portion of the displays, made of acrylic glass, showed significant signs of abuse.

On Thursday morning, an employee of First National Bank at 819 E. Shotwell St., reported that a man driving a Ford Expedition had driven into the shrub bushes in front of the bank. The employee stated the driver exited the SUV and removed some torn limbs from the vehicle’s grill before driving off.

Property thefts

The following thefts and burglaries were reported to law enforcement recently:

 3/29, 100 block of Hubert Dollar Drive, blue and white Mongoose bicycle;

 3/29, 500 block of E. Evans St., car battery;

 3/28, 700 block of E. College St., CD player from car;

 3/26, 1300 block of E. Water St., laptop;

 3/26, Columbia St., copper wiring and aluminum;

 3/26, Day Drive, chain saw and copper wiring;

 3/24, 1500 block of E. Broughton St., two DVD players, jewelry;

 3/24, Dow Jones Road, stereo equipment and luggage;

 3/23, 600 block of Antioch Church Road, 12-gauge shotgun.