Police Blotter


Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

Oct. 1

8:23 a.m. An officer pulled over a speeding vehicle. The driver, who claimed he was speeding because he was late to an appointment, didn’t have his license, registration or insurance with him. He had no identification at all. The driver did have a warrant for his arrest on file from Port Angeles for driving with a suspended license and was still driving with a suspended license.

He was issued a citation for driving without a license and a warning for speeding.

A wrecker was initially called for an impound but was able to located a licensed driver to remove his vehicle.

Oct. 2

12:11 a.m. An officer witnessed a vehicle speeding down Winslow Way. The officer attempted to pull the driver over after witnessing him nearly strike the vehicle in front of him. When the officer activated his emergency lights the vehicle accelerated and abruptly changed lanes to pass the vehicle on the right, nearly brushing the guardrail. The vehicle continued heading north on the highway cutting off another vehicle in its path.

The officer activated his siren and reached approximate speeds of 70 MPH in pursuit. Finally, the driver slowed down and pulled over.

Immediately upon approaching the driver door the officer smelled alcohol. The driver was already holding his license and said he had a “couple beers.” The driver declined to take a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest. When the officer went to retrieve the drivers wallet from the vehicle he saw a green, leafy vegetable matter in the vehicle. He assumed the substance to be marijuana.

He was transported to the police station where he refused the breath test. He was then transported to the Kitsap Jail. The marijuana, which was basically stems and leaves was placed into evidence.

Oct. 3

7:00 a.m. An officer found two bicycles stacked on top of the other next to the stop sign on Peterson Hill Road at Miller Road. Further down Peterson Hill at Manzanita Lane the officer located a yellow bicycle helmet lying in the road.

There was no record of the bicycles being stolen. All items were transported to the police storage facility on Day Road where they are stored as found property.

Unknown time: A female resident notified police after receiving an email from an acquaintance asking for $2,500 to be wired to England.

The email said the acquaintance had been mugged while on vacation and needed to pay her hotel bill.

The e-mail was fraudulent and the acquaintance was contacted via phone and said she was fine and in Kansas for the weekend. She was asked to notify the police if she had any other concerns.

Unknown time: A worker notified police after finding a bicycle in the bushes near the ferry parking lot.

The bike had been there for about five days. It was stored in evidence until it could be transported to the Day Road property room.

Unknown time: Bainbridge units were dispatched to a male who had called and told a dispatched her was too intoxicated to continue driving. The officers attempted to find the man who had apparently left the bar he was at.

While looking for the man he called 911 again to say he was in another parking lot of a restaurant and wanted a taxi.

The officers found the man in his car with the keys appearing to be on the dash board.

He said he drank too much at the casino watching the football game and agreed to take field sobriety tests. The result of the portable breath test was .202 and the man was placed under arrest for DUI.

The man said he had a drinking problem and wanted help. His mood changed abruptly and he became very happy.

Oct. 4

An island resident called to report a lawn mower was stolen out of her garden shed.

The woman noticed the lawn shed door was open several day before but thought nothing of it. She didn’t know what could have happened.

The case is closed and all leads have been exhausted.

Unknown time: A female island resident stated she had a metal garden card stolen from her while it was in the parking stall of her condominium.

The cart was metal and green and was worth $250.00. She had no suspect information.

Unknown time: A woman called to report her son’s bicycle was stolen from her residence. The bike was stolen sometime on the night of 9/14/10 but she had just now decided to report it.

She had no suspect information. The case is closed.

Oct. 5

12:26 P.M. A homeowner called the police station to report some jewelry and other items were missing from his residence were missing including his wife's wedding rings. The man had also been looking for his ring, but thought he had misplaced it.

The homeowner said they leave for periods of time to live in their condo and sometimes leave the downstairs door open for yard workers to use the bathroom.

The last time they saw the items was around 03-01-10, and his wife noticed her jewelry gone 10-02-10. The total value of stolen items was estimated at $14,754.00

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