More paint mischief afoot? | Bainbridge Police Blotter

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Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:


2:46 p.m. Several bags of garbage were found in a ditch in the Meadowmeer area. The trash appeared to have been from a party, with numerous beer and liquor bottles and boxes. In one bag an officer found part of a priority mail box with an address attached. The officer could not contact the person listed on the address but leave a message with his mother. The investigation continues.


9:09 a.m. A Point White Drive resident reported the back window of his 2001 Subaru had been broken out sometime over the last two days. Nothing had been taken from the vehicle and he found no projectiles inside that would indicate how the window was broken. The resident had no suspect information but said this wasn’t the first time his vehicles had been vandalized on the road. Damage was estimated at $300.

1:07 p.m. A citizen reported that a black bag with paint in it had been left on Battle Point Road north of Frey Avenue. Police recovered the gym bag, which contained various snacks, bottled water, swimming equipment, a sheet of black plastic and an unopened paint roller. The items were placed in evidence and the officer noted the bag could be connected to recent cases of malicious mischief.

3:06 p.m. A motorist called the fire department after finding a used “sparkler bomb” on High School Road near Sands Avenue. The bomb had been fashioned of about 20 sparklers and had apparently melted rather than exploding. The motorist told police he had seen a black SUV stopped on the road and a thin juvenile with shoulder-length blonde hair standing beside the vehicle, watching something burn on the roadway. A white vehicle was parked by the SUV. The motorist asked the juvenile what was burning and he said he thought it was a sparkler bomb. The motorist passed along the juvenile’s license plate number, but the number was registered to a gray sedan. The motorist said he would use his daughter’s high school yearbook to try to identify the juvenile. No suspects.

6:24 p.m. An officer noted a Jeep driving by the high school had no front license plate and a records check showed its owner had a suspended license. Because of crowds leaving the graduation ceremony, the officer was unable to follow the Jeep, and later cited the owner at his home.

8:03 p.m. A burglary was reported on Ferncliff Avenue. Police contacted the caller, who had a full arm cast, was wearing a paper scrubs shirt and appeared to be intoxicated. He told them he had recently been mugged by “tweakers” off-island. The man said that after not being home for three days he had returned to the house earlier that night, but had not noticed evidence of burglary and had left again to have a neighbor drive him to a pharmacy to pick up prescription medication. He said when he returned to the house the second time he noticed the window of a French door had been shattered. Police found a blood stain on the door jamb and a barbeque implement on the floor nearby. They also noted a coin jar had been disrupted but the man said he had taken the coins to pay for medication. As the investigation continued an officer received a call from a Poulsbo Police officer who said he had dealt with the man several hours earlier when he was found lying at a bus stop in Poulsbo. He said the man had no keys, wallet and could only produce discharge information from Harrison Hospital as ID. Bainbridge police asked the man if he had broken the door but he denied having forced entry and said he had crawled in through a laundry room window. The officer noted that the window was locked from the inside, had a sheer wall on the outside, was covered in spiderwebs and that man was incapable of opening the window even from the inside given his broken arm. The man estimated repairs to the door at $1,000. The investigation continues.

9:57 p.m. A Bainbridge driver told police he had been fiddling with his cell phone when his vehicle veered across the centerline of Eagle Harbor Lane, forcing an oncoming car into the ditch. The driver was cited for failing to stay right.

11:11 p.m. A resident found a Roman Candle-style firework and an “inflamatory” message to police at the 6th hole of the golf course off Renny Lane. The resident told police he had spotted a small fire as he drove home along Mandus Olsen Road. As he approached he saw the firework detonate and he doused the remains in a water hazard. A note was attached to the flag for the hole on the green. The resident said he had talked to some children who were playing “flashlight tag” nearby. They claimed no knowledge of the firework and the resident said they seemed too young to be involved.


4:38 p.m. A Chevy Trailblazer backing out of a parking stall on Winslow Way collided with a car pulling into the adjacent stall. The Chevy left the scene without stopping. Its driver was later contacted and said she thought she had hit a tree.

2:03 p.m. A Park District employee reported that the window of a district vehicle had been broken out sometime during the night while parked at the Williams Pool. Damage estimated at $200. No suspects.

3:59 p.m. A citizen called to report that someone had removed four “Stop Bainbridge Island Car Tax” signs from public right-of-ways throughout Winslow. He said “Rossi” signs had also been removed from Sound View Drive on June 15. The replacement cost was estimated at $10 a sign. No suspects.

4:49 p.m. A Robinwood Lane resident reported that someone had sprayed graffiti on her fence with brown and silver paint. Cost of repairs were estimated at $50. No suspects.

9:18 p.m. Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress at a Country Club Road residence after the home’s owner found a window open. The resident said she believed a male had been entering through the window, and showed officers where she thought notches had been cut from woodwork. She said there was a recent family dispute that may have led to the intrusion. Officers found no evidence of forced entry. The case was recorded.

9:30 p.m. Police responded to a Bainbridge residence where a mother wanted her 17-year-old son tested for alcohol and arrested. The mother said the son was on probation, and she believed he had drunk alcohol at Waterfront Park that day. The son gave a breath test that read .032. A report was forwarded to the juvenile probation officer.

11:39 p.m. Witnesses reported two males fighting at the Safeway parking lot and advised that one of the men was an “experienced wrestler.” The fight was over by the time officers arrived but the two men involved were contacted. One man told the officer they had gotten in a fight over a girlfriend and that the other man had attacked him. He said he had blocked most of the blows with his skateboard, but had sustained a blow to the head and fallen down, hurting his hip. The other man admitted to having initiated the attack, but said his opponent had hit him in the arm with a skateboard. A report was forwarded to prosecutors for possible charging.


6:49 p.m. A Dodge Caravan stopped on Madison Avenue North was rearended by a bicycle. The juvenile cyclist said he thought the vehicle was going to continue past the stop sign and was unable to stop in time when he realized otherwise. The bicycle’s tire struck the vehicle’s bumper and the cyclist’s face struck its rear window.

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