Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI | April 24


Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents. See an interactive map of incidents below.


12:45 a.m. Police received a call of a boat adrift in Eagle Harbor but discovered the boat was actually carrying three women who had fled from a larger, liveaboard vessel. The women had apparently been guests aboard the boat, but their host had become drunken and belligerent as the night progressed and the women decided to abandon ship. The host disconnected the gas line on his boat’s tender but the women found an oar and paddled to shore. As officers walked to the dock to board the police boat they could hear the liveaboard shouting across the water on a loudspeaker. The man was addressing the police and Coast Guard and shouted that he had “excremented” the guests off his boat. Officers motored out to the liveaboard boat and contacted the liveaboard. He said he was stressed because his fiance was pregnant. Police departed after touring the boat and finding nothing else amiss. A report was forwarded to prosecutors for a possible disorderly conduct charge.


3:45 a.m. Officers responded to a reported call prowl on Eakin Drive and found an apparently intoxicated minor walking toward Wyatt Way. The youth admitted to having been drinking and said he was staying in a nearby house. Officers investigated the house and found five minors sitting on a couch, along with the home’s owners. The owners said a large group of minors had apparently been drinking in their garage while they were asleep. The owners were “livid” that the drinking had occurred. Parents were contacted to pick up their sons. A report was forwarded to prosecutors.

8:04 p.m. A citizen reported witnessing a suspect stealing coaxial cables from a High School Road store. Police found the man in Safeway and confronted him about the reported theft. The man admitted that he had been looking at a package of cables and said one might have “found its way into my pocket.” The store declined to press charges.


5:33 a.m. A patrolling officer found an Acura car resting in a ditch off SR-305 near Adas Will Lane. The car was running, its headlights were on and a man was sitting in the driver’s seat. Judging by tire tracks, the vehicle had departed the roadway and traveled 250 feet before coming to rest in the ditch. The driver, a Federal Way man, told the officer he was not injured but swayed visibly as he exited the vehicle. He smelled faintly of intoxicants and his speech was slurred. The officer noted that the man was muddy and the man explained that he had gotten into a wrestling match with his boyfriend in a muddy yard outside of a party in Poulsbo. The man said he was now looking for Highway 16 so he could get home to Federal Way and was surprised to learn he was on Bainbridge Island. The man performed clumsily on field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence. The man’s blood alcohol content was later measured at .204. He was booked into Kitsap County Jail.

3:28 p.m. A Bainbridge driver lost control of his Jeep Cherokee on Eagle Harbor Drive approaching Wyatt Way and the vehicle rolled down an embankment. He was cited for driving too fast for conditions.


7 a.m. A Hilltop Drive resident reported that his daughter’s 18-speed, Schwinn bicycle had been stolen from his property overnight. The thief had left the bicycle helmet. The man also found that numerous CDs were missing from his truck, which had been unlocked. No suspects.

1:44 p.m. Several burglaries and a vehicle prowl were reported from the same Sportsman Club Road residence within three days. The resident reported that items had been taken from several unlocked outbuildings and a pickup truck on his property. His house was burglarized on two separate occasions. Missing included paintball guns, electronics, a floor jack and two ladder jacks.

Police Blotter Map: Blotter incidents will be mapped below when applicable. Click on the blue markers to read full entries. All locations are approximate.

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