Police Blotter | Jan. 15

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

Jan. 5

11:54 a.m. A man reported that someone wrote him a bad check.

The man received a check on May 21 from a Frontier Bank account for $39.02. The check was returned for insufficient funds. The person who wrote the check promised to repay, but had not made good on the promise. An officer went to the suspect’s home but no one was home.

The case was forwarded to prosecutors.

Jan. 6

8:30 a.m. An employee reported a theft from a repair facility at Harborview Medical Center.

The woman reported that an unknown person stole items from her purse. She said she put the purse under her desk at 7 a.m. on Jan. 5.

Later that day she noticed her purse and wallet were open but still under the desk. When she checked the purse, she noticed $40 cash and four credit cards missing.

She said there is a constant flow of people going through the office and construction is being done as well. She said she has never had a problem like this at the office. Police have no suspects.

4:10 p.m. Police stopped a man for a registration violation and learned the man was driving with a suspended license.

An officer saw a man driving past him in a green Chevrolet van. The officer earlier ran the man’s plates while he was putting gas in the car and noticed the vehicle was sold on Oct. 20. The title had yet to be transferred to the driver.

When the officer ran the man’s license he learned he was driving with a suspended license. The officer issued a warning about not transferring the title, but he did cite the man for driving with a suspended license.

Jan. 7

11:15 a.m. A Bainbridge resident was stopped for speeding. While driving northbound on Peterson Hill Road, a driver was clocked by police as driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.

When officers asked the driver for his license, the man said he didn’t have it on him. A check of his records indicated that the man was driving with a suspended license.

He told police he didn’t know his license was suspended. He said he was paying off a couple parking tickets, but didn’t think he missed any payments.

The man was cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license.

Jan. 9

11:25 p.m. Police stopped a driver for a busted taillight and discovered the man was intoxicated and arrested him for driving under the influence.

Officers observed a dodge van traveling north on Madison Avenue with a broken right taillight. The officer pulled up two cars behind the van. The driver proceeded to go around the block a few times. After following the driver for some time, the officer pulled him over.

As the officer approached, the driver rolled his window halfway down. As the two began speaking, the officer quickly smelled alcohol coming from the van. The driver’s eyes were red and watery.

When the officer asked the driver for his license and registration, the driver said he didn’t have a license. He reached for an ID card, but he was having trouble grabbing and holding onto it.

He told police that he consumed four drinks at a bar downtown.

The driver admitted that he initially turned off Madison Avenue and drove around the block to avoid the police car driving behind him.

He said he probably shouldn’t have been driving that night.

The man agreed to take a portable breathalyzer test. He blew a .105. At that point, the officer arrested the man for driving under the influence of alcohol. A check of the driver’s records indicated that he had been cited for a previous DUI.

The officer placed the man inside his car and locked the van. By the time the officer returned to his patrol car, the vehicle reeked of alcohol.

At the station the man took two more breathalyzer tests, blowing a .169 and .177.

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