Bainbridge Police Blotter | Feb. 12
February 12, 2010 · 11:32 AM
Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:
6:01 p.m. A resident reported his truck stolen from his home. The man told police as he was walking home after getting off the bus, he saw a young man driving his 2004 Ford truck. He called his wife to ask if she had lent the vehicle to anyone, to which she said she hadn’t.
Officers contacted the wife of the owner. Police said she saw a vehicle parked on the street next to her home, which was now in her driveway. The officer was unable to contact the owner of the parked vehicle. While talking with the owner’s wife, a man pulled up in the stolen vehicle. He said he made arrangements to use the truck. He was told the front door would be open and to go inside and take the keys to the truck.
Police concluded that the man entered the wrong house. He was supposed to use the neighbor’s truck but got mixed up. The vehicle owner understood and decided not to press charges.
2:14 p.m. Two parties engaged in a dispute over a dog in which one was reluctant to return the animal to its owners.
A man left his dog in the care of a friend while he went to Silverdale. The friend was only prepared to care for the dog for four hours. When the owner didn’t return in that time frame, the friend contacted police. He said he wasn’t prepared to care for the animal. The police then contacted a woman to see if she could take the dog temporarily.
When the man went to collect the dog, the woman didn’t want to release the animal because she thought it had been mistreated.
The woman reluctantly released the dog, but told the man not to come on her property again.
11:57 a.m. A driver was stopped for speeding in a school zone. On a license check, police discovered that he was driving with a suspended license.
Police clocked a man driving 39 mph in a 20 mph zone. When the officer pulled the driver over, he was given a government identification card that appeared to be from Mexico. The writing on the card was in Spanish, and the officer couldn’t understand it.
While the officer waited for a Spanish-speaking officer to arrive, he ran the man’s license. He found that the man, a Bremerton resident, had a suspended license for a hit and run. The officer eventually cited the man for speeding in a school zone and driving with a suspended license.
11:22 p.m. A vehicle was stopped for a defective tail light. Officers found the woman to be intoxicated and driving with a revoked license.
As officers approached they noticed a deep purple tone in her face, and her eyes were squinted and unfocused. The woman immediately began begging the officer to let her go because she was hungry and wanted some food. She then grabbed a handful of food from the passenger seat and ate. The officer asked her to stop eating, and she did.
She said she was fine and was just hungry. The officer told her he knew that she was drinking, which she didn’t argue.
When the man asked her to exit the car, the woman became upset and hostile.
The woman had trouble with some of the sobrierty tests and abruptly stopped, threw up her hands and told the officer, “take me then.”
The woman had become too upset to perform anymore tests, and officers arrested her for DUI. She began yelling at the officers, telling them they were being sued because they were too violent. She said she would tell her husband to sue the department and they would win.
On the way back to the station she continued to yell at the officers. She fidgeted in the back seat and asked the officer, “well don’t you feel better now, you’ve saved the world?” The officer said he was glad no one was injured or killed.
“I wasn’t going to hurt anyone,” the woman responded.
Upon arrival at the police station, the woman immediately asked to talk to a lawyer. After a brief conversation with her lawyer, the woman submitted to a breathalyzer test but refused to answer any of the officers’ questions.
She denied drinking at all, but she blew a .23 and .209 in two breathalyzer samples.
She was placed in the custody of another officer to take her to Kitsap County Jail. While the officer strapped the woman into her seat, she leaned in, kissed his cheek, and said “you’re cute.” The officer told her not to kiss him. When they later got out of the car she tried again to kiss him.
She was booked into Kitsap County Jail for DUI and driving with a revoked license.