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Bainbridge blotter | Birthday bar fight, heroin overdose
Thursday, March 1
5:44 p.m. A man's wallet was stolen while he was at the Aquatics Center on Madison Avenue. The man had left his wallet in his pants in an unlocked locker. After swimming with his family for an hour and a half, he returned to his belongings and discovered his wallet missing.
The man immediately canceled the credit cards that were in his wallet, however someone had already made purchases for three bottles of soda.
6:59 p.m. A 51-year-old man who was housesitting on Wing Point Drive reported a possible burglary for a homeowner who was in Canada. He said he heard noises during the night near the garage on the night of Feb. 29. When he came back during the evening of March 1, he found the garage door open about 18 inches.
Friday, March 2
9:39 a.m. Police stopped a 24-year-old Poulsbo man in the 9000 block of Miller Road. He was found to have a third-degree suspended license. He was given a criminal citation and released.
10:51 a.m. A 68-year-old Poulsbo man said he had leased space to another business owner who failed to pay rent. He also said the business owner did not have a business license or insurance, and paid his employees in cash to avoid paying sales tax.
12:25 p.m. A resident on Sunrise Drive reported that her mail had been stolen. The resident usually receives medication in the mail and the plastic mail bag containing her medication had been torn open and the contents were removed.
2:25 p.m. An officer monitoring traffic on Miller Road near Lovegreen Road saw a red Chevy pickup belonging to a man who was known to have a suspended driver's license. The driver, a 30-year-old Hansville woman, had a suspended license to unpaid tickets. She was issued a citation at the scene and released.
2:51 p.m. A woman overdosed on heroin at a residence near Fletcher Bay. After becoming concerned about her, the woman's brother broke down the door to her room and found her not breathing and unconscious. Next to her were items used for taking heroin. The brother called 911 and began giving CPR.
The woman was treated when aid arrived and was transported to a local hospital.
Police tested the items laying next to the woman and found traces of heroin. Police noted that the items were commonly used to smoke drugs. They included .62 grams of heroin in a bag, a pair of scissors with heroin traces on the blades, tin foil with burn stains, and tubes used for ingesting smoke.
3:44 p.m. A car was broken into on Sunset Loop. The residents reported that they did not lock their doors. Medication that they had just purchased the previous day had been removed from the vehicle.
9:30 p.m. Police responded to a report of several men fighting in front of Isla Bonita Bar on Winslow Way. When officers arrived the group had separated and gone in different directions. Police spoke with all persons involved and found that none wanted to be identified as a victim.
The men were in their twenties, with two of the combatants from Poulsbo and Kingston.
One of the men had bloody knees, and said he was going to his car when a large man from the bar came out and started a fight.
Police also spoke to another man who had a swollen red mark on his left cheek where he had been hit by one of the men. The man said he was inside celebrating his birthday when a man came in and yelled profanities directed at the patrons.
The man with the swollen cheek, who was intoxicated, then went outside and yelled something about their dad paying for their car.
The three men then surrounded the birthday man and hit him in the face, hard. The man said that the other three men were intoxicated as well.
Since it appeared to be mutual combat, a report was taken for information purposes only.
Saturday, March 3
12:05 p.m. Nurses at a health center on Madison Avenue called police after discovered drug paraphernalia commonly used for heroin.
Nurses claimed the items fell out of a person's jacket while he was visiting the health center.
The items included a spoon with a sticky brown substance on it, and a syringe without a needle. The owner of the jacket said he had never seen the items before, and further stated that he had visitors the previous night who gave him the jacket and the items may be theirs.
Police took a report on the items and forwarded it to the Kitsap Prosecutor's office.
Sunday, March 4
2:22 p.m. Bainbridge Island Police assisted the Washington State Patrol when an argument broke out between a man and a woman at the ferry terminal on Olympic Drive.
By the time BIPD arrived, the man had already assaulted one of the WSP troopers. Troopers attempted to fire a taser at the man, but his jacket was too thick to make contact. The man fled, and jumped the fence to the north side of the ferry terminal and ran away along the shore.
As the man fled, he left his backpack behind and police recovered it. Inside the backpack were various electronics and power cords that may have been stolen in local car prowls. There was also a large amount of marijuana, a scale, bottles that contained either meth or cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.
Monday, March 5
8:22 p.m. An officer pulled over a driver on High School Road who was wanted on warrants for being a suspended driver. He was booked into the Kitsap County Jail.
Tuesday, March 6
9:23 a.m. A resident on Pierce Court reported that his credit card had unauthorized charges on it.
He was notified by his bank when suspicious charged began occurring on his account. Someone used his credit card to make purchases totaling $344.87 in Passaic, N.J., including two at a Compare Foods Supermarket and one at Chantal Fashion Apparel. The resident had already cancelled and cut up his card and threw it away. His bank was issuing him a replacement.
11:27 a.m. A witness reported a hit-and-run accident at the Town & Country Market. A 36-year-old woman tried to park her van next to a Ford Escape owned by a 64-year-old Bothell woman. The van scraped the side of the Ford, and the driver got out, looked at the damage to both vehicles, then pulled a bent piece of plastic back into shape on her vehicle.
The witness approached the woman and asked if she was going to go in to the store to find the owner, and watched as the driver went to the front door of the market, turned around, then got into her van and left.
An officer went to the owner of the van's home and saw fresh damage on the front of the vehicle. A woman at the residence admitted hitting another car, and said she was going to go into the store to find the owner, but when she forgot the license plate number, she turned around and left. She admitted not leaving any information on the other car. She was cited for hit-and-run.