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Bainbridge Island blotter | High roller
The latest reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Sunday, April 8
5:21 p.m. Police responded to a report of an ATV being driven on Hemlock Avenue. When they pulled over the ATV, the driver said that he didn't know it was illegal to ride an ATV on a public roadway. It was discovered that the driver had a suspended license as well as a warrant for a DUI. He was also under house arrest in Pierce County for being a habitual offender. Police arrested the man and made arrangements to transport him to Pierce County.
9:47 p.m. Police pulled over a driver on Madison Avenue for two cracked taillights. The driver was found to have a suspended license. The driver was issued a ticket and had to call someone to come pick her up and drive her car home.
Monday, April 9
6:18 a.m. Police responded to a traffic collision on Highway 305 when a vehicle struck a deer in the road. While speaking with the driver of the crashed vehicle, police noticed the smell of marijuana. They asked the driver about the smell and she admitted to having marijuana in her possession. She then handed the police officer a marijuana joint, a wooden pipe with residue, another wooden pipe with a loaded bowl, and a metal pill case with loose marijuana inside.
The woman was cited for the accident and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2:08 p.m. A Michigan man contacted island police after almost falling victim to an online scam that lead him to a Bainbridge phone number.
The man said he responded by email to an online ad for two puppies. He was told by the seller that he would only have to pay $600 to ship the dogs. But when the man contacted the shipping company, he found no order for his puppies. Upon further investigation, the phone number for the seller was found to be posted on various online phone scam websites.