Abandoned car found with syringes inside
By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
September 13, 2012 · 3:52 PM
Police encountered yet another heroin-related incident on Bainbridge Island last week.
An abandoned car was discovered at a vacant home on Carmella Lane on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Inside were more than approximately 200 syringes strewn about the passenger seat, as well as more syringes in a Sharps disposal container.
Bainbridge Island Police Commander Sue Shultz said the incident was heroin related.
The vehicle was also being sought by the Suquamish Police Department for its possible part in illegal activities.
The late ’90s burgundy-colored Lincoln Continental had Utah license plates. Police were unable to contact its registered owner.
The car was a mystery to police until they received a phone call, not from its owner, but from a person who claimed to be its authorized driver.
A Suquamish woman claimed to have recently moved back to the area and loaned the vehicle to two male friends the previous day.
She said that she was notified via text message that it had broken down on the island. She also said that one of her friends was supposed to come back and jump start the car.
Her story, however, was one of a few variations she offered to police.
Police called one of the men the woman claimed borrowed the car. He offered another story.
After speaking with neighbors, police discovered that the final male friend was still in the area, but keeping a distance from the scene. The neighbors claimed to know the man and said he had been texting with them all morning. They said he was walking toward the Lincoln when police arrived, and turned around to walk away.
Police deemed the vehicle a threat to public safety and had it impounded and towed.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Richard D. Oxley at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.