Bainbridge blotter | No way, Jose

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

3:47 p.m. A passenger window was smashed and a purse was stolen from inside a van parked at the library on Madison Avenue.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

8:20 a.m. A car and truck were broken into on Reitan Road and items were stolen from inside.

8:31 a.m. A satellite dish and a mailbox were stolen from a home on Pinyon Avenue.

11:11 a.m. A car was broken into at an auto shop on Miller Road. An Australian bull whip was stolen, as well as a tool bag and around 60 CDs. The items were valued at $1,780.

8:55 p.m. After witnessing a car roll through a stop sign, police paced a car on Fox Cove Lane going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer was barely able to keep up. The patrol car nearly lost control while pursuing the speeding car as it took tight turns at high speeds. Police believe the driver was trying to lose them. The pursuit continued to Olympic Beach Road where the driver pulled into his driveway. He called out to the officer that he was home now. Police asked the driver why he was driving so fast or why he didn’t pull over when they turned on their overhead lights. The driver said that he didn’t pull over because his driveway was 50 feet away. Police told him they thought he was trying to ditch them. He argued with them in response. “No way, Jose, was I trying to ditch you,” he said. The man was asked if he had anything to drink. He said he only had one glass of wine on the ferry. The driver then failed road side sobriety tests. He finished by saying, “Both you and I know I’m not drunk.” He then declined to take a breath test before getting back into his car and turning it on. Officers told him to turn the car off. He said he was just turning on the radio. Police noted that his attitude went from cooperative to “bellicose,” a term that he attributed to himself. The driver was cited for negligent driving and speeding. He left the officers saying he would see them in court.

Thursday, Jan. 10

3:27 a.m. Police responded to a domestic fight at the 76 gas station on High School Road after residents reported a man screaming at a woman. After a man picked up an ex-girlfriend at the ferry, the “off and on” couple parked at the gas station to talk. The man wanted to know the name of the person she was texting all night. He grabbed her phone and read some messages, and the woman got angry and slapped his face as she tried to get her phone back. He then threw the phone out the window. The man then told her to get out, but she refused. He took her purse to throw it out, but she grabbed the strap, breaking it. The man admitted to having one drink that night, but showed no signs of being impaired. Police gave the woman a ride home. The man refused a ride and walked home from the scene.

12:12 p.m. The keys to three cars parked on Buckskin Lane were stolen. The owners regularly keep the keys in the cars’ ignitions and found them all missing in the morning.


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