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Bainbridge Police Blotter

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

MAY 21

3:26 p.m. Police were contacted by a Pennsylvania resident who said a company called “Interactive Design” with a Bainbridge Island address had fraudulently billed his Visa card for $11.95. The resident said he had checked blogs online and believed he was part of a larger scam. Police checked the business’ physical address, which turned out to be the same as the police station on Winslow Way. The company’s listed phone number was no longer in service. No suspects.

MAY 22

8:26 a.m. A Bainbridge driver said she was slowing behind a school bus at a stop on Miller Road when her Ford Taurus was rearended by a Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda, a Poulsbo man, said he his brakes may have failed. He was cited for defective brakes.

1:15 p.m. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Sportsman Club Road, after a license plate check showed the owner’s license was suspended. The officer activated his lights, but the vehicle quickly turned onto Wardwell Road and pulled into a driveway, where it accelerated for a short distance before stopping. The driver said she was on her way to work at a residence at the end of the driveway. Her license was indeed suspended, and she was arrested. The woman gave a name for the resident she purportedly worked for, but the officer knew the resident of the home was not the person to whom she referred. When officer asked the driver if she had just been trying to evade the patrol car, she hung her head and said she had. She was cited for driving while suspended and released.

3:57 p.m. An officer stopped a vehicle at SR-305 and West Port Madison Road after seeing it leave a driveway off Manzanita Road. The driver’s license was suspended, and he could not produce proof of insurance. He was cited and released at the scene.

4:20 p.m. A BMW driven by a Port Townsend man plowed into a Honda Civic stopped in traffic on the Agate Pass Bridge, causing the Honda to ram a Toyota Prius in front of it. The driver of the Honda was hospitalized; the driver of the BMW was cited for inattention.

4:35 p.m. A condominium owner on Harborview Drive reported that a woman’s jacket and Monet pin, valued at $120, had been taken from the residence sometime in the last three weeks. No sign of forced entry and no suspects.

MAY 23

8:45 a.m. An officer stopped a black BMW on Ferncliff Avenue after a records check showed its owner was a convicted felon with a revoked license. The driver said he was aware that his license was revoked and that he was in the process of getting it back. He was arrested; a search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana. A friend of the driver arrived to park the BMW; the case was forwarded to prosecutors.

1:16 p.m. A man staying with his daughter on Marshall Road called 911 to report that his Browning over/under style shotgun had gone mising from her garage a week before. The garage was cluttered, and both father and daughter admitted that the gun may have been misplaced; they said they would notify police if it was found.

MAY 24

6:07 a.m. A Seatac driver was stopped at SR-305 at Madison Avenue and cited for driving with a suspended license.

10:54 a.m. A Winslow Way business owner reported the uprooting an ivy plant that had been growing in front of her store for 10 years. No suspects.

12:15 p.m. A gold Chevrolet station wagon was stopped on SR-305 near Madison Avenue after a records check showed its owner, a Suquamish woman, had a suspended license. The man driving said the vehicle was his girlfriend’s but admitted that his license was also suspended and that the vehicle was not insured. The man was arrested and released at the station.

7:59 p.m. An officer arrived for a shift at the Winslow Way station to find a camcorder, key ring, sunglasses, and a Club Clearwater card tucked inside a baseball cap on the ground by a side entrance. The officer contacted Clearwater Casino and was given a Silverdale address and phone number for the card’s owner. A message was left for the cardholder and the items placed in storage.

MAY 25

8:43 a.m. An officer stopped a Honda Prelude on Arrow Point Drive after a a records check showed its owner had a suspended license. The driver said the car belonged to his brother. He could not produce ID but was adamant that he had a valid license. A subsequent records check showed the driver’s license was actually suspended for an unpaid ticket. The man was placed under arrest and the officer asked him if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. he said there was a pipe in the front seat area of the car, but no marijuana because he had smoked it all the day before. The officer found a glass bong in a bag on the passenger side floorboard. The man’s brother arrived on the scene driving a Volkswagen, but the officer found his license was also expired and he was arrested and placed in the squad car with his brother. Both brothers were cited for driving while suspended and the first driver was cited for possession of paraphernalia.

1:02 p.m. Items valued at $450 were reported stolen from a Subaru Legacy parked in the lower lot at Bainbridge High School. The driver said she parked and locked the car there on May 23 but returned on May 24 to find the car unlocked and a radio faceplate and digital camera missing. There was no damage done to the vehicle. No suspects.

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