Bainbridge blotter | Sketchy story leads to arrest

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Saturday, Feb. 23

8:53 a.m. Offensive graffiti was discovered at Woodward Middle School. Expletive phrases also targeted a girl and the school’s PE teacher. The estimated damage was $250.

Police also saw more graffiti in the area along Sportsman Club Road.

2:35 p.m. A man ran out of gas on Highway 305 and was stranded in the middle of the road. Police assisted him in moving the car onto a nearby property. The man knew the property owners and left a note on the windshield. Officers discovered that the man’s license was suspended due to child support reasons. The man said he was unaware of the problem. Police gave him a courtesy ride home.

Sunday, Feb. 24

10:54 a.m. A cyclist crashed on the corner of Sunrise Drive and Lafayette Avenue after rounding a corner too fast. He told police he flew off his bike and hit a mailbox post. He complained of injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

5:55 p.m. Police responded to a report of two suspicious men loitering near the toll boxes at the ferry terminal. When the two men saw police they walked toward their car parked in the lot, but then changed direction and went into the ferry terminal. They walked out toward their car again but when they saw police, they retreated to the terminal once more. When they came out again and went to their car, police approached them and asked what they were doing.

The men’s story changed from question to question. They said they were waiting for a ferry, but didn’t know when the next ferry was. They then said they were not parked, which conflicted with their story of taking the ferry.

When the officer asked for ID he asked one of the men if he had warrants. “I don’t know,” the man replied. It was discovered that the man had a warrant for a DUI with $20,000 bail. He was transported to jail. A used needle was also found inside the car.


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