Bainbridge blotter | Fort Ward road rage

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

Wednesday, July 17

9:08 p.m. Chief Matthew Hamner dispatched officers on a report of burn marks near city hall and Bainbridge Performing Arts. The chief received the report from Councilwoman Debbi Lester.

Officers found two small burn sites, no larger than 12 inches each. Officers concluded that the incident was reckless burning and not arson.

9:45 p.m. Islanders reported a picnic table on fire at Blakely Harbor Park. The table was valued at $150.

Thursday, July 18

6:40 p.m. Harbormaster Tami Allen reported three incidents of theft at the city dock. A bicycle was stolen; its lock was cut through and left behind. Oars to a dinghy were taken as well as a gas can from a boat at the dock.

3:10 p.m. A man reported an incident of road rage to police after he was followed from Fort Ward to the police station. The enraged driver tried to pass the man on a Fort Ward road and almost struck oncoming traffic.

The driver then lurched back into the lane and almost hit the man’s car. The driver then stopped his car sideways in the road, blocking traffic. He got out and aggressively walked toward the man’s car. The man drove past the driver, who pursued.

The driver approached the man as if he were going to ram him multiple times. The pursuit continued through Winslow where the man pulled into the police station. The driver then sped away.

4:49 p.m. A boater reported reckless jet skiers in Agate Passage. The jet skiers were jumping the boater’s wake and crossing close to her boat, to the point that she had to slow down to avoid hitting them. The skiers mocked the boater when she contacted them about their dangerous behavior. She reported their boat numbers to police.

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