Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Dec. 10

Police Blotter

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:


1:06 a.m. An officer observed a group of possibly intoxicated young adults purchasing beer at Safeway. A second officer followed the group as it left the store parking lot in two vehicles. The officer followed one of the vehicles until one turned into a driveway on Weaver Way. After waiting for a few minutes, the officer drove down the driveway and found the vehicle parked outside a vacant residence. Its driver was contacted. The driver said he didn’t live at the house but was waiting for a friend. He smelled of alcohol and admitted to having drunk three beers. The driver agreed to voluntary sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on. He was arrested for physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. A passenger who also appeared intoxicated said he would call a friend for a ride. During booking the driver was asked how long it had been since his last drink. “One hour before I started drinking,” the man said. At first the man did not blow properly into a blood alcohol test and said it was because he had once had a collapsed lung. He was booked into jail on $2,500 bail.

1:09 a.m. A Bainbridge woman was arrested for domestic violence after menacing her husband with a stool, throwing a beer can at him and cutting his hand with a beer can. Both husband and wife had been drinking. The wife was booked into Kitsap County Jail.


12:22 a.m. A vehicle speeding on Ferncliff Avenue near Byron Drive skidded out of control and came to rest on a grassy shoulder. One of the vehicle’s tires blew out in the process. The roadway had been wet; the driver was cited for driving at speeds too fast for conditions. Family members arrived to help the driver change the tire.

12:16 p.m. Springridge Road residents reported that pine trees on their property near a city road right-of-way had been trimmed without their consent. The owners said they did not believe the city was responsible but suspected that someone had trimmed the trees to falsely represent a property boundary. The case was documented.

2:07 p.m. A Toyota Tacoma and a Hyundai Santa Fe collided at the intersection of Madison Avenue North and Lovgreen Road after the Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign. The force of the collision spun the Toyota 300 degrees. The driver of the Hyundi was cited. No injuries were reported.


4:39 p.m. Police responded to Safeway where two juveniles were being detained for shoplifting. Store security said the pair had gone to the deli, where they ordered Chinese food and then exited the store without paying. The juveniles tried to bolt when store security officers confronted them outside the store. Both boys were interviewed and released to their mothers. A report was forwarded to prosecutors.

4:40 p.m. A Bainbridge woman left her wallet at a wine bar in Ballard on Nov. 26. She was able to retrieve the wallet the next day with its contents intact, but later noticed several withdrawals had been made from her account from an ATM in the Seattle Center area. Seattle Police were requested to investigate.


12:22 a.m. An officer observed a sedan traveling northbound on Madison Avenue out of the marked lane. The officer activated the patrol car’s emergency lights and shined a spotlight on the sedan several times before it finally pulled over near Madrona Avenue. Its driver, a Bainbridge man, was contacted. The man said he was on his way home after being “stood up” by a friend. He provided the officer with a suspended driver’s license that had been punched from a previous drunk driving conviction. The man was moving clumsily and said he had drunk a glass of wine before driving. He was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into jail. Police determined that the man had at least two prior drunk driving arrests, and possibly a third from Poulsbo.

10:53 a.m. A woman reported that her son’s black leather wallet had been stolen from a locker at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. The boy had been in a water safety class when the wallet went missing. No suspects.

2:28 p.m. An officer cited a Poulsbo driver for driving with a suspended license after running a records check on her Lexus. The driver parked at the Jiffy Mart in Rolling Bay and used a cell phone to call for a ride.

3:06 p.m. A Belfair man was stopped for driving 35 mph in a 20 mph school zone on North Madison Avenue. The man’s license was found to be suspended. He was cited.


1:19 p.m. A Madison Avenue resident reported a drill missing from his garage. He said he had last seen the drill one month before, and had likely left his garage unlocked at some point. The drill was a blue Ryobi with two rechargable batteries and a carrying case. It was valued at $30.

4:21 p.m. A Madison Avenue resident reported that a fully equipped climbing backpack had been stolen from his garage. The man said the theft occured between Oct. 1 and Nov. 22, when he was in the process of moving and may have left the garage unlocked. Nothing else was missing.

10:47 p.m. An officer watched an 18-year-old skateboarder recklessly weave down Madison Avenue. The officer contacted the boarder, whom he recognized from previous incidents. The rider was not wearing a helmet or lights. He admitted that he had been warned by police before for his riding behavior. The officer told the boarder he would forward a report to prosecutors.

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