Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Dec. 13

Police Blotter

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:


4:40 p.m. A Toyota Highlander rearended a Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of Winslow Way and SR-305. Damage was minor. The drivers exchanged information and left the scene. Police were later notified that the driver of the Hyundai was being transported to Harrison Hospital for evaluation due to the accident.


10:23 a.m. A bicyclist was clipped by a car turning onto Baker Hill Road from Crystal Springs Drive. The bicyclist had stopped and was straddling her bike as she took a drink of water. The driver was momentarily blinded by the sun and veered over the fog line. The vehicle hit the bicyclists left leg causing the bicyclist spin and hit the corner of the vehicle’s windshield with her helmet. No citation was issued.

11:35 a.m. An iPod, iPod docking station and wireless speakers were reported stolen from a Winslow Way business. Roughly $100 in rolled coins were also missing. The business had been left locked overnight. The owner said he would compile a list of current and previous employees for police and planned to install new locks on the doors. The investigation continues.

3:43 p.m. A ferry alerted the police marine unit to a partially sunken dinghy bobbing in the ferry lane on the north side of Rich Passage. Police found the six-foot dinghy almost completely under water with several large holes in the hull. An officer noted more than six horizontal cuts had been made down the length of the vessel. It did not appear to have been occupied. The dinghy had registration numbers but a records check yielded no information. The dinghy was towed to Eagle Harbor and the Harbormaster was notified.

10:17 p.m. A vehicle was stopped on Sportsman Club Road for expired registration tabs. A records check showed its owner’s license was suspended. The driver could not find his current insurance card. The driver was cited for all three infractions. The passenger did have a valid license and was allowed to switch places with the driver.


8:06 a.m. A Bainbridge man said he had purchased a radiator core support for a Buick Skylark one month before on eBay. He had paid using Paypal but never received the part. The man happened to have friends who lived near the eBay seller. They contacted the seller and were told that the part had been damaged beyond repair and that the seller did not have money to repay the Bainbridge buyer. Bainbridge Police spoke with the police department in the area of the seller and the department said it would dispatch detectives to investigate the incident.

10:12 a.m. A vehicle was stopped at New Sweden Avenue and Eagle Harbor Drive, after a records check showed that its registered owner had an expired license. The driver admitted that he did not have a license and could provide only voter registration and a Costco card for identification. He said he knew he was not supposed to drive but needed to use a car to get to work. The man was cited.

12:03 p.m. An anonymous caller told police that an over-loaded dump truck was southbound on Lynwood Center Road. The caller said the truck’s driver did not have a commercial license. An officer responded and located the truck on Baker HIll Road. A records check showed the driver had no commercial license and that his commercial permit had also expired. The driver told the officer that he had left his commercial license in his other truck. The officer noted that the driver had not swept away loose dirt and mud to keep it from falling on the roadway. He was cited.

4:25 p.m. An employee of a High School Road business reported that his iPod had been stolen from the break room 11 days before. He provided police with a list of employees working on the day of its disappearance. The iPod was valued at $250, but the man said it was “priceless” to him, because it contained recordings from his old band. The man could not provide information about specific suspects other than to say that some of his co-workers were of “questionable” character.


11:20 a.m. Three cars were involved in a fender-bender on Sportsman Club Road at SR-305. Two Poulsbo drivers were cited for following to close.


11:15 a.m. A woman reported that two signs she had posted recently had been removed. Both signs read “Think Globally Shop Locally.” Each was valued at $35.


4:39 p.m. Littered industrial spray paint cans were found by an officer on a grassy area on Vincent Road. 45 cans some epartially full. on way to city dunp tranported to public works.

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