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Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Dec. 20

Police Blotter

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

DECEMBER 11

8:33 a.m. Residents of Yeti Lane reported a strange vehicle parked in their driveway. An officer responded and found a red Ford Explorer sitting on a spur of the home’s main driveway. The vehicle was cold and covered in dew, suggesting it had been parked for several hours. Its glove compartment and center console were hanging open and appeared to have been rifled through. No keys were found inside, but the vehicle’s registration for the vehicle was laying on the driver’s seat. A records check found the vehicle’s owner was a Skogen Lane resident. Police contacted the wife of the owner, who said the vehicle had gone missing overnight and that its keys had been left on a floor board. The vehicle was returned to its owners. No suspects.

9:04 a.m. A Day Road resident reported a cloth shoulder bag stolen from her car overnight. She said the vehicle had been unlocked and she had noticed its door ajar in the morning. The bag contained compact discs, ballet apparel, a notebook and a children’s book. The suspect had not taken the woman’s cell phone, CD player and several CDs, which were also inside the car. No suspects.

2:30 p.m. A Bainbridge couple reported that one of their Social Security numbers had apparently been used by a man in California to obtain several mortgages and credit cards. The couple was alerted theft after they were contacted by Country Wide Mortgage Company regarding a re-finance of their house. The couple was able to obtain a credit report that included the name of the person in California who had applied for the credit. Both the credit cards and mortgages appeared to have been paid on time. The mortgage balances totaled $5,114,000. The couple said it would follow up with the credit reporting agency to see if there had been a mix up involving the Social Security number. The case was recorded.

2:36 p.m. Vehicle prowl was reported on Helsman Court. A resident said he had noticed the passenger door of her Lexus was open and several items were missing from inside. Items included a Bible, cell phone charger and a vinyl pouch containing paperwork for the vehicle. The owner said she had parked the vehicle at 7:30 p.m. the day before. No suspects.

4:48 p.m. A lighted reindeer decoration was reported stolen from a Cherry Avenue yard. The owner said his entire herd of decorative reindeers had been present the the night before, but the next morning he had noticed one deer missing. Two other reindeer had been re-arranged in a “compromising position.” The missing reindeer was valued at $80. No suspects.

DECEMBER 12

6:46 a.m. Suspects pried open the rear door of a Winslow Way business and stole cash from its register. The door had been locked with a deadbolt. Missing cash totaled $150.

8:16 a.m. A Bainbridge woman reported unknown suspects had thrown her garbage cans into the woods and she could not retrieve them. The woman said it was the third time someone had relocated the cans to the forest. The cans were valued at $20 each.

4:09 p.m. A broken tree branch crashed through the windshield of a Toyota Camry traveling north on Lynwood Center Road. The driver said a strong gust of wind dislodged the branch, which dropped vertically through the car’s window. The driver was not injured.

DECEMBER 14

12:30 a.m. An Aaron Avenue resident reported a hit-and-run to his parked Toyota Matrix. The owner had left the vehicle parked at the end of his driveway and returned to find it damaged. The causing driver did not leave information. No suspects.

3:18 a.m. An officer patrolling Fletcher Bay Road encountered two men with a truck attempting to tow a Chevy Blazer out of a ditch. The Blazer appeared to have slid and rotated into the ditch, with its nose still resting in the roadway. The men said they didn’t know who owned the Blazer but figured they would help get it unstuck. The Blazer was registered to a Poulsbo residence. The officer advised the men that since they did not have permission from the driver they should leave the vehicle alone. The officer called a tow truck and the vehicle was impounded.

9:22 a.m. Two vehicles merging into the ferry lane on southbound SR-305 slid on the icy roadway and collided. One vehicle stopped off the roadway. The other slid into the ditch and had to be towed. No injuries were reported.

12:46 p.m. The back window of a vehicle parked on Crystal Springs Drive was found shattered. The owner said he had left the vehicle locked on Crystal Springs drive because the road to his house was icy. Nothing was missing from inside. Replacement of the window was estimated at $600. No suspects.

8:17 p.m. A man told police he had parked and walked into a store and returned to his vehicle 10 minutes later to find a man sitting in it. Another man was loitering nearby. The owner confronted the man in his car, who said he was just looking for a lighter. The owner told the man to empty his pockets and the man complied, revealing three lighters. The owner checked through his vehicle and found nothing missing. He did not have a cell phone and drove home to call 911. Suspects had left the area by the time police arrived.

DECEMBER 16

11:31 p.m. An officer stopped on Henderson Road to remove an extension cord from the roadway and noticed a Dodge truck turn around abruptly and drive the other way. The officer returned to the patrol car and followed the truck. A records check showed that its registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. The officer stopped the truck at SR-305 and Seabold Road and arrested its driver for driving while suspended as well as an interlock violation. The man was booked into Kitsap County Jail.

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