Bainbridge blotter | Ford flameout

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


10:39 p.m. Police responded to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Highway 305 and Phelps Road.

A black 1986 Ford Econoline van, belonging to a 52-year-old Burien man, was on fire. Firefighters were on the scene.

The van’s owner said his vehicle, which he’d only recently finished repairing since it had previously caught fire, had stalled in Seattle earlier that day, and he had to get a jump start. Then, after riding the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge, the van needed another jump start, just about an hour before.

A woman had helped him that time, and as they were both driving north on Highway 305, his vehicle had stalled again. The woman attempted to jump start his van again, but shortly after it began running for the third time that day, flames erupted from under the hood.

The owner attempted to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher, but it malfunctioned and he could not douse the blaze.

The woman called 911.

The man agreed to have the van towed in the morning.

More in News

Bainbridge council to oppose ‘$30 car tab’ initiative

Bainbridge city officials are warning that the potential passage of Initiative 976… Continue reading

Bainbridge Rotary hosts Attorney General as guest speaker

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at the Rotary Club… Continue reading

Bainbridge may put cameras on school bus ‘Stop Paddles’ to catch bad drivers

Go around and it will come around. Bainbridge city and school district… Continue reading

No problems in Kitsap with same-day voter registration

There was no rush and no crush. Kitsap County election workers had… Continue reading

Corinne Wolffe is new KiDiMu Development Director

Corinne Wolffe has joined the ranks of the Kids Discovery Museum staff… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: That 70s show | The Bainbridge Blab

See you later, heat wave. Scattered sunshine and temperatures in the low… Continue reading

Study looks at potential traffic impacts from Winslow Hotel

The traffic will ruin downtown. That’s been one of the biggest concerns… Continue reading

Readers still waiting for Mueller appearance

We all know the plot by now. Even so, copies of the… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Off-island visitors driving badly

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, JULY 22… Continue reading

Most Read