Bainbridge blotter | Jeff’s not here

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14

1:34 p.m. Police were called to South Beach where a boat ran aground near Toe Jam Hill.

The stranded boat had been reported at 11 p.m. the night before, but the occupant reportedly was going to spend the night on the vessel.

When police arrived the next day, a nearby resident said he had given “Jeff,” the occupant of the boat, a ride to the Bainbridge ferry terminal.

“Jeff” had said he found the boat abandoned in Manchester and was trying to sail it to Port Orchard.

Police found a small trolling motor on board, which was unsuited for the sailing conditions.

The neighbor said he believed “Jeff” might be coming back for his tools, but not the boat.

Police found a generator, tools and a blanket on board.

The vessel, named “The Mielke Way,” was registered to a Bainbridge couple. It was beached about 20 feet offshore.

Bainbridge police learned the Coast Guard was investigating to determine if the boat had been stolen.

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