Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
MONDAY, OCT. 30
12:49 p.m. A 69-year-old Bainbridge man hit his head and skinned his hands and knees when he crashed his bike on Grow Avenue.
A construction worker said the bicyclist went past orange cones that blocked off a stretch of Grow where a trench had been opened.
A flagger and several other construction workers tried to stop the man, but he kept going until he hit the trench, which was 6 feet deep.
The witness estimated the cyclist was doing about 35 mph at the time, and the cyclist later told him, “I thought I could jump it.”
When questioned by police, the bicyclist said he did not see anything abnormal until he crashed.