Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.
Friday, July 10
11:42 p.m. Three 18-year-olds were contacted by police in the parking lot of Hyla Middle School. Police said all three individuals were “slightly intoxicated” and one of them was in possession of alcohol with an I.D. that was not his own.
Police first saw the vehicle with its headlights on in the parking lot. Previously in the week, police said they had reported a problem with people smoking marijuana after hours. As the officer turned into the parking lot, two vehicles were seen leaving the parking lot. The officer stopped both vehicles and witnessed one male throwing two large garbage bags and a half-box of Busch beer into the bushes beside the parking lot. The officer retrieved the items from the bushes, identifying them as alcohol, and arrested the male for minor in possession, although he denied drinking.
When the officer retrieved his license out of his wallet, he stated that it was not his, rather his brothers, who he said didn’t know that he had obtained his ID. The male stated he had used it to buy alcohol about 3-4 times. The other two individuals also smelled of alcohol, police say.
All three individuals were released at the scene and had someone come to pick them up. Charges among the three males include an unlawful act related to identification, minor exhibiting effects of consuming liquor, and minor in possession.
Monday, July 13
8:39 a.m. Police received a notice regarding lost property. The reporting party stated he lost his wallet while kayaking in the waters off of the southern tip of Bainbridge Island. He told police the wallet had his Military Common Access Card in it, stating that he was an E5 in the Navy working on the USS Michigan. According to the police report, the man said the kayak tipped over and he lost all of his belongings, including the card which had a security clearance. He requested the report to help him get another Common Access Card.
11:44 a.m. A 51-year-old female reported to police that she suspects unemployment fraud has been committed using her identity. On June 29, She learned that her social security number was associated with an email address she did not recognize. Later that day, she said she received a letter from the Employment Security Department stating that she had been overpaid $8,350 in unemployment benefits and demanding that it be repaid. She told police she did not make this claim and had not received the money. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
12:55 p.m. Police received notice regarding a malicious mischief call. Officers were informed a vehicle had sustained a broken windshield. The victim came to the police station to discuss the matter. The reporting party informed police something hit his windshield on Manitou Park Blvd. The man stated he believed children playing outside “most likely” damaged the windshield. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
5:01 p.m. A 61-year-old female was reported as a missing person. She was found on Tuesday at 1:08 a.m. According to the police report, she was missing from her residence on Toe Jam Hill and had early onset Alzheimer’s. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Kitsap County Search & Rescue were called to assist in the search. The woman was found by search & rescue volunteers in dense brush approximately three blocks from her house. She was checked by Bainbridge Island Fire Department medics for injuries and was cleared as healthy and good to go home.