Bainbridge blotter | Lurking near the high school

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


2:34 p.m. Two people were trespassed from the area near Bainbridge High School after first being reported for probable drug use and then for allegedly making rude gestures at students.

A man, 26, of Burien, and a woman, 19, of Bainbridge and a recent BHS grad, were parked in a white Honda in the 200 block of Grow Avenue.

At about 10:50 a.m., a resident came to the police station to report the people in the car were using narcotics. Police arrived to investigate and, after speaking to the couple, found they had no plausible reason to be parked there, though they also had no criminal records.

They agreed to leave.

Police could detect the smell of unburned marijuana in the car, but saw no evidence the two were intoxicated, though one of them did have “long hair, dyed blue.”

At about 2 p.m. Police were told that a white sedan had driven by the school and the two people inside had made rude gestures at students. The driver reportedly had long blue hair.

Police again located the car, this time at the Bainbridge address to which it was registered, and told the couple they were trespassed from school grounds.

They refused to sign notices and claimed they made no such gestures, though they had no answer when asked why they had been near the school at all.

2:58 p.m. A 55-year-old Bainbridge Island man made an illegal U-turn on Highway 305 which resulted in a collision.

The man was traveling north when he came upon heavy traffic. Not wanting to wait, he decided to turn around, making a U-turn across the double yellow line.

He turned directly in front of a southbound Honda CR-V, driven by a 61-year-old Kingston woman. She struck his car, and both vehicles spun several times before coming to a stop on the roadway.

One lane of the highway was closed to traffic for about an hour, and both vehicles were towed away, due to damage.

No injuries were reported.

The man was cited for making an improper U-turn.

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