Bainbridge blotter | Say it, don’t spray it

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


9:36 a.m. Police were called to investigate an unoccupied vehicle which had crashed into a power pole on Manzanita Road, just south of Hidden Cove Road.

The car had run directly into the wooden pole and was found to belong to a woman who lives very close to the crash scene. The car was obviously headed in that direction when it went off the road, police said, and the keys were in the ignition and the car was in reverse, as if somebody had attempted to back up and leave.

The driver’s side airbag had deployed and the windshield was cracked in such way as to indicate the driver had struck the glass. In the passenger seat, court paperwork was found for a male relative of the car’s owner, who is known to police for using drugs and “other issues.”

There were no witnesses.

When asked, the owner said the man was in rehab and could not have been driving. She said the car keys had been missing for a while and the car must have been stolen.

Police refused to take a stolen vehicle report about the car due to “the suspiciousness of the situation and due to the fact the vehicle had been recovered.”

The woman was advised as to the location of her car.

6:46 p.m. A man called police after being spit on by a stranger.

The man said the stranger — a young man — had been screaming and cussing at the driver of a Kitsap Transit bus in the area of Olympic Drive SE because she would not let him put his motorized bike on the bus (a Kitsap Transit policy). The man explained to the younger man that his behavior was uncalled for and the stranger spit on him.

The younger man was not located and is unknown to police.