Bainbridge blotter | Tired transient

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


11:29 p.m. Police were called to the Rotary ballfields near Weaver Road in response to a reported dumpster fire.

The fire, which police said “was intentionally set,” was actually in a recycling bin.

No suspects were seen in the area.

The large recycling bin had been moved off the dirt and the contents dumped out before being placed upside down. Police saw no possible accidental reason for it to ignite.

An officer kicked the bin over and stepped on it to extinguish the fire. The burning bin left a puddle of melted plastic stuck to the sidewalk.

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District was advised of the incident.


11:38 p.m. A 50-year-old transient from Bremerton passed out in the northbound lane of North Madison Avenue, near Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School, and was run over by a bicyclist.

The cyclist, 28, of Bainbridge, was thrown from his bike and scraped his right forearm. When speaking with him, police said they could smell intoxicants.

The Bremerton man, who was “very intoxicated,” said he’d been at a friend’s house and left his vehicle, wallet, cell phone and keys there. He was unsteady on his feet, so police had him sit down near the patrol car.

Police saw he had what appeared to be a tire mark on his left side. He was groaning loudly. Paramedics were called and he was transported to a hospital.

The cyclist was released from the scene and a report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for consideration of the charge of disorderly conduct for the Bremerton man.

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