Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:
12:43 a.m. Police responded to a report of an assault involving a knife at a Winslow Way bar. An officer contacted a friend of the victim who said the suspect had first punched his friend in the stomach inside the bar. The men had then stepped out into a parking area where the friend of the victim tried to calm the situation. The friend said the suspect pulled out a knife, held it to the victim’s stomach and said “I’m gonna cut you open bro.” The friend and the victim continued to talk calmly to the suspect who eventually threw the knife away and left the scene in a Honda sedan. An officer was able to locate the knife in a dumpster behind the bar. A manager at the bar said he had seen the suspect in the bar several times before, but wasn’t sure if he lived on the island. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot tall and 150 pounds. The knife was placed in evidence. The investigation continues.
11:20 a.m. Three cars were involved in a fender-bender on Sportsman Club Road at SR-305. Two Poulsbo drivers were cited for following too close.
11:15 a.m. A woman reported that two signs she had posted recently had been removed. Both signs read “Think Globally Shop Locally.” Each was valued at $35.
4:28 p.m. A Volkswagen Golf tuning onto northbound SR-305 from Koura Road struck a Toyota Scion in the southbound lane. The driver of the Volkswagen, a Seattle man, said his view had been blocked by a car turning onto Koura Road. He was cited for failing to yield.
4:39 p.m. An officer found 45 industrial spray paint cans littered on a grassy area off Vincent Road, near the disposal center. The cans were taken to a Public Works facility.
9:04 a.m. A Bainbridge High School student said he had seen several other students take several items from his backpack during lunch on Dec. 8. The student said the missing items included prescription medication and a $200 iPod, but he wasn’t sure which students had taken which items. Police interviewed several suspects. None admitted to taking the iPod. Two students said they had been given a USB cable for the iPod, which they broke and threw onto a roof. They said they intended to buy a new cable for the victim. Police told the suspects that a report would be filed to prosecutors unless the iPod was returned by the end of the day. The iPod did not surface and the report was filed.
12:26 p.m. Police were dispatched to a hit-and-run incident in Lynwood Center. Police interviewed two students who said they had been walking to Teriyaki Town when they were picked up by a Blue Mercedes. The car made a stop in Lynwood Center and as it pulled out of a parking stall, the Mercedes struck a parked Honda. The witnesses said the driver and passenger panicked and sped away from the scene. The suspects said they repeatedly told the driver to go back to the scene but he refused, saying it was his brother’s car and he would get in trouble. Several witnesses of the collision followed the suspect vehicle. The suspect finally stopped at the intersection of Palomino Drive and Dapple Court. The driver and passenger let another passenger out of the vehicle’s trunk. The driver, passenger and passenger of the trunk fled the scene on foot, leaving the Mercedes and the two witnesses to await the police. Police were unable to contact the vehicle’s registered owner and it was impounded. The Honda was not noticeably damaged.
8:33 a.m. Residents of Yeti Lane reported a strange vehicle parked in their driveway. An officer responded and found a red Ford Explorer sitting on a spur of the home’s main driveway. The vehicle was cold and covered in dew, suggesting it had been parked for several hours. Its glove compartment and center console were hanging open and appeared to have been rifled through. No keys were found inside, but the vehicle’s registration for the vehicle was laying on the driver’s seat. A records check found the vehicle’s owner was a Skogen Lane resident. Police contacted the wife of the owner who said the vehicle had gone missing overnight and that its keys had been left on a floor board. The vehicle was returned to its owners. No suspects.
9:04 a.m. A Day Road resident reported a cloth shoulder bag stolen from her car overnight. She said the vehicle had been unlocked and she had noticed its door ajar in the morning. The bag contained compact discs, ballet apparel, a notebook and a children’s book. The suspect had not taken the woman’s cell phone, CD player and several CDs which were also inside the car. No suspects.
2:30 p.m. An Bainbridge couple reported that a California resident had fraudulently used one of their Social Security numbers to obtain several mortgages and credit cards. The couple was alerted to apparent identity theft after they were contacted by Country Wide Mortgage Company regarding a re-finance of their house. The couple was able to obtain a credit report that included the name of the person in California who had applied for the credit. Both the credit cards and mortgages appeared to have been paid on time. The mortgage balances totaled $5,114,000. The couple said it would follow up with the credit reporting agency to see if there had been a mix up involving the Social Security number. The case was recorded.
2:36 p.m. Vehicle prowl was reported on Helsman Court. A resident said he had noticed the passenger door of her Lexus was open and several items were missing from inside. Items included a Bible, cell phone charger and a vinyl pouch containing paperwork for the vehicle. The owner said she had parked the vehicle at 7:30 p.m. the day before. No suspects.
4:48 p.m. A lighted reindeer decoration was reported stolen from a Cherry Avenue yard. The owner said his entire herd of decorative reindeers had been present the the night before, but the next morning he had noticed on deer missing. Two other reindeer had been re-arranged in a “compromising position.” The missing reindeer was valued at $80. No suspects.