Police blotter

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

MAY 31

8:11 p.m. An officer parked on Miller Road observed the driver of a Toyota Camry light a glass pipe as he passed. The driver was the vehicle’s sole occupant and was driving with no hands as he lit the pipe. The car was stopped but the driver was smoking a cigarette by the time the officer contacted him. The officer asked for the pipe, and the driver retrieved the still-smoking paraphernalia from a pile of clothes on the passenger seat. The man did not appear under the influence. His information was recorded for possible charging and the pipe was placed in evidence.

10:50 p.m. A Bainbridge woman called 911 when her son came home apparently intoxicated. The juvenile agreed to a voluntary breath test. When the officer confronted him with the test results, the juvenile put a belt around his neck and said he wanted to die. The officer got the juvenile to remove the belt and searched him, finding a sharpie which the youth said he had been “tagging” with. The juvenile was transported to Harrison Hospital.


4:53 a.m. A Toyota Camry was stopped on SR-305 after passing a slow-moving truck in a no-passing zone. The driver was contacted but told the officer that he didn’t have a driver’s license. The man was in an Army uniform and said he was rushing to catch a ferry to get to his duty station in Everett. A records check showed that the man’s license was suspended, and he was asked to step from the vehicle. “Are you really going to (expletive) arrest me?” the man said. He was arrested and cited for passing in a no-passing zone and for driving with a suspended license.


8:13 a.m. A purse and wallet were reported stolen from a vehicle left unlocked at the ferry terminal for several hours. The purse, valued at $80, was blue with the word “pendleton” in leather both sides. The wallet contained credit cards but no cash. No suspects.

11:47 a.m. A woman called 911 several times from the Best Western Hotel. Fire responded but found she had no medical issues outside of being extremely drunk. Police officers arrived on seen and observed numerous empty wine bottles, take out boxes and vomit in the woman’s room. Hotel management said she was supposed to have checked out at 11 a.m. but was refusing to leave. Officers escorted the woman out of the building and arrested her for criminal trespass. She was taken to Kitsap County Jail where her breath alcohol reading of .33 earned her a trip to Harrison Medical Center for evaluation.

1:17 p.m. Police were dispatched to the Point White Dock parking lot, where an explosive device had been detonated in a a trash receptacle. It appeared that a “sparkler type bomb” had destroyed the plastic trash can and blown a support arm off the wooden frame that was holding it. Nearby residents had heard the explosion and extinguished the fire, but had not witnessed anyone in the area. No suspects.

5:24 p.m. Opened mail from three different Bill Point addresses was found in a mailbox. Residents listed on the addresses were contacted. One resident showed police a slip of paper he had found in his mailbox, with the message “have you learned your lesson yet?” written in a juvenile hand. The resident said someone had been “messing with” his mailbox lately, wrapping it in plastic and string on three different occasions. He also said his house had recently been egged.

8:53 p.m. A vehicle was stopped on Beach Crest Drive for canceled plates and its driver was cited.


7:54 a.m. A Chevy Malibu traveling northbound in the right lane of SR-305 south of Vineyard Lane was attempting to make a U-turn to queue in a line of ferry traffic, when it struck a Dodge Ram passing in the left lane. The driver was cited for executing an improper turn.

8:36 a.m. A Bainbridge resident reported that someone had used her social security number to secure a mortgage loan with J.P. Morgan company and then defaulted on the loan. The woman said she had been a Boeing employee two years ago when a master tape containing employee social security numbers had gone missing. The case was recorded.

12:35 a.m. An intoxicated man was banging on doors and yelling at a condominium complex on Harbor Square Loop. When police arrived at the scene, the man was sitting on steps surrounded by residents. He was wet, muddy, wearing only one shoe and smelled strongly of intoxicants. In a slurred voice the man said he was looking for a pair of glasses. The glasses and missing shoe were later found among the landscaped plants. The man produced a Navy ID card and a Texas driver’s license and divulged that he lived on Wing Point. He was arrested for trespass and disorderly conduct. As the police drove him home in the patrol car, he lay down and fell asleep. He refused to get out of the squad car at his residence and was forcibly removed by officers.


7:04 a.m. A 1981 Datsun 280Z was impounded after being found abandoned on Lynwood Center Road near Baker Hill. A wallet and iPod were found inside the vehicle and placed into evidence. Police attempted to contact the registered owner without success.

8:12 a.m. A Horizon View Place resident reported that a 300-pound statue in her garden had been destroyed sometime during the night. The statue had been placed on a raised flower bed, and the responding officer noted that it could have tipped over on its own. Numerous other statues and ornamental pots on the property had not been damaged.

10:39 a.m. A Bainbridge woman driving a Chevy sedan northbound on Blakely Avenue said she became dizzy and disoriented before drifting across the southbound lane and into a ditch. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

11:19 p.m. An officer on patrol observed two cars stopped in the lower lot of Pritchard Park. The officer contacted two passengers in the first car and advised them that the park was closed after dark. They said they were following a friend in the car ahead of them to her home, and didn’t know why she had stopped. A female driver in the second car was contacted and said she just wanted to take her friends for a walk along the boardwalk. The officer advised the driver that since her story did not match her friends’ story, he would be detaining her and asking for a K9 unit to be dispatched. At that point the driver volunteered that she had a small amount of marijuana stashed in the visor of her car. The bag of marijuana was located and the driver was arrested. The officer recontacted the passengers in the second vehicle and asked if there was anything illegal in their vehicle. The driver said there was marijuana in her center console. A search of the car turned two small bags of marijuana and a small glass pipe. All three parties were cited for possession of marijuana, and one driver was cited for physical control.

6:40 p.m. A Bainbridge woman driving a Honda Civic said she was attempting to pull into a parking lot off Bjune drive when she mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal, causing her car to collide with two parked vehicles.