The following items were taken from Bainbridge police reports by
reporter Ethan Fowler. For more blotter, visit
bainbridgeislander.com and click on Bainbridge blog link on the
right side of the screen.
Crime log stats from July 20 to July 26: 7
traffic accidents, 5 found property, 4 miscellaneous, 3 thefts in
the third degree, 2 assaults in the fourth degree, 2 burglaries in
the second degree, 1 mailbox theft, 1 agency assist, 1 other crimes
against property, 1 theft in the first degree, 1 bicycle theft, 1
residential burglary, 1 violation of no contact order, 1 suspicious
incident/investigation, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 suspicious
persons/situations, 1 hit and run/unattended property damage, 1
indecent liberties, 1 verbal dispute, 1 runaway, 1 mental
investigation, 1 driving under the influence/liquor, 1 malicious
mischief in the second degree, 1 disorderly conduct.
Driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree: A
34-year-old Bremerton woman was stopped at 6:45 a.m. by an officer
after he ran the license plate of the car the woman was driving.
The woman had been charged with driving while license
suspended/revoked in the third degree for failure to appear in
court for unpaid tickets. The woman said had been making payments
to keep her license, but lost her job and stopped making
Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 43-year-old Poulsbo man who
had a warrant out for his arrest for drinking while intoxicated was
stopped by a Bremerton Police Department officer at 9:02 p.m. at
17th Street and Warren Avenue. Bainbridge Police confirmed the
man’s warrant, which carried a $5,000 bail, and faxed a copy to the
Kitsap County Jail.
Identity theft: A woman living on the 9000 block of Tidal Court
reported that she had been a victim of identity theft after
receiving a copy of her credit report. She said she had accounts
opened “left and right” that she didn’t open or authorize.
Mailbox theft: At 2:51 p.m. police were notified that mail theft
had occurred at Miller and Day roads. The caller advised police
that she had seen people in a white over tan 1966 Ford Mustang
stealing mail from mailboxes. The car, which had a Missouri license
plate, was last seen on State Route 305 southbound. When police ran
the license plate the caller had provided, the license tab had
expired in March. Officers were unable to locate the suspects after
checking the area.
Failure to transfer title of motor vehicle: A 26-year-old man
from Poulsbo was stopped as he drove his car at 8:45 a.m. on
Sportsman Club Road at Wardwell Road. When the officer ran the
car’s license plate, it indicated that the vehicle’s tab had
expired in May and a report of sale of Feb. 28. The officer then
noticed that the vehicle was displaying a “7” sticker for July on
the license plate, making it appear that the car’s tab was current.
The driver said he was aware he purchased the car in February and
just hadn’t transferred the title, and that he had just gotten the
car running. When asked about the incorrect month tab, the man said
he must have put the tab from his other car on the wrong vehicle.
The man also had an expired insurance card and no vehicle
registration. Department of Licensing also advised the officer that
the man had a driving while license suspended in the third degree
arrest as of July 25 for failure to appear in court for unpaid
tickets. The officer cited the man for failing to transfer the
title of the car he was driving, driving while license suspended in
the third degree and for no proof of insurance. The passenger in
the car told the officer her license was in good standing and that
she would drive the car from its stopped location.
Miscellaneous: An intoxicated 47-year-old man was found in the
common bathroom of an apartment complex at 10:20 p.m. on the 200
block of High School Road. The man was a guest of a tenant in the
past, but was told he was no longer wanted on the premise. An
officer told the man if he returned to the location he would be
arrested for criminal trespassing. The man said he understood the
directive and wouldn’t return.
Burglary in the second degree: A possible burglary was reported
by a restaurant on Madison Avenue at 4 p.m. However, restaurant
employees and officers couldn’t find anything missing. An employee
said the front door was unlocked when he arrived at noon, but
didn’t think anything of it because he incorrectly assumed the
co-owner had unlocked the door.
Traffic accident: A male French tourist was riding a rental bike
from the ferry terminal bike rental shop with three other friends,
who were also French tourists, south on Madison Avenue near Parfitt
Way at 2:44 p.m. The man was riding too fast and used the
bike’s front brake to abruptly stop. This caused the man to be
launched off the bike and onto the pavement. Bainbridge Fire medics
determined the man sustained torn shoulder ligaments and a
collarbone injury before he was transported to Harborview Medical
Center in Seattle for treatment.
Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass in the second degree: A
47-year-old intoxicated married woman starting banging on a door of
a home on the 200 block of Ferncliff Avenue at 11:30 p.m. She also
started honking her vehicle’s car horn to get the attention of her
39-year-old boyfriend, who lives with his deaf mother. The
boyfriend told the woman to leave, but she refused. An officer
suggested to the man that he may want to consider getting a
restraining order against the woman. Because the woman was drunk,
officers offered the woman a ride home and she obliged.
Malicious mischief in the second degree, disorderly conduct: A
33-year-old intoxicated man was charged with malicious mischief and
disorderly conduct after he caused $2,500 damage to a parked car in
the ferry terminal parking lot at 1:37 a.m. When police arrived,
one of the man’s arms was bleeding and the man was uncooperative.
The man apparently arrived at the terminal with friends and started
swinging around a golf club, which attracted the attention of ferry
personnel who told him to stop. Although the rest of the friends
boarded the ferry to Seattle the man swinging the golf club
couldn’t be found by his friends on the ferry. It was later
discovered that the man had broken out the back hatch window of a
parked car that was 25 feet from where police officers found him.
There were also blood marks on the asphalt next to the vehicle. The
man was booked into Kitsap County Jail after he was taken to the
hospital for treatment for his injuries.
Driving while intoxicated/alcohol: A 40-year-old man was stopped as
he drove southbound on Miller Road at 11:12 p.m. for driving 45 mph
in a 35 mph speed zone. When the officer approached the man, he
smelled alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The man provided a
.139 and .140 Breathalyzer test and was transported to the Kitsap
County Jail without incident with a $5,000 bail. At age 21, someone
who registers at least a .08 percent on a Breathalyzer test can be
charged for DUI in Washington state.
Suspicious incident/investigation: At 12:27 p.m., an unknown man
drove into the yard of a home on the 10000 block of Mariner Lane.
The man told the woman, who was in her yard at the time, that he
was looking for a construction site but didn’t have an address. The
man soon left quickly. The woman believed the man was casing her
place because she lives down a long, secluded driveway. The man was
in his 20s or 30s, white, clean cut with reddish blonde hair. He
drove a silver 150 or 250 pickup truck. The woman didn’t get the
license plate number on the truck the man was driving.