Police blotter: beer-scented mouthwash?

This week, a drunk driver tried to pass off his boozy breath on having sloshed a late night shot of Listerine.

The cop didn’t buy it, and the driver eventually confessed to having rinsed his molars with beer.

Also this week: In an apparent campaign to rid the island of public waste receptacles, homemade bombs were used to annihilate a school port-o-potty and a park trash can.

June 8
Boat theft: A 14-foot boat and buoy were reported stolen near the owner’s home on Agate Passage. The vessel, valued at $15,000, was described as a blue and white Duroboat. The owner searched the area with his kayak but found no sign of his missing boat.

June 7
Crash: A Bainbridge cyclist has injured when his bicycle struck an obscured traffic barrier on the portion of Shepard Way that is closed to auto traffic. The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown approximately 25 feet from his bike and lost consciousness. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of a possible concussion. Police said the traffic barrier, which is meant to keep motorized vehicles off the path, was hidden by tall grass.

Bomb: A homemade bomb was detonated inside a portable toilet near a Bainbridge High School baseball field just before 10:30 p.m. A nearby resident reported that the explosion shook his house and terrified his children. Police found the toilet stall still smoking when they arrived. The door was blown off and numerous interior parts were found scattered nearby. “Sparkler” firework wires were found in and outside stall, leading police to believe that the damage was caused by a “sparkler bomb,” which is crafted using large quantities of sparklers and duct tape.

Assault: A 10-year-old boy with a history of anger-management problems threw items and kicked his mother at their High School Road home. The mother, who reported pain in her abdomen and a knee, was transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for treatment. The boy said he was upset about his parents’ divorce. He underwent a mental evaluation at Harrison.

June 6
Drunk driving: An 18-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and speeding shortly after 10 p.m. on High School Road. A police radar clocked the man’s car traveling on New Brooklyn Avenue at about 12 miles over the posted speed limit. An officer tailed the car, noting that the driver also failed to signal when making a turn. Once pulled over, the officer saw three teenagers in the car and smelled the odor of alcohol. The driver adamantly denied consuming alcohol and a agreed to a breath test. He then refused to take the test and blamed his alcohol-scented breath on mouthwash. Later, he admitted to having consumed a beer and provided breath samples. He was booked and released to his parents.

Bus passing: A Bainbridge school bus driver reported a car had passed by his stop paddle on Madison Avenue just before 1 p.m. The car driver later told police she was ill and she could not recall passing the bus. She was cited for the infraction.

Vandalism: The Bainbridge High School track was painted with a large “2008,” causing $500 in damages.

Vandalism: The wood “Welcome to Bainbridge Island” sign on State Route 305 was spray painted with the numbers “0” and “8.”

June 5
Bus passing: A Bainbridge school bus driver reported a vehicle had passed by his stop paddle while he was picking children up at the intersection of Ericksen Avenue and Winslow Way. The vehicle driver told police she was rushing to the ferry. She was cited for the infraction.

Cut wires: A Sakai Intermediate School administrator reported that 25 wires in a utility service box had been cut, leaving the school without fire or security alarm service.

Drunken crash: An intoxicated Poulsbo woman driving a Toyota car rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection of High School Road and State Route 305 shortly after 10 p.m. Police noted that the Toyota driver’s body swayed, had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol. When police asked her for her driver’s license, the woman initially handed over a credit card. The woman admitted to having consumed a glass of wine and consented to a series of field sobriety tests. She nearly fell over during the walking test and tipped over during the one-legged stand. An open bottle of wine was found in her vehicle. Police arrested the woman and began transporting her to the police station. While en route, the woman yelled at officers “for putting her though” an ordeal. At the station, the woman realized she lost her shoe and had officers search for it in the patrol car. She demanded to see a lawyer, began inflating a balloon she found on the floor and repeatedly insulted officers. Police booked the woman and released her to her brother. Police asked if she had any questions before she left. “Why do you have to be such a hard ass?” she asked.

June 4
Crash: A Bainbridge woman crashed her car into a 5-foot deep ditch on Blakely Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. The woman said she felt dizzy and disoriented before the crash. Her car’s windshield and and front bumper were damaged. The woman suffered injuries that were not disclosed by police.

Pot: Small amounts of marijuana were found in two occupied cars parked at Pritchard Park just after 11:15 p.m. An officer initially spotted the two cars during a routine patrol. The drivers’ nervousness spurred police to check their vehicles, where small amounts of marijuana were found. Both drivers were arrested for drug possession.

June 2
Bomb: A homemade bomb destroyed a trash can at Point White dock park shortly after 1 p.m. Police determined that the bomb had been made of “sparkler” fireworks.