Police blotter: Cell phone thief taunts owner

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In this week’s blotter, a man gets his finger crushed, a drunk drives (surprise!), and a man calls his stolen cell phone and gets a frank response from the thief.

Blotter’s below.

Dec. 10
Crushed: A Port Orchard man walked into the Phelps Road fire station shortly after 4:30 p.m. to seek assistance for a crushed finger. The man said he was injured while working with a construction crew on Olympus Drive. His hand, he said, was pinned between the bucket of an excavator and a concrete retaining wall. Medics said much of the man’s left index finger was crushed and part of it would likely have to be amputated. He was transported to Harborview hospital in Seattle.

Drunk driving: A 30-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 near Day Road shortly after 1 a.m. Police initially noticed the suspect driving erratically and traveling at speeds of between 45 and 71 mph. When asked if she’d had some alcohol, the suspect responded “yes, I knew I shouldn’t have gotten in the car.” After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the county jail.

Dec. 9
Theft: An auto repair business on Eagle Harbor Drive reported that a Bainbridge man canceled payment on $5,080 worth of services for a 1955 Austin. Police are trying to track down the suspect.

Dec. 6
Harassed: A Bainbridge woman reported that a former renter of one of her properties nearly struck her with a large truck. The woman said she had previously sued the former renter for property damage. She said the renter drove on the fog line as she stood near it and laughed as he passed.

Dec. 3
Theft: A Foster Road resident reported that $100 cash was stolen from one of his children’s rooms. He suspects that his brother, who uses drugs and was accused of taking money from other family members, may have taken the cash. Nothing else appeared stolen. The victim declined to press charges, preferring to only have the incident documented.

Nov. 30
Theft: A Bremerton man reported that his cell phone was stolen while visiting Island Grill restaurant on High School Road. The victim said an unknown male voice answered his missing phone when he called it. “You’ll never find it!” the voice said.

4 thoughts on “Police blotter: Cell phone thief taunts owner

  1. “Police initially noticed the suspect driving erratically and traveling at speeds of between 45 and 71 mph.”

    Excellent police work, noticing that.

  2. No, no, this is what I was commenting on:

    “Drunk driving: A 30-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 near Day Road shortly after 1 a.m. Police initially noticed the suspect driving erratically and traveling at speeds of between 45 and 71 mph. When asked if she’d had some alcohol, the suspect responded “yes, I knew I shouldn’t have gotten in the car.” After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the county jail.”

    Not some stupid cell phone story.

  3. Willy, if you read the last story dated Nov 30, you would get the cell phone story. The link just took you to the story on what page it was.

  4. Actually Willy, that was excellent police work. They were out there in wee dark hours doing their job. It’s a good thing they did notice this drunk before she killed someone.

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