Police blotter: “Careful, Flying Golf Balls”


A truck driver’s windshield shattered under mysterious circumstances as he traveled along the highway. Nearby lurked a sign warning “Careful, Flying Golf Balls.”

Blotter’s below.

Sept,. 25
Interloper: A Bainbridge woman called police seeking advice about how to rid her family of a man who had been living in her home for the last two weeks. The man was allowed to stay at the family’s home while he looked for a job. The family found that many elements of his identity and life history were untrue, and it appeared that he was not seriously looking for a job. Police advised the woman to tell the man to leave, and to call 911 if he refused.

Theft: A Bainbridge woman’s convertible car roof was cut open and an iPod music player and a spare car key were stolen. The car had been parked overnight Brien Drive. Damage to the car was estimated at $1,000.

Sept. 24
Broken: A Suquamish man’s windshield was smashed while driving a large truck on Highway 305 just after 3:30 p.m. The man said he was driving north approaching Reitan Road when he heard a loud “pop” and saw his windshield shatter. He did not see a suspect in the vicinity and does not believe the damage was caused by other vehicles. The man did note that a sign saying something to the affect of “Careful, Flying Golf Balls” was posted on Reitan.

Passed: A Bainbridge woman was cited for passing a school bus while it was unloading children at 12:40 p.m. on Manzanita Road. The suspect said she was “dealing with a small child” in her car and did not see the bus’ stop sign or flashing lights.

Drunk driving: A Poulsbo male was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 at 1:15 a.m. An officer had pulled the suspect over because his van had a defective headlight. The officer then noticed the suspect smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech. The officer also recognized the suspect from an earlier incident in which the suspect was ordered to leave an island bar. During a search of the suspect’s van, police found a small bag of marijuana. The discovery led to an additional booking for possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was transported to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Sept. 23
Burglary: A laptop computer was reported stolen from a Smoland Lane home sometime during the night. The owners were sleeping when the laptop was taken. Police believe the thief gained entry through an unlocked back door.

Sept. 22
Theft: A Bainbridge woman’s wallet, cigarettes and $30 in cash were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Olympic Drive.

Crash: A Bainbridge female’s neck and head were injured when her vehicle struck a truck driven by a Belfair male on Wyatt Way just before 9 a.m. The female, who had been traveling south on Weaver Road, had stopped at the intersection with Wyatt. Believing the other driver was also required to stop, the female continued into the intersection, where her vehicle was struck on its side. She was cited for failing to yield.