Police blotter: Online gamer issues death threat


This week, fierce competition during a Facebook game went up a notch when one of the gamers told the other her non-virtual death would be coming soon.

Also this week, 20 gunshots were heard near the two child care centers on Cave Avenue. Police investigated, but were told to get the (expletive) off the gun-owner’s property.

Oct. 23
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge female was arrested for drunk driving on Wyatt Way just before 2 a.m. Police observed the suspect fail to stop at a stop sign and drift over the road’s center line three times. Her car also had inoperative brake lights. An officer noticed the suspect had alcohol on her breath once she was pulled over. The suspect admitted to drinking “a little.” After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Oct. 21
Drunk driving: A 63-year-old Wenatchee male was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 just after 10:15 p.m. Police pulled the suspect over after observing his vehicle travel about a mile on the shoulder. An officer noticed the strong odor of alcohol in the suspect’s car. The suspect admitted he drank two beers at a friend’s house. He was unsteady on his feet and staggered while walking. After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Drunk driving: An 18-year-old Kingston man was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 just before 1 a.m. Police pulled the suspect over after watching his car swerve in its lane and stop in the middle of an intersection. The suspect’s vehicle also had expired tabs. He admitted to having had half a pint of peppermint schnapps. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Oct. 20
Pot pipe: An Oregon man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Highway 305 just before midnight. Police pulled the suspect over because his vehicle had no license plates. During a search of his clothes, police found a glass pipe in one of his pockets. “That’s my pot pipe,” the suspect told an officer.

Crash: A Port Hadlock female was cited for improper lane usage after she veered into a neighboring lane and struck a motorcyclist who was stopped at the Highway 305-Winslow Way intersection. The motorcyclist, who lives in Poulsbo, was knocked to the ground but reported no serious injuries.

Oct. 19
Stolen: A lawn ornament described as a “classic black-faced jockey” was reported stolen from the yard of a Blakely Avenue home. It weighs about 100 lbs. and is valued at $200.

Oct. 18
Broken: Doors to a pump house on Baker Hill Road were reportedly “rammed in,” causing $750 worth of damage.

Threatened: A Bainbridge female reported receiving a threatening e-mail from someone with whom she was playing game on the Facebook social media site. Later, she received a long message in which the suspect said she “could not wait” until she died. The suspect also indicated the victim’s death would happen “soon.”

Bit: A Bainbridge woman reported that her dog was bitten by another dog while they walked on Foster Road shortly after 9 a.m. The attacking dog was a boxer and came running from a nearby yard. It was accompanied by a boxer puppy that was not directly involved in the attack. The injured dog required stitches. The vet bill totaled $728.

Oct. 17
Smashed: About a half dozen mailboxes on Grow Avenue were damaged during the night. Damage were estimated at $150.

Gunfire: Police were called to a Cave Avenue residence after approximately 20 gunshots were heard by people in the area, which includes two child care centers. Arriving at the home just before 10:30 a.m., police spoke with a woman who indicated a man inside had a handgun. Police ordered two men who walked outside the home to put their hands on their heads. One indicated he had shot a BB gun into the nearby woods, but police did not believe him because it would not have sounded like a gun. He refused to show police his pistol. “No, I’m not going to show you,” the man said. “You can now get the (expletive) off of my property.” Police disarmed the BB gun and left the property. A report was sent to the prosecutor’s office for charging.

Rollover: A Bainbridge male drove his BMW car off Eagle Harbor Drive just before 2 a.m. His car rolled once and came to rest on the beach. The driver couldn’t remember how the accident happened. He denied having injuries.