Police Blotter: Green tongue, green crumbs give away pot userMay 4th, 2011 by tristan baurick
A Port Townsend man’s green tongue and the mess of pot bits on the front of his sweatshirt made police skeptical when he told them he had no pot in his car.
Drunken driving: A 47-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for drunken driving near the Highway 305-Reitan Road intersection just before 1 a.m. An officer observed the suspect drive his large truck into a ditch. The suspect admitted he’d consumed two 16-oz beers before driving. He failed a sobriety test and was transported to the county jail. A search of his truck produced an handgun for which the suspect did not have the proper permit.
High driving: A 26-year-old Port Townsend man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs near the Highway 305-Suquamish Way intersection just before 11 p.m. He was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for having expired license tabs and failing to provide proof of insurance. Police initially saw the suspect traveling on the Bainbridge portion of 305 at about 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit. An officer also noticed the suspect’s vehicle had expired tabs. The suspect was having trouble forming complete sentences and had red, droopy eyes. His tongue was green and the front of sweatshirt was covered with green leafy fragments that appeared to be marijuana. The suspect admitted he smoked marijuana in Seattle earlier that evening but said no marijuana was in his vehicle. A bong, glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana were found in the vehicle. The suspect failed a field sobriety test. He was cited and released.
Theft: A California couple accused three men employed by a moving company of stealing $1,100 in cash from their new Bainbridge home. The men, two of whom live in South Kitsap and one in California, consented to searches and background checks. The couple later called police to say they found their money. They had misplaced it during the move.
Dumping: A site manager for a halted construction project reported suspicious dumping at the project’s Lynwood Center Road site. He told police that unknown dump trucks have dumped dirt at the site. Unauthorized tree cutting also occurred.
Assault: A Kingston man shoved a Bainbridge man with his fist during a dispute at a construction site on Fieldstone Lane just before 3:30 p.m. The Kingston man told police he was confronting the Bainbridge man about what he thought was the theft of a cabinet. Police talked to both parties and decided to make no arrests. The cabinet had been returned to its owner.
Bomb: An explosive device made from a soda bottle was used to destroy a mail box on Darden Lane.
Burglary: A cash register and cash were stolen from a shack at a Weaver Road baseball park. The register was valued at $90. It contained about $90 in cash. The stolen items were owned by a youth baseball club. Police said entry was gained by kicking in a locked door. A shoe print was found on the door, but it appeared that it had been purposefully smeared to conceal identifying marks. Damage to the door was estimated at $50.
Theft: A Bainbridge woman who had moved out of the country said a friend she had entrusted to care for her dogs and store some boxes no longer had the dogs or the boxes. The friend had given the dogs away and said the boxes were stolen.
Burglary: Copper wire was stolen from a Port Madison Water Company pump station. The station was broken into by an undisclosed means.
Wrong tabs: A 46-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for putting a 2011 boat trailer tab on his vehicle license plate, which expired in 2009. Police made the arrest on High School Road. The suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.
Drunken driving: A 28-year-old Poulsbo woman was arrested for drunken driving by Bainbridge police near the Highway 305-Suquamish Way intersection just after 1 a.m. An officer had observed the suspect’s vehicle traveling dangerously close to a northbound bus on the Bainbridge portion of 305. The vehicle also veered in its lane several times. Once pulled over, the suspect smiled “almost uncontrollably” and giggled as she spoke. She had the strong odor of alcohol and admitted she’d had “a pound of Guinness” in Seattle before boarding the Bainbridge ferry. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.
Crash: A horse trailer fell on its side after hitting a speed bump on Secretariat Lane just before 4 p.m. The horses inside were uninjured.
Burglary: A Hidden Heights Lane resident reported that his home’s dead-bolted door was forced open, breaking the door jamb. Items in the home appeared scattered and out of place. A Dell laptop computer was stolen.
Burglary: A large quantity of electrical wire was stolen from a city-owned storage container on Sands Avenue. Entry was gained by cutting a lock.
Burglary: A Dell laptop computer was stolen from a Lofgren Road home while its owner was out for a jog.
Theft: An “art object” was stolen from a Sivertson Road home’s yard sometime during the night.