Police blotter: “Bloody and belligerent” man sent back on the ferry


Police directed a blood- and urine-soaked man back onto the Seattle ferry after he exhibited drunkenness and belligerence at the Winslow ferry terminal.

Also this week, livestock suffered a driveby Roman candle assault, two men were arrested for yelling at tourists and a dad tried to cover up for his son’s drunken driving collision by claiming that he was the driver and that the crash was caused by a wild animal.

July 10
Burglary: A 40-year-old Bainbridige woman was arrested for moving into her ex-boyfriend’s Viewcrest Avenue home while he was out of town. Police were alerted by a neighbor at about 4 p.m. Five people were found in the house without permission. The suspect had changed the house’s locks. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked for burglary. Bail was set at $50,000. The suspect’s boyfriend said they had been living at the house for the last two weeks.

July 9
Drunken driving: A 47-year-old Seattle man was arrested for drunken driving and hit-and-run after he crashed into a guard rail along Rockaway Beach Road just before midnight. The suspect was found in his vehicle when an officer passed by during a routine patrol. The suspect’s vehicle was heavily damaged and had spilled oil on the roadway. The suspect drove into the guard rail but continued driving about a quarter mile before stopping. He appeared dazed and was talking on a cell phone about the Winslow ferry terminal’s location when police approached. He could not recall hitting the guard rail. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard. Damage to the city-owned guard rail was estimated at $5,000.

July 6
Bomb: A homemade explosive device was found along New Brooklyn Road just before 1 p.m. The bomb was made from “sparkler” fireworks bound tightly together. It showed signs of a failed lighting attempt. The Washington State Patrol bomb squad disposed of the bomb.

July 5
Break-in: A 21-year-old California man was arrested for malicious mischief after he damaged the door of a vehicle parked on Gertie Johnson Road. The suspect said he used a wrench to open the door and retrieve a pair of his shoes shortly after 10 p.m. He said the car’s owner had refused to open the car for him. “She was being stupid so it was hard for me not to be stupid as well,” he told police.

Theft: A Bainbridge woman’s purse was stolen from her while she napped at Waterfront Park near Shannon Drive shortly after 8 p.m. The suspect was described as a 15-year-old blond female in the company of a juvenile male. Witnesses chased the suspect into some bushes. She relinquished the purse to her pursuers but not the $150 she found inside it.

Burglary: The Commodore school’s gym on Madison Avenue was broken into and items were damaged sometime during the night. Entry was gained by pushing out a door window. A pencil was used to prop the window back in place. Juveniles have been caught playing in the gym four times over the last three months, possibly gaining entry via the dislocated window. Damage to the window and a ceiling tile was estimated at $200.

Assault: A Poulsbo man reported that an ex-girlfriend tried to hit him with her vehicle on Rockaway Beach Road shortly after 1 a.m. No arrests were made due to “credibility issues,” police said.

July 4
Fireworks: A Vancouver, Wash. male was arrested after he discharged a “Roman candle” firework from a moving vehicle on Bergman Road, hitting a baby cow in a field just before 2:45 p.m. Horses and dogs were also targeted, according to the property’s owner. The suspect explained that he was “letting off steam” after a stint of military service. He admitted it was “not smartest thing to do” but that he was unaware that his actions were illegal.

July 3
Drunken driving: A 44-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunken driving on the 9300 block of High School Road at 11:15 p.m. Police were called to the area after the suspect crashed her vehicle into another vehicle driven by a 72-year-old California woman. The impact made the California woman’s vehicle inoperable. No injuries were reported. The suspect, who had the strong odor of alcohol, initially giggled when questioned by police. She resisted arrest while yelling insults at police and insisting that she was not intoxicated. She continued her emotional outbursts, including crying, laughing and begging, throughout her processing at the county jail in Port Orchard.

Assault: A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, a 19-year-old Bainbridge woman, at her Rose Loop home at 11:20 p.m. The suspect had been trying to get prescription drugs out of the victim’s purse. The suspect grabbed the victim and shook her, causing her to fall down a stair. She suffered no substantial injuries. The suspect left the home but was stopped by police as he walked along Eagle Harbor Drive. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on fourth-degree domestic violence assault.

Theft: A Falk Road man called 911 to report that unknown people had been seen cutting the seed pods from poppies growing in his yard.

July 2
Bloody: An intoxicated 43-year-old Redmond described by police as “bloody and belligerent” was put on a Seattle-bound ferry shortly after he disembarked a ferry at the Winslow ferry terminal. Called to the terminal at 11:15 p.m., police were unable to determine how the man suffered his head injuries. He had also urinated in his pants. Medic units treated and cleaned the man before his departure.

Disorderly: A 31-year-old Snohomish man and a 53-year-old Seattle man were arrested for disorderly conduct after they threatened tourists outside the Isla Bonita restaurant on Winslow Way at 9:30 p.m. Police followed the suspects to the Winslow ferry terminal. An officer noted that they stumbled into into traffic at least once. The suspects were apprehended in ferry terminal bathroom where they were drinking whiskey.

June 30
Theft: A backpack containing keys and a cell phone was reported stolen from a Seattle man’s unlocked vehicle while it was parked at Battle Point Park on Arrow Point Drive during the evening.

June 29
Theft: Five pieces of artwork valued at no less than $600 were reported stolen from the Wing Point Golf and Country Club on Cherry Avenue. The paintings and framed photographs, which were displayed thoughout the country club, were stolen gradually over the last seven months. The country club’s management felt that the thefts were “now becoming a problem” after the fifth item was taken, an officer said. There were no signs of forced entry.

June 28
Drunken driving: A 19-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for intoxication under the age of 21 and negligent driving after his vehicle was found in a ditch on Phelps Road near Euclid Avenue just after 1:30 a.m. Police noted that there was blood on the driver’s side door. Police were approached by a middle-aged man who claimed that he crashed the car after “something jumped” into the roadway. He later admitted he was the suspect’s father and was trying to prevent his son’s arrest. The suspect was located at a nearby home.

June 27
Found: A police officer walking near Creosote Place found several hypodermic needles and a bank card on the ground. The card was found to have been stolen from a Des Moines, Wash. resident.

June 26
Burglary: A cordless drill, drill bits and various hand tools was reported stolen from the Wyckoff Superfund site on Creosote Place just before 9 p.m. Entry was gained by cutting open a chain link fence and then cutting a storage unit’s lock. The site was burglarized last week. Missing items included a six-foot length of copper pipe and a 50-foot roll of wire.

June 25
Theft: A bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside the Safeway store on High School Road while the owner, a Bainbridge resident, was shopping.

Vandalized: Two bathrooms and water fountains were reported damaged at Fort Ward park just before 4:30 p.m.

June 24
Vandalized: A bathroom sink and faucet were damaged at Fay Bainbridge park on Sunrise Drive.

Theft: A Bainbridge woman reported that her wallet was stolen from her Dolphin Drive home. She suspects two women who visited on the previous day took the wallet.