Police blotter: Bomb scare sparks middle school evacuation


In this week’s blotter, a scrawled bathroom message leads to a school evacuation and the enticing contents of a bag leads to an injury car crash.

The blotter’s below….

Feb. 18
Theft: An unlocked mountain bike was stolen from a carport on Viewcrest Avenue sometime during the night.

Feb. 16
Damaged: A mailbox appeared to have been run over on Ferncliff Avenue sometime during the night. Damage was estimated at $200.

Feb. 15
Crash: A 22-year-old Bainbridge woman crashed her vehicle in a ditch after swerving to avoid a deer on Eagle Harbor Drive just before 9:30 p.m. Her vehicle came to rest on its driver’s side. No injuries.

Crash: Two women were hospitalized with neck injuries after a rear-end collision on Sportsman Club Road just before 8 a.m. A Bainbridge woman’s pickup truck struck the rear end of a vehicle driven by a Tacoma woman. The Bainbridge woman explained that she was looking for something in a bag and was not paying attention to the road. She was cited for inattentive driving.

Feb. 14
Bomb threat: Woodward Middle School was evacuated just after 12:30 p.m. after a threatening message was found scrawled in a bathroom. The message, which was etched into a boys’ bathroom stall, read “Bomb 1:00.” School staff and police officers searched the building but found nothing suspicious. Students returned to classes at 1:20 p.m.

Feb. 11
Theft: A license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked on Madrona Way during the night.

Crash: A Redmond woman crashed her SUV into the High School Road roundabout after she suffered a seizure. She was taken to a Seattle hospital for observation. The roundabout incurred minor damage. The SUV was not damaged.