Police Blotter: Woman “shoulder checks” unleashed dog’s walker


This week, two women tussled over an unleashed dog near Grand Forest Park and a young inebriated driver manages to navigate her car out of a driveway but then crashes into a mailbox, fence and garden shed across the street.

The blotter is below…

Mar. 18
Theft: An unlocked mountain bike was stolen from a Camellia Loop apartment complex just after midnight. The owner said he left the red Trek bike outside his apartment while he retrieved something inside. It was gone when he came back out. The bike is valued at $150.

Mar. 14
Drunken driving: A 20-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunken driving and hit-and-run after her car struck a mailbox, fence and garden shed on West Port Madison Road just after 1:30 a.m. A man found the car in his yard with the suspect inside. He helped her out but she fled across the street and and into a nearby home without discussing the matter with the man. Along with the mailbox, fence and shed wall, the crash also damaged the man’s lawn and several lawn ornaments. Police located the suspect at the nearby home. She appeared highly intoxicated. Police said she spoke incoherently and had trouble walking, nearly falling down more than once. She admitted crashing the car and drinking “two beers” prior to driving. She said she had been drinking with several other young people at the home she fled to after the crash. Police drove her to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked her on $5,000 bail. Police suspect that a 22-year-old Bainbridge man who lives at the house had been allowing underage drinking to take place. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

Damaged: A car’s door locks were damaged while it was parked at Battle Point Park on Arrow Point Drive just before 9 a.m. Police believe someone tried to smash the locks in an attempt to break in. The car had been unattended for about 40 minutes.

Drunken driving: A 58-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunken driving after she crashed her vehicle into another vehicle at the Bluefin Court-Capstan Drive intersection just before 7 p.m. No injuries were reported. The suspect told police she had consumed a glass of wine with lunch. A breathalyzer test indicated she had a blood-alcohol level of .268. The legal limit is .08. After failing a series of field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on $5,000 bail. She was also cited for failing to yield to a vehicle that had the right of way.

Assault: Two men were involved in a scuffle during a City Council meeting at City Hall just after 9:15 p.m. A 75-year-old Bainbridge man told police he was punched and then shoved over a table by a 66-year-old Bainbridge man with whom he had exchanged heated words about local politics. The 66-year-old told police he had said to the 75-year-old “you got what you wanted,” referring to firing of the city manager. He said the 75-year-old then swore at him and pressed a finger into his neck. The 66-year-old said he pushed the 75-year-old in self-defense but denied punching him. Neither party wanted to press charges. Read more here.

Mar. 12
Assault: A 64-year-old Bainbridge woman was assaulted on Mandus Olson Road just before 1 p.m. by a woman who was upset about her unleashed dog. The victim said she was walking two dogs when one got loose and ran up to the other woman, who was walking a leashed dog. The unleashed dog barked several times at the woman, who demanded that the dog be put on a leash. As the victim leashed the dog, the woman “shoulder checked” the victim and then began “cussing her out.” The victim pushed the woman, who turned and walked toward Koura Road. The woman was described as between 40 and 50 years old and about 5’8 with a black coat.

2 thoughts on “Police Blotter: Woman “shoulder checks” unleashed dog’s walker

  1. corrections, loose dog belongs to a very pregnant neighbor not the walker and the shoulder checker was wearing black pants, black jacket and a grey cap but no raincoat thanks

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