Police Blotter: Drunken driver gives two thumbs up after passing out in intersectionJune 20th, 2012 by tristan baurick
A drunken driver fell asleep at the wheel in the Highway 305-Day Road intersection this week. When roused and asked whether he was OK, the man reportedly gave two thumbs up and gave assurances that he’s done this before.
Also this week, a road rager threatened to cut off a man’s head, apparently because it is connected to an “ugly face.”
Door breaking: A 20-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested for making threats and breaking open her aunt’s locked front door on Wood Avenue just before 1 p.m. According to the aunt, the woman has been staying at her home. They were arguing about the woman staying out late during the previous night. The woman reportedly began hitting windows and doors with her hands and threatened to “beat the s**t” out of her. When the woman stormed out of the house, the aunt locked the door. The woman returned and struck the custom-made wood door with her shoulder, causing about $1,500 in damage. Police found the woman sitting on a bench outside. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on $10,000 bail.
Threats: A Bainbridge man reported that a man driving a vehicle nearly struck his car twice and then threatened to kill him in the Ace Hardware store parking lot on High School Road just after 3 p.m. The victim said the suspect’s vehicle “came at” him in the parking lot. When he swerved to avoid a collision, the man drove at him again before pulling up beside his car. The suspect then reportedly said the victim had an “ugly face” and expressed a desire to cut his head off and “spit down” his throat. The victim said the suspect appeared “impaired.” A license plate check indicated the suspect’s vehicle is owned by a Kingston man. The victim asked police not to contact the suspect – only that police document the incident.
Harassed: A 21-year-old Bainbridge woman reported that a Bainbridge man harassed her two months ago and appears to be trying to intimidate her. In May, the woman was walking through the Town & Country Market’s parking lot on Winslow Way when a middle-aged man in an SUV pulled up near her and began to yell and curse at her for blocking the driveway. The man put his face close to her’s and said he would beat her if she were a man. She was frightened and told him she was glad she is not a man. Over the last two months, the man has come into the Winslow Way business where she works and has “bad mouthed” her to other employees. He has been at the business when she is present but never addresses her directly. A report was taken for information purposes only.
Drunken driving: A 37-year-old Suquamish man was arrested shortly after 11:30 p.m. for being in control of a car while intoxicated after he was found passed out in a vehicle parked in the Day Road-Highway 305 intersection. The suspect’s foot was on the brake but the motor was running and the transmission was in drive. Bainbridge firefighters blocked the wheels to prevent the car from moving and then banged on the windows to get the suspect’s attention. The suspect reportedly woke and gave a “thumbs up” sign with both hands. He had an unopened 12-pack of beer in his rear seat. He failed a field sobriety test, and a breath test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level of .185. The legal limit is .08. He “readily admitted to drinking too much, and that he had done this before eight years ago,” a police officer reported. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on $5,000 bail.
Theft: A wallet and cell phone were reported stolen from a locker at the gym in the Pavilion building on Madison Avenue just after noon. The locker was believed to have been locked. The owner accused a homeless teenager of taking the items. Police found the teenager at a grocery store, but he denied taking the items and allowed police to search his bag. The wallet and phone were not found.
Theft: An electric-assist bicycle was reported stolen from the bike barn near the Bainbridge ferry terminal on Olympic Drive. The owner found her lock and saddle bag were left behind. The bike was described as a silver 2009 eZee Sprint with fenders, a flat handlebar and large seat. It was valued at $1,800.