Police Blotter: ‘Skittish’ collie causes $1,200 in bicycle damage


A 48-year-old Bainbridge cyclist crashed on Point White Drive on Aug. 16 while trying to avoid a “skittish” collie on a leash. The dog’s owner agreed to pay for repairs to the bicycle, which a bike shop estimated at $1,200.

Also this week, burglars crawled through the window of a north-island home and made off with more than $10,000 in jewelry along with home electronics.

The blotter is below.

Aug. 19

Burglary: More than $10,000 in jewelry along with home electronics was reported stolen from a home in the Agate Point area. A 48-year-old homeowner told police she returned home shortly after 1 a.m. to find her flatscreen TV, stereo system, laptop and iPad missing, along with a box of jewelry. She said she’d locked all her doors and windows, except a small window she left cracked open for her cats. The cat window was wide open when she returned home and the front door had been unlocked from inside. Police have no suspects.

Aug. 18

Vandalism: A mailbox was ripped off its stand on Venice Loop, and flags were torn off several surrounding boxes. The reporting party said several pieces of mail were also missing.

Collision: A Chevy Venture driven by a 17-year-old Poulsbo girl rear ended an Acura sedan on Highway 305 near Madison Avenue shortly before 6 p.m. The collision caused the Acura to crash into a Honda Odyssey ahead of it. The Poulsbo girl was cited.

Aug. 16

Hit-and-run: Poulsbo police arrested a 22-year-old Poulsbo man for driving under the influence and hit-and-run after he left the scene of a collision on Highway 305 near Reitan Road on Bainbridge. The man was driving north the highway at about 10 p.m. when his Nissan Sentry collided with a Subaru Outback that had stopped to yield to an ambulance. The driver of the Subaru told police she pulled over following the collision but the Nissan continued driving toward the bridge. Poulsbo police stopped the car west of Agate Pass. Breathalyzer tests indicated the driver’s blood-alcohol level was .164. The legal limit is .08.

Bicycle crash: Police responded to Point White Drive at 5:20 p.m. for a report of a bicycle crash. The cyclist, a 48-year-old Bainbridge man, told police he had been pedaling north on Point White Drive when he approached two women walking dogs down the road on leashes. He said one of the dogs, a “skittish” looking collie, bounded toward him and caused him to swerve into the middle of the roadway. He lost control of the bicycle and crashed. The man complained of hip pain but was mostly concerned about damage to the bicycle, which he said was very expensive. The dog’s owner agreed to pay for repairs. A bike shop estimated it would cost $1,200 to replace brake levers, a pedal and the leather seat.

Aug. 15

Hit-and-run: A 54-year-old Gig Harbor man reported a hit and run on Highway 305 near Hidden Cove Road. The man told police a white sedan collided with the Ford Econoline van he was driving shortly before 6 p.m.. The van driver said the driver of the sedan initially pulled over and seemed cooperative. But when the van driver called police to report the collision, the sedan driver got back into his vehicle, explaining that he wanted to see if it would still drive. The sedan was apparently in working condition and left the scene. The van driver provided police with photos of the sedan, which was identified as a BMW registered to a 64-year-old Bainbridge man. Police contacted the BMW owner and told him he would be cited by mail.

Aug. 14

Vandalism: The glass window of a pickup canopy was shattered while the vehicle was parked in a Rolling Bay lot. The owner of the Toyota Tacoma said she was at work in a nearby business when the damage occurred.

3 thoughts on “Police Blotter: ‘Skittish’ collie causes $1,200 in bicycle damage

  1. 1200 bucks for levers, a pedal and a seat?

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    And a swerve to avoid something caused a crash?

  2. Real easy to spend $6,000 on a carbon fiber race bike with fancy european components. Plenty of sunday riders on BI who can afford to.

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