Maiden Lane homeowners returned from a vacation Sept. 18 to find a sliding glass door shattered and a golf ball on their porch. They told police they were reporting the damage in the hopes an entry in a newspaper police blotter would guilt the golfer into confessing.
Also this week, a fountain fermented unrest between neighbors and a shouting match between a woman and a telephone scammer resulted in bomb threats.
The blotter is below:
Drunken driving: Police stopped a vehicle seen weaving and tailgating a motorcycle on Highway 305 near Lovgreen Road at about 10:30 p.m. The driver, a 29-year-old Bainbridge man, failed field sobriety tests and admitted to taking medication, smoking a marijuana blunt, and drinking several beers earlier that night. A breathalyzer test registered his blood alcohol content at .273. The legal limit is .08. The man was booked into Kitsap County jail on $5,000 bail.
Suspended license: Police stopped truck with a missing brake light on Day Road West at about 2:45 a.m. and found the driver, a Bremerton man, was bleeding from a cut above his eye. The 29-year-old said he was staying at his cousin’s house and had been awoken early that morning when his cousin began berating him. He said his cousin punched him twice in the face and told him to move out, the. Police noted the truck was full of clothes and other belongings. The driver said he didn’t want to get his cousin in trouble and refused to give more details of the assault. The driver’s license was suspended and police found he was missing a ignition interlock required by a court order. He was cited.
Malicious mischief: A real estate agent reported vandalism to a “for sale” sign on Hidden Cove Road. Someone had used a pink marker to scrawl the words “Do not buy” across the sign, which was valued at $100. No suspects.
Vehicle prowl: An iPod and digital camera were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Rockaway Beach Road sometime overnight. The electronics were valued at $400. No suspects.
Noise complaint: Foster Road resident called police at 10:30 p.m. to report excessive noise from a neighbor’s fountain. The fountain was keeping him and his wife awake at night, the resident told police. Police noted the sound of running water and the hum of a water pump next door. The resident said he’d asked the neighbor to turn it off at night be he refused. Police talked to the neighbor who said the reporting neighbor had been bugging him to turn off the fountain for the last year. He said he couldn’t turn off the fountain at night because the filter would overflow and flood the yard when he turned it back on in the morning. A report was forwarded to code compliance.
Vehicle prowl: A 56-year-old Capstan Drive man told police he was awoken at about 3 a.m. by the sound of his car alarm in the driveway. He explained the driver’s side window was broken and usually held up by tape. He walked outside when he heard the alarm and found the window was down and the door was open. Nothing appeared missing inside. No suspects.
Collision: A truck was left in a ditch on Sunrise Drive. A neighbor reported seeing an older man walk away from the scene looking dazed. Police inspected the truck and encountered two spaniels in the cab that did not appear friendly. The driver was found wandering along the road with a “faraway” look in his eyes. The 63-year-old Alaska man seemed confused and had trouble recalling details. He was evaluated by medics. Police called a tow truck.
Found: A debit card was found on the 500 block of Winslow Way East and turned into the station. Police contacted the bank and placed the card in evidence for safekeeping.
Harassment: A 58-year-old Fort Ward woman reported a harassing phone call from a suspected scam artist. The woman said the caller offered tech support for her computer and asked for personal information. The woman told the caller she knew he was running a scam and began berating him over the phone. The caller became angry and stared shouting back, at one point telling her, “I know where you live and I’ll put a bomb on your house.” After hearing the bomb threat the woman became concerned and decided to call police.
Malicious mischief: A Maiden Lane couple returned from a vacation to find a sliding glass door shattered. They discovered a golf ball on the porch nearby and determined it had likely caused the damage, given their close proximity to a golf course. The couple said they were reporting the damage in the hopes the perpetrator would read about it in a newspaper police blotter and confess.
Found: A laptop was found broken in three pieces on the side of High School Road near Strawberry Hill Park. There were numerous stickers on the laptop. Its parts were placed in evidence for safekeeping.
Burglary: A purse was reported stolen from a Komedal Road home. The 77-year-old homeowner said she’d hung the purse on a doorknob near her kitchen on Sept. 12. The purse disappeared sometime when she was sleeping in a nearby room. She said she’d left her front door unlocked, but had locked the other eight doors to her house. The purse was valued at $200 and contained $80 cash, her drivers license, bank cards keys. Police noted the theft was similar to another theft from an occupied home in the area.