Police Blotter: Island woman injured in dumpster accident


A 49-year-old woman was injured Oct. 10 when a delivery truck collided with a line of dumpsters at a Day Road business. The woman was caught between two of the dumpsters and suffered undisclosed injuries.

Also this week, a drunken driving suspect blamed his poor driving on his passenger, who was puking out the window, and a south-island man said the pile of human excrement he found by his garage Oct. 8 wasn’t the first.

The blotter is below:

Oct. 14

Found: An officer on foot patrol on Madison Avenue found cash near the sidewalk at about 12:45 a.m. The money was checked into evidence for safekeeping.

Oct. 13

Malicious mischief: A truck canopy window was shattered in a Windsong Loop driveway sometime overnight . A screen inside the window remained intact and nothing was missing from inside the truck.

Oct. 12

Fraud: A Winslow Way bank teller called police at about 10:45 a.m. after a patron attempted to cash a check that appeared fraudulent. The woman provided the teller with identification and the teller recognized her as a suspect in an attempted check fraud incident at another bank branch. The teller called 911 and tried to stall the woman until police arrived by telling her the transaction would take awhile. The woman became nervous and walked out of the bank. She rode away in a Ford Explorer with a male driver. Police determined the check had been altered and the recipient name had been changed. The woman, identified as a 27-year-old Port Angeles woman, had left her ID and other cards at the teller’s counter. The items were booked into evidence.

Oct. 10

Injury: A 49-year-old Bainbridge woman was injured when she was crushed between two dumpsters at her Day Road workplace. The woman was standing between two dumpsters in a line of dumpsters in the parking lot at about 11:45 a.m. when a delivery truck attempted to back up to the building’s loading dock. The truck struck a dumpster, knocking it several feet out of line. The collision caused a chain reaction down the line of dumpsters, trapping the woman between two of the containers. The extent of the woman’s injuries weren’t reported.

Drunken driving: Police responded to a Yeomalt Point Drive home where a vehicle had backed down an embankment into a yard. The homeowner invited police into his living room where the driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old woman, was seated. Police noticed the woman’s eyes were watering and her speech was slurred. She told police she’d drunk two glasses of wine before driving. The woman performed poorly on field sobriety tests and declined to submit to a breathalyzer. She was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into Kitsap County jail.

Oct. 8

Malicious mischief: A Old Mill Road homeowner called 911 to report finding human excrement near the entrance to his garage. The man said it was the second time in the last few days someone had defecated on his property. He suspected one of his daughter’s friends.

Oct. 7

Drunken driving: Police stopped a Honda at the intersection of Miller Road and New Brooklyn Road after seeing the vehicle weaving and making drastic speed changes. The driver, a 21-year-old Bainbridge man, told police he’d been driving erratically because one of his passengers was vomiting out the window. He said he was just trying to get his two friends home. The driver performed poorly on voluntary field sobriety tests and was taken to the police station where a breathalyzer test registered his blood alcohol content at .148. The legal limit is .08. While securing the man’s vehicle, police found a glass bong that smelled of marijuana. The man was booked into Kitsap County jail for drunken driving and possession of paraphernalia.