Bainbridge Island police blotter, July 16

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island police reports by reporter Ethan Fowler. For more blotter, visit bainbridgeislander.com and click on Bainbridge blog link on the right side of the screen.

Crime log stats from July 6 to July 12: 5 traffic accidents, 5 miscellaneous, 4 found property, 4 theft in the third degree, 3 malicious mischief in the third degree, 2 theft in the first degree, 2 identity theft, 2 domestic verbal, 2 theft in the second degree, 1 suspicious persons/situations, 1 residential burglary, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 extortion in the first degree, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 1 driving under the influence/liquor, 1 agency assist, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree and 1 harassment.

 

July 14

Suspicious incident/investigation: A 50-year-old man, who was burglarized recently, reported a possible prowler outside his residence at 2:30 a.m. on the 300 block of Fir Acres. Police couldn’t locate anyone suspicious. Since the burglary, the homeowner said he often doesn’t sleep at night and waits until daylight to rest.

 

July 11

Driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree: A 36-year-old man from Nordland was stopped at 1:10 p.m. An officer driving behind the man had ran the man’s license plate and found that he had a driving while license suspended charge for unpaid tickets from December 2013. The man told the officer that he had paid the tickets. The officer told the man that he couldn’t drive.

 

July 10

Theft in the third degree: An Amazon shipping box was taken from an unsecured public lobby of a condo, located on the 300 block of Knechtel Way.

 

Driving under the influence: A 54-year-old man living on the 5000 block of Wild Cherry Lane was stopped for going 52 mph in a 25-mph speed zone at 11:11 a.m. on High School Road near Sportsman Club Road. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcoholic intoxicants coming from within the man’s vehicle. The man, who refused to take a breath test, later was transported to the Kitsap County Jail and booked for DUI with a $10,000 bail.

 

Theft in the second degree, counterfeiting: A 55-year-old man fell victim to an Internet scam to be a secret shopper for a company called T. Duncan Evaluation Group. The company gave the man a $2,340 check from Home Street Bank. When the man purchased four Green Dot Money packs for $500, he would receive $300. However, the man, who had recently moved from Minneapolis, said his bank reported the check as counterfeit and demanded payment from for the charge-backs that would result.

 

Vehicle prowling in the second degree: A 23-year-old man who lives on the 8000 block of Baker Hill Road said his cellphone and marijuana smoking pipe had been stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at the Park & Ride lot on the 8000 block Day Road. The phone was a silver Samsung Galaxy valued at $200.

About Ethan Fowler

Ethan Fowler has more than 20 years of journalism experience with 19 years of daily and weekly newspaper experience covering news, features and sports, as well as being an editor for 14 of those years. He has won several writing awards over the years in Washington state, Virginia, Texas and Georgia, including award-winning investigative journalism. Fowler was paid by the Review & Herald Publishing Association in 2009 to co-author a book, "Brushed Back: The Story of Trevor Bullock," with his wife. The book details the real life of a top minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and his Christian faith. "Brushed Back" has sold more than 2,000 copies since its release.