Bainbridge Island Police Blotter, Aug. 13



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


Crime log stats from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9: 5 traffic accidents, 3 criminal trespass in the third degree, 3 miscellaneous, 3 identity thefts, 3 harassments, 3 residential burglaries, 2 thefts in the second degree, 2 audible alarms, 2 found property, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 thefts in the third degree, 2 malicious mischief in the third degree 1 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act- methamphetamine, 1 domestic verbal, 1 telephone harassment, 1 mental investigation, 1 agency assist, 1 recovered stolen property, 1 bicycle theft, 1 driving under the influence, 1 theft in the second degree-embezzlement, 1 threats, 1 criminal mistreatment in the fourth degree, 1 violation of no contact order, 1 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 1 miscellaneous.


Aug. 10

Driving while intoxicated/liquor: A 26-year-old Seattle man was pulled over as he drove state Highway 305, near Winslow Way at 6 p.m. The Washington State Patrol had requested an assist with an intoxicated driver, who had performed poorly on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. The man, who was arrested for DUI/liquor, refused to provide a breath sample. He was later booked into Kitsap County Jail.


Aug. 7

Theft in the second degree: A man living on the 1000 block of Weaver Road reported that a package was delivered to his residence’s door at 1:44 p.m., according to the company’s tracking system. But when the man arrived home at 8:15 p.m., the package was missing. The package came from a German vendor and contained an electronic bagpipe valued at $1,170.


Theft in the second degree/embezzlement: A 51-year-old woman was fired for embezzlement from a Gig Harbor business where she was employed. The woman was fired when the company figured out she had doubled her out-of-pocket expenses for reimbursement, totaling $971. When the woman was confronted with the allegation, she immediately paid back the money. The woman told police that she didn’t realize she had submitted the same receipt twice and that her life was very busy.


Aug. 6

Residential burglary: A man living on the 2000 block of Douglas Avenue learned he was a victim of burglary after he returned home from a seven-day camping trip. The man discovered rooms on the lower level of his home had been ransacked. The man told police that he sometimes leaves his house unlocked on occasion, but couldn’t say if this had occurred. A flat screen TV was flipped over and its screen smashed, backpacks were strewn, a rocking chair was flipped upside down and broken light fixtures were spread about the “man cave.” Through a police investigation, it was determined the burglar(s) were able to get through an unlocked side door since a deadbolt lock was still in place on the room’s main entrance.


Aug. 5

Found property: A driver’s license from an 18-year-old Seabeck woman was given to police by a man attending the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s National Night Out event at Sakai Intermediate School. The man had found the license, along with a bag of clothes, next to a storage unit located on the 500 block of Grow Avenue. When police came to collect the clothes later that night, they were missing. Police mailed back the driver’s license to the woman.

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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.