The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police
Department incident reports by reporter Ethan Fowler. For
more blotter, visit bainbridgeislander.com and
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Crime log from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27: 4 theft in the third
degree, 3 mental investigations, 2 boating/marine incident, 2 theft
in the second degree, 2 found property, 2 traffic accidents, 2
identity thefts, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the
third degree, 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 criminal trespass in the
second degree, 1 verbal dispute, 1 burglary in the second degree, 1
assault in the fourth degree, 1 residential burglary, 1 malicious
mischief in the second degree/driving under the influence.
Driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree: A
58-year-old man living on the 7000 block of Manual Road was stopped
by police at Weaver Road and Wyatt Way as he drove his car at 9:45
p.m. Police told the man that his driver’s license was suspended
and continuing to drive would open him up to additional penalties.
The man said there must’ve been a mistake since he said that he had
settled all prior financial responsibilities associated with the
car. The man was issued a driving while license suspended/revoked
in the third degree citation and given a court date.
Animal at large: A gray dog, a blue heeler breed, was running
loose on the 4000 block of Bergman Road at 2:39 p.m. The dog came
into a neighbor’s yard and started barking viciously at a
63-year-old woman. The woman said the dog started advancing on her
and believing it would bite her, she grabbed a shovel to defend
herself. The woman told police she had been bitten on the leg by a
dog but didn’t report it. However, it wasn’t clear to police if the
unreported dog bite was caused by the dog in question. When the
officer spoke to the dog’s owners they said the dog had been
outside as they were cutting firewood. They said the woman started
yelling and chasing the dog with a garden hoe. They also said that
the dog had entered her house and chased her into a bedroom, which
was different than the woman’s version of the incident. The dog’s
owner was informed by police that the Humane Society might call or
visit to follow-up on the incident.
Boating/marine incident: A 35-foot Silverton-brand boat owned by
a 38-year-old Issaquah man was carrying seven adults and six
children when the boat started sinking at 2:55 p.m. after hitting a
rock in Eagle Harbor. The boat contained approximately 150 gallons
of oil. The Coast Guard sent representatives via the ferry to
Bainbridge Island Marina. After the boat owner’s insurance declined
to act on the incident, the Coast Guard assumed jurisdiction and
mitigation of the petroleum products on the vessel. Only a light
sheen of oil was visible when the police officers cleared the
Driving while under the influence/drugs: A 24-year-old Tumwater
man and a 23-year-old Spanaway woman were stopped by police as they
tried to leave the ferry terminal at 12:02 a.m. Ferry terminal
employees called police to report the man was possibly under the
influence of drugs after he caused $4,000 in damage by breaking
windows to enter the terminal’s locked front door. The couple ran
from police when they were spotted and got into a dark sedan, but
police caught them. The man didn’t initially stop for police, but
suddenly did in the middle of the road. When the officer approached
the suspect’s vehicle, the driver started to speed off but abruptly
stopped again. The two suspects said they had been smoking
marijuana and also salvia divinorum, a psychoactive plant that can
induce visions. After securing a warrant, the man’s blood was drawn
and he was transported to Kitsap County Jail at 4 a.m.
Residential burglary: A married couple living on the 1000 block
of Jeanette Place left their home at 10:30 a.m. and when they
returned at 10:16 p.m. they found their home was burglarized. The
suspect or suspects entered the home by lifting the master
bedroom’s sliding glass door off its rails and pushing it forward
into the room with no apparent damage or fingerprints. The couple
was aware of the door’s defect. Drawers and cabinets were left open
in the master bedroom, bathroom, office, kitchen and living room.
Some silverware, watches, jewelry and other items were stolen.
Found property: House and car keys were found on a key chain on
Erickson Avenue at 2:25 p.m. The keys were turned into the police
station 10 minutes after they were found by a Seattle man.
Vehicle collision report: An 84-year-old Poulsbo man
accidentally drove his car into a Madison Avenue restaurant at
10:30 a.m. The man apparently hit the car’s gas pedal instead of
the brake when the vehicle hopped the parking curb and accelerated
into the building’s corner.
Found property: A city employee found a green duffel bag with
needles and brought it to the police station at 9:29 a.m. The bag
was found being used to prop open the women’s restroom door at
Waterfront Park. The duffel bag also contained various socks and
other belongings. Inside two tins were two small Ziploc baggies
that had the odor of burnt marijuana. The employee also found a
large suitcase with wheels and a handle next to the bag. After
looking through the suitcase and only seeing several papers inside
and nothing of value, the employee threw the suitcase away. There
was nothing in the bag or suitcase that identified the owner.
Burglary in the second degree, theft in the first degree: An
auto repair business on the 200 block of Olympic Drive reported at
8:05 a.m. that a 25-year-old woman of mixed race, who later told
police she was 38 years old, tried to use obvious counterfeit bills
to pay for a bill before leaving in a vehicle. The fake bills were
printed on plain white paper with light pink ink used on one side
with a depiction of a $20 bill. When the business owner balked at
the counterfeits, the woman said they were traveler’s checks. The
woman said she would use the car and come right back so she could
get the traveler’s checks cashed at a bank. At 8:45 a.m. police
called the car’s owner and the man said he didn’t give permission
to the woman to pick up the car. He also said that the car’s legal
owner was his father who lives in Connecticut. The car was then
broadcast by police as a stolen vehicle at 9:10 a.m. The woman
returned to the business at 9:49 a.m. without the car. The woman
was arrested by police, transported to Kitsap County Jail on
charges of burglary in the second degree and theft in the second
degree. Both charges came with a $5,000 cash/bond.
Criminal trespass: A 24-year-old woman employee of a restaurant
on the 200 block of Parfitt Way reported that she had a few regular
male customers who refused to leave the business. One of the men, a
43-year-old, told the woman inappropriate comments about her jeans.
This caused the men to be asked to leave by the woman employee and
later reinforced by a male employee. When police arrived, the
customers were told not to return to the business for 48 hours.
Soon after, the men walked off the property without incident.