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Council narrows site options for police headquarters

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City Council nixed two locations from its site list for a new Bainbridge Island Police headquarters Tuesday night.

The council discussed four different options, removing the Visconsi development location and the city-owned gravel lot by City Hall, because both sites were viewed problematic locations.

Expansion at the gravel lot could affect future retail development options downtown, while the Visconsi location was seen as too far away from City Hall as well as having potential traffic issues.

The two locations still being considered are a site on Madison Avenue, adjacent to the north of City Hall, and 1.89-acres along New Brooklyn Road by Bainbridge Island Fire Station 21 on Madison Avenue, which was assessed for $232,000. A nearby 2.1 acre parcel to the New Brooklyn Road site sold for $1.3 million in November 2013, according to city documents.

The city will not provide any additional information on the property north of City Hall at this time, said City Spokeswoman Kellie Stickney.

Last fall, City Council voted 5-2 against a joint police and fire station.

City Manager Doug Schulze said the goal was to have the police headquarters near City Hall, while other council members voiced concerns about being a tenant to the fire department.

A Seattle architectural firm presented the idea of a joint facility by the fire station along New Brooklyn Road, where the city is considering purchasing 1.89 acres for a police station.

The architectural firm found in June that building a joint facility would cost $15.3 million, versus $17.6 million for building them separately. A June phone poll of 200 island residents found 87 percent favored a combined facility.

While location was the primary concern for the Visconsi location, couple council members had issue with the price tag of the site as well.

The Visconsi $2.05 million price tag includes the land, cost of a new road, utilities and project costs.

Bradley Goldberg, vice president of development, told Schulze in an email earlier this month there would need to be a “quick close” in 60 to 90 days to sell the city the land at $2.05 million.

Councilman Wayne Roth said he saw the Visconsi development offer as a “really strong invitation not to located there,” because the city had repeatedly asked for more information and a presentation nearly two months ago that were never provided.

The city had asked about the option to own the land after a lease, but was instead given a rent option.

Last month, Visconsi developers sent the city a letter of intent, outlining a general 20-year rental agreement with the city. The 24,500 square-foot building would be two stories. Rent would start at $943,250 a year and increase 10 percent every five years, being about $1.255 a year after 15 years, totaling more than $21 million over 20 years. The city would have the option to renew the lease every five years before an increase with the ability to end the lease with one year notice.

The city would be responsible for traffic impact fees, wiring and building the interior, including drywall, first floor slab, flooring and lighting.

The city is continuing to seeking other sites.

This post was updated to correct who owns the property on Madison Avenue by City Hall and typos from the City Council agenda, including information for the New Brooklyn Road property.

Experience a day in the life of a Bainbridge Island cop

An America's Most Wanted television crew sets up in the intersection of Winslow Way and Highway 305 on Bainbridge Island Thursday morning. In the police car is Bainbridge Island Police Officer Steve Cain who was involved in the car chase.
An America’s Most Wanted television crew sets up in the intersection of Winslow Way and Highway 305 on Bainbridge Island Thursday morning. In the police car is Bainbridge Island Police Officer Steve Cain who was involved in the car chase.

If you are interested in learning first hand what your local law enforcement does, apply for a hands-on learning experience with the Bainbridge Island Police Department. And it’s free.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is designed to show residents how the department functions, including everything from traffic enforcement, narcotics and criminal law to defensive tactics and investigations.

“The program was started to give citizens insight into what officers do while on patrol. It’s a great opportunity, as students get to gain a perspective of what happens behind the scenes, while also having the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the officers who serve them,” Chief of Police Matthew Hamner said in a news release.

While the academy is not intended to prepare people for a career in law enforcement, it is an opportunity better understand the job of local officers.

The academy is offered once a year. This year’s program runs on Tuesday nights from Tuesday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, April 14. Classes are two hours long and start at 7 p.m. There are two optional Saturday sessions.

Students also have the opportunity to visit the CenCom 911 dispatch center, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office and the Kitsap County Jail.

The class size is limited to 20 students.

For questions or an application, call the Bainbridge Island Police Department at 206-842-5211 or visit the department’s website.

Help us rank the top 10 Islander stories of 2014

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The tugboat Pacific Knight helps maneuver the state ferry Tacoma to the Bainbridge Island dock after it lost power while making the 12:20 p.m. sailing from Seattle to Bainbridge on July 29, 2014. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

We are asking readers to rank the top Bainbridge Islander stories from this past year in a survey. The top 10 will be posted on this blog.

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Bainbridge Island police blotter, Nov. 26; UPDATED

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* – The motor vehicle theft incident on Nov. 24 was updated at 4 p.m. Nov. 26 with the recovery of the stolen car.

The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22: 4 miscellaneous, 3 harassments, 2 driving under the influence, 1 agency assist, 1 outside agency referral for Child Protective Services, 1 theft in the third degree, ​1 kidnapping in the second degree, 1 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree, 1 failure to transfer vehicle title, 1 domestic verbal, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 burglary in the second degree, 1 suspicious incident/investigation, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 mental investigation, 1 identity theft, 1 runaway, 1 hit and run-attended property damage and 1 traffic accident.

Nov. 24
Lost property: A 39-year-old woman who lives on the 10000 block of Falk Road lost her driver’s license while she was traveling to Illinois for Thanksgiving. She reached out to the Illinois Secretary of State and in order to rent a car she needed a police report.


Motor vehicle theft: At 8:32 a.m. a 54-year-old woman living on the 100 block of Harbor Square Loop reported that her 2007 Chevrolet was stolen. The woman was a victim of a car prowl on Nov. 4 that netted her car keys. The car was parked in a secured parking garage that only could be entered by knowing an electronic fob. The woman had re-keyed the car’s ignition but not the door locks. BIPD informed the woman they had recovered her vehicle at 1 a.m. Nov. 26.

Nov. 23
Criminal trespass in the second degree: A 51-year-old woman living on the 100 block of Wallace Way reported that sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight that she had heard noises in her backyard of someone trying to open her backyard gate. The gate is not secured by a lock but by a bungee cord to keep the door closed. When the woman went downstairs to investigate what caused the noises she found a young white male wearing either a dark gray or navy blue hoodie sweatshirt standing at her back door. The young man had what appeared to be a small metal object in his hand, possibly a key to her home. Before the man could enter her home, the woman yelled at the man and banged on the window, which startled the man and caused him to flee in an unknown direction.


Suspicious incident/investigation: A male subject, whose age wasn’t listed in the report, was asked to leave his current residence when the woman who owned the home was hospitalized and expected to remain in the hospital for an extended period. The man became upset when the homeowner’s sister told him that he needed to move out. The man then started sending the sister text messages with photos of damage to the house that he said was caused by someone breaking into the house when he wasn’t there. The sister said the man was a drunk and owned a gun, and that she required 24/7 police protection from the man. The officer said 24/7 protection couldn’t be given due to the size of the BIPD force, but night patrols would be added in front of her home.

Nov. 17
Theft in the third degree: A 70-year-old woman living on the 7000 block of Hidden Cove reported on Nov. 22 that two packages delivered to her home at 2:58 p.m. were missing. The packages included Roselle Abramowitz-brand clothing made by the artist valued at $565 for the woman’s business. In addition to the clothing, the theft also included jewelry, bags and accessories.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Nov. 19

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15: 6 traffic accidents, 4 thefts in the third degree, 2 motor vehicle thefts, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 found property, 2 outside agency referrals-Child Protective Services, 2 motor vehicle thefts, 2 miscellaneous, 1 identity theft, 1 malicious mischief in the third degree, 1 domestic verbal, 1 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 1 reckless driving including racing, 1 burglary in the second degree, 1 warrant misdemeanor, 1 false alarm, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 runaway, 1 theft in the third degree-shoplifting, 1 Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act-marijuana 40 grams or less, 1 criminal trespass in the second degree, 1 open door, 1 driving under the influence-liquor, theft in the second degree and 1 lost property.

Nov. 16
Driving while intoxicated/alcohol: A 29-year-old Port Townsend man was stopped for speeding on State Route 305 at 1:42 a.m. The man was clocked by radar driving 68 mph in a 50 mph zone. The officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. The physically upset man later admitted through slurred speech that he stopped drinking only 30 minutes before attempting to drive home and that he had drank “a lot” of alcohol. The man recorded a .178 percent and .188 percent on a Breathalyzer test. He was transported to Kitsap County Jail for DUI with a $5,000 bond. The legal limit for alcohol in Washington state is .08 percent.

Nov. 15
Theft in the third degree/shoplifting: A 45-year-old man who lives on the 10000 block of Sunrise Drive was stopped for shoplifting at 1:06 p.m. at a Winslow Way grocery store. The man had been asked to return to the store after taking two cups of coffee from the café area without paying for them. The suspect, who was highly agitated and has mental issues and drug addiction, was familiar to the responding officer due to the numerous contacts he’s had with police. A store security officer told the man that he was not allowed into the business again or he would risk arrest for criminal trespass.

Found property: A 62-year-old woman found a Wave2Go ferry pass belonging to a 23-year-old woman at a Winslow museum. An officer tried three times to return the card to the woman at her last known address, but she no longer lived there. A call was also made, but her phone number was disconnected. The card was placed into police evidence.

Driving while intoxicated/alcohol: A 48-year-old Bellevue woman was stopped at 10:27 p.m. on State Route 305 off Winslow Way for speeding. Radar recorded her driving 75 mph in a 50 mph zone. She also failed to maintain her lane, crossing the double yellow line. An officer smelled a faint odor of alcohol on her breath and later the woman blew breath samples of .085 percent and .089 percent. The woman later admitted that she had five drinks of rum starting at approximately 5 p.m. She was transported and booked into Kitsap County Jail and her vehicle was impounded.

Nov. 14
Miscellaneous: neighbor dispute: A 70-year-old man living on the 10000 block of Manzanita Road was having a dispute with a woman neighbor and her son regarding several large evergreen trees that are on his property. The man hired an arborist to assess the risk and the arborist determined removing some of the trees’ branches was the proper course of action in lieu of cutting down the trees. The man said the trimming would keep the trees’ branches from falling on his neighbor’s home. However, the neighbor wanted the trees cut down. The officer told the neighbor her dispute was a civil matter and would have to be dealt with by her attorney.

Nov. 12
Burglary in the second degree: Unknown suspects damaged the exterior door in the orthopedic area of a doctor’s clinic on the 300 block of Winslow Way in an attempt to gain entry. The incident occurred overnight. It appeared the suspects tried to pry the door open.

Vehicle prowling in the third degree: Sometime overnight, two unlocked vehicles were entered and items were taken on the 1000 block of Nakata Place. Items included a $25 black ski jacket and several house keys from various residences on the island. Due to all the keys involved and the locks needing to be changed, the man who lost the keys estimated the theft would cost $1,200.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Nov. 10

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8: 3 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 3 malicious mischiefs in the third degree, 3 traffic accidents, 2 false alarm unknown cause, 2 found property, 1 domestic verbal, 1 residential burglary, 1 suspicious incident/investigation, 1 theft in the second degree, 1 hit and run unattended property damage, 1 dealing in child pornography, 1 suspicious persons/situations, 1 Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act – marijuana 40 grams or less, 1 miscellaneous, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 runaway, 1 theft in the third degree.

Nov. 8

Theft in the third degree: Between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., someone came onto the property of a home located at 10000 block of Sunrise Drive and stole one of two cement cats displayed outside the home. The cats are approximately 18 inches tall and heavy. The female homeowner believed someone was casing the house and was looking for a spare key under the cement cats. When the woman told her neighbor about the theft, the neighbor discovered she was missing a 4-foot-tall cooper pole with a green glass fern valued at under $100. The fern was valued at $80. No other items appeared to be taken or disturbed.


Nov. 6

Warrant arrest by outside agency: A warrant for a 30-year-old man who lives on the 8000 block of Carmella Lane was confirmed at 6:19 p.m. by BIPD for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The man had outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions in addition to his BIPD warrant for a driving while license suspended in the third degree.


Nov. 4
Theft in the second degree: A 65-year-old woman reported that a fraudulent charge of $175 from a High School Road grocery store had been charged to her credit card on Oct. 23. The woman believed the theft occurred when someone stole her purse while she was teaching. The woman said no other fraudulent chargers were made to the account since Oct. 23 and that she had canceled or replaced all her credit/debit cards, driver’s license and military identification.


Malicious mischief in the third degree: An early childcare and family support services center located on the 300 block of Madison Avenue reported graffiti, theft and vandalism occurred sometime after closing for the weekend, from Oct. 31 until reopening Nov. 3. Wooden stumps used as playground equipment were pulled up and out of the ground and tossed around, the bell used to call children was missing and parts of the fence were broken. Also, someone etched the word “books” into the front window of the center.


Theft in the third degree: A 54-year-old woman who lives on the 100 block of Harbor Square Loop noticed that her car door was slightly open. A red leather heart-shaped key ring with a car key that was on the passenger seat was missing, as was a key chain with a big green Lego piece with her Post Office box key and storage unit keys.


Nov. 3

Vehicle prowling in the second degree: An 80-year-old woman parked her unlocked vehicle at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 in a parking garage on the 100 block of Harbor Square Loop. When she returned to her car at 11 a.m. Nov. 4, she noticed items that were in the car’s console and glove box were now sitting in the seats. Approximately $1 in change was missing, as was a library card. The woman has since replaced her library card.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Nov. 5

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1: 3 found property, 3 traffic accidents, 2 theft arrest charge, 2 suspicious persons/situations, 2 theft in the third degree, 2 identity thefts, 2 miscellaneous, 1 forgery/counterfeit, 1 residential burglary, 1 hit and run unattended property damage, 1 harassment, 1 assault in the fourth degree, 1 mental investigation, 1 domestic verbal, 1 agency assist, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency.

Nov. 1

Assault in the fourth degree: A 38-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were involved in a fight at Waterfront Park at 2:48 a.m. The younger man accused the older man of untying his boat’s dingy. This led the younger man to push the older man and cause him to fall into the younger man’s boat and the older man to hit his side. The older man told police that this caused him to beat up the younger man, who had minor injuries to his face. The older man said he only knew the younger man as a live aboard. It appeared to the police officer at the time that the assaults were mutual. At the request of the younger man, the case was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

Oct. 30

Hit and run/unattended property damage: A 45-year-old woman was a victim of a hit and run at 12:45 p.m. The woman was shopping at a Winslow Way grocery store between 12:45-1 p.m. when a store employee informed her of the incident. The employee also gave the woman the license plate number of the vehicle that hit her car while it was parked in the north parking lot adjacent to Winslow Way. The woman’s car was damaged on the left rear quarter panel. Witnesses observed the woman’s car rocking after it was hit.

Miscellaneous: A 61-year-old woman reported a jewelry store on the 100 block of High School Road had mischarged her for watch repairs totaling more than $1,000. The woman said she requested only an estimate on what it would cost to repair and clean the watches, which were 100 and 70 years old, when she dropped them off.

Oct. 29

Identity theft: A 41-year-old man living on the 3000 block of Point White Drive reported the last four digits of his social security number were used to open a cable account. The suspect charged more than $500 to the account. The victim learned of the theft when he was contacted by a collection agency.

Oct. 27

Suspicious persons/situations: At 2:20 p.m. on the 4000 block of Rockaway Bluff Road, a 44-year-old woman reported a white van registered in Bremerton was in her driveway for the second straight day. When the female homeowner approached the white man in his 50s that was driving the vehicle, the man said he was looking for Mills Heights. But when the woman told the man where they were, the man said “fantastic.” A neighbor observed the van in the woman’s driveway the day before.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Oct. 29

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25: 4 domestic verbal, 3 residential burglaries, 3 thefts in the second degree, 2 traffic accidents, 1 theft in the third degree, 1 mental investigation, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 miscellaneous, 1 malicious mischief in the third degree.

Oct. 24

Assault in the fourth degree: A 62-year-old man who lives on Agatewood Road and a 68-year-old man who lives on Agate Pass Road were involved in road rage at 5:34 p.m. The incident started after the two men, who were each driving trucks, gave an obscene hand gesture to each other as the older man drove on the shoulder to exit State Route 305. As a result of the older man thinking the younger man blocked his path to exit the roadway, he parked his vehicle and confronted the younger driver. The older man took a swing at the younger man, but missed when his attempt was blocked. The older man then threatened the younger man by telling him, “Your day is coming, I will get you.” The younger man, who called police, said he didn’t want to take the matter to court, but only wanted police to contact the older man. When police called to the older man at 6:15 p.m., he denied taking a swing at the younger man. The report was forwarded to prosecutors for charges.

Residential burglary: A 45-year-old man living on the 10000 block of Manzanita Road reported at 8:30 a.m. that his home had been burglarized. The man’s home was in the middle of being remodeled when burglars broke into the man’s guesthouse, which was being used as a staging area for large items. The thieves entered through a guesthouse window and stole two 60-inch LCD televisions, two Blu-Ray players, a laptop computer, a desktop computer, a computer server, two routers and a cable modem. Prints the suspects left were lifted from a window screen and other areas.

Oct. 23

Theft in the second degree: A man living in the 100 block of Madrona Lane reported that an anchor he had displayed in his yard was stolen between the evening of Oct. 22 and morning of Oct. 23. The anchor was approximately 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide and weighed 60 pounds. It was made of galvanized steel. Police research revealed a new similar anchor would cost $700.

Malicious mischief in the third degree: A 52-year-old man reported that someone had cut the gas hoses in his car while his vehicle was parked at his workplace on the 8000 block of Day Road East. About 10 days earlier, the man noticed gas dripping from underneath his car as he pumped gas. The man saw a large hole in his incoming gas hose and a section missing from the vent hose. The man found the missing sections near his work parking spot Oct. 23.

Oct. 21

Vehicle collision: A 36-year-old woman on vacation from Los Alamos, New Mexico, with two friends hit another vehicle as she drove a rental car at the intersection of State Route 305 and Madison Avenue at 3:06 p.m. The driver didn’t stop when she hit the back of a 45-year-old Indianola man’s truck. The woman believed she fell asleep while driving because she had closed her eyes prior to impact. An officer noted the woman appeared sleepy. The woman suffered back injuries and was taken to the hospital. She was cited for inattention.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Oct. 22 (UPDATED WITH CRIME LOG)

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18: 3 found property, 3 domestic verbal, 2 malicious mischief in the third degree, 2 mental investigation, 2 driving under the influence, 2 traffic accidents, 1 possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 identity theft, 1 felony warrant, 1 theft in the third degree – shoplifting, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 agency assist, 1 mailbox theft.

Oct. 18

Mailbox theft: A woman living on the 7000 block of Bayhill Road was a victim of mailbox theft. The woman had checked her mailbox at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and when the documents she was waiting for weren’t there, she left the mail in the box and went to work. When she checked the box again at noon on Saturday, the box was empty.

Oct. 17

Found property: A 70-year-old woman found four keys on a key ring while volunteering at the Rotary Auction at Woodward Middle School in June. The woman wasn’t sure where the keys came from and believed they may have been hiding in some of the items she brought or received in exchange for her volunteering. She also wasn’t sure why she took so long to turn in the keys to police.

Oct. 15

Malicious mischief in the third degree: The mailbox, newspaper box and address sign on a house on the 10000 block of Yaquina Avenue were strewn in the weeds next to the road. The sister of the owner noticed the damage as she was housesitting for her sister’s family. The woman wasn’t sure when the damage occurred, but it did appear the damage likely was caused by a car.

Shoplifting: A white man described to be in his 30s or 40s stole an unidentified bottle of liquor from a High School Road grocery store at 11:47 p.m. After placing the liquor in a black bag in a shopping cart and walking around the store a few minutes, the man abandoned the shopping cart. The man then walked out of the store with the bag over his shoulder without paying for the liquor. The man is about 6 feet tall and has gray hair and a gray beard. The store employee believed the man is responsible for several other thefts at the store and always shops around 11 p.m. and is on foot.

Oct. 10

Identity theft: A woman who recently was a victim of burglary at her home on the 300 block of Wood Avenue discovered someone had attempted to use her credit card online. Officers weren’t able to determine whether the incidents were connected since a credit card wasn’t taken during the burglary. The person was trying to use the card and have the items sent to a Tacoma address.

Oct. 9

Theft in the second degree: A 71-year-old man living on the 6000 block of Marshall Road reported a 43-year-old Seattle man, who said he was a struggling father, may have been a con artist who stole $2,000 from the homeowner six to eight months ago. The suspect also may have stolen new high-end jackets from the man’s relatives. The homeowner, who also owns property in Seattle, said out of sympathy for the suspect and his situation had provided the suspect with jobs, housing and even the use of a vehicle, which the suspect damaged while driving. The suspect recently was arrested in King County for theft using stolen checks from another property owner that he rented from in Seattle.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Oct. 8

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4: 6 traffic accidents, 2 hit-and-run unattended property damage, 2 driving while license revoked or suspended in the third degree, 2 residential burglaries, 2 miscellaneous, 2 identity thefts, 1 warrant misdemeanors, 1 animal at large, 1 unlawful factoring-credit payment card, 1 mental investigation, 1 domestic verbal, 1 shoplifting theft, 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 child abandonment/neglect, 1 forgery, 1 assault in the third degree, 1 theft in the third degree, 1 lost property.

Oct. 6

Verbal dispute: Officers responded to an apartment on the 1000 block of Wing Point Way that had a 911 hang up phone call at 9:45 p.m. A 32-year-old man and his 32-year-old girlfriend were yelling and the man’s 61-year-old stepfather said the arguing between the couple was ongoing. The boyfriend, who was taking a shower when police arrived, had a cut on his right side of his forehead that was still bleeding after he emerged from the shower. The boyfriend, who was wearing a hat after he got dressed, believed he must have received the cut after having an altercation at a local bar an hour earlier. He also said he didn’t know he had the cut until police officers informed him about it. The woman and the man both said nothing physical happened between them that evening. The woman told officers the couple often argue over finances and their living arrangement.

Theft in the second degree: An almost new professional pruning white Stihl-brand chainsaw valued at $500 and a brand new multi-colored climbing belt valued at $400 were stolen from the 300 block of Point White Drive at 2:50 p.m. The 63-year-old man who lost the equipment told police that he had placed the tools behind a pump house out of view from the street before leaving for lunch. The tools were gone when he returned from eating.

Felony warrant: A 43-year-old man who lives on the 9000 block of Moran Road was pulled over by police at 1:28 p.m. off High School Road and Highway 305. The man, who had a warrant for his arrest, had a violent offender tag for resisting arrest and an assault on a law enforcement officer, was seen at a grocery store by an off-duty Squamish police officer. The man offered no resistance when he was asked to get out of his vehicle by BIPD officers and was handcuffed for officer safety. He was transported to Kitsap County Jail for booking.

Oct. 5

Suspicious persons/situations: At 9:45 p.m., an officer arrived at the 2000 block of Intrepid Court following a call about a suspicious person. A man was walking his dog on Bolero Drive when he spotted a person crouching down between his house and his neighbor’s. The suspect then stood up and ran out of the area. The man pursued the suspect but because he thought it wasn’t safe to continue to chase the person, he stopped and returned home to call police. An officer searched the area, which led to a wooded area and a trail that went to Toe Jam Hill Road, but couldn’t find anyone. Because it was very dark the man wasn’t able to provide a description of the suspect to police.

Oct. 3

Residential burglary: At 12:51 p.m., a 54-year-old man living on the 8000 block of Sands Road called police requesting a patrol check at his neighbor’s house. The neighbor had heard dogs barking and a black man in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 with a medium build and wearing fluorescent green utility type workpants with reflective bans on the cuff running from the back of the neighbor’s home. He then saw the man get into the passenger side of a gold colored vehicle carrying a pillowcase. When police arrived, they found the back door of the neighbor’s home had been forced open. The door had pry marks on it and pieces of the door jamb, face plate and door screws were spread across the kitchen. The homeowner said laptop computers and jewelry were taken from the home.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Oct. 1

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 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.

Sept. 28

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.

Sept. 27

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 scene.

Sept. 26

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.

Sept. 25

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.

Sept. 24

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.

Sept. 23

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.

Fire Commissioners to determine whether to place facilities levy at Oct. 9 meeting

Bainbridge Island Fire Commissioners will likely determine at their Oct. 9 meeting whether they will place a potential 20-year, $17 million facilities bond measure for a possible election in February. The bond would finance replacing the island’s two oldest fire stations and remodeling its newest.

The commissioners made the decision at Thursday’s night meeting after the Bainbridge Island City Council decided Tuesday at its meeting that they needed additional community input regarding a new police station that would possibly be co-located with the municipal court.

To accomplish this, the City Council will have a public comment period about the range of options regarding a new police station at its 7 p.m. Oct. 7 study session in the Council Chamber.

The city of Bainbridge Island is looking at various options, including a new stand-alone police facility in Winslow, either to the north or south near City Hall, as well as a combined police and fire facility located at the site of the current Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) Station 21.

A June report by an architect firm stated building a new combined police-fire facility would cost $2.3 million less at $15.3 million than the $17.6 million combined total it would take to build separate fire and police facilities.

A June phone poll indicated the support for a joint Bainbridge fire/police station was overwhelming with 87 percent of island residents out of 200 favoring a design for a new main fire station on Madison Avenue that included a new city police station.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Seattle architect firm Mackenzie delivered a report analyzing the feasibility of the preferred options on public safety and court facilities being considered by the City Council. This report is available on the city of Bainbridge Island website at: www.bainbridgewa.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3987. Additional information and background about this project can be found on the project page on the City’s website: www.bainbridgewa.gov/528/Police-Facility-Planning.