Bainbridge school district today will honor three retiring employees

Contributed photo / BISD Cami Dombkowski retires after 24 years with the BISD.
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Cami Dombkowski retires after 24 years with the BISD.
Contributed photo / BISD Bob Houk retires after 28 years with the Bainbridge school district.
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Bob Houk retires after 28 years with the Bainbridge school district.
Contributed photo / BISD BISD Kathy Roberts retires after 30 years in public education, including her last 13 years with BISD.
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BISD Kathy Roberts retires after 30 years in public education, including her last 13 years with BISD.

Combined, Bainbridge Island School District employees Cami Dombkowski, Bob Houk and Kathy Roberts worked 82 years in public education and today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the district will honor and recognize the well-known trio with a reception in the Bainbridge High School Commons.

The three will retire from the BISD Friday.

Dombkowski, human resources and transportation director, retires after serving the school district since 1990.

 

Houk, lead custodian, came to the district in 1986.

 

Roberts, administrative assistant to Superintendent Faith Chapel, started working for the district in 2001, after spending 17 years with Everett Public Schools.

Bainbridge Police blotter, Aug. 27

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 Aug. 17 to Aug. 23: 6 found property, 4 traffic accidents, 3 malicious mischief in the third degree, 3 theft in the third degree, 3 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 criminal trespass in the second degree, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 miscellaneous, 1 patrol check, 1 assault in the fourth degree, 1 harassment, 1 warrant misdemeanor, 1 violation of civil anti-harassment order, 1 telephone harassment, 1 driving under the influence, 1 mental investigation, 1 outside agency referral, 1 forgery, 1 agency assist, 1 mail theft.

 

Aug. 25

Residential burglary: A man living on the 10000 block of Pointview Drive reported that between Aug. 22 and Aug. 25 – while he was out of town – someone tried to break into his home. The man found telltale signs of someone trying to use a metal object, such as a screwdriver or other tool, to gain access to a door jamb. Because the suspects were unable to get inside the door, the homeowner decided to not fix the door jamb since it still worked.

 

Identity theft: A woman living on the 10000 block of North Madison Avenue reported she received a call from her bank. The bank teller called to tell the woman that a Nigerian man tried to obtain an unauthorized money transfer by using the woman’s social security number, birthdate and her mother’s maiden name. The woman didn’t know how the man gained access to her private information. The transaction didn’t go through and the woman was given security measures by her employer to prevent further identity theft attempts.

 

Theft in the third degree: A 48-year-old woman reported that one of three crab pots anchored off Fay Bainbridge and Port Monroe were missing.

 

Aug. 23

Found property: A 79-year-old man found a MasterCard credit card at Winslow Green shopping center. Efforts, however, were unsuccessful to contact the Portland, Ore., person who owned the card. Police placed the card in evidence for safekeeping.

 

Aug. 22

Suspicious persons/situations: A man living on the 10000 block of Pleasant Place reported that his garage door had been raised to the level of his knees by someone. The man rarely uses the garage since it doesn’t have access to his home. The man didn’t see anything missing from the garage and believed the possible burglary attempt was thwarted because the door wouldn’t go back down after being opened.

 

Aug. 20

Malicious mischief: A 65-year-old woman discovered her car was keyed on the passenger side, possibly while she was doing errands on the island.

Bainbridge Island Police Blotter, Aug. 20

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 Aug. 10 to Aug. 16: 7 traffic accidents, 2 domestic verbal, 2 malicious mischief in the third degree, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 thefts in the third degree, 2 warrant arrest by outside agency, 2 assault in the fourth degree, 2 identity theft, 1 false alarm, 1 driving under the influence/alcohol, 1 violation of protection order, 1 miscellaneous, 1 harassment, 1 found property, 1 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-heroin, 1 warrant-misdemeanor, 1 mental investigation, 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 criminal trespass, 1 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-marijuana less than 40 grams, 1 agency assist, 1 fraud, 1 mailbox theft, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree.

Aug. 15
Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 47-year-old Seattle man was stopped and the Stanwood Police Department confirmed an arrest warrant on the man by calling the Bainbridge Island Police. The man was taken to the Kitsap County Jail. The cause of the warrant wasn’t listed in the incident report.

Aug. 14
Theft: A man living on the 10000 block of Silven Avenue reported that a fraudulent purchase of $338.65 was used in his name through an online purchase on a national electronic store’s website.

Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 74-year-old woman living on the 200 block of Finch Place was taken to Kitsap County Jail following two warrants for her arrest. She was taken to jail by a bail bondsman.

Aug. 13
Criminal trespass: Neighbors saw 10-12 teenagers in a vacant residence south of a home that burned on the 10000 block of Rolling Bay Walk. The suspects couldn’t be located by the time officers arrived and nothing was missing from the home.

Suspicious persons/situations: Officers responded to a suspicious homeless man knocking on doors at 8:20 a.m. in the 5000 block of Battle Point Drive. The reason for the man in the area lacked probability to officers and was suspicious due to a recent car prowl at the location.

Aug. 12
Vehicle collision: A 77-year-old man living on the 10000 block of Sunrise Drive said he fell asleep while driving at 4:54 p.m. and drove into a ravine on the 4000 block of Blakely Avenue. The man told officers that he woke as his car was leaving the roadway.

Motor vehicle theft: A 33-year-old Poulsbo man reported that his light blue Honda CRX had been stolen from the Diamond parking lot space #8 on the 200 block of Olympic Drive. The car was parked at 5 a.m. and was reported missing when the man returned at 5:30 p.m. Police checked with witnesses and they said didn’t see anything. Surveillance video also wasn’t available in the area. The man said he owned the vehicle with no payments. The car’s Washington license plate is AGC8936. The year of the car wasn’t listed on the incident report.

Identity theft: A 44-year-old woman who has lived on the island for eight years received a cable bill from a national company from Los Angeles. The woman said the account was opened with her full name, including her maiden name. A collection agency informed the woman she needed to file a police report and prove her island residency at the time the account was started. The amount of the bill wasn’t listed in the incident report.

Bainbridge Island Police Blotter, Aug. 13

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 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.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Aug. 4

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 27 to Aug. 2: 5 traffic accidents, 4 thefts in the third degree, 3 mailbox thefts, 3 thefts in the second degree, 2 hit and runs, 2 mental investigations, 2 identity thefts, 2 residential burglaries, 2 driving while license suspended/revoked, 2 found property, 2 suspicious persons/situations, 2 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 2 miscellaneous, 1 failure to transfer title of motor vehicle, 1 theft in the first degree, 1 agency assist, 1 warrant arrest outside agency, 1 theft in third degree/shoplifting, 1 violation of anti-harassment order, 1 verbal dispute and 1 indecent liberties.

Aug. 2
Found property: A 70-year-old woman found a wallet at 12:10 p.m. while she was placing a sandwich board sign for her employer on the shoulder of Day Road and state Route 305. Based on identification found in the wallet, the wallet’s owner is a man from Campbell River, British Columbia. The wallet, which had $70 in Canadian money, was entered into found property.

Suspicious incident/investigation: A woman and her daughter saw an unknown man wearing a backpack down their driveway on the 13000 block of Madison Avenue at 11:39 a.m. The man was seen feeding the neighbor’s dog in the middle of the road next to the neighbor’s house. The woman lives down a long gravel driveway with only two other houses. When the woman asked the man if she could help him, the man didn’t answer and started to walk away. Police were unable to locate the man, who was described to be in his 30s with black hair and a thin build. He was wearing cargo-type shorts.

Aug. 1
Theft in the third degree/shoplifting: Between 1:15-1:30 p.m., a male suspect is believed to have stolen four Zeal-brand sunglasses valued at $570. The theft occurred at a business on the 100 block of Winslow Way. The suspect is described as a black man that stood 6-foot-2 with a heavy build, wearing an orange T-shirt, shorts and flip flops. The woman at the store was helping another customer with a large purchase when the shoplifting occurred. The store doesn’t have video surveillance.

Arrest by outside agency: A 43-year-old woman turned herself in for a Bainbridge Island warrant at the King County Jail at 8:34 a.m. The warrant, which wasn’t identified in the incident report, was confirmed.

July 31
Traffic accident: A Poulsbo woman driving along state Route 305 near Lovegreen Road hit a deer at 2 p.m. after the animal jumped out of the woods. The deer caused significant damage to the front end of the woman’s vehicle, which needed to be towed away.

Theft in the third degree: An unsecured woman’s style bicycle with a torn seat cover was stolen from the ferry terminal’s parking lot/garage area. The bike was left at noon and when the owner returned that evening it was gone. The bike was valued at $100. A red bike helmet that was with the bike was also missing.

July 29
Found property: A woman found a Volvo car key in a fire pit at Pritchard Park on July 9. The woman had been on vacation and the first chance she had to drop off the key was July 29.

City Council noticing proliferation of sandwich boards

Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun A pedestrian crosses Ericksen Avenue as he walks along Winslow Way next to a number of business sandwich boards.
Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun
A pedestrian crosses Ericksen Avenue as he walks along Winslow Way next to a number of business sandwich boards.

Even though last month the Bainbridge City Council pleased Winslow Way merchants with the process it and the city took in updating an ordinance for the retail use of sidewalks for cafes and displays, the City Council is still keeping a close eye on the seemingly growing use of sandwich boards by island businesses.

At the July 21 meeting, council member Steve Bonkowski wanted to add an item under council discussion about sandwich boards since a number of people had made comments about the influx of sandwich boards and trees advertising a hospital on public land. Bonkowski said he would refrain from talking about the use of the trees for another time and would focus the discussion on sandwich boards.

“At least to me, there are a lot more (sandwich boards) than I ever envisioned possible,” Bonkowski said. “It’s almost as if we’re deforesting the island to make sandwich boards.”

Bonkowski said it appeared there were two different varieties of sandwich boards: ones that advertise to consumers to “come on in” and others that direct the locations of businesses.

City Manager Doug Schulze said that on July 21 that the city’s Code Compliance officer found 39 signs from Madison Avenue, along Winslow Way, to State Route 305 with two violations. On July 18, the Code Compliance officer found 43 signs and only two violations for multiple signs that were off-site.

Schulze said he’s aware businesses use sandwich boards also on High School Road.

During the recent economic downturn, Schulze said cities often gave businesses more latitude on sandwich boards for advertising. Schulze also used a PowerPoint presentation to show the City Council some examples of how cities, including Seattle, use uniform directional signs to direct people to businesses.

“It doesn’t look like it’s a matter of people not complying with the current ordinance, it looks like it’s just what the current ordinance allows,” Schulze said. “What I would suggest is we look at the (sign) ordinance, but at the same time that we’re working with the businesses so that we can find some solutions that can work with the businesses as well. Rather than just looking at eliminating the signage.”

Bonkowski then asked Schulze whether something could be done this summer to impact the issue.

“I think it would be pretty difficult to get something constructed and installed that quickly,” Schulze said. “But, I think, certainly for next summer, it’s a reasonable timeframe.”

Council member Wayne Roth noted there are city directories in the Bainbridge ferry terminal and Columbia Bank that are updated, already in place and providing solutions to the situation. Roth said he’s used them many times with tourists who needed help finding food and clothing locations.

“There’s always been – old Winslow Way/new Winslow Way – some sandwich boards somewhere,” Roth said. “But it is now that everyone has one out and ‘Now I need one, too, (philosophy)’ and it has gotten to be … hard to find a business without one.”

Schulze said he planned to have a discussion with the business community about sandwich boards in the near future and revisit the issue with the City Council possibly as early as September.

Any change in the city’s sign ordinance would require public hearings.

Puget Sound Energy to start work on replacing lattice utility towers

Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun Puget Sound Energy will begin work next week to replace the 45-year-old lattice utility towers (upper center). Work on the Bainbridge side, pictured, will start the week of Aug. 11.
Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun
Puget Sound Energy will begin work next week to replace the 45-year-old lattice utility towers (upper center). Work on the Bainbridge side, pictured, will start the week of Aug. 11.

Starting as early as next week, Puget Sound Energy will begin work to replace the lattice utility towers on each side of the Agate Pass – the only two lines serving Bainbridge Island.

Construction will begin first as early as next week on the Squamish side and will start on the Bainbridge side the week of Aug. 11, Puget Sound Energy Project Manager Barry Lombard said.

Lombard said the two new brown weathered steel monopoles arrived Tuesday and the anchor bolts would arrive Wednesday.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October, if not sooner, Lombard said.

The estimated cost to remove the existing 45-year-old towers and replace them is $3.5 million to $4.5 million. The cost is approximately $500,000 less than previously estimated, Lombard said.

The new monopoles will stand 140-feet tall out of the ground – 10 feet taller than the current lattice towers. The monopoles will remain the current 115 kilovolts with each tower carrying three wires each.

Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun Puget Sound Energy will replace the old lattice utility towers with 10 feet taller brown weathered steel monopoles.
Photo by Ethan Fowler / Special to the Kitsap Sun Puget Sound Energy will replace the old lattice utility towers with 10 feet taller brown weathered steel monopoles.

Longtime islander joins Bainbridge police force

Contributed photo / City of Bainbridge Island “Joining the BIPD is a great opportunity for me to give back and serve the community I was raised in," says Jon Bingham, Bainbridge Island's newest police officer.
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“Joining the BIPD is a great opportunity for me to give back and serve the community I was raised in,” says Jon Bingham, Bainbridge Island’s newest police officer.

Jon Bingham is in his second week of work after being hired by the city as Bainbridge Island Police Department’s newest officer.

Bingham is a longtime Bainbridge resident and previously served as a reserve officer with the BIPD for nearly six years.

Bingham comes to the Bainbridge Island Police Department after working the last three years with the Suquamish Police Department.

“Joining the BIPD is a great opportunity for me to give back and serve the community I was raised in,” Bingham said in a news release.

With Bingham’s hiring, Police Chief Matthew Hamner said three vacant officers positions remain to be filled. When BIPD is fully staffed, it has 19 officers and two administrators, which includes Hamner and a deputy chief.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, July 30

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 20 to July 26: 7 traffic accidents, 5 found property, 4 miscellaneous, 3 thefts in the third degree, 2 assaults in the fourth degree, 2 burglaries in the second degree, 1 mailbox theft, 1 agency assist, 1 other crimes against property, 1 theft in the first degree, 1 bicycle theft, 1 residential burglary, 1 violation of no contact order, 1 suspicious incident/investigation, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 suspicious persons/situations, 1 hit and run/unattended property damage, 1 indecent liberties, 1 verbal dispute, 1 runaway, 1 mental investigation, 1 driving under the influence/liquor, 1 malicious mischief in the second degree, 1 disorderly conduct.

July 28
Driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree: A 34-year-old Bremerton woman was stopped at 6:45 a.m. by an officer after he ran the license plate of the car the woman was driving. The woman had been charged with driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree for failure to appear in court for unpaid tickets. The woman said had been making payments to keep her license, but lost her job and stopped making payments.

Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 43-year-old Poulsbo man who had a warrant out for his arrest for drinking while intoxicated was stopped by a Bremerton Police Department officer at 9:02 p.m. at 17th Street and Warren Avenue. Bainbridge Police confirmed the man’s warrant, which carried a $5,000 bail, and faxed a copy to the Kitsap County Jail.

July 27
Identity theft: A woman living on the 9000 block of Tidal Court reported that she had been a victim of identity theft after receiving a copy of her credit report. She said she had accounts opened “left and right” that she didn’t open or authorize.

Mailbox theft: At 2:51 p.m. police were notified that mail theft had occurred at Miller and Day roads. The caller advised police that she had seen people in a white over tan 1966 Ford Mustang stealing mail from mailboxes. The car, which had a Missouri license plate, was last seen on State Route 305 southbound. When police ran the license plate the caller had provided, the license tab had expired in March. Officers were unable to locate the suspects after checking the area.

Failure to transfer title of motor vehicle: A 26-year-old man from Poulsbo was stopped as he drove his car at 8:45 a.m. on Sportsman Club Road at Wardwell Road. When the officer ran the car’s license plate, it indicated that the vehicle’s tab had expired in May and a report of sale of Feb. 28. The officer then noticed that the vehicle was displaying a “7” sticker for July on the license plate, making it appear that the car’s tab was current. The driver said he was aware he purchased the car in February and just hadn’t transferred the title, and that he had just gotten the car running. When asked about the incorrect month tab, the man said he must have put the tab from his other car on the wrong vehicle. The man also had an expired insurance card and no vehicle registration. Department of Licensing also advised the officer that the man had a driving while license suspended in the third degree arrest as of July 25 for failure to appear in court for unpaid tickets. The officer cited the man for failing to transfer the title of the car he was driving, driving while license suspended in the third degree and for no proof of insurance. The passenger in the car told the officer her license was in good standing and that she would drive the car from its stopped location.

July 26
Miscellaneous: An intoxicated 47-year-old man was found in the common bathroom of an apartment complex at 10:20 p.m. on the 200 block of High School Road. The man was a guest of a tenant in the past, but was told he was no longer wanted on the premise. An officer told the man if he returned to the location he would be arrested for criminal trespassing. The man said he understood the directive and wouldn’t return.

Burglary in the second degree: A possible burglary was reported by a restaurant on Madison Avenue at 4 p.m. However, restaurant employees and officers couldn’t find anything missing. An employee said the front door was unlocked when he arrived at noon, but didn’t think anything of it because he incorrectly assumed the co-owner had unlocked the door.

Traffic accident: A male French tourist was riding a rental bike from the ferry terminal bike rental shop with three other friends, who were also French tourists, south on Madison Avenue near Parfitt Way at 2:44 p.m. The man was riding too fast and used the bike’s front brake to abruptly stop. This caused the man to be launched off the bike and onto the pavement. Bainbridge Fire medics determined the man sustained torn shoulder ligaments and a collarbone injury before he was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass in the second degree: A 47-year-old intoxicated married woman starting banging on a door of a home on the 200 block of Ferncliff Avenue at 11:30 p.m. She also started honking her vehicle’s car horn to get the attention of her 39-year-old boyfriend, who lives with his deaf mother. The boyfriend told the woman to leave, but she refused. An officer suggested to the man that he may want to consider getting a restraining order against the woman. Because the woman was drunk, officers offered the woman a ride home and she obliged.

Malicious mischief in the second degree, disorderly conduct: A 33-year-old intoxicated man was charged with malicious mischief and disorderly conduct after he caused $2,500 damage to a parked car in the ferry terminal parking lot at 1:37 a.m. When police arrived, one of the man’s arms was bleeding and the man was uncooperative. The man apparently arrived at the terminal with friends and started swinging around a golf club, which attracted the attention of ferry personnel who told him to stop. Although the rest of the friends boarded the ferry to Seattle the man swinging the golf club couldn’t be found by his friends on the ferry. It was later discovered that the man had broken out the back hatch window of a parked car that was 25 feet from where police officers found him. There were also blood marks on the asphalt next to the vehicle. The man was booked into Kitsap County Jail after he was taken to the hospital for treatment for his injuries.

July 25
Driving while intoxicated/alcohol: A 40-year-old man was stopped as he drove southbound on Miller Road at 11:12 p.m. for driving 45 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. When the officer approached the man, he smelled alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The man provided a .139 and .140 Breathalyzer test and was transported to the Kitsap County Jail without incident with a $5,000 bail. At age 21, someone who registers at least a .08 percent on a Breathalyzer test can be charged for DUI in Washington state.

July 23
Suspicious incident/investigation: At 12:27 p.m., an unknown man drove into the yard of a home on the 10000 block of Mariner Lane. The man told the woman, who was in her yard at the time, that he was looking for a construction site but didn’t have an address. The man soon left quickly. The woman believed the man was casing her place because she lives down a long, secluded driveway. The man was in his 20s or 30s, white, clean cut with reddish blonde hair. He drove a silver 150 or 250 pickup truck. The woman didn’t get the license plate number on the truck the man was driving.

New senior police clerk joins BIPD

Contributed photo Kelly Eisenhood is Bainbridge Island Police Department's newest senior clerk.
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Kelly Eisenhood is Bainbridge Island Police Department’s newest senior clerk.

Kelly Eisenhood is in her second week of training as Bainbridge Island Police Department’s new senior police clerk.

Eisenhood is replacing retiring senior police clerk Ted Rought, who has been working with Eisenhood to smooth the transition. Rought’s last day is Thursday and will cap a 19-1/2 year career at BIPD.

Eisenhood, who was born and raised in Richmond, British Columbia, had previously worked the last 6 ½ years as an administrative assistant at New Motion Physical Therapy clinic on Bainbridge. Her husband of seven years, Ian Eisenhood, will be entering his 10th year of teaching Wilkes Elementary School. The couple have a 4-year-old son.

“I’m eager to be of service to the residents of Bainbridge Island as part of the BIPD team,” Eisenhood said.

Eisenhood’s hiring process was overseen by the city’s Civil Service Commission. It included passing a civil service exam and an oral interview process with two community members, a Bainbridge police officer and another officer from a different police department.

“We are thrilled to have her on board,” said Barbara Burns, BIPD administrative coordinator, of Eisenhood.

Bainbridge welcomes MLK Center employee

Appreciative of the two King Center banners they received to share at events to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month, Bainbridge residents greeted a woman who works at the Atlanta national historic site and her son recently when they visited the Puget Sound area.

Juanita Robinson, the gift shop manager at The King Center, came to the area because her 25-year-old son Thomas was participating in the U.S. Track & Field Club Nationals in Tacoma July 11-12. Thomas competed for the Atlanta Track Club and finished eighth in the 100-meter dash with a finals time of 11.43 seconds.

The 8-foot-tall King Center banners were also shared at the Navy Undersea Engineering Museum at Keyport, Kitsap County Fairground President’s Hall, Olympic College in Bremerton and the Washington state African-American awards program at Bremerton High. On Bainbridge Island, the banners were displayed at Bethany Lutheran Church, Ordway Elementary School and at the Filipino-American Community Hall for the 15th annual community celebration Kitsap Sing Out! in January.

The Robinsons visited Chief Seattle’s gravesite, St. Peters Mission Church, Ol’ Man House Park in Suquamish, as well as the Suquamish Veterans Memorial, Suquamish Museum and House of the Awakened Culture. They also toured the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

The Suquamish Tribe at the Clearwater Resort co-hosted the visitors. Upon the Robinsons return to Georgia, they were given books and publications for The King Center Library by the Suquamish Museum, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Kitsap Black History Museum, Bainbridge Island Japanese-American community, Bainbridge Island School District, Experience Music Project Museum and Sing Out Kitsap!

Robinson said she was “overjoyed and ever so grateful” to visit the Bainbridge and Suquamish communities.

Contributed photo / Daniel Cristofferson Welcoming the Robinson's were, from left to right, Patricia Moncure-Thomas, president of the Black Historical Society and Museum of Kitsap County; Dian O'Brien, past president, Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center and MLK Jr. Memorial Sing Out Kitsap Steering Committee; Gerald Elfendahl, Bainbridge Island historian and wife Judie Elfendahl, both Sing Out Kitsap participants; Juanita Robinson, gift shop manager at The King Center; Carolann Barrows, singer/songwriter and Bainbridge Island community advocate; the Rev. Senji Kanaeda, Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple; Rodrigo "Rudy" Rimando, past president, Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island and Sing Out Kitsap!; Karen Vargas, Bainbridge community advocate, Bremerton’s Embassy Center and Sing Out Kitsap!; Thomas Robinson, Atlanta Track Club; and Pat Baillargeon, former secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Welcoming the Robinsons were, from left to right, Patricia Moncure-Thomas, president of the Black Historical Society and Museum of Kitsap County; Dian O’Brien, past president, Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center and MLK Jr. Memorial Sing Out Kitsap! steering committee; Gerald Elfendahl, Bainbridge Island historian and wife Judie Elfendahl, both Sing Out Kitsap! participants; Juanita Robinson, gift shop manager at The King Center; Carolann Barrows, singer/songwriter and Bainbridge Island community advocate; the Rev. Senji Kanaeda of Bainbridge’s Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple; Rodrigo “Rudy” Rimando, past president, Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island and Sing Out Kitsap!; Karen Vargas, Bainbridge community advocate, Bremerton’s Embassy Center and Sing Out Kitsap!; Thomas Robinson, Atlanta Track Club; and Pat Baillargeon, former secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, July 23

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The following items were taken from Bainbridge 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 13 to July 19: 6 traffic accidents, 5 miscellaneous, 3 found property, 3 theft in the third degree, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 identity theft, 2 harassment, 2 theft from motor vehicle, 2 driving under the influence, 2 theft in the second degree, 1 burglary in the second degree, 1 citizen assist, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 theft-shoplifting, 1 warrant arrest by outside agency, 1 domestic verbal, 1 mental investigation, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree, 1 lost property.

July 19
Driving under the influence/liquor: A 28-year-old woman was involved in a collision with a tree at Olympic Drive and Winslow Way, south of Bainbridge Gateway Park, at 11:47 p.m. The woman was late for a departing ferry and as a traffic signal turned yellow the woman attempted to stop her car, but was unable to due to the slick road conditions and collided with a tree in a ditch. After failing her first three attempts on the voluntary portable breath test, the woman blew a .161. The state’s legal limit for DUI is .08 for adults 21 and older. An officer also smelled alcohol on her breath, and observed that she had watery eyes, slurred speech, etc. The woman’s interaction with police was videotaped. She was transported to the Kitsap County Jail after being booked for DUI and also received a traffic citation.

Driving under the influence/liquor: A 34-year-old male visiting from Brighton, Mass., was stopped at 1:01 a.m. for failing to maintain his lane. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath. The driver voluntarily took Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and performed poorly on them. He was arrested for DUI and subsequently blew 0.163 and 0.164 on the Breathalyzer test. He was booked into Kitsap County Jail.

July 17
Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 29-year-old Federal Way woman had a warrant arrest confirmed by the Bainbridge Island Police. The report didn’t list why she had a warrant for her arrest.

Disorderly conduct: A 52-year-old woman reported a road rage incident at Wyatt Way and Madison Avenue by a 64-year-old man who was driving a van with another man after she approached a four-way stop sign. The man started yelling at the woman and used obscene hand gestures. The van then followed the woman into her neighbor’s driveway and revved his vehicle’s engine, as well as lurched the car forward in an attempt to intimate her. The driver of the van then drove onto a ferry to Seattle, but not before the woman got the van’s license number and called police. Ferry workers were later able to identify the van based on the woman’s description later.