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Police Blotter: Failed ‘Paint Night’ pop machine heist leads to car chase


A Bainbridge man made a mess of himself, his truck, a pop machine and a security camera during a failed ‘Paint Night’ caper. Police chased his truck down Ferncliff, Deercliff, and Eaglecliff roads. It wasn’t until he veered onto a non-cliff themed road that they were able to catch up with him.

Also this week, a woman got disorderly over the ownership of yard debris, and a political candidate failed to enlist the Bainbridge police station in his campaign.

The blotter is below.

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Police blotter: “You’ll see it in the Kitsap Sun”

During five visits to City Hall in one day, an elderly man – who was apparently frustrated about a development project he was working on – made unsettling comments about his guns and whether or not City Hall had police protection. When city staff asked him what he was talking about, the man replied: “You’ll see it in the Kitsap Sun.”

I’ve been scanning the headlines, but have yet to see our coverage of the angry man’s exploits. Stay tuned.

Also this week, Bainbridge police make good with a new “zero tolerance” policy on that hallowed Bainbridge tradition – Paint Night. The BIPD busted a crew of nighttime painters who were planning to decorate the high school water tower.

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Teens get diversion agreements for police vehicle vandalism

Read Kitsap Sun police reporter Josh Farley’s story on the price two Bainbridge teens must pay for painting and slashing the tires of police vehicles in June.

County prosecutors will drop vandalism charges against two Bainbridge Island teens if they stay crime-free for a year, do community service, and pay back the police department for the eight patrol cars they damaged.

Samuel Bice, 18, and Colin Bowman, 18, have entered the felony diversion program, according to Chris Casad, Kitsap County deputy prosecutor.

Bice and Bowman were arrested by Bainbridge police in June after an investigation revealed the pair had painted eight patrol cars and slashed the tires on some of them, including Chief Matt Haney’s vehicle, which was at his home. Some of the cars had “08” painted on them. The incidents occurred around the time of the island’s “paint night” tradition for Bainbridge High School’s graduating seniors.

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