Not So BucolicMarch 30th, 2007 by josh farley
What’s happening these days on Bainbridge Island?
Two Sakai Intermediate School students, aged 12, were arrested Thursday for purposefully putting strawberry lip gloss into their teachers’ drinks to give her an allergic reaction so they could skip class, Bainbridge police said.
Luckily, the teacher recognized the reaction, and took medication to stop it, police said.
Crime is up about 20 percent on the island — both in property and violent incidents — and some recent stories have some of us in our newsroom wondering: what’s happening in this seemingly bucolic community?
Four teens were arrested in February and charged with exposing themselves to a special needs student at Bainbridge High School in at least 50 separate incidents.
And Devin L. Williams, 21, told Bainbridge detectives he’d accidentally burned down “Ed’s Shed” a little league storage facility and announcing booth, because he was attempting to burn some old love letters.
Anyone have some theories on the increase in both crime and/or seemingly bizarre incidents?