Police blotter: bad week for utility poles and runaways


Quiet week on the island. A few utility poles took some hits, and a handful of runaways didn’t make it past the ferry terminal.

Read the blotter below…

May 3
Theft: A Beaver, Wash. resident reported that several items were stolen from his truck while it was parked in a ferry terminal parking lot. The items, valued at $1,630, included a bolted-down tool box, several tools, a fishing pole and tackle box.

Hit-and-run: A Bainbridge woman in a Chevrolet Silverado truck ran over a small tree and hit a pole on Hildebrand Lane shortly after 6 p.m. The driver fled the scene but was apprehended by police after she parked in a nearby parking lot. She was cited for hit-and-run and damaging property.

Crash: A Port Orchard woman crashed her vehicle into a utility pole on Lofgren Road after a verbal dispute with her husband. The woman blamed the crash on her heightened emotional state. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

May 2
Runaways: Officers were dispatched to the ferry terminal to apprehend pot-smoking juveniles just after 5:30 p.m. Three young females were spotted by police near a bus shelter. Background checks revealed that all three were listed as runaways by their parents. Two of the females had outstanding juvenile arrest warrants and were transported to the county juvenile center.

May 1
Runaway: A 16-year-old Bainbridge girl was reported by her parents to have run away from home. The girl turned herself in at the ferry terminal but said she would not return home because she could no longer tolerate her mother’s behavior. Her mother consented for her to go to a local residential crisis center.

April 29
Theft: An antique phone booth was reported stolen from the yard of an Old Mill Road home.

April 28
Crash: A Bainbridge woman driving a Mazda car sharply accelerated onto High School Road after stopping at a stop sign. She attempted a left turn but swerved into the oncoming lane. She over-corected her steering, sending the car over a sidewalk, down an embankment and through some shrubbery. Her car suffered significant damage to the passenger side. No injuries reported.