Police blotter: Pot-laced lollypops?


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? I dunno, but I bet it’s a trip when you’re licking one laced with weed.

Bainbridge High’s vice principal stopped by the police station this week to drop off some drug paraphernalia (you know, the usual) and get a lollypop checked for marijuana. Yep, that leafy stuff usually smoked or baked into treats can apparently be converted into a form fit for “lacing” into hard candy. Police have dutifully sent the the lollypop to the lab. Results are due in two to four months, so don’t hold your breath.

Also this week, a mastiff attacks a 4-year-old, teens go on an craft supply shoplifting spree in Winslow and another guy gets busted for yelling in a park.

Read on…

May 26
Dog attack: A 4-year-old was bitten on the head and arm by a dog on Fletcher Bay Road shortly after 6 p.m. The girl appeared unconscious when police arrived, and had puncture wounds on her scalp, ear and right arm. The girl had reportedly grabbed the young Mastiff from behind, inciting the attack. The girl was transported to Seattle hospital.

Steer clear: A man called police to report that two steer had knocked down his Madison Avenue home’s fence and wandered into yard. The man tied the cows to a tree and later transported them to an island pasture for safekeeping. The owner was later located and promised to remove the cows the next day.

Fence Painting: A new wood fence at Battle Point Park was painted with the words “Take this fence down, please.” Park staff believe the unknown person who painted the fence was upset about the fence blocking vehicle and foot traffic. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

May 25
Burglary: A purse with $250 cash was reportedly taken from a Pleasant Beach Drive home while the owner was outside gardening.

Theft: Various items were stolen from a vehicle parked overnight at Bainbridge High School. The items, valued at $450, included a stereo faceplate and digital camera.

Bong: A Poulsbo man stopped for driving without a license on Arrow Point Drive was was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia. While discussing the initial charge, police asked the man if he had any drugs in the car. The man responded that he possessed none because he had smoked his entire supply the day before. Police decided to search his vehicle and found a glass marijuana bong.

May 24
Shoplifting spree: Two Bainbridge girls were arrested after stealing various items from eight Winslow businesses. A Winslow Way store owner called police after noticing the girls had taken two coin purses without paying. Police detained the girls and noticed they carried shopping bags with dozens of price-tagged items. One of the girls had taken almost $78 in merchandise, including sunglasses, earrings and a pen. The other girl’s $109 worth of stolen goods included earrings, scrap book-making materials, pens, envelopes and various other office supplies. One of the girls said she took the items because she is “being bullied at school and called names because she is fat and she wanted to be cool,” police said. She said that committing crimes is “the ‘in’ thing to do.” She also mentioned that “everyone on the island has money and nice things,” and that she feels pressure to fit in. The girls’ cases were forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for charging.

May 23
Gun theft: A shotgun was reported stolen from a garage on Marshall Road shortly after 1 p.m. The owner said he had left the gun on his unlocked garage’s floor among other scattered items. He believes the gun was taken a week ago.

Sucker test: The Bainbridge High School vice principal came to the police station to drop off drug paraphernalia found at the school. She also brought a candy sucker she believed might be laced with marijuana. The sucker had been given to a teacher by a student who had been handing out numerous suckers at the school. Police told her they’d test the sucker to see if it contained illegal substances. Lab results are pending.

May 20
Drug fraud: A High School Road pharmacy called police to report that a man had attempted to use a fraudulent prescription to obtain 20 pills of Vicodin.

Theft: A man reported that about $2,300 in cash and numerous prescription pills, including Vicodin and Percocet were stolen from his Crystal Springs Drive home.

Yelling: Police received a call just before 10:30 a.m. that a man was yelling and acting aggressively at Fay Bainbridge park. Police found the man “shaky and agitated.” He made aggressive movements, but not toward any person. He berated police, alleging they had committed treason. The man left at the request of police.

Drunk driving: A Poulsbo woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated at the intersection of High School Road and State Route 305 shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Police were initially notified when another woman called 911 after the suspect backed into her car at a stoplight and fled the scene. The woman tailed the suspect until police arrived and pulled the suspect over near the Agate Pass Bridge. The suspect smelled strongly of alcohol and had trouble speaking. She mentioned she was in a hurry to get home to her young daughter. At an officer’s request, the suspect exited the car but had trouble standing. “I’m not alright to drive!” the woman exclaimed after grabbing hold of her car for support. She was booked and released to her landlord.