Police Blotter: Look dude, no hands!

A Bainbridge officer was lucky enough witness a man drive by on Miller Road with no hands on the steering wheel. Lighting up a pot pipe is a two-handed job after all.

Read this blotter item and a few others from the last week below.


May 31
Drunken teen: The parent of a 13-year-old boy called police when he returned to his Winslow home drunk and uttering suicidal comments. The boy had a belt around his neck when police arrived and noted that he “wanted to die.” He said his mother is physically and verbally abusive toward him. His mother denied the allegations. The boy was arrested for consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and was transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for a mental evaluation.

Toking and driving: A police officer observed a driver using both hands to light a marijuana pipe while driving on Miller Road. The 37-year-old Bainbridge man was pulled over and arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

May 29
Suicidal: A Bainbridge woman called police after her boyfriend sent her a text messages indicating he wanted to kill himself. Police searched for the man, finally finding him sitting in his vehicle behind a fireworks stand in Suquamish. The man told police he was having financial and personal problems. He told police he likely would have killed himself if they hadn’t arrived. He was transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for a mental evaluation.

May 28
Harassed: A Bainbridge woman called 911 after a man left threatening messages on her phone. The woman reported that the messages included threats against her and her family, and included such phrases as “watch your back” and “I know where you live.” He also mentioned his intention to throw a grenade under her car. The man reportedly blames the woman for the death of his wife, who died in an alcohol-related vehicle accident. Police left a message on the man’s phone advising him to stop calling the woman and suggested the woman get a restraining order.

Theft: A Bainbridge teenager called police to report that his saxophone was stolen from the Bainbridge High School band room. The instrument is valued at $300.

May 27
Tagged: A school district employee called police to report that Blakely elementary school was painted with black spray paint over the weekend. The graffiti addressed an individual teacher and asked the question “remember ‘Homework Hut?,'” followed by the statement “We wrote it! Class of 2012.” Damage to school property is estimated at $1,000.