Police Blotter: Death by longbow, anchor…or puddle?

A platoon’s worth of teens were rounded up at a house party this week. Bainbridge police called in backup from the sheriff’s office and the Poulsbo PD. They kicked in doors and found nearly 30 beer-buzzed teens cowering in closets, under furniture and on the roof. The big lesson here is make sure you choose your house sitter well. This particular house’s sitter threw this particular rager while the homeowner was laid up in a L.A. hospital bed.

Also this week, a surly arrestee threatens to kill several police officers, the harbormaster and an unnamed “snitch.” Those not killed with his long bow from 135 yards off (before they ever know what hit them) may meet their ends tied to an anchor at the bottom of Eagle Harbor. Heck, any body of water will do when comes to drowning his enemies, “even a deep puddle.”

Aug. 3
Resisting arrest: A Bainbridge man was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. for violating a protection order, possessing drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest at the intersection of Lovell Avenue and Pierce Court. An officer had initially noticed three motorcyclists traveling on Miller Road with improper helmets. He also recognized two of the riders as individuals who are not allowed contact due to a no contact order. The officer contacted one of the male riders and informed him he was under arrest. The man “tightened up and tried to pull away,” according to police. The officer threw him to the ground, where he continued to struggle with police and jammed a hand into his pocket. An officer pulled his hand out and warned him that he would hit the man if he put his hand in his pocket again. Police found a marijuana pipe in his pocket. While en route to the police station, the man threatened to sue the police and complained of “excessive pain” in a knee and arm.

Crash: A Bainbridge bicyclist was injured when a Toyota car driven by a Seattle man attempted to make a U-turn in front of the cyclist on Wing Point Way. The bicycle struck the car when it swerved out from behind and cut in front. The cyclist was treated for minor injuries. The driver was cited for failing to yield to the right-of-way.

Aug. 2
Suicidal: A woman called 911 just before 6 p.m. to report that an estranged boyfriend called her and said he was going to kill himself. Police contacted the man at his house and transported him to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for a mental evaluation.

Crash: A Lexus car was legally parked at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Winslow Way when a truck towing a boat trailer struck the car while attempting to make a left turn. Police reported significant damage to the Lexus.

Aug 1
Crash: A Bainbridge man driving a Honda car was injured when he was struck by a Jeep driven by a Bainbridge woman on Miller Road shortly after 3:15 p.m. The Honda driver had been traveling in the same lane as the Jeep but attempted to make a U-turn in front of it at Miller’s intersection with Koura Road. The Jeep struck the Honda and both vehicles ended up in a ditch. The Honda driver was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The Jeep driver suffered undisclosed injuries as well.

Assault: A Bainbridge man was arrested for assault shortly after 4:15 p.m. at a Two Creeks Road home. Police were initially dispatched to the home after a domestic dispute was reported. Upon arrival, a woman told police that her husband had pushed her and her daughter to the ground after he became angry about his children arguing. The wife suffered a large scratch and bruise on her arm from the push and resulting impact against a dishwasher. The daughter then threw a toy to distract her father. In response, he shoved her against a dish cabinet. He then fled the residence in a car. A Bainbridge officer found the man in his car on Viking Way in Poulsbo. The man was transported to the Kitsap County jail.

Drunk driving: A Bainbridge man was arrested for drunk driving and possessing drug paraphernalia at the intersection of State Route 305 and West Port Madison Road shortly after 11:15 p.m. An officer initially noticed the man driving his vehicle erratically along the highway, bobbing his head and striking his steering wheel. The man told the officer he had a very stressful day at work. The man admitted to having consumed a beer after the officer mentioned the strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. He failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested. Syringes found in the car and track marks on the man’s arms led police to believe the man was also a user of illegal drugs.

Assault: A Bainbridge woman was arrested at her home just before 9 p.m. for pushing her 14-year-old son. The woman initially became angry that she was not dealt a hand in a card game between her son and husband. The son noticed that his mother was intoxicated and confronted her on health problems connected to alcohol use. He then ran up to her bedroom closet and began looking for hidden alcohol. His mother pushed him but he suffered no physical harm.

Theft: Fencing material valued at $700 was reported stolen from Battle Point Park.

July 30
Sleep driving: A Bainbridge woman driving a Toyota car on Sportsman Club Road believes she may have fallen asleep shortly after 4:15 p.m. and struck two mailboxes that were spaced several yards apart. Her vehicle came to rest in a ditch. She reported no injuries.

Drunk teen: A 17-year-old girl was arrested at her home shortly after 2:30 a.m. Her parents had called police to report that their daughter was highly intoxicated, was attempting to hurt herself and would not stop crying. Police found the girl lying unconscious on her bed. Her parents reported that she had returned home late and had tried to stab herself with a pen.

July 29
Struck: A man reportedly dented a vehicle with his briefcase as it backed out of a parking spot at a lot near the Winslow ferry terminal. The man, who was on foot, yelled at the driver but fled the scene.

Smashed: The windshield of a Ford F1 pickup was smashed during the night in front of a Lewis Place residence. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Assault: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for assaulting two people at a Shannon Drive residence just before 10 p.m. The altercation stemmed from two sisters who began arguing about cigarettes. The female victim suffered “several deep bleeding gashes and abrasions on her face, arms and chest,” according to police. A male who intervened in the fight suffered “several deep bleeding scratches” on his arms. Police found the suspect in the residence and asked her about the fight. She said she could not recall if the argument became physical. She appeared unscathed, except for a minor scratch. Police later found that the suspect had three arrest warrants on theft charges in Kitsap County and Poulsbo.

Neglected: Police were called to a High School Road home shortly after 6 p.m. to respond to a report that a 9-year-old child had been locked out of his home and was banging on doors and windows to be let back in. When contacted, the child’s mother said she was trying to clean her apartment and wanted the boy outside. She exhibited a lack of focus, leading police to believe she had mental or drug problems. The apartment appeared in “a state of total disarray,” according to police. A report was forwarded to Child Protective Services.

Party bust: Twenty-nine youths were detained at a house party on Teem Loop Road shortly before 2 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the house after neighbors complained about the noise. “The odor of alcohol in the air was heavy,” an officer noted upon his arrival at the house. Police contacted two boys on the front porch who tried to reenter the home, only to find it locked. Meanwhile, police saw teens “begin to scurry about the house, and hide.” The occupants turned out the house’s lights, locked the doors and were heard yelling to each other about the police’s presence. Cracking branches behind the house led police to believe some partygoers escaped via the nearby woods. After a search warrant was obtained, Bainbridge police kicked in the front door. Members of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Poulsbo Police Department aided Bainbridge police in rounding up the occupants. The home was “full of evidence of drinking and was was in a state of filth and mess,” an officer said. Police kicked in a few more doors and detained youths hiding in nearly every room and on the roof. The house was in “absolute shambles,” according to police. “It was filthy and there were clothes, food, dirt, animal waste, and beer cans though out the house, in virtually every room.” The kitchen was littered with trash and the pantry was filled with beer boxes. According to police, the house sitter and her husband hosted the party. The house sitter said she had been staying at the house for the last two weeks. The homeowner was currently hospitalized near Los Angeles, Calif. They were arrested for disorderly conduct and for providing a premises for underage drinking. Twenty-seven youths were arrested for underage drinking.

Threats: A Bainbridge man threatened to kill Bainbridge police officers and the city harbormaster while police transported him to jail after an arrest for an outstanding warrant. The man was angry because the city took possession of his boat and destroyed it. He said local officials “took great pride in cutting it up in view of everyone.” He was also upset that police never “did anything” after he suffered several assaults, including an oar attack that left him colorblind and unable to make good decisions. He said that he would push the harbormaster into the water with an anchor tied around her legs. He mentioned his intent to sink any police boat that tied up to his. “He said he could kill an officer from 135 yards with his longbow,” an officer noted. He named one officer in particular he would kill “if he ever found him in the water.” He mentioned another person he disliked, whom he called a “snitch,” and expressed his intent to drown that person if he found him anywhere near water, “even a deep puddle.” The person now fears water because he knows he will be drowned in it, the man said. Later during the car trip, the man threatened to kill his arresting officer if he too “ever came near water.” He mentioned his prowess in killing people “before they could even think about defending themselves.” He said he always carries a knife because he is a “seaman” and again extolled his skill with the longbow. The arresting officer, he said, would “not even know what happened” when he was struck by one of his longbow arrows. When informed by the officer that his threats would be taken seriously, the man responded that he “meant every word.”