Police blotter: Fight over puppy turns to assault with tennis ball

Faithful blotter readers may recall an assault last week in which a teenage boy punched his mom in the face for turning off the TV. Well, this week he was at it again, this time hurling a tennis ball at his mom’s head for breaking up a sibling fight over a puppy and the aforementioned tennis ball.

Also this week, a registered sex offender goes off the radar and a tow truck driver is assaulted with spit.

Nov. 14
Crash: A Volvo car driven by a Bainbridge woman struck the side of another vehicle driven by a Bainbridge woman on Valley Road, causing undisclosed injuries. The Volvo had entered the intersection of Sunrise Drive and Valley out-of-turn and collided with the other vehicle behind it’s right wheel. A tow truck was needed to separate the two vehicles.

Passed: A school bus driver reported that a bicyclist passed by her stop paddle and ignored her flashing lights along Country Club Road. A student was crossing in front of the bus during the incident.

Unregistered: A convicted sex offender and kidnapper failed to notify authorities when he left his Weaver Road residence more than two weeks ago. The suspect had been living at his mother’s home. She told police that he had moved out but that she had no idea where he’d gone. The suspect’s lawyer contacted police but refused to disclose the suspect’s location. The lawyer was notified that the suspect has a legal obligation to notify police when he moves. The lawyer said he would pass on the information.

Nov. 13
Theft: A laptop computer valued at $3,500 was stolen overnight from an unlocked vehicle on Wood Avenue.

Vandalism: An illegible letters were spray painted on one of the Bainbridge Public Library’s exterior walls, causing $100 in damage.

Assault: A Bainbridge woman suffered minor injuries when she was assaulted by her roommate at their Knechtel Way home just before 2:30 a.m. Police were greeted at the door by the victim, who was limping, out of breath and had a bloody thumb. The victim said her roommate had been verbally abuse much of the evening. The conflict escalated when the suspect pushed the victim to the floor, slapped and pushed her several times, and bit her thumb. The suspect smashed a phone when the victim said she would call 911. The suspect, who had left shortly after the assault, could not be located.

Nov. 12
Suicidal: Police were called just before 1 a.m. to assist with a 13-year-old girl who threatened to kill herself at her family’s High School Road home. The girl had told her mother the night before that she planned to kill herself today but had overslept past her planned death. “She revised her plan and decided to kill herself” later in the day. Police were shown documents the girl had obtained that detail a method of suicide that involves eating certain materials. The girl admitted to police that she was going to kill herself. She was taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for mental treatment.

Vandalism: Spray-painted graffiti was found on the roof of Blakely Elementary School, including the question: “Who’s watching the watchmen?”

Nov. 11
Assault: A Bainbridge mother called police just before 1:30 p.m. to report that her 14-year-old son had struck her face with a tennis ball at their Sands Avenue home. She reminded police that her son had been arrested last week for punching her in the face. The more recent incident stemmed from her son arguing with his sister over who would play with a puppy. They then fought over who would play with the tennis ball. When the mother intervened, the boy threw the ball at her head, causing a pronounced redness on the side of her face. The boy told police he had not intended to harm his mom. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Suicidal: A Bainbridge man called police just before 8 a.m. to report that he had attempted suicide. Upon arriving at his home, police found that he had recently cut his wrists, but that the wounds were not deep. A long serrated knife with blood on it was found in his kitchen. He was transported to Harrison Hospital for treatment.

Nov. 8
Spit: A Bainbridge woman was arrested on fourth-degree assault charges for spitting in the face of a tow truck operator as he impounded a sport utility vehicle registered to her husband. Police were initially called to the scene on Foster Road when the suspect called 911 to report her SUV was being stolen. Police learned that the tow truck driver was legally repossessing the SUV. The driver told police that the woman began yelling at him, threw the tow lights he’d put on her SUV, “body checked” him and spit in his eye. The suspect’s husband then began following the driver around his truck until the driver threatened to “Mace” him. During questioning, the woman yelled at an officer, ordering him to respect her. She also alleged that the driver was stealing her SUV, trespassing and that he had assaulted her by yelling loudly. The driver was not arrested, and allowed the owners to retrieve personal belongings from the SUV before he towed it.

Drunk driving: A Bainbridge man was arrested for drunk driving on Day Road shortly after 11:30 p.m. Police initially noticed the suspect’s Toyota Corolla weaving over lane markers on State Route 305. Once pulled over, the suspect admitted to having consumed “a couple” drinks at a Winslow bar. He also admitted to previous drunk driving arrests.

Nov. 7
Theft: Jewelry valued at over $2,300 was stolen from a Parfitt Way home that was being shown to potential buyers. The stolen items included three watches, earrings, a necklace and other items.