Police blotter: Cyclist injured by sun-blind motorist

Quiet week. A gut punch, a car crash, a drunk driver and a cyclist stuck by a motorist with the sun in her eyes.

Dec. 5
Assault: A young male was given a warning after he assaulted his mother’s boyfriend. The mother and her boyfriend had brought the youth to the police station at 6:30 p.m. to report the incident, which occurred about two hours prior. The suspect had kicked the victim’s leg and punched him in the stomach after the victim had asked the suspect to do his homework. The suspect admitted to the incident. The victim, under the officer’s advice, opted not to press charges.

Dec. 4
Crash: A Bainbridge bicyclist was injured when a Bainbridge woman struck her with her car on Baker Hill Road just before 10:30 a.m. The cyclist was stopped on the road’s shoulder and was taking a drink of water when the car struck her left leg. The impact caused the cyclist to “spin and strike” the car’s windshield. The driver, who was making a left turn from Crystal Springs Drive, told police she was momentarily blinded by the sun and veered out of her lane. Police did not disclose the cyclist’s injuries. The driver was not cited.

Burglary: A Winslow Way business owner reported that someone stole an iPod, iPod docking station and $100 in rolled coins from his Winslow Green business overnight. There was no sign of forced entry. Losses were valued at $350. The victim compiled a list of employees for the police investigation.

Dec. 2
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge man was arrested for drunk driving on Madison Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. The suspect’s sedan had initially been seen driving erratically. Once pulled over, an officer noted the strong smell of alcohol coming from the suspect. The suspect repeatedly “pleaded” not to be arrested and for the officer to instead drive him home. The officer drove the suspect to the county jail, where he was booked. After a phone conversation with a lawyer, the suspect threw the officer’s phone across a room. A background check revealed that the suspect had two previous drunk driving arrests.

Dec. 1
Crash: An SUV driven by a Bainbridge woman struck and spun a small pickup truck driven by a Port Ludlow man at the intersection of North Madison Avenue and Lovgreen Road. The truck was hit with enough force on it’s rear right side to spin about 300 degrees. The SUV driver was cited for not yielding to the truck. No injuries were reported.

Death: An 81-year-old Bainbridge woman was found dead in her apartment by a family member. Police believe the woman died of natural causes.

Theft: A Bainbridge woman reported that someone had made $620 worth of unauthorized purchases with her credit card. The woman had lost her wallet containing the credit card at a Seattle wine bar in late November.