Police blotter: Drunken mud-wrestler gets lost on BI

A Federal Way resident was found drunk, disoriented, muddy and parked in a ditch alongside Highway 305. The disorientation (he didn’t know he was on Bainbridge) and the poor parking job were due to drinking. The mud was due to a “wrestling match” with his boyfriend earlier that evening.

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Apr. 12
Drunk driving: A 30-year-old Federal Way man was arrested for drunk driving on Highway 305 near Ada’s Will Lane just after 5:30 a.m. Police initially noticed the suspect’s car parked in a ditch. The suspect was covered in mud, smelled strongly of alcohol and required assistance from an officer to remain steady on his feet. When the officer asked him why he was so muddy, the suspect said he’d been in a “wrestling match” with his boyfriend earlier that evening. The suspect said he had been in Poulsbo earlier that night and wanted to go back to Federal Way, but had no idea he was on Bainbridge Island. He admitted to having consumed alcohol before driving.

April 11
Theft: A Fort Ward Hill Road resident reported that a checkbook, keys and a bicycling bag were stolen from his unlocked pickup truck during the night.

Theft: An Evergreen Avenue resident reported that a book of checks were stolen from an unlocked vehicle during the night.

Drunk: A 17-year-old Bainbridge male was arrested for exhibiting the effects of alcohol on Eakin Drive just before 4 a.m. Police were initially called by someone who heard a car alarm in the Eakin Drive vicinity. Police found the suspect wandering nearby. He had trouble speaking and smelled strongly of alcohol. He admitted he’d been drinking at a friend’s house. The friend’s parents were asleep while a group of about a dozen youths congregated in a guest house. The other youths denied they’d been drinking alchol. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible charging.

Apr. 10
Disorderly: Police were called to investigate an incident on Eagle Harbor in which a 22-year-old Bainbridge man had been belligerent to guests on his boat just before 1 a.m. Three witnesses told police the suspect was drunk, depressed, suicidal and angry. Police heard the suspect say over a loudspeaker that he had “‘excremented’ the people off his boat.” The suspect’s voice echoed over the entire harbor and nearby hillside. Police entered the suspect’s boat, where they found him radioing the Coast Guard. According to police, the Coast Guard appeared confused because the suspect was “so intoxicated” and difficult to understand. The suspect told police he’s been under stress because of school and because he will soon be a father. Police encouraged the man to seek emotional help. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for possible disorderly conduct charges.

Apr. 8
Suspicious: A Bainbridge couple reported that their young daughter had been approached by an unknown man who offered her a ride after she exiting a school bus on Aaron Avenue. The girl had refused the offer and continued walking. The man did not make additional attempts to talk to her. The man is described as a white male over 60 years old with white hair. He was driving a silver car.

Apr. 7
Vandalized: The inside and outside of the Waterfront Park bandstand was spray painted and its locks were stolen by unknown persons. Damages were estimated at $600. A day later, one of the locks were returned with a note reading, “I think I’ve had my fun. I was feeling generous so I brought this one back.”

Apr. 6
Drugs: A 19-year-old Bainbridge man and a 26-year-old Bainbridge woman were arrested for drug possession at High School Road hotel shortly after 12:30 p.m. Police were initially called by the hotel staff after the suspects refused to pay for damages to one of the rooms. Police found burn marks on the room’s floor and the remnants of paraphernalia used to smoke oxycodone, a prescription pain killer. The female suspect admitted to smoking oxycodone and said she had been on a “smoking binge” for the last few days. The male suspect also admitted to having smoked oxycodone. He also said he’d been using the drug since he was 12 years old. Police were directed by the suspects to seven oxycodone pills, a small amount of marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe stored in the male suspect’s van.