Police blotter: Man’s fist causes $1,300 in damage to car

An enraged man punched his sister’s car and then hurt an officer’s ear with his angry yelling.

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May 17
Rollover: A Kingston woman was uninjured after her car veered off Highway 305, struck a tree and rolled over, coming to rest on its tires. The driver, who was contacted by police at the scene shortly after 12:15 a.m., said she had just gotten off work and may have fallen asleep while driving. She noted that she had only a few hours of sleep the night before. Police cited her for driving inattentively.

Drunk driving: A Silverdale man was arrested for drunk driving just before 3 a.m. on Highway 305 in the Seabold neighborhood. Police pulled over the suspect’s vehicle for having an inoperative tail light. Police noticed the strong smell of alcohol in the suspect’s car once it was pulled over. The suspect, who identified himself as the designated driver, said the smell was coming from his passengers. He failed a series of sobriety tests and was transported to the county jail.

May 15
Harassed: A Bainbridge woman reported that someone had inserted wax into her Tormey Lane apartment’s door locks and sent her a harassing letter in the mail. The letter read: “Stop breaking into my residence. You are on video. Plus, I have a witness. Enjoying the car – psychopath.” The victim also reported that she found super glue in her door locks two days before. She said she has no idea who is harassing her.

May 13
Burglary: A Fletcher Bay Road resident reported that someone tried unsuccessfully to burglarize her home sometime during the night. The burglar gained entry by breaking a garage chain lock and a door knob lock. A deadbolt lock likely prevented the burglar from entering the main part of the residence, she said. Nothing was reported stolen. Damages were $200.

May 12
Smashed: A Wing Point Way resident reported that someone broke the rear window of his Subaru Forester car sometime during the night. Damages were $400.

May 11
Drunk driving: A 50-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for drunk driving just before midnight on Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge. The suspect was initially noticed driving erratically on the highway. He admitted to having consumed two glasses of wine with dinner. Police noted the suspect smelled strongly of alcohol and failed a series of sobriety tests. He was transported to the county jail.

Dented: A Bainbridge female reported that her brother had punched her car, causing over $1340 in damage. According to the victim, the 23-year-old suspect had become enraged after he failed to put his bicycle in the rear of her car. The victim stayed in the car to avoid the suspect’s violent temper. He also struck her bumper with his bike lock, causing deep gouges. The suspect said he became angry because he thought the victim was revving her engine and may intend to run him over. The suspect became so angry and loud while talking to an officer that the officer had to hold the phone away from her ear. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

May 8
Suspicious: A Bainbridge resident reported that her young daughter was approached by a suspicious man near their Cherry Avenue home just before 8 a.m. The man reportedly drove up in a silver SUV, rolled down his window and said, “Your parents don’t let you talk to strangers. I’m going to open my door.” The girl was frightened and ran inside her home. The man was described as having dark skin and short black hair.