Daily Archives: December 7, 2009

Pipe bombs found on Bainbridge

A state bomb squad removed and safely detonated three pipe bombs found on the side of Fletcher Bay Road shortly after noon on Monday.

A citizen reported locating two of the homemade explosive devices along Fletcher Bay near its intersection with Lynwood Center Road. Bainbridge police found a third bomb after arriving at the scene just before 12:15 p.m.

Bainbridge police blocked off a quarter mile of Fletcher Bay Road between Bucklin Hill and Lynwood Center roads until the Washington State Patrol bomb squad arrived and detonated the bombs at a nearby gravel pit. The road was closed for about three hours.

“It looked like somebody tried to light them and throw them out of a (vehicle) window,” Bainbridge police Lt. Sue Shultz said.

The bombs had a fuse and were made of PVC piping, she said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Bainbridge police at (206) 842-5211.

Robbery at the Bainbridge McDonald’s

Bainbridge police officers are searching for a man alleged to have robbed a McDonald’s employee Saturday night in the parking lot of the restaurant at 601 High School Road.

The employee told the police she was walking out to her car when the suspect came up behind her and demanded her purse, indicating he had a gun. He grabbed the purse and ran off southbound out of the lot.

The woman described the suspect as about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with dark skin and dark curly hair. He wore a dark jacket and jeans, she said.

“She was absolutely terrified,” Bainbridge Police Chief Jon Fehlman said.

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Kitsap Sun’s take on Strawberry Plant Park and breadmobile

The Kitsap Sun’s editorial board took on two Bainbridge issues this week.

On the recently-approved Strawberry Plant Park shoreline plan, the editorial board made comparisons to a similar site in Gorst, and noted that, in both cases, environmental restoration rightfully trumped historical preservation. Read more here.

And click here to read the Sun’s argument that the Pane d’Amore breadmobile should have been allowed to continue operating on Bainbridge.