Police blotter: Another drunk Californian crashes hard on BI


For the second week in a row, a drunk Californian was injured in a crash on the island’s south end.

Also this week, a man beats up a surly pedestrian at the Chevron station and Bainbridge police bust a drug den in Suquamish.

Blotter’s below.

Feb. 26
Burglary: Several juvenile males were seen running from a locked Bainbridge High School concession stand just before 4:30 p.m. The witness checked the stand’s door and found it had been unlocked. It was not clear if anything had been taken.

Drunken collision: An intoxicated San Francisco, Calif. woman suffered head and back injuries when she crashed her Ford car in a ditch on the opposite side of the Eagle Harbor Drive lane in which she was traveling. According to witnesses, the woman’s car came speeding down Eagle Harbor Drive just before 2 p.m. She over-corrected her car’s steering at a bend in the road, sending her car over the oncoming lane and into the ditch at high speed. Police said the woman was moaning and bleeding from her mouth when they arrived at the scene. She also had a bruised forehead and complained of back pain. She fell unconscious for about one minute. She had the odor of alcohol on her breath, police said. Police ordered a test of the alcohol level in her blood. The woman was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle for treatment.

Theft: A Bainbridge woman reported that her $400 cell phone was taken from her unlocked car in the High School Road Safeway market just before 11 a.m.

Drug bust: Bainbridge police arrested two suspects for drug possession during the search of a Suquamish home at approximately 9 a.m. The home was suspected as a base for several drug traffickers operating on Bainbridge. Police found a small bag of marijuana, several pain killer pills, a partially burned pill and two pipes with marijuana residue in them. Police found other evidence that indicated the pills were being smoked. A shotgun with a “copious amount” of bird shot and slugs were found in a closet. The suspects were taken to the county jail. The Suquamish Tribal and Poulsbo police departments assisted with the search.

Feb. 24
Crash: An Indianola man and a Seabeck woman suffered minor injuries during a vehicle collision on Day Road shortly after 8:30 a.m. The Seabeck driver’s Geo car rear-ended the Indianola driver’s Subaru stationwagon when it slowed for other traffic. Both drivers complained of neck and back pain.

Drugs: Police purchased pain killers from a Bainbridge man dealing narcotics out of the Harbor Square condominium on Winslow Way just before 7 p.m. Police arranged for an informant to contact the suspect and purchase three Oxycotin pills. A police detective observed parts of the transaction from afar. Police learned the suspect had prior convictions for narcotics sales, stolen property, bail jumping, drunk driving, drug possession, assault and reckless endangerment.

Feb. 23
Assault: A Bainbridge male was arrested for punching and kicking another Bainbridge male outside the Chevron gas station on Hildebrand Lane just after 10 p.m. According to the suspect, the victim was standing in the middle of Hildebrand and partially blocking the path of his vehicle. He drove around the victim and parked at the station. The victim then yelled that he was going to “take out” the suspect. When the suspect confronted the victim, the victim grabbed his coat. Fearing an attack, the suspect punched the victim’s face. The blow cut and bruised the victim’s face and sent him down on his knees. The suspect then walked away but returned to kick the victim. The victim was “extremely intoxicated,” declined medical assistance and would not answer questions, police said.

Feb. 20
Malicious: A Bainbridge woman allegedly caused almost $900 in damage to a neighbor’s fence on North Madison Avenue. The victim and suspect had been in a four-year court battle about erecting a fence and a property line. The suspect began harassing and threatening workers when they began erecting the fence. She also threw dirt at them and videotaped their faces. She recently filled in holes for fence posts and caused other damage. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Feb. 18
Disorderly: A Seattle man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was found lying on the ground and bleeding from his face outside a Winslow Way bar shortly after 7:30 p.m. The man appeared “extremely intoxicated” and swore incoherently at passersby and police. When warned that he would be arrested for disorderly conduct, the man began punching a brick wall. Police handcuffed the suspect and transported him to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.

Feb. 17
Theft: A purse was stolen from a locked car outside a Madison Avenue home sometime during the night. Entry was gained by breaking one of the car’s windows with a brick. Damage was estimated at $500. The purse contained ID, a debit card and $20 cash.

One thought on “Police blotter: Another drunk Californian crashes hard on BI

  1. WTF? What is the Sun doing, going from the police report of “odor of alcohol”, and nothing else, to saying that the SF woman is “drunk” and “intoxicated”. Where in hell is your journalistic integrity?

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