Police blotter: “Alcohol!”


This week, an officer got a very straightforward response when he asked about the source of a suspected drunk driver’s strongly-scented breath.

May 23
Drunk driving: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunk driving on Day Road just after midnight. The suspect had crashed her pickup truck through a wood fence, a couple small trees and a brick lamp post outside a house. Damages were estimated at $4,000. Police found the truck with its engine and lights still on in the house’s yard. The suspect had slurred speech and admitted to having consumed two beers at a local bar. “I knew I shouldn’t have driven,” she said during booking. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Drunk driving: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunk driving on Hidden Cove Road at 12:45 p.m. Police were initially alerted to the scene by witnesses who found the suspect’s Audi car in a ditch. The suspect was speaking to five witnesses when police arrived. She appeared disoriented and confused, police said. It appeared that her car continued traveling about 100 feet after it had driven into the ditch. Catching the faint smell of alcohol on the suspect’s breath, an officer asked her if she had anything in her mouth. “Alcohol!” she exclaimed. She then admitted to drinking up to five shots of tequila before driving. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

May 20
Retrieved: A stolen boat was found on a beach near Olallie Lane. The boat, which had two outboard motors, was reported stolen by its owners, a Bremerton family, during the morning.

May 19
Assault: A 51-year-old homeless man was arrested for assaulting a Bainbridge woman at a Wallace Way apartment just before 8:45 p.m. The victim showed police a hip bruise from a previous assault by the suspect and fresh red marks on her arms, back and near an eye from the most recent assault. The victim and suspect “have history” with one another and have been involved in “numerous disturbances involving alcohol and fighting,” police said.

May 18
Passed: A 20-year-old Bainbridge man was cited for passing a school bus when it was unloading children on Winslow Way just before 3:30 p.m. The suspect said he did not notice that the flashing lights or stop sign on the bus.

May 17
Graffiti: Spray-painted images and words were found on the exterior walls of Commodore Options School. The images included “smiley faces,” hearts, ghosts and the letter K. Words included “boo!” and “ducks.” Damages were estimated at $100.

Burglary: A diamond engagement ring valued at about $20,000 was reported stolen from a Kitsap Street home. The burglary may have occurred sometime during the previous three weeks.

15 thoughts on “Police blotter: “Alcohol!”

  1. With the overnight appearance of this seasons first batch of political signs, (watkins), in our public right of ways, and with history as our judge, ‘crime’ rates on Bainbridge are about to go up.

  2. Hey weird crime reader, what’s with the female personae? Haydon wants to be Coy Lee, the DPRK Korean War orphan and now he wants to be Lois Lane? What’s with the transgender confusion? Yes, and bItV crime guy, keep your hands off those signs. Here we go again: double-click the link. BITV crime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYqzUL3awgk

  3. Cub Reporter, I heard through the grape-vine that Watkins is begging you to recind your support so that he might have at least a fighting chance in any upcoming election.

  4. Haydon dba Lois Lane dba Coy Lee — the bItV sign klepto girl — keep your crime hands off political signs even if you are into the girly thing/alcohol. You’ll be in the real blotter with your bleeding heart. Have a crime-free Memorial Day (double-click link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYqzUL3awgk

  5. Some people never learn, Jim, but not to worry. When you break your World Record, again, for the most police reports filed on Bainbridge Island for the exact same ‘crime’, I will be here for you, to give you the coverage you so richly deserve. No need to thank me, Jim, it’s the least I can do.

  6. I’ll be there taking pictures for the front page. You two are marvelously humorous.

  7. Jim, Good news! I have just returned from the Fletcher Bay Jiffy Mart, and your sign on the SW corner, across from Bainbridge Rental is still there! I know. I know. I’m just as surprised as you are. The bad news is, there was a suspicious looking character lurking about, and I think he was eyeballing it. Thought you’d want to know. Lois

  8. Hey crime guy — knock of the eye-balling: “The bad news is, there was a suspicious looking character lurking about, and I think he was eyeballing it.” Get into therapy before the November event. Stop with your crime-guy eye-balling of political signs. Heal thyself.

  9. First you want to censor my speech, and now you want to censor what I ‘eyeball’? Aye yiyi! Here’s lookin at you, kid. Lois

  10. Creeper John — have a crime-free creepy BsnotNEWS day. You’re the one extolling your eye-ball antics and heavy breathing coveting your neighbors’ political signs. Keep your greasy hands off the political signs.

  11. Jim, I’m sorry to inform you, but your sign has been knocked down, (SW corner of Miller and New Brooklyn). I would have stopped and righted it, but I didn’t want to be falsely accused, again, of stealing one of your signs. Besides, there was quite a bit of traffic at the time and I needed to get home to wash my hands. Lois

  12. PS Jim, It’s not nice to bear false witness against your neighbors. It’s considered unChristian. I don’t know if you will go to hell for doing it, but it’s my feeling that you should. Lois

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