Police blotter: Shed forcibly transformed into mini bar


A Bainbridge man was surprised this week to find a new lock on his shed. Once entry was regained, the owner discovered that someone had converted the shed into something of a mini bar, complete with a cooler, booze and at least three fruity mixers. Rather than fix himself a drink in celebration of this boozy windfall, the man tossed it all in the trash under the watchful eye of Bainbridge police.

Also this week, a jogger on Ferncliff Avenue threatened to kill a dog, and a drunk driver wished he stayed home and mowed his lawn.

The blotter is below.

June 16
Theft: A golf club set was stolen from a covered area near a Crystal Springs Drive home.

June 15
Injured: A roofer was injured when he slipped and fell off a second story roof just before 8:45 a.m. on Meadowmeer Circle. The roofer, a Poulsbo resident, was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle with non-life threatening injuries.

June 14
Assault: A 24-year-old woman was arrested for fourth-degree assault after she threw a glass of water on her mother at her mother’s home off Bayhill Road just before 11:30 p.m.

Drunken driving: A 44-year-old homeless man was arrested by Bainbridge police for drunken driving at 1:30 a.m. on 15900 block of Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Police had spoken with the suspect at around midnight when he was found sitting in the city-owned Meigs open space property. He was highly intoxicated and had trouble standing up. When the suspect told police he would go to his van to sleep, an officer advised him not to drive the van. The officer saw the van traveling north on 305 about an hour and a half later. Once the van was pulled over, a 45-year-old intoxicated homeless woman who was in the back of the van began yelling obscenities at police. She also repeatedly kicked the van. Officers restrained the woman and then handcuffed her. She was arrested for obstructing police. Both suspects were was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

June 13
Injured: A 59-year-old Bainbridge man was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle after he suffered non-life threatening injuries from a fall just before 8:45 a.m. on Sportsman Club Road.

June 11
Drunken driving: A 35-year-old Suquamish man was arrested for drunken driving on the 8500 block of Day Road just before 3 p.m. He was pulled over after an officer discovered the suspect had a suspended license. The suspect admitted he had consumed alcohol and that he has a “severe drinking problem.” He told police he should have stayed home and mowed his lawn. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.

Burglary: Cash was taken from a cash register at a Japanese restaurant restaurant on the 100 block of Madison Avenue sometime during the night. Entry was gained through an open window.

June 10
Theft: A Bainbridge park district-owned pressure washer was stolen from the park at Point White Dock at around noon.

Burglary: Someone locked a stash of alcohol inside a shed on Village Circle near Weaver Road. The owner’s shed lock was cut and replaced by a new lock that prevented the shed owner from getting inside. Once the lock was cut, police discovered a cooler with vodka and various fruit-flavored mixers, including blueberry, mango and sour apple. The cooler’s contents were thrown in the trash.

June 9
Threatened: A Ruddy Duck Lane resident called police to report that a jogger running along Ferncliff Avenue had threatened to kill his dog. The owner explained that his unleashed golden retriever had approached the jogger as the jogger ran along a sidewalk. The dog came at officers in an aggressive manner when they arrived at the scene. Although the jogger is not allowed to threaten the dog, police explained that the dog should be controlled and prevented from menacing people in public right-of-ways. The jogger could not be located.

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