Police blotter: Drunken teen runs into cop


This week, a drunken teen out for a early morning run crashed into a cop out for an early morning stroll.

Also this week, a dog’s caress causes a car crash.

The blotter is below…

Aug. 21
Theft: A bicycle was stolen from a Harbor Square Loop apartment’s garage sometime during the night.

Theft: A 25-year-old Kingston man was arrested for possession of a stolen license plate tab on Hidden Cove Road shortly after 6 a.m. An officer had noticed the tab was affixed to the suspect’s license plate by duct tape. Matching tape was found in the suspect’s vehicle.

Aug. 18
Hit-and-run: A 20-year-old Bainbridge man was cited for negligent driving and hit-and-run after he crashed his vehicle into several trees, ornamental bushes and rocks near the North Madison Avenue-Phelps Road intersection at around 3:30 a.m. The suspect spoke with the property owner and left a note on his broken windshield that read “To whom it may concern, I missed the stop sign.” The suspect’s vehicle was “completely destroyed,” according to police. Police contacted the suspect at his home and summoned him to the crash scene. He explained he was driving about 40 mph when he neglected to stop at the sign. An officer noted that the suspect had a faint odor of alcohol. When asked to take a breath test, the suspect refused and referred all other questions to his attorney.

Drunken teens: Two 19-year-old males were arrested for underage drinking on High School Road during the early morning hours. Police had been called to the Camelia Loop apartment complex shortly after 1 a.m. on reports of people yelling late at night. An officer was approaching the area on foot “when a running, intoxicated 19-year-old male literally ran into an officer,” police reported. The officer put out his hands to protect himself. The suspect, a Bainbridge resident, ran into the officers hands and fell on to his back. No injuries were suffered. The officer noted that the suspect smelled and appeared intoxicated. The suspect notified the officer he was with a friend who was also intoxicated. Police found the second suspect, a transient from Illinois, shortly after 3:30 a.m. hiding in the Safeway bathroom. He had an arrest warrant for theft and underage drinking.

Aug. 17
Crash: A woman drove her vehicle into the oncoming lane on Miller Road, striking a Bainbridge man’s vehicle shortly after 8:30 a.m. The collision caused front and side damage to the victim’s vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle had front-end damage. The suspect said her dog’s paw nudged her arm, causing her to steer into the oncoming lane.

Aug. 16
Vandalized: A Hyla Middle School building on the 7800 block of Bucklin Hill Road was broken into and damaged sometime during the night. School property was thrown around, darts were used to damage a wall and a pickax was used to puncture a sofa. Damages were estimated at $150.

Burglary: An unoccupied building next to the Messenger House adult care facility on Manitou Park Boulevard was entered via a broken window sometime during the night. It is unknown if anything was taken.

Vandalized: A septic alarm light and two mailboxes at St. Cecelia’s church on Madison Avenue were damaged over the last few days.

Theft: An iPod was stolen from a Bainbridge woman’s car while it was parked at a Hildebrand Lane bank.