Police blotter: Dummy grenades cause bomb scare

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Several islanders called or emailed us with questions about a Navy bomb squad truck speeding down Miller Road last week. The hubbub, as it turns out, was over a cache of World War II-era dummy grenades and ammunition.

Blotter’s below.

Aug. 28
Burglary: Two laptops were stolen from a Komedal Road home sometime during the mid-morning. Entry was gained by forcing open a locked door. Damage to the door was estimated at $1,500.

Horse: A horse was found wandering through heavy fog in the New Brooklyn Road-Holly Farm Lane intersection just after 7 a.m. Police directed the horse to a nearby stable. The stable’s owner secured the horse until its owner was located.

Drunken driving: A 32-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for drunken driving after he struck several trees and crashed into a ditch on Justin Court just before 1 a.m. A breath test indicated the suspect had a .127 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit is .08. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard. His passenger was taken to Suquamish.

Aug. 25
Graffiti: Several areas of Woodward Middle School on Sportsman Club Road were tagged with graffiti, causing an estimated $2,000 worth of damage.

Smashed: A window of a vehicle parked on Point Monroe Drive was broken with a rock.

Aug. 24
Grenades: Police responded to a report of World War II-era grenades and ammunition found at a Bay Hill Road home shortly after 4:30 p.m. The items, which included five grenades, several anti-aircraft rounds and two other explosive devices, were found by the adult children of a man who recently died. He was once in the U.S. Navy, they told police. A U.S. Navy bomb squad was summoned to the scene. They x-rayed the items and determined them to be harmless. Police believe the items were for training purposes and had never been armed. Some of the grenades were models of those used by foreign military forces.

Aug. 23
Assault: An 18-year-old Bainbridge man reported shortly after 10 p.m. that he had been beaten up at Waterfront Park by five people he knew. He declined to file charges, explaining that he didn’t want his assailants to get in trouble. No injuries were reported.

Burglary: About $5,000 worth of copper wire was stolen from a storage garage adjacent to a Pleasant Beach Drive construction site. Entry was gained by forcing the garage door open.

Aug. 22
Theft: A car window was smashed and a purse was taken from car parked at Fort Ward Park just before 4 p.m. The victim said she had been taking a short walk in the park when the theft occurred. The purse contained credit cards.

Aug. 21
Arson: A television was set on fire in a Weaver Road baseball field parking lot just after 11 p.m. Bainbridge firefighters extinguished the flames.

Aug. 19
Arson: Police saw a grassy area at a Weaver Road baseball field in flames just after 11 p.m. The flames were extinguished by an officer using his patrol car’s extinguisher.

2 thoughts on “Police blotter: Dummy grenades cause bomb scare

  1. Tristan — “Several islanders called or emailed us with questions about a Navy bomb squad truck speeding down to Bainbridge’s south end last week.”

    FYI – Bay Hill Road is in the middle of the island. 😉

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