Police Blotter: Gunshots outside a Winslow bar


Below are three weeks worth of blotter items. Over the last week, there was a rash of north-end burglaries (most might have been prevented if people locked their doors, police say) and gunshots were fired outside a Winslow bar.

A big thanks to Tad Sooter for filling in on the blotter while I was on vacation. Tad, who did some great work for the Bainbridge Island Review and the North Kitsap Herald, is now contributing stories to the Bainbridge Islander. Welcome aboard, Tad!

Sept. 18
Burglary: A Hidden Cove Road resident reported a computer and digital camera were taken from her unlocked home.

Theft: A bicycle was stolen from parking garage on the 300 block of High School Road. The bike’s cable lock was cut.

Sept. 17
Burglary: A Hidden Cove Road resident reported that her home was burglarized while she was away on a trip. Entry was gained through an unlocked door. A mountain bike, laptop computer, pair of headphones and a DVD player were missing.

Burglary: A Sivertson Road resident reported that she activated an alarm after she was awakened by an intruder in her home. Officers could not locate the intruder. A cell phone was taken.

Slashed: A Wimsey Avenue resident reported his vehicle’s tires were slashed on two occasions over the last two weeks.

Sept. 16
Graffiti: Several large insults were written on a Bainbridge High School teacher’s vehicle while it was parked on High School Road. The messages included “honk if you hate me” and referred to the teacher as a “Nazi.”

Sept. 15
Burglary: A Hidden Cove Road resident reported someone had entered her home and took a total of $95 in cash from two locations. It appeared the intruder entered through an unlocked back door.

Damaged: Numerous signs, cement blocks and a large light were broken and strewn around an undeveloped property on Solana Lane.

Theft: A global positioning unit was stolen from a vehicle parked overnight at Rosario Place.

Sept. 14
Break-in: A Yeomalt Place resident reported that someone broke into his garage and car during the night. No items were reported missing.

Sept. 9
Assault: Police responded to a Winslow Way bar at 8:28 p.m. after a man called 911 to report he was about to shoot someone. Other callers reported shots fired. Officers arrived to find the 50-year-old Bainbridge man holding a .45 caliber pistol in the air. Officers drew firearms and ordered the man to the ground where he was disarmed. The suspect’s pistol was loaded and cocked, with a bullet chambered, but had not been discharged. The suspect was arrested for first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and aiming a firearm, and booked into Kitsap County jail. The incident followed an ongoing dispute between the suspect and a 37-year-old Bainbridge man. Officers had broken up an argument involving the two men earlier that evening. After police left the scene, the man apparently retrieved the pistol and returned to the bar where he told the victim to leave or he would shoot him. The victim fled the bar and police were called.

Sept. 8
Collision: A 55-year-old Bainbridge driver pulled out in front of a motorcycle traveling eastbound on High School Road NE at 5:05 p.m. The motorcyclist, a 71-year-old Poulsbo man, sprang off his motorcycle and rolled into the bushes just before the motorcycle collided with the car. The Bainbridge driver was cited.

Theft: An Arrow Point resident reported a motor stolen from his boat. The theft occurred two years ago.

Sept. 6
Collision: A driver was transported to a hospital for neck injuries following a three-car collision at Sportsman Club Road and State Route 305. Two cars were stopped at a red light on the highway at about 3:20 p.m. when a third car traveling too fast for conditions struck them from behind.

Sept. 5 

Warrants: A 22-year-old Bainbridge woman with two outstanding warrants from Bainbridge Municipal Court was arrested by police in Lake Stevens at 12:49 a.m. and booked into Snohomish County Jail.  

Sept. 3
Car vs. bicycle: A 66-year-old Lynwood woman failed to yield at the Madison Avenue roundabout at 7:30 a.m., striking the rear wheel of a bicycle. No injuries reported.

Sept. 2
Collision: Officers responded to a four-car collision at NE Day Road and State Route 305 shortly after 4 p.m. A 36-year-old Bainbridge man was cited for following too close and was later found to have a suspended license.

Suspicious: A NE Hidden Cove Road resident reported a suspicious pickup truck at 10:36 p.m. The truck had been driven down an overgrown driveway and 50 feet into the woods. Police were unable to find the registered owner, a Massachusetts man.  

Burglary: A leaf blower was stolen from a maintenance shed at the Western View Apartments on Commodore Lane NW. The maintenance manager for the complex reported the burglary at 10:24 a.m. and said the shed had been left unlocked. No suspects.  

Sept. 1 

Suspicious: A South Carolina man was reported eyeing a dinghy in the front yard of a Point Monroe Drive NE home at 9:49 p.m. The resident confronted the man, who left the scene. When contacted by police, the man said he thought the rowboat was abandoned. An officer drove the man to the ferry terminal.  

Aug. 31 
Collision: A 69-year-old Silverdale man drove through a red light on State Route 305 at 6:43 p.m., striking a car turning onto the highway from High School Road. No injuries were reported. The Silverdale driver was cited.  

Found: A Bainbridge resident turned in a women’s watch found on Madison Avenue at 8:14 a.m.  

Aug. 30 

Trespass: A school custodian reported trespassers on the roof of a High School Road building shortly after 1 a.m. The custodian checked the roof and found numerous illegal fireworks. Police searched the area but couldn’t find the trespassers. The fireworks were deposited in evidence.  

Aug. 29 

Collision: A 58-year-old Kent man ran a red light on southbound State Route 305 at 11 a.m. and collided with a car traveling west on Winslow Way. The offending driver said he’d just changed lanes and didn’t see the light turn red. He was cited.  

Fraud: Identity thieves used personal information from a Fletcher Bay-area woman to secure a payday loan. The victim was working with her bank to resolve the issue.