Police blotter: Boa constrictor stalks north end


A large tropical snake was found slithering on the cold, wet roadside of Agatewood Road this week. A brave officer bagged up the 20-pounder and turned it over to animal control.

Other recent blotter items include the theft of a witch and a kitchen pot beating.

Blotter’s below.

Oct. 25
Damaged: A sink at Waterfront Park bathroom was broken, causing about $200 worth of damage.

Assault: A 58-year-old Bainbridge man reportedly hit another man on the head with a pot during an argument at a Westerly Lane home just before 3:15 a.m. The victim was a 46-year-old Bainbridge man who had been staying at the suspect’s house. They had been arguing about when the victim would be leaving. The victim had called 911 about the assault but declined to press charges. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor for possible charging.

Assault: A 29-year-old Bainbridge man reportedly shoved a woman during a business-related dispute at a Wing Point Way property just after 12:15 a.m. The victim, a 29-year-old Colorado woman, suffered no visible injuries. Neither party was arrested.

Broken: A school district-owned van’s rear window was shot out by a BB gun sometime during the weekend. Damage was estimated at $500.

Oct. 23
Snake: Police found a large boa constrictor on the side of Agatewood Road at 7 p.m. The snake was nearly five feet long and weighed about 20 lbs. Given the cold weather and traffic, police determined it was unlikely the snake would survive. The snake was slow and lethargic, allowing an officer to apprehend it. The snake was placed in a bag and turned over to animal control.

Oct. 22
Theft: A mannequin dressed as a red and black witch was stolen from the outside of the Bargain Boutique store on Winslow Way sometime during the night.

Oct. 21
Suspicious: A Bainbridge man reported receiving a package in the mail containing a used knife with the word “police” engraved on it. The man did not order the knife. The package contained no papers or other identifying information.

Oct. 20
Theft: An “honor system” cash box was stolen from a wall at Eagle Harbor Marina’s laundry room.

Theft: Three storage containers on the 9700 block of Sportsman Club Road were broken into some time during the night. Missing items included two chainsaws, a mountain bike and roller hockey gear. Entry was gained by prying open the containers’ locks.

Mischief: Several small trees were cut on the grounds of St. Cecelia church on Madison Avenue.

Damaged: A glass door and exterior lighting fixture at Bainbridge Aquatic Center on Madison Avenue were shot with a B.B. gun.

Oct. 19
Crash: A driver traveling north on the 11400 block of Miller Road struck a tree head-on. The driver and his passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The driver said he was sleepy and may have fallen asleep before the crash.

Theft: A bicycle was stolen from a Winslow ferry terminal bike rack. The bike’s cable lock had been cut.

Oct. 15
Burglary: Items were taken from a Manitou Park Boulevard building. Police disclosed no additional information.

Burglary: Large power tools were stolen from an unoccupied and unlocked home on Venice Loop. The owner is a Kirkland resident. It is unknown when the thefts occurred.

Oct. 14
Assault: A 30-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for assaulting her 57-year-old mother at a Phelps Road home just after 8:30 a.m. Police disclosed no additional information.

Oct. 11
Fire: A stalled rental car’s engine caught fire and blocked part of Highway 305 south of the Agate Pass Bridge just before 7 p.m. The car was impounded with the consent of its owner. No one was injured.

Oct. 10
Burglary: A Winslow Way graphic design business was broken into sometime during the night. About $100 worth of cash and checks were taken. Entry was gained by breaking a window.

Oct. 7
Assault: A 37-year-old Bainbridge woman was accused by her husband of punching him at their Yeomalt Point Drive home just after 1:30 a.m. The woman had already left the home before police arrived. The couple later told police they had resolved their conflict. The victim did not want to press charges.

One thought on “Police blotter: Boa constrictor stalks north end

  1. Someone told me that someone told them that their best friends sisters neighbor told them via text message that the police in Kitsap county overall are a total joke!

    Somebody feed them some donuts, they have nothing better to do, but disrupt the peace to create work for themselves, harass, and profile innocent people, and write bogus traffic tickets. Job security, much? That’s what I heard through the grapevine. Harsh!

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