Police blotter: “She gets crazy (and scratchy) when she drinks”


A woman suffered several injuries after she got into what appears to have been a brawl fought largely – and viciously – with fingernails. She was hospitalized, but the other woman (also her best friend) didn’t fare much better. She had deep bloody scratches on her forehead, near an eye and on her neck. Why such brutality between buddies? The less-injured best friend explained it this way: “She gets crazy when she drinks.”

Also this week, a 69-year-old woman got busted for pot, and a woman stood helpless as two very pale, beach-wandering ladies stole her wallet.

The blotter’s below.

April 14
Drunken driving: A 33-year-old Bainbridge woman was arrested for drunken driving on Bucklin Hill Road just before 1:15 a.m. The suspect was pulled over for driving about 10 mph over the speed limit. An officer noticed the suspect had the strong odor of alcohol. The suspect admitted she had a been drinking beer mixed with tomato juice. A breathalyzer test indicated the suspect had a blood-alcohol level of .194. The legal limit is .08. She was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard and booked on $5,000 bail.

April 13
Theft: A Bainbridge woman’s wallet was stolen by an unknown female at the Hawley Cove Park beach at 5:30 p.m. The victim said she was enjoying the beach with her two young children when she noticed two females rummaging through her purse, which she had left at some distance while she played with her children. She yelled at the females as they took her wallet and ran down the trail toward Wing Point Way. She said one of the females had blond shoulder-length hair, was very pale, “heavy set,” about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and was likely in her early 20s. She was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and rubber flip-flops. The second female had long brown hair, was very pale, heavy set and about the same height as the other female. She appeared to be in her early 20s. She was wearing a gray jacket, black shorts and rubber flip-flops. The victim’s wallet contained about $100 cash and various bank and credit cards. Police checked a departing ferry and various Winslow locations for the suspects. The victim canceled her bank and credit cards.

April 10
Theft: A Winslow Way business owner reported that his $450 cell phone was stolen from his wine shop’s front counter sometime between 3 and 6 p.m.

Assault: An intoxicated 21-year-old Port Angeles woman was hospitalized after she fought a woman at the Bainbridge ferry terminal parking lot at around 4 p.m. Police determined that the woman started a fight with her friend, accusing her of sleeping with her boyfriend. The friend suffered deep scratches on her forehead, near an eye and her neck. She declined medical aid. She told police that the suspect is her best friend, and that “she gets crazy when she drinks.” The suspect suffered head, face, neck and ankle injuries during the fight, which included a fall onto the parking lot pavement. She was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. Two males identified as the boyfriends of the women were at the scene. One of the males was crying, appeared intoxicated and refused to speak with police. The second male was found not to be intoxicated and agreed to drive everyone home. No arrests.

April 9
Pot: A 69-year-old Bainbridge woman was cited for possessing marijuana paraphernalia on Highway 305 just after 6:15 a.m. Police had been called to the suspect’s location because she had hit a deer with her vehicle. While talking with the suspect, an officer noticed the odor of marijuana in her vehicle. The suspect handed over a small makeup bag that contained a rolled joint, two wooden pipes and a pill case filled with marijuana. She noted that she never smokes before driving. The officer believed she was not under the influence of the drug.

April 8
ATV: A 27-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested for driving an all-terrain vehicle on a public roadway, making false statements, driving with a suspended license and for having an drunken driving arrest warrant. Police were notified of about the suspect after received reports that the someone was driving an ATV in the vicinity of Madison Avenue and Yaquina Drive. A records check indicated the suspect had a warrant out of Kitsap County for drunken driving with a $25,000 bail. The suspect misled police in saying he lives on Bainbridge when he actually lives in Poulsbo. He was taken to the county jail in Port Orchard.