Police Blotter: Burglars strike Country Club Road home


Burglars stole a $600 guitar and $1,500 in electronics from a Country Club Road home on Nov. 2. A mother and her son returned home at about 10 p.m. and saw a silver car speed out of their driveway.

Also this week, a Mustang got into a scrape with a Kitsap Transit bus, and someone took offense to political pumpkin art.

The blotter is below:

Nov. 3

Found: A Phelps Road man found a steak knife in an empty trash can outside his home. The man said he called police because it seemed like an suspicious place for someone to leave a knife.

Nov. 2

Burglary: Police responded to a report of a burglary on Country Club Road. A woman and her son said they returned home at about 10 p.m. and saw a silver car speed out of their driveway. They entered the house and discovered a guitar missing, along with Xbox controllers and gamers, and an iPod. The items were valued at about $2,100. Police found no signs of forced entry and the family said it was possible a back door was left unlocked. The family suggested a few leads for police to investigate.

Collision: A 46-year-old Bainbridge woman said she was unable to stop in time when a deer ran in front of her Dodge Caravan on Highway 305 south of Morgan Road. The van collided with the deer and sustained heavy front end damage. The woman was not reported injured. The condition of the deer wasn’t noted.

Collision: A Ford Mustang collided with a Kitsap Transit bus at the intersection of High School Road and Highway 305. The Mustang, driven by a 29-year-old Port Orchard man, was traveling east on High School Road and had pulled partway into the intersection when the traffic signal turned red. The 29-year-old tried to cross the intersection but struck a Kitsap Transit bus traveling north on the highway. The Mustang sustained scrapes along its passenger side. The bus was unscathed except for damage to a front bicycle rack and a bicycle it was carrying.

Nov. 1

Malicious mischief: A jack-o’-lantern with the word “Obama” carved in the place of a mouth was found smashed at a Manitou Beach home. A pumpkin reading “2012” was left untouched. The crushed pumpkin was valued at $3.

Oct. 30

Fraud: A Bainbridge man reported his debit card had been used to run up $78 in unauthorized charges. The payments were made to a dating site for seniors which had also been linked to a number of reported frauds.