Police Blotter: Bainbridge ‘hillbillies’ run van off road


A Bainbridge driver whose Dodge Sprinter van wound up in a ditch on Henderson Road on May 30 told police he’d been run off the street by Ford F-150. The driver was able to provide a description of the suspects. He told police there were two men in the truck and they both looked like “hillbillies.”

The blotter is below:

June 2

Shoplifting: Police were called to a High School Road grocery store at about 2:30 p.m. to interview a woman detained by store employees. The 35-year-old woman was shopping with two young children when employees saw her place a bottle of tequila, a bottle of vodka and package of fruit in her purse. The items were valued at $115. The woman was cited for shoplifting.

June 1

Suspicious incident: A 39-year-old island woman contacted police after spotting a disturbing ad posted on the “baby+kids” category of Craigslist. The ad was titled “The devil,” with a listed price of $10,000. The ad featured an image of Satan and Jesus arm wrestling and the text: “I’m taking contributions this time, please tell everyone. You can make your contribution in person so you know it’s me.” An Eagle Harbor address was listed. Police were familiar with the resident from previous reports of “devil-related” activity.

May 31

Collision: A 45-year-old Bainbridge woman told police she’d “blacked out” before her Dodge Caravan hit a tree on Sportsman Club Road and rolled over on the roadway at 8:30 a.m. The woman was driving north between High School Road and New Brooklyn Road when the crash occurred. The woman complained of knee pain. She told police she recently changed medications, which may have caused the black out.

Malicious mischief: Residents of Alexander Place reported an “inappropriate and explicit” graffiti tag sprayed on the roadway at 8 a.m. The tag included a name, “2013,” and a very long, lewd image. Public works was contacted to wash the street.

Drunken driving: Police driving southbound on Highway 305 shortly before 1 a.m. saw a northbound van driving halfway over the fog line. Police turned and followed the vehicle north toward the bridge. The van veered over the centerline and fog line several more times. Police stopped the van north of Agate Passage and contacted the driver, a 33-year-old Kingston man. The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He agreed to a portable breath test, which registered his blood alcohol content at .104. The legal limit is .08. He was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into Kitsap County Jail.

May 30

Reckless driving: Police responded to Henderson Road where a driver reported being run off the road. The man said he was driving his Dodge Sprinter van to work when he encountered a Ford F-150 truck traveling in the opposite direction on the narrow road. The man said he though the truck was pulling over to let him pass but it suddenly sped up and abruptly swerved toward his lane, forcing his van into the ditch. The driver saw two men in the truck who appeared to be “hillbillies.” The truck was not located.