Bainbridge police blotter, June 4



The following items were taken from Bainbridge police reports by reporter Ethan Fowler. For more blotter, visit and click on Bainbridge blog link on the right side of the screen.

Crime log stats from May 25 to May 31: 7 traffic accidents, 3 thefts in the third degree, 2 miscellaneous, 2 suspicious incidents/investigations, 2 mental investigations, 2 warrant arrests by outside agency, 1 driving under the influence, 1 open door/window, 1 assault in the second degree, 1 residential burglary, 1 theft in the second degree, 1 verbal dispute, 1 malicious mischief in the third degree and 1 found property.

June 2

Passing stopped school bus with red lights flashing: A woman described as a 25-year-old was reported to police for driving through a stopped school bus stop sign at 8:07 a.m. at the corner of Baker Hill Road and Lynwood Center Road. However, the license plate number given to police didn’t return to a registered vehicle.

June 1

Theft in the third degree: A 47-year-old woman who works on the 200 block of Madison Avenue reported to police that she accidentally left her car unlocked at 11:30 a.m. When she returned at 10:30 p.m., she noticed that her black Dell laptop valued at $250 and black rolling overnight laptop case valued at $150 were both missing. The car was parked behind a trail.

Malicious mischief in the third degree: A 40-year-old woman returned to find her 2014 Mazda Mx3 car had been involved in a hit-and-run collision while she shopped from 5 to 6:05 p.m. at a grocery store on the 200 block of High School Road. When she unlocked the car, the alarm beeped seven to 10 times. This alerted her that something had happened to her car while she was away. The front passenger door was no longer flush with the front panel. Also, the part of the car between the front tire and passenger door was severely scratched and buckled. The damage to the vehicle, which caused the door and car to not lock, is estimated at $1,000.

May 31

Traffic accident: A 29-year-old man living on the 10000 block of Winthers Road was the driver in a rollover vehicle collision in the area of Eagle Harbor Drive and Wimsey Lane. Although no one was with the vehicle when emergency personnel arrived, the man was tied to the collision by police through the scattered items found at the scene. Four fire crew and two police officers responded to the incident. Officers found two empty beer bottles and a small amount of marijuana in the car.

May 30

Theft in the third degree: A Quilcene woman who was visiting her mother discovered that her black Haiku-brand purse that contained her wallet, cash and other items was stolen out of her car while it was parked on Wing Point Road. The estimated market value of the purse is $130.

May 28

Hit-and-run collision: A 50-year-old woman who drove a 2013 Nissan Leaf parked her car at 7 a.m. in a car lot on Winslow Way. When she returned to her car at 7 p.m., she found a 10-inch scratch just above her vehicle’s left rear wheel.

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About Ethan Fowler

Ethan Fowler has more than 20 years of journalism experience with 19 years of daily and weekly newspaper experience covering news, features and sports, as well as being an editor for 14 of those years. He has won several writing awards over the years in Washington state, Virginia, Texas and Georgia, including award-winning investigative journalism. Fowler was paid by the Review & Herald Publishing Association in 2009 to co-author a book, "Brushed Back: The Story of Trevor Bullock," with his wife. The book details the real life of a top minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and his Christian faith. "Brushed Back" has sold more than 2,000 copies since its release.