Bainbridge police blotter, June 11


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 June 1 to June 7: 5 traffic accidents, 2 thefts in the third degree, 2 malicious mischiefs in the third degree, 1 harassment, 1 warrant misdemeanor, 1 found property, 1 residential burglary, 1 littering, 1 assault in the fourth degree, 1 mental investigation, 1 miscellaneous, 1 theft of bicycles, 1 verbal dispute.

June 9

Theft in the third degree: A 48-year-old woman living on the 200 block of Tormey Lane reported that her convertible car was broken into during the night. When she went to her vehicle in the morning, she found the seats reclined forward. All the items taken out of her glove compartment and storage areas were found on the seats. The only thing the thief stole was a universal car charger valued at $200. The woman’s car was also broken into in December.

June 7

Harassing phone call: A 65-year-old man living in the 3000 block of El Cimo Lane reported that he has been receiving calls left on his voicemail from a man with a heavy accent. The man says he’s from the Internal Revenue Service and is threatening legal action if the man doesn’t contact him. The man, who has saved one of the messages, said he ignores the calls.

June 6

Malicious mischief in the third degree: A Bremerton woman was having a pizza lunch with her family at Lytle Beach Park. When she returned to her car to place the pizza box inside, she noticed a car pulled abruptly into the parking space next to her and heard a loud noise as her car got hit. The woman noticed that her passenger side mirror had been folded in and that the driver of the other car, a 65-year-old man from Kingston, had hit her car when he opened his car door. When the woman confronted the driver, he told her if she hadn’t taken up three parking spaces this wouldn’t have happened. The man then walked down the length of her car on the passenger side, which the woman saw later and found a 6-inch key marks in the paint and a black rubber substance. The woman collected her family and immediately drove to the police department to report the incident. Officers were able to find the suspected driver and woman he was with soon after at the park, which has only four parking places. The couple were sitting on beach chairs with a table that had a bottle of wine. The man admitted grabbing the woman’s car mirror and folding it in to get into the tight parking place, as well as hitting the woman’s car as he exited his vehicle. When officers asked him to see his keys, the man only had a single key with a rubber grip. Damage to the woman’s car was estimated at $1,200.

Theft of bicycles: A 52-year-old man reported two bikes of his were stolen within the last three weeks. The first was stolen while it was left unlocked at the 400 block of Olympic Drive at the ferry terminal. The yellow Kuwahara mountain bike was left at 3 p.m. and when the man returned at 9 p.m. it was gone. On May 16, the man parked another bike, a black and white Specialized Hardrock, at the high school softball fields at 3 p.m. It was left unlocked as well.

June 1

Found property: The owner of a business located on the 5000 block of Rose Avenue reported that someone had left a stroller in front of his architecture business. The stroller had no name attached to it. An officer picked up the stroller and placed it into the police department’s evidence for safekeeping.


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.