Bainbridge Island Police Blotter, Aug. 20


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 Aug. 10 to Aug. 16: 7 traffic accidents, 2 domestic verbal, 2 malicious mischief in the third degree, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 thefts in the third degree, 2 warrant arrest by outside agency, 2 assault in the fourth degree, 2 identity theft, 1 false alarm, 1 driving under the influence/alcohol, 1 violation of protection order, 1 miscellaneous, 1 harassment, 1 found property, 1 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-heroin, 1 warrant-misdemeanor, 1 mental investigation, 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 criminal trespass, 1 violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act-marijuana less than 40 grams, 1 agency assist, 1 fraud, 1 mailbox theft, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree.

Aug. 15
Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 47-year-old Seattle man was stopped and the Stanwood Police Department confirmed an arrest warrant on the man by calling the Bainbridge Island Police. The man was taken to the Kitsap County Jail. The cause of the warrant wasn’t listed in the incident report.

Aug. 14
Theft: A man living on the 10000 block of Silven Avenue reported that a fraudulent purchase of $338.65 was used in his name through an online purchase on a national electronic store’s website.

Warrant arrest by outside agency: A 74-year-old woman living on the 200 block of Finch Place was taken to Kitsap County Jail following two warrants for her arrest. She was taken to jail by a bail bondsman.

Aug. 13
Criminal trespass: Neighbors saw 10-12 teenagers in a vacant residence south of a home that burned on the 10000 block of Rolling Bay Walk. The suspects couldn’t be located by the time officers arrived and nothing was missing from the home.

Suspicious persons/situations: Officers responded to a suspicious homeless man knocking on doors at 8:20 a.m. in the 5000 block of Battle Point Drive. The reason for the man in the area lacked probability to officers and was suspicious due to a recent car prowl at the location.

Aug. 12
Vehicle collision: A 77-year-old man living on the 10000 block of Sunrise Drive said he fell asleep while driving at 4:54 p.m. and drove into a ravine on the 4000 block of Blakely Avenue. The man told officers that he woke as his car was leaving the roadway.

Motor vehicle theft: A 33-year-old Poulsbo man reported that his light blue Honda CRX had been stolen from the Diamond parking lot space #8 on the 200 block of Olympic Drive. The car was parked at 5 a.m. and was reported missing when the man returned at 5:30 p.m. Police checked with witnesses and they said didn’t see anything. Surveillance video also wasn’t available in the area. The man said he owned the vehicle with no payments. The car’s Washington license plate is AGC8936. The year of the car wasn’t listed on the incident report.

Identity theft: A 44-year-old woman who has lived on the island for eight years received a cable bill from a national company from Los Angeles. The woman said the account was opened with her full name, including her maiden name. A collection agency informed the woman she needed to file a police report and prove her island residency at the time the account was started. The amount of the bill wasn’t listed in the incident report.

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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.