Daily Archives: September 10, 2014

Public participation encouraged for updating Comprehensive Plan

If you’re either happy or not pleased about the Visconsi shopping complex or other recent moves by the city or City Council, Bainbridge Island residents will get a chance to have their voice heard as the city begins working on updating its Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.

As part of Thursday’s regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting held in the Council Chamber, residents will learn how the recently created Comprehensive Plan Update-Navigate Bainbridge Steering Committee will develop a plan for the public’s involvement in the update.

The Steering Committee is comprised of City Council members Mayor Anne Blair, Sarah Blossom and Val Tollefson and Planning Commissioners Mack Pearl, Maradel Gale and Mike Lewars. The committee will work closely with city staff to help guide updating the Comprehensive Plan.

Developing the initial components of a public participation plan is the first task for the Steering Committee. The plan for public participation will be presented to residents attending Thursday’s meeting, which residents are encouraged to attend.

For more information about the Comprehensive Plan Update-Navigate Bainbridge, and participation, visit www.bainbridgewa.gov/615/Navigate-Bainbridge-Comprehensive-Plan-U. People can also sign-up to receive email updates on the Comprehensive Plan Update by going to www.bainbridgewa.gov/list.aspx and choosing Navigate Bainbridge.

Questions about the Comprehensive Update-Navigate Bainbridge can also be emailed to pcd@bainbridgewa.gov or by calling Special Project Planner Jennifer Sutton, in the city’s Department of Planning & Community Development, at 206-842-3772.

Bainbridge Island police blotter, Sept. 10


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

Crime log from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6: 4 traffic accidents, 4 assaults in the fourth degree, 3 suspicious incident/investigation, 3 miscellaneous, 2 found property, 2 identity thefts, 2 malicious mischief, 1 driving while license suspended/revoked in the third degree, 1 failure to transfer title within 15 days, 1 boating-operating vessel under the influence, 1 animal cruelty, 1 warrant felony, 1 domestic verbal, 1 vehicle prowling in the second degree, 1 theft in the third degree, 1 driving under the influence, 1 theft motor vehicle parts and accessories and 1 theft in the second degree.
Sept. 7

Criminal trespass in the second degree: An employee with a construction company doing work on John Adams Road reported a pushed over a porta-potty at 6:17 p.m., as well as the construction site’s fence being knocked down. Although neighbors saw three teens in the area, they didn’t see them enter the construction site. Two of the teens had dark hair and the other had blond hair. All of the teens had skateboards.

Theft in the third degree: A 34-year-old man living in the 7000 block of Hidden Cove Road reported that his GMC Yukon Denali cross-branding bicycle, sold through Amazon, was missing. The man had left the bike in front of his garage around noon Sept. 6 and found it stolen around 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The man said he was home almost all of the weekend, but didn’t notice the theft.

Sept. 6

Theft in the second degree: A 37-year-old man who has placed $800 in cash in an envelope for two years to pay for the rent of his residence, located on the 8000 block of High School Loop, reported the envelope he left this month was missing from his landlord’s porch. The man had been late on his rent several times before and has been told in the past to pay his rent with a check by the landlord but has refused. The landlord has consulted with an attorney to review her options.

Sept. 5

Criminal trespass in the first degree: A 50-year-old man noticed at 6:51 p.m. his cat was on the second story deck of his home, located on 9000 block of Kono Road. Although nothing was missing or damaged from the residence, the man suspected someone came into his home since he usually keeps his cat locked in the downstairs entry room by the back door. When the man came home the back door was unlocked and open.


Theft – motor vehicle parts and accessories: A 75-year-old man reported that someone had removed his vehicle’s rear license plate while his car was parked on the 100 block of Parfitt Way from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5. The man suspects there are no security cameras at the location of the theft.