Bainbridge Island police blotter, Sept. 17

The following items were taken from Bainbridge Island Police Department incident 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 Sept. 7 to Sept. 13: 4 traffic accidents, 3 found property, 3 theft in the third degree, 2 driving under the influence/liquor, 2 suspicious incident/investigation, 2 warrant arrest by outside agency, 2 malicious mischief in the second degree, 1 agency assist, 1 verbal dispute, 1 criminal trespass in the second degree, 1 robbery in the second degree, 1 domestic verbal, 1 stalking-domestic violence, 1 false alarm unknown cause, 1 hit-and-run unattended property, 1 suspicious person/situations, 1 trafficking in stolen property in the first degree knowingly, 1 unlawful factoring-credit card payment, 1 theft in the second degree, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 warrant-felon, 1 animal bites/attacks, 1 miscellaneous, 1 driving while license suspended in the third degree, 1 theft from motor vehicle.

Sept. 14

Theft from motor vehicles: A 49-year-old Poulsbo woman discovered a green backpack she had in her Nissan Leaf was stolen while her car was parked on the 700 block of Ericksen Avenue. The car was parked at her office from 4:55 p.m. to 10:12 p.m. In addition to the approximately 10-year-old Jansport or Eastpak backpack, the bag also contained gym clothes, black running pants, miscellaneous earrings and bracelets, and an expensive bottle of champagne, which she received as a gift. The bag also had a blue canvas bag full of cosmetics and a silver chain locket that contained the photo of her parents on their wedding day. The replacement value for all the items was $100.

Sept. 13

Violation of vehicle ignition interlock: A 40-year-old woman living on the 12000 block of Pleasant Place was stopped at 3:50 p.m. while she was driving a black compact car. The officer recognized the woman from past dealings in the last few months for her driver’s license being suspended. The woman’s license was still suspended in the third degree and she required an ignition interlock. The woman, who didn’t have the court-ordered ignition interlock, told the officer she knew she had a suspended license and said she had to go to the bank to avoid bouncing a check. The officer cited the woman for driving with her license suspended in the third degree and not possessing an ignition interlock.

Malicious mischief in the third degree: A man, who was parked at a business on the 100 block of Wyatt Way as he ate breakfast from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., reported that when he returned to his truck that he found eight to nine small nails in the driver’s side rear tire of his truck. The nails were linked by resin, which would indicate the nails were likely deployed by an air nail gun. The truck was in the man’s garage before the incident. The man took his truck to a tire repair shop and it couldn’t be repaired due to the multiple holes in the same part of the tire’s tread.

Warrant felony: Two officers flew out to Roanoke, Virginia, to take serial burglar suspect Jason Michael Lucas into custody from the Roanoke City Jail on an active burglary warrant. Lucas has been tied to 24 burglaries on the island during the spring. Lucas was placed in a belly chain with front securing handcuffs and a jacket that concealed his handcuffs. On the return flight during a layover in Detroit that was delayed three hours, Lucas was provided lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the transport and never voiced any complaints or concerns about his restraints or welfare. He was booked into the Kitsap County Jail for a BIPD warrant with a bail of $250,000 and a warrant out of Poulsbo for theft of rental, leased property with a $20,000 bail. The officer noted throughout the lengthy transport trip that Lucas was cooperative and never complained.

Sept. 12

Driving under the influence/liquor: A 55-year-old man was stopped on the 600 block of High School Road at 10:45 p.m. for lane travel (swerving over the center line), showing slow coordination and smelling of an alcoholic beverage. After admitting to drinking a beer at a nearby casino and performing poorly on the Field Sobriety Tests, the man was arrested for driving under the influence. He subsequently blew a 0.173 and 0.164 on the Breathalyzer test. Due to a previous DUI approximately nine years ago, the man was booked into Kitsap County Jail with no bail. The man was very cooperative throughout the entire process and took responsibility for his actions, the officer noted in the report.

Sept. 10

Found property: An abandoned bike that had been locked to a tree for two to three months on the corner of New Brooklyn and Sportsman Club roads had its lock cut by police. The bike was placed in police evidence for safekeeping. The bike had no serial number and identifying make or model descriptions.

Suspicious incident/investigation: A woman living on the 6000 block of Blue Sky Lane received threatening phone calls from a man with an Indian accent between 10 a.m. and noon. The man said he was with the Internal Revenue Service and that she owed money to the Treasury Department. The woman knew it was a scam, but wanted to file a report to alert others about it.

Theft: A 21-speed Montague blue mountain bike was taken from the bike carrier of a gray Chevrolet Tahoe while the car was parked during a 24-hour period in the home driveway of the bike’s owners on the 9000 block of Lafayette Avenue. The bike was valued at $500.

Sept. 7

Suspicious incident/investigation: A woman walking with her husband down Wing Point Way at 9 a.m. saw someone throw out the window a blue colored Apple iPhone from the driver’s side of a westbound SUV. The couple couldn’t tell how many people were in the vehicle and didn’t get the car’s license plate. The phone was brought to the police station Sept. 10 basically destroyed and in pieces. An officer looked over the calls from Sept. 7 and didn’t see anything that involved phone theft, burglary or vehicle prowls, where phones were taken. The phone was placed into the department’s evidence system.


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.