Bainbridge Island police blotter, Oct. 8


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 from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4: 6 traffic accidents, 2 hit-and-run unattended property damage, 2 driving while license revoked or suspended in the third degree, 2 residential burglaries, 2 miscellaneous, 2 identity thefts, 1 warrant misdemeanors, 1 animal at large, 1 unlawful factoring-credit payment card, 1 mental investigation, 1 domestic verbal, 1 shoplifting theft, 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 child abandonment/neglect, 1 forgery, 1 assault in the third degree, 1 theft in the third degree, 1 lost property.

Oct. 6

Verbal dispute: Officers responded to an apartment on the 1000 block of Wing Point Way that had a 911 hang up phone call at 9:45 p.m. A 32-year-old man and his 32-year-old girlfriend were yelling and the man’s 61-year-old stepfather said the arguing between the couple was ongoing. The boyfriend, who was taking a shower when police arrived, had a cut on his right side of his forehead that was still bleeding after he emerged from the shower. The boyfriend, who was wearing a hat after he got dressed, believed he must have received the cut after having an altercation at a local bar an hour earlier. He also said he didn’t know he had the cut until police officers informed him about it. The woman and the man both said nothing physical happened between them that evening. The woman told officers the couple often argue over finances and their living arrangement.

Theft in the second degree: An almost new professional pruning white Stihl-brand chainsaw valued at $500 and a brand new multi-colored climbing belt valued at $400 were stolen from the 300 block of Point White Drive at 2:50 p.m. The 63-year-old man who lost the equipment told police that he had placed the tools behind a pump house out of view from the street before leaving for lunch. The tools were gone when he returned from eating.

Felony warrant: A 43-year-old man who lives on the 9000 block of Moran Road was pulled over by police at 1:28 p.m. off High School Road and Highway 305. The man, who had a warrant for his arrest, had a violent offender tag for resisting arrest and an assault on a law enforcement officer, was seen at a grocery store by an off-duty Squamish police officer. The man offered no resistance when he was asked to get out of his vehicle by BIPD officers and was handcuffed for officer safety. He was transported to Kitsap County Jail for booking.

Oct. 5

Suspicious persons/situations: At 9:45 p.m., an officer arrived at the 2000 block of Intrepid Court following a call about a suspicious person. A man was walking his dog on Bolero Drive when he spotted a person crouching down between his house and his neighbor’s. The suspect then stood up and ran out of the area. The man pursued the suspect but because he thought it wasn’t safe to continue to chase the person, he stopped and returned home to call police. An officer searched the area, which led to a wooded area and a trail that went to Toe Jam Hill Road, but couldn’t find anyone. Because it was very dark the man wasn’t able to provide a description of the suspect to police.

Oct. 3

Residential burglary: At 12:51 p.m., a 54-year-old man living on the 8000 block of Sands Road called police requesting a patrol check at his neighbor’s house. The neighbor had heard dogs barking and a black man in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 with a medium build and wearing fluorescent green utility type workpants with reflective bans on the cuff running from the back of the neighbor’s home. He then saw the man get into the passenger side of a gold colored vehicle carrying a pillowcase. When police arrived, they found the back door of the neighbor’s home had been forced open. The door had pry marks on it and pieces of the door jamb, face plate and door screws were spread across the kitchen. The homeowner said laptop computers and jewelry were taken from the home.

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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.