Police blotter for March 27 edition

polie_blotter_logoThief settles debt
A neighbor on the 200 block of Ericksen Avenue told police he spotted a stranger with a flashlight around an oil fuel tank at a nearby office on March 16 about 11 p.m.
While on the way to the call, Officer Trevor Ziemba saw a man biking southbound on Ericksen Avenue with a “large five gallon water jug on the back” with red fluid. The fluid matched what was dripping from the business’ oil tank, which is used to heat a furnace.
The man admitted to taking the fuel for his boat and told police he had done it one other time at the same oil tank, but that he would “make things right with the owner.”
He also told police that he took the heating oil because it has a “lower flash point and runs the [boat] engine better.”
The business owner called police two days later to let them know the man had “settled up” with him for stealing the heating oil and he did not want to press charges.

Found gun
A cyclist commuting from the island to Poulsbo for work found a small handgun with bullets in a black case along Highway 305 on March 16 about 9 a.m.
Police picked up the gun from the cyclist and found no record or information related to the gun based on its serial number.