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Police by Leonard Bentley

BIPD Is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women Who Like Uniforms

Do you want to serve your community, but bake sales, car washes, and walkathons are just not your thing? If you like uniforms and want to provide an important service, consider joining the Bainbridge Island Police Department Reserves. Reserve Officers perform a variety of functions including responding to medical emergencies and traffic accidents; patrolling the…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 10/22/14: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

POLICE BLOTTER October 20 Fraud from Missouri. A man checked his bank account and found that $8,640 had been withdrawn. He contacted his bank and learned that someone had e-mailed an employee at the bank and requested that a cashier’s check be sent to a Karen Walters in Rolla, Missouri. He filed a fraud report…

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Islanders Mosey on Down the Sound to Olympics Trail Route

The 60-some people who showed up for the Sound to Olympics Trail (STO) community walk/ride on Sunday saw the sun shining on the STO. Attendees got a warm break from the rain while touring the segment of Highway 305 from Winslow Way to High School Road slated for the trail’s next phase of development. Long-time trail…

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UPDATE—Traffic Advisory: Power Outage Cuts Stoplights Along Highway 305

Updated at 3:26 p.m.: Power has been restored to most of the Island, and stoplights on Highway 305 are functioning normally. ____ A large power outage today at 1:59 p.m. east of Highway 305 cut the stoplights along the highway at Day Road and Sportsman Club Road. Power is currently out at those intersections, leaving them functioning…

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Council Fast-Tracks Waterfront Park Makeover

The Bainbridge Island City Council has voted unanimously to push up the timeline for the planned redo of Winslow’s Waterfront Park from 2016 to 2015. During a Capital Improvements Plan budget review in last week’s Council meeting, Councilmember Steven Bonkowski questioned why the work on the park was scheduled to take place in 2016 since money will…

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Weather: A Very Rainy Week Ahead

A warm sunny day today with temps drifting up to about 70 degrees F will give way to clouds tonight and at times heavy rain throughout the week. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 70 degrees F. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Sunday…

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LA Times Calls Ferry Trip to Bainbridge Best Bang for Buck in Seattle Sightseeing

Recent ferry bungles and breakdowns aside, that ride from the world to our little Island is pretty dreamy, especially when there are orcas about, as there were yesterday. We know it, and now Los Angelenos do too. A recent Los Angeles Times article suggested that visitors to Seattle just might get the most fun for their money…

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Deals by Mike Mozart

Red Envelope Nonprofits: Get Your Half-Price Ad While the Gettin’s Good

It’s that time of year again, and we want to help you get the support you need and deserve for your good work in our community. With over 3 million readers in three years and an audience that has climbed to nearly 6,000 views a day, Inside Bainbridge is THE place to be noticed. And now…

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Walla Walla

Ferry Travel Advisory: Wenatchee Replaced & Colman Dock Access Changed

Ferry riders should take note of two changes affecting travel between Bainbridge Island and Seattle. The 202-car Wenatchee will be removed from service temporarily from Sunday October 19 through the end of Tuesday October 21 for its required annual U.S. Coast Guard safety inspection. The 188-car Walla Walla will replace the Wenatchee. Washington State Ferries…

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Car Veers and ‘Cartwheels’ Over 200 Feet off Eagle Harbor Drive Wednesday Night

Just after 10 p.m. last night, October 15, a driver of a 2011 Nissan Rogue heading south on Eagle Harbor Drive veered to the right off the road. The car traveled about 175 feet on the shoulder and then began to “cartwheel,” flipping over and over in the ditch for another 50 feet before coming…

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Quality Bainbridge

Quality Bainbridge Endorses Streissguth for Commissioner

Quality Bainbridge, the local nonprofit formed in 2013 to serve as a political action committee for what the group calls “Bainbridge Island values,” is supporting incumbent Linda Streissguth in the Kitsap County Commissioner’s race. QB submitted six questions about local issues and priorities to Streissguth and opponent Ed Wolfe. QB reports that Wolfe did not…

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Neighborhood Watch

Bainbridge Police Want You to Organize Your Neighborhood for Security

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has been telling you this for years: Organize your neighborhood for emergency preparedness. Now the Bainbridge Island Police Department is taking up the refrain but, in their case, with an emphasis on security. BIPD is coordinating the Island-wide Neighborhood Watch program. To launch it, they are hosting a Neighborhood Watch…

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Amber Alert for Vancouver, WA, Boy Canceled

At approximately 5 a.m. today, October 15, the Amber Alert for 9-year-old Andrey Voronenko of Vancouver, Washington, was canceled. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children issued the alert last night because the boy was believed to be in the company of his father, Alexy Voronenkoa, a paranoid shizophrenic, and possibly in danger. According to The…

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Amber Alert: 9-Year-Old Boy from Vancouver, WA

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has just issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Andrey Voronenko from Vancouver, Washington. He is believed to be in the company of Alexy V. Voronenko, a paranoid shizophrenic. They are believed to be driving in a 2007 dark gray, 4-door Honda Accord with Washington plate CKK3638. Andrey…

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Crime Scene

Daytime Forced-Entry Home Burglary on Sands

Around 12:50 in the afternoon, a woman called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle parked in her neighbor’s driveway on Sands Avenue. She could see what she described as a gold-colored vehicle with tinted windows. The woman saw a man run around from the back of the house and get into the passenger side of the…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 10/14/14: Shots Fired at Landscaping Crew

POLICE BLOTTER October 10 Four Flat Tires. At 9:17 in the morning, Officer Erik Peffer was dispatched to the Grow Community. A resident said he was on his way to take his child to daycare when he saw that all four of his tires had been deflated. His vehicle was parked on Wyatt behind his…

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Here Comes the Rain, Again—100 Percent “Chance”

If you thought we were going to get away with it, well, you were wrong. October will get its share of rain after all. The National Weather Service says, with 100 percent certitude, that the rain starts today with the added bonus of wind, of the southerly type, around 16 mph. Along the coast, a…

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Wing Point by Jan Tik

Islanders File Petition for Review of SMP

Yesterday, October 7, Preserve Responsible Shoreline Management LLC and eleven Islanders filed a Petition for Review with the Growth Management Hearings Board to challenge the City of Bainbridge Island’s new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) (Ordinance 2014-04) and the Department of Ecology’s approval of it on August 8. The petition’s stated goal is for the GMHB…

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Bainbridge Island City Hall

Police Facility: Council Says No to Island Fitness Site and to Co-Location with Fire Department

At last night’s (October 7) City Council meeting, the Council swiftly and unanimously voted to remove the Island Fitness site to the south of City Hall from consideration for the construction of a new police building. The Council’s decision to drop pursuit of a public safety building combining Police and Fire departments took far longer…

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Mentally Ill Woman Assaults BIPD Officer, Taser Fails to Connect

On October 6, Bainbridge Police got a 911 call about a 72-year-old woman yelling in a neighbor’s yard. Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horn said the callers reported that the woman was standing in their yard, yelling about the trees they had planted, which were causing her trees to die. Horn said Officer Mo Stich arrived on…

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