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Kingston Trailer Explodes—Man Sustains Severe Burns

Yesterday morning, October 27, a 20-foot travel trailer exploded at the Brazeau Mobile Home and RV Park, located off of NE State Highway 104, west of Kingston. Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to the park around 9:30 a.m. for a welfare check on a 59- year-old man who lived in the trailer. A family member had…

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Coast Guard Wahoo

Search for Missing Bainbridge Fisherman Is Suspended

Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross announced this afternoon, October 27, that the Coast Guard has suspended its search for the 54-year-old man from Bainbridge who went missing yesterday after going fishing in Rich Passage. The search was suspended as of 1:43 p.m. Norcross said that crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported…

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Bainbridge Fisherman Missing—Coast Guard Searching Overnight

A 54-year-old Bainbridge man left home to go fishing yesterday, October 26, and didn’t return home. The Coast Guard has been searching for him all night with no success. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed that the Coast Guard was still searching, as of 7:30 this morning. The Bainbridge Island Police Department found a…

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Tom Jorza

BHS ’13 Grad Tom Jorza in Serious Accident: Prayer Vigil Sunday

Last Saturday, September 19, Bainbridge High School class of 2013 graduate Tom Jorza was involved in a serious accident in Pullman, where he attends college at WSU. Family says he suffered a fall and sustained significant injuries including a serious head injury. He was airlifted to Spokane where he remains on life support and in the ICU. His…

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Bainbridge Man Killed in Highway 104 Accident

Washington State Patrol reports that yesterday (September 23) afternoon at 2:26, a passenger vehicle was heading west on 104 at mile post 7.9, about 10 miles south of Port Townsend. A pickup truck with two passengers, including an 88-year-old Bainbridge man, was heading east. The passenger vehicle crossed the centerline and lost control. The truck struck the passenger…

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The Meeks by Sarah Lane

Bainbridge Dad and Daughter to Be Honored by Coast Guard Tomorrow

The evening of August 31, 2014, Island father-daughter team Sean and Grace Meek were calmly fishing near Blakely Rock off Eagle Harbor. But within the next hour the two would have helped rescue eight people and a dog who were in peril. Tomorrow, July 24, the Coast Guard is honoring the duo with the Coast Guard…

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Caterpillar excavator by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: Cat Nap

This 34,000-pound Caterpillar excavator decided to take a nap this afternoon, July 20, and crashed over onto its side at a Tiffany Meadows/Ferncliff work site. No one was injured. The operating crew did not look too happy as they inspected the, er, Cat-astrophe. One operator said that a bulldozer would be used to pull the…

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Shoichi Sugiyama

Mochi Tsuki Pounder Shoichi Sugiyama Sustains Serious Arm Injury in Work Accident

Shoichi Sugiyama, the man familiar to many Islanders as the lively mochi pounder at the annual Mochi Tsuki Festival on Bainbridge, suffered a serious injury to his arm in a work accident Wednesday, July 8. Sugiyama, who works for a Seattle company that makes wood-fired hot tubs, was injured by a Dado saw that basically “shredded his…

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Driver Arrested in Indianola Hit and Run Fatality

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall After a 23-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Indianola early Saturday morning, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s office launched an investigation to find the driver. Police had one bit of information to start with—that the car was a silver-colored sedan. They reached out to the public for help…

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Indianola—Police Want Your Help

Early this morning, July 4, at about 3:05, a 23-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle in the 20500 block of Nachant Drive NE in Indianola. The driver of the vehicle drove off. Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies and an officer from Suquamish Police Department arrived on scene at about 3:13. They discovered the unresponsive pedestrian…

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Two Bainbridge Accidents Highlight Mowing/Trimming Dangers

Lawn mowing can be a dangerous business. Two Bainbridge incidents from the past week highlight the potential dangers of mowers and powered lawn tools and the need to exert caution. On June 18, a woman parked her car at her place of employment on Madison. When she returned to the vehicle, the safety glass in her rear…

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Sandy Hook crash

Bainbridge Man Injured in Crash That Blocked SR 305 for an Hour

At about noon today, June 3, approximately 1 mile off the Island on 305, a two-vehicle accident resulted in injuries to a 69-year-old Bainbridge Island man. The man was heading south on 305 in a pickup when a driver of a sedan pulled out from Sandy Hook and struck the pickup. The impact caused the pickup to…

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Worker Falls 40 Feet off Roof

On May 18 emergency responders were summoned to a home on Bainbridge for a man who had fallen off a 40-foot roof. EMTs and police responded to the scene. Officer Ben Sias met with a co-worker of the injured man. Both men worked for a moss removal service. The co-worker said he had been working under the ladder…

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Agate Pass Bridge damage by WSDOT

Agate Pass Bridge Damaged by Truck Trailer

[Updated at 3 p.m., May 6, 2015. See below in boldface.] The Agate Pass Bridge, which WSDOT crews spent the month of February cleaning by hand and inspecting, is now damaged. An accident yesterday, May 5, left parts of two sides of the bridge, specifically the protective grilles, broken and bent. The damage was caused by…

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House Fire on Eric Ave

Bainbridge Island firefighters are securing a house fire on Eric Avenue that was called in this afternoon at 3:41. The fire started after egg carton embers were left in an indoor compost bin next to the home’s garage. The egg carton was believed to be extinguished, but it was still smoldering and spread to nearby combustible…

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Monte Vista Drive house fire

Smoke Inhalation Cause of Home Fire Death

The victim of a fatal house fire at 6554 Monte Vista Drive early Saturday morning has been identified as Anne A. Schlee. According to Kitsap County Chief Deputy Coroner Tony Stewart, Schlee died of asphyxiation as a result of inhalation of combustible materials. Schlee, 83, was found by Bainbridge Island firefighters in the upstairs bedroom of the two-story…

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Monte Vista Drive house fire

House Fire Victim Found

The body of a resident of a Bainbridge Island house destroyed by fire early this morning has been recovered. The woman was in her mid80s. Her husband, also in his 80s, was able to escape the blaze uninjured. A neighbor spotted flames and called 911 just before 1 a.m. Firefighters fought the fire at the Monte…

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A Week of Bizarro Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bainbridge Island always gets its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, but this past week saw a significant amount of the oddball variety. Maybe the solar storm or Hillary Clinton’s e-mails had an effect. The first strange accident happened on March 8. A vehicle was traveling south on Eagle Harbor Drive at 9:52 at night. On a curve,…

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Rash of Roof Falls, One Fatal, Calls for Caution

On the weekend of February 21 and 22, three different Bainbridge Island residents, all men, sustained injuries after falling off their roofs. One of the injured men was airlifted to Harborview Hospital with injuries so severe he died this week. Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter said the man was alone when he fell from…

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Celebration of Life Event for Jay Abbott

A celebration of life event will be held on Sunday, April 12, for Jay Abbott, who died of injuries following a biking accident on Bainbridge Island in late January. Abbott was coaching a middle school Gear Grinders class at Grand Forest East when he toppled from his bike and suffered devastating spinal cord injuries that…

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