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Kingston Man Arrested for Alleged Murder of His Infant Daughter

A Kingston man has been arrested and booked in jail on a charge of second-degree murder of his four-month-old daughter. Kitsap Sheriff’s detectives took the 21-year-old accused man into custody yesterday, July 21, after establishing probable cause, and bail was set at $1 million. According to the Sheriff’s report, the baby was rushed by a North…

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BIPD Provides Burglary Update

The Bainbridge Island Police Department reports that, since the upswing in Island burglaries starting late last year, they have “served search warrants on multiple vehicles and cell phones; recovered stolen property from numerous locations throughout Kitsap, King, and Pierce counties; and arrested seven people for crimes including burglary, possession of stolen property, trafficking in stolen…

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Bradley Robinett

Local Witness Recalls Brush with America’s Most Wanted Suspect Who Eluded Bainbridge Police

On November 24, 2009, a suspect believed to be Bradley Steven Robinett led Bainbridge police officers on a high-speed chase through Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park. The vehicle the suspect was driving, a Honda Pilot, had been reported stolen from Beaverton, Oregon. Bainbridge resident Bill Lane had a close call with the suspect during the chase that day….

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City Warns of Latest National Phone Scam Hitting Bainbridge

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has issued a warning to Bainbridge residents about a national fraud trend that has begun occurring locally. Suspects use Voice Over IP technology to display on a target’s caller ID the name of a city official and a local telephone number to appear legitimate and get the potential victim to answer…

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The Bainbridge Park District Responds to a Rise in Vandalism

Vandalism in Bainbridge Island parks is nothing new. But in recent months the BI Parks & Recreation District has faced a run of particularly persistent and sophisticated property damage and rule-breaking at certain parks. Included in the vandalism have been destruction of park signs, removal of a bollard, illegal trail-building, and drug and alcohol use…

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Legacy

Got a Subaru? A Honda? Lock it Up, Say Police

If you are one of the 17,237 Islanders who own a Subaru, if you own one of those rarer Civics, or if, like me, you happen to have both, then take heed. The Bainbridge Island Police are warning that somebody is targeting old (1995-2005) Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, and Honda Civic models for theft. Police…

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Bainbridge Man Beaten at Bremerton Concert

A 21-year-old man from Bainbridge was attending a multiple-band all-ages concert at Bremerton’s Charleston Theater on Callow Avenue last night, May 16, when he was attacked by a group of young people in the mosh pit. The attack happened a little after midnight. The man was hit on the head and face and held in…

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Break-in at Agatewood Home

A Bainbridge Island homeowner near the corner of Agatewood Road and Dolphin Drive off the northern-most section of Highway 305 reported early this afternoon, May 14, that her house had been broken into. The homeowner said she departed her house at about 9:35 this morning and returned at about 12:30 p.m. to find evidence of…

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Crime Scene

Two Arrests Made in Connection with Bainbridge Burglaries

On May 7, Bainbridge Island Police arrested two people for burglary, possession of stolen property, and trafficking in stolen property. The suspects are both from Bremerton. One is a 29-year-old male and one a 30-year-old female. Both are known to law enforcement for their extensive criminal history. The female worked for a home-cleaning service and…

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Two Cars Stolen from Winslow Cohousing; Police Recover One

Two vehicles were stolen last week from the Winslow Cohousing Community parking lot at 353 Wallace Way on Bainbridge Island. The first theft occurred the night of April 13 and was reported to the Bainbridge police the next day. A subsequent vehicle theft occurred four days later, on April 17, from the same parking lot and…

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Police Chief Matt Hamner

Police Have a Sketch of the Suspect Wanted in More Than 20 Burglaries

One man may be responsible for a string of more than 20 burglaries committed on Bainbridge Island since sometime around early March. The burglaries have happened in all quadrants of the island, although they seem to be concentrated in more remote areas. They have happened on all days of the week except Sunday. They involve…

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Victor Arden Barnard

WA State on Manhunt for Accused Cult Leader Charged with 59 Felony Counts of Child Sex Abuse

The Washington State Patrol is working with the Department of Homeland Security and the Pine County Minnesota Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Victor Arden Barnard, accused of felony sexual assault of two girls starting when they were each 12 years old into their early twenties. The girls were members of a tight-knit religious group that originated…

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Heartbleed

Even Bainbridge Islanders Need to Worry About Heartbleed—What We Can Do

Heartbleed is a newly discovered security flaw in OpenSSL, software used by hundreds of thousands of sites around the Web to establish a secure connection between a user and a service, such as e-mail, Instant Messaging, e-commerce, and  online banking. According to a Bloomberg article today, April 11, the flaw has enabled the NSA to spy on people…

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National Guard Youth Outraged at Bainbridge Shooting of Pregnant Doe

On the morning of Saturday, March 22, West Sound Wildlife Shelter received a call from a citizen about a dead deer in his yard off Sunrise Drive just south of Day Road on Bainbridge Island. The Shelter agreed to pick up the deer and haul her away to use as food for its animal charges….

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Burglars Hit a Gun Shop in Gorst—Police Want Your Help

When the burglary alarm went off at Gorst’s Boerner Firearms this  morning, April 9, at 4:53 a.m., first responders didn’t have far to go. South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station 16 is right across the street, Highway 3 West, and firefighters immediately began informing Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office about what they were seeing. Patrol deputies…

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Colin Dahlquist

Bainbridge Man Killed in Edmonds Drug Deal

Early Friday morning, March 28, Bainbridge Island resident Colin S. Dahlquist got into a fight while at an Edmonds QFC, that ended in his death. Dahlquist, who was 23, was there allegedly to make a drug deal. His alleged accomplices, a man and a woman, have been charged with his murder. Police found Dahlquist in the…

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Man Makes Death Threats, Hurls Insults, Damages Property, and Exposes Himself

At 3:09 in the afternoon of March 24, a man called 911 to report that a person living in a shack near his property was yelling at him and threatening to kill him, his wife, and his young daughter. Officers Ben Sias and Mo Stich arrived on scene and met the caller at the driveway…

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Fraud

Fraud Finds a Welcome Home on Bainbridge

Fraud is hardly unique to Bainbridge. But over the last year, our community has seen an upsurge in the number of cases reported to police. This may be a reflection of people’s awareness of the need to report incidents to the police, it may be a sign of an actual increase in incidents, or it…

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Serial Burglar Hitting Bainbridge in the Daytime

The Bainbridge Police Department is warning Islanders about a rash of daytime and weekday burglaries away from the downtown core. In half of the reported cases, the burglar or burglars is using a smash and grab approach, forcing entry into homes and grabbing small, easy-to-conceal items, such as guns, prescription medication, and jewelry. The BIPD reports…

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Fraud

Hey, Islanders: Learn How Not to Be Victims of Fraud

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is hosting a fraud awareness and prevention workshop. Detectives Scott Weiss and Aimee LaClaire will cover scams, check and mail fraud, identity theft, financial exploitation of elders, and reverse mortgages. Also presenting will be representatives of the Social Security Administration, Federal Housing and Urban Development, the United States Postal Service,…

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