Mail Theft Thwarted. A woman called on August 27 at 9:30 p.m. to report suspicious circumstances at her home on McDonald. At 3 p.m. she was outside working in her garden when her dogs began to bark. She saw two vehicles that she did not recognize: a black Jeep and a sky-blue pickup parked in front of her gate. She saw a white male with dark hair emerge from the Jeep and walk over to a Hispanic male in the pickup. They were conversing and the woman overheard one of them ask the other, “Do you think she’s home?” She noticed that the mail carrier had just delivered the mail. She stood up and walked over to the mailbox to make her presence known. They left the area. She has been a victim of burglary in the past and installed a coded gate to stop people from coming onto her property uninvited. She said her dogs reacted more aggressively toward these men than to neighbors they know.
Parole Violator. At 11:21 p.m., four officers went to Madison Ave. N. to find an Asian female with an extraditable felony warrant out of California for parole violation under an original robbery charge. Three officers went to the door of the apartment while the fourth stood by in the parking lot. They knocked on the door and a small Asian woman answered it. One officer asked her if she was the felon and she replied that she was. They asked her to step out, and she did. She matched the parolee’s description. An officer told her that she had a problem with her parole and needed to take care of it. She looked at the officer sheepishly and looked down when the officer asked her if that was right. They placed her under arrest. One officer helped her put on sweatpants under her nightgown. Another officer found her purse and ID, medication, and eyeglasses. She put on flipflops and an officer retrieved her sweater for her. She was transported to the Kitsap County Jail.
Felon Arrest. An officer ran a plate on a vehicle that passed him at around 4:10 in the afternoon. The owner had a felony warrant for dangerous drugs out of Port Townsend. The officer called the originating agency and they confirmed the warrant. The officer called for backup and stopped the truck at the Agate Pass Park and Ride. The man identified himself as the owner. The officer arrested him, searched him for weapons, and transferred him to the Suquamish Police.
Driving After Four or Five Shots of Alcohol. At about 3:03 in the morning, Bainbridge Officer Amy LeClaire was driving in a marked patrol vehicle southbound on 305 approaching Hidden Cove Rod. She saw a vehicle heading northbound that appeared to be traveling faster than the 50 mph posted speed limit. LeClaire activated her speed measuring device and clocked the vehicle at 64 mph. She did a u-turn and pulled in behind the same vehicle. She saw the vehicle swerve slightly to the left, with the left tires about one tire width away from the center line for about 3 seconds. She activated her overhead lights and the vehicle stopped near Seabold Church. LeClaire approached the vehicle, which had all its windows rolled up. She knocked on the driver’s side window, and it rolled down. She could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. In addition to the driver, the vehicle contained a front-seat passenger and a rear-seat passenger. The driver identified himself with a Washington license. He confirmed that he had consumed alcohol, one or two shots about three hours earlier. LeClaire asked him to step out of the vehicle. He agreed to perform voluntary sobriety tests. He completed them in an unsatisfactory manner. Officer Scott Weiss arrived and took a breath sample. The driver blew a 0.101. LeClaire arrested the driver.
Both passengers told Weiss that they had been drinking with the driver during the evening but thought he had had less than they did. Weiss offered to call a taxi for them, but they declined. They collected their belongings and left the scene, walking toward the Casino. They both had cell phones. Lieutenant Phil Hawkins arrived to wait for the vehicle to be impounded. LeClaire and Weiss transported the driver to Kitsap County Jail. They issued him a criminal citation for DUI. During the drive he finally admitted to consuming a minimum of four or five shots prior to driving.
Mysterious Deadbolt. At approximately 5:13 in the afternoon, Bainbridge units were dispatched to Day Road for a possible burglary. Two officers arrived on scene and contacted the reporting party. She said she had left the residence earlier in the day. She said she had left the back door handle unlocked but had locked the deadbolt. When she returned home around 3 p.m. she found the deadbolt unlocked and the handle locked. She said she never locks the handle because a few years ago she locked herself out of the residence by locking the door handle. The officers checked inside and found that everything appeared to be normal. She then entered and agreed. She wanted the police to note that, on August 2, she had been unable to lock her front door. She had summoned a locksmith who had found that the door lock and plate did not line up. He realigned the plate and hinges. She thought this was odd and wanted it included in the report.
Found Keys. At approximately 3:04 in the afternoon, a woman called 911 to report that she had found keys in the roadway. Officers contacted her at Lynwood Center and she turned over two Honda keys on a key ring. She said she had found them at 12:45 near Fletcher Bay Road.
Young Parents Stressed Out. At approximately 12:56 in the afternoon of August 22, Cencom dispatched Bainbridge units to a physical domestic in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Shannon. Cencom said that the male had walked away and the female was leaving in a white SUV. The SUV had turned off Madison Avenue, and the reporting party had pulled over to await police contact. When nearing City Hall, Officer Carla Sias was advised that the reporting party had pulled over at Windermere.
Officer Victor Cienega checked the area for the male suspect while Sias spoke with the reporting party. The reporting party said that she and her husband had left the Queen City Yacht Club and, as they were passing an apartment on the left, they saw a young couple arguing. As they drove past, the husband saw the male slap the woman. They stopped and contacted the couple. The male said, “Mind your own business.” He then walked away as the reporting party spoke with the young woman. She was about twenty years of age and was crying. She told the reporting party she was going to go stay with her mom. The reporting party described the vehicle to Sias but she was unable to locate it. Cienega was unable to locate the male.
On August 23, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Sias drove by the location where the previous day’s incident had occurred and noticed a vehicle there matching the description given. She called the reporting party at 9 a.m., and she confirmed the description of the vehicle. At 10:30 a.m., Sias made contact with the young woman who said she had broken up with her boyfriend about two months earlier. They have an eight-month-old daughter together, but she said they have been getting in too many arguments in the year they’d been together. They have an issue with child care and both of them working,. She worked yesterday and was a little late coming home before he had to leave for work. He became agitated and began yelling and wanted her to drive him. She told him she wasn’t going to drive until he calmed down. This enraged him and he punched her on the arm. There were no visible marks. She said she didn’t know if he was trying to hurt her or if he was just frustrated. She said it was not the first time they had had a physical fight.
Sias noticed that she had a small dime-sized bruise on her cheek. She asked if that was from the previous day, and the woman said no. She also had a few small bruises on her right forearm. Sias asked if they were from the boyfriend, and the woman laughed and said, “I don’t know.” Sias provided her with a domestic violence pamphlet and encouraged her to contact the YWCA advocate. A short time later, the boyfriend returned to the apartment. Sias introduced herself and requested that he tell his version of what had happened. He said they are strapped financially and he is sleep deprived. He said they had gotten into another argument and both started pushing and shoving each other. He admitted hitting hjs girlfriend on the arm but he said it as because she was holding onto his collar. He said that her father had come over last night to help mediate. He said it had been a big help and that they would continue to discuss how to resolve their financial and child-care issues.
Father-Son Yard Fight. A man called police to report that two males at his neighbor’s residence were fighting. Officer Cienega drove toward the location on Westwind Court at 9:46 in the morning. As Cienega approached Westwind Court he saw a male walking toward N0rth Madison Road. He stopped and asked the male if he had been involved in the argument down the road. The male said no and continued walking. The reporting party told Cienega that he had heard yelling from his neighbor’s house and he had gone to investigate. He saw two males pushing and shoving each other. He told them he was calling the police. The man pointed at a male in the yard next door and said to Cienega that he was one of those involved. He said the other male had walked away. Cienega spoke with the man in the yard who said he had been in a verbal argument with his son. He and his son were both there to do a tree-trimming job. He confirmed that the male Cienega had seen walking away was his son. The man said he had told his son he was lazy and they began to argue. He and his son had grabbed each other and begun wrestling. He said that no punches had been thrown. He said the neighbor had come over and asked them to leave. The man had told his son to leave. He said he had to stay to finish the tree-trimming job he was doing. H said he had about one more hour of work.
Mysterious Pot Pipe. At about 33 minutes after midnight. Officer LeClaire was heading northbound on 305 from High School Road when she observed a vehicle in front of her that did not have working taillights. She activated her overhead lights and contacted the driver and his passenger on Madison at 305. The driver was unaware that his taillights were not working. As she was speaking with him, LeClaire detected an odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. He did not show signs of consuming it and he denied there was any inside the vehicle. Officer Weiss arrived and looked in the passenger side of the vehicle. He observed by shining his flashlight into the rear of the vehicle what appeared to be a glass pipe underneath the passenger seat. The driver said it was not his and that he didn’t know it was there. He retrieved it and handed it to LeClaire. It smelled like marijuana. The driver again denied there was any in the vehicle. He confirmed that it was his father’s vehicle but that it was his to use. Weiss had had prior contacts with the driver and his father and knew that the driver had a recent criminal case with BIPD in which he was found to be in possession of marijuana.
The driver gave consent for a search to be performed of the vehicle. He and his passenger exited the vehicle and were patted down for weapons. The officers found several illegal items in the car including a small baggie with marijuana, another baggie with three marijuana buds and a round silver grinder, and a silver flask with liquid inside. Inside a backpack they found a bottle of vodka. Weiss also found a clear glass bottle of cinnamon-flavored whiskey under the front passenger seat. The driver told Weiss that he thought it was ok to transport alcohol and that the bottle was his sister’s. Weiss told him that he was under 21 so he could not transport alcohol at all. The driver submitted to a breath test and blew 0.00. The items were confiscated as evidence. The driver was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and for possession of alcohol while a minor. He and the passenger were released from the scene and advised to drive with their hazards on for safety. They were headed to the passenger’s house to spend the night. The items were tested for marijuana with positive results. The items were placed into evidence.
Stolen Joint Compound. An officer spoke with a man who said he was having a house built on Euclid. The man said he had received a call from the sheet rockers at the job site who reported that some materials had been taken from the site. The officer went to the Euclid address and spoke with the lead man for the drywall company. The man said that when they had arrived at the job site that morning, they had discovered that several boxes of joint compound were missing. Several items of value, such as an air compressor, a paint sprayer, and tools had not been taken. They had left around 6:30 the evening before and arrived at 9:30 in the morning.
Hit Deer. At 9:25 in the morning, Officer Cienega responded to a vehicle versus deer collision. The driver requested a tow for his vehicle, which had sustained front-end damage and was nonoperational. Gateway Towing arrived and removed the vehicle from the roadway. Reserve Officer Crowthers, who was off duty, dispatched the deer before Cienega arrived.
Driving with No License, Seatbelt, Tabs, or Brake Light. At 9:20 in the morning, Officer Cienega stopped a vehicle for expired tabs, a nonworking driver’s side brake light, and a driver not wearing a seatbelt. The officer contacted the driver and told him why he had stopped him. The driver said he had lost his driver’s license while he was in the hospital recently. The officer discovered that the driver in fact had a suspended license. He issued him a citation for driving with a suspended license and for expired tabs.
Driving with No License. Officer Dale Johnson was monitoring traffic on Miller Road north of Battle Point. He observed a vehicle traveling northbound past his location. He recognized the plate as belonging to a vehicle he had stopped a month ago for speeding. Johnson recognized the driver as one he had cited for driving with a suspended license. He stopped the vehicle on Miller just south of Day. He asked the driver if he still had a suspended license. He said it was still suspended and that he was going the next day to DOL to get it reinstated and that he had paid all his fines. Johnson checked his status through DOL and found that his license was still suspended in the third degree for unpaid tickets since 2009. Johnson issued him a citation and an infraction for driving without proof of liability insurance.
Rental Scam. Officer Denise Giuntoli contacted a man who had called to say he was in the process of moving to Denver and had been on Trulia.com looking for a place to rent. He had found a house. On August 22, he contacted the supposed owner by phone at 816-441-7193. The “owner” said he was working in the Philippines for the next four years and asked the man to send him a $900 deposit for the rental. The man said he went to Safeway and wired the money via Western Union. The owner said he would be using DSL to send him the keys to the rental, but the package never arrived. Today the man had received a text from the owner, from 646-827-0432, requesting an additional $900. The man became suspicious and checked the public records on the property. He discovered the residence is owned by someone else. He contacted Western Union. They told him that this is a common scam and that the numbers he provided them are commonly used. Giuntoli provided the man with an identity theft packet.
Tab Thief. At about 11:3o, Officer LeClaire did a routine clearance on a plate on a parked vehicle near Parfitt and Madison. The DOL showed the expiration date for the plate to be May 22, 2012. The tabs on the plate showed May of 2013. DOL showed the tabs to be registered a different vehicle. At about 3o minutes after midnight, LeClaire observed a person enter the vehicle and drive off westbound on Parfitt. She noticed that the front right headlight was not operating. She turned around to follow the vehicle but was unable to locate it. At 1:03 in the morning, she saw the same vehicle on New Brooklyn approaching Fletcher Bay/Miller Road. At that time she noticed that the vehicle’s brake light was nonoperational. She activated her overhead lights and made contact with the vehicle on Fletcher Bay Road just east of Foster. She contacted the driver of the vehicle who said he was not aware that his headlight and brake lights were not operational. He said that his registration and proof of insurance were in a folder at his house. He said that he had recently registered the vehicle by “taking all the things down to DOL.” LeClaire advised him that the DOL still shows his plates to be expired, and he admitted to borrowing the tabs from a friend. He said he was trying to buy himself some time because he did not have money to pay for the parking tickets to be able to renew his tabs. LeClaire urged him to be truthful, and he admitted he had stolen it off an unknown vehicle in Seattle about a month ago. He also admitted he had no current insurance for the vehicle. He was issued a traffic citation for expired vehicle license tabs and no liability insurance. He was also issued a criminal citation for possession of stolen property. The rear plate was confiscated. He was allowed to drive his vehicle to his residence which was approximately 1/4 mile away. He was advised not to drive his vehicle after that point. LeClaire tried to contact the person whose tabs had been stolen.
Another Hit Deer. At 8:50 in the morning, a driver was heading southbound on 305 just south of Reitan Road when a deer ran out in front of her vehicle. She tried to avoid the deer but hit it with the front side of the vehicle. The impact caused damage to the front fender, bumper, and hood. Officer Cienega located the injured deer and used two rounds of his duty weapon to kill it.
Parking Lot Pay Box Picker. At approximately 9:55 a.m., Commander Sue Shultz and Officer Bob Day responded to the Eagle Harbor Ferry Terminal on a report of several males trying to pick the parking lot pay box. The caller gave a description of the suspect vehicle, including the plate. As Day was driving to the northwest lot exit onto Winslow Way, he observed the vehicle eastbound on Winslow Way. He pulled into a trail position, and the suspect vehicle, a silver Honda CRV, made a quick left turn onto the east end of Harbor Square Loop and stopped when Day activated his emergency lights. Day made contact with the driver who said he had just dropped off two friends at the ferry terminal so they could catch the boat to Seattle. Day asked why he had come all the way from Bremerton to the Bainbrideg ferry terminal. He said they had been at the Casino. Just then, the original complainant called to report that a second suspect was walking on Winslow Way. Shultz left the scene of the stop and began searching for the person. Day rejoined her and they found the suspect and contacted him. Cencom advised that the man had a DUI out of Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office for $5,000. He was taken into custody.