September 16, 2008 · Updated 2:52 PM
A Poulsbo man was taken to Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center for minor injuries he sustained when a trailer rolled onto his car Sept. 15. A semi-truck, towing the trailer, was turning north onto Highway 305 when the trailer overturned.
According to a Poulsbo Fire Department press release, the corner of the trailer landed on the front windshield of the man’s Honda Element.
“It was that man’s lucky day,” stated a press release from the Poulsbo Fire Department. “A few inches closer and the outcome would have been much worse.”
The trailer also struck a small passenger vehicle, breaking its rear hatch window.
Poulsbo Fire crews and Poulsbo Police deputies responded to the incident.
Highway 305 was closed to one lane for an hour following the crash.
Poulsbo man ejected from car, airlifted to Harborview
A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sept. 10 after sustaining head injuries when he rolled his vehicle.
According to Kitsap County Sheriff documents, the single-vehicle rollover occurred at Waghorn Road NE and NE Suzanne Court in Poulsbo.
Deputies believe the man was ejected from his vehicle. Reports state the man smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking.
No one else was injured. Sheriff deputies continue to investigate the incident. Alcohol blood results are pending.
There’s a fire
in the attic
Poulsbo Fire Department and Poulsbo Police responded to a two story residential fire on Ness Street, near downtown Poulsbo Sept. 15.
An 85-year-old woman was at home when her home caught fire.
Her son, who lives upstairs, told fire crews he came home to grab golf balls and saw smoke coming from his upstairs window. He said he tried to extinguish the fire with their garden hose.
According to a Poulsbo Fire press release, neighbors called 911 and helped the woman from the home.
Kitsap County Fire Marshals have determined the fire was started by a lit cigarette.
The press release states fire damage is primarily confined to the upstairs bedroom and attic.
Port Gamble man
says he’s drunk,
A 40-year-old Port Gamble S’Klallam man crashed his car into Eglon marsh on Sept. 11 after a night of heavy drinking.
Deputies arrived to the scene about 6:30 a.m. to find a car in the water west of the Eglon boat launch.
The man told deputies he had been drinking and became upset over something to do with his girlfriend. He drove his vehicle from the Eglon boat launch and crashed it into the “swamp.”
When deputies asked how much he’d been drinking, he replied, “I would say that I am drunk.”
He told deputies he had three mixed drinks at about 8 p.m. the night before, followed by two beers around 11 p.m. and then four beers and a shot “a while ago.”
The vehicle was impounded. Deputies found five empty 50 milliliter bottles of tequila and one of rum.
The man was arrested and processed for driving under the influence.
According to the report he was issued a citation to appear in court and released on personal recognizance.
for stealing video games from Sears
A 19-year-old Kingston man was caught on Kitsap Mall’s surveillance cameras Sept. 9 stealing three video games from Sears.
Security guards recognized the man from a prior trespassing notice. The guards attempted to stop the man from fleeing the store and followed him until he reached Silverdale’s Clear Creek Trails.
Deputies contacted the man at his parent’s home on Gamble Bay in Kingston on Sept. 12.
He was arrested and booked in jail for burglary. His bail was set at $10,000.