POLICE LOG Privacy please, or I’ll kill you
October 17, 2008 · Updated 12:26 AM
A 67-year-old man called the Bremerton Police Department Oct. 13 to report his brother for harassment. The man told the officer his 65-year-old brother threatened to kill him or beat him up.
The man said his brother first threatened him while the two were on a cruise ship a year ago. The suspect disclosed that he had herpes and venereal warts and told his brother that if he told anyone about it he’d “kill him or beat him up so bad that he couldn’t walk.”
A couple days before Oct. 13, the Bremerton brothers were at the hospital together while their mother was being treated for cancer and the younger brother’s venereal diseases were discussed. The suspect again threatened his older brother.
The victim told the officer he was “scared of what he might do,” so he reported his younger brother for harassment.
The officer contacted the suspect via telephone who said he didn’t mean to act threatening, but he was simply stressed out because of his mother’s declining health. The brother agreed to stop making threats.
No arrest was made. The report was sent to the prosecutor’s officer for review.
Friends don’t tackle friends
A man called Bremerton police Oct. 14 to report that his friend assaulted him at his home in the 1200 block of Oyster Bay Road South in Bremerton.
The 21-year-old victim told the officer his 22-year-old friend was visiting and they were drinking. The 22-year-old transient man jumped off the sofa and tackled the homeowner to the floor. The victim told his friend to leave and that he was calling police.
The man left on foot and an officer found him walking southbound on Third Avenue. He gave the officer a fake name, but Bremerton police already knew it was false. The officer arrested him for several felony warrants and told the man his real name, to which he replied, “Yes, you caught me.”
The officer asked the man if he remembered crashing a vehicle in the past while being chased by Port Orchard police. He said he didn’t crash, but simply eluded them and got away. The officer asked if he remembered another time he wrecked a vehicle and the man said yes. The officer asked him where he went after that collision and the man smiled and said he went “to his special hiding spot” and was not going to tell him where it was located.
The man was arrested and booked into jail for attempting to elude a police vehicle and for other outstanding warrants. His bail is set at $45,000.
The invisible tent
Bremerton police were dispatched to a report of a man harassing a store employee in an alley behind Elmo’s Books in the 300 block of Callow Avenue North in Bremerton.
The 28-year-old Elmo’s Books employee told the officer the 49-year-old Hansville man was going through trash bins and yelling at her. He then threw a video case at her.
While questioning the man, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. The man said he was looking for food and “any toys he might also find” in the trash bins behind Elmo’s Books. He said his mailing address is Hansville, but he actually lives in an invisible tent nearby.
The officer told the man not to come near Elmo’s Books anymore and the man walked away. No arrest was made.