Bremerton police called to robbery report, confiscate drugs instead
September 17, 2010 · 5:56 PM
Police investigating an armed robbery report in Bremerton Wednesday were more interested in the drugs they found in the apartment than the allegedly missing electronics.
Police were called to an apartment in the 700 block of 12th Street at 10:55 p.m. after reports of a home invasion involving two suspects with handguns, according to reports. The reporting party, at 28-year-old resident at the apartment, called 911 from his sister's house near Chester Avenue and Burwell Street, claiming he was robbed by two men with handguns.
Meeting officers back at his apartment, he told police he was alone when the man wearing the bandana came in pointing his gun at him and took his plasma TV, Xbox 360, wallet and phone. The 28-year-old man then said he was ordered to stay in his roommates' bedroom. Ten to 15 minutes later, when he heard no more activity from the robbers, he went to his sister's house to call police.
Officers smelled marijuana upon entering the residence and found a stash of drugs and paraphernalia in the 23-year-old roommate's bedroom, including several bags of marijuana, a digital scale, marijuana remnants on the floor and a glass pipe, bong and hookah, all of which contained burnt marijuana.
There is no suspect information on the robbery and neighbors reported they saw nothing suspicious.
Police forwarded the report to general investigations for information and the Special Operations Group for information about "obvious narcotics activity."