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Bremerton woman violates no contact order to set truck on fire

A 37-year-old Bremerton woman was arrested June 8 for trying to set a man’s truck on fire.

The woman has a no contact order through the Bremerton Municipal Court with a 42-year-old Bremerton man, according to police reports, which did not say why the no contact order had been issued.

The man called police after seeing the woman outside his residence at about 1:21 p.m. hanging ignited rags out of the gas tank of his truck. There were a few flames on the rags but the man was able to put the fire out.

When police arrived at his residence on the 3500 block of Rasmussen Lane, the man said the woman had left on foot heading west. He suspected she was going to her apartment on Sylvan Way.

Later, police found the woman sitting at a bus shelter on Sylvan Way. The woman was crying and denied being on the man’s property. She then admitted to being at his house earlier in the morning while the man was at work. The woman said the man was trying to get her in trouble and also denied attempting to set the truck on fire.

Police found a large folding knife in her sweater pocket and a disposable lighter in the pocket of her pants. The woman was booked into the Kitsap County jail for investigation of second-degree arson and for violation of a no contact order.

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