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Teen threatens neighbor, says he was talking to dog

A 43-year-old Bremerton man called the police saying his 19-year-old neighbor threatened him Aug. 4.

An officer responded to the residence in the 3000 block of 17th Street in Bremerton at about 10:20 a.m. The 43-year-old said that when he was leaving his home around 10 a.m., his 19-year-old male neighbor was outside with his dog in his own yard and verbally directed threatening comments at him. The man added that the 19-year-old and others that he lives with are upset with him because he has called the police regarding noise complaints.

When the officer spoke with the 19-year-old, the teenager admitted that he does not like the 43-year-old but contended that his comments were directed at his dog and that he was not speaking to the man. The 19-year-old said the 43-year-old was exaggerating. The officer advised that the teenager should take caution when saying things out loud as they may be interpreted as a threat by others around.

The officer returned to the 43-year-old and told him what the 19-year-old said. The man said he did not believe the teen’s story because when he made the threatening comments, he was looking at him. The officer advised the 43-year-old how to apply for an order if he was interested. The report was for information.

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