Victim says burglary was no 'Halloween prank'
By KEVAN MOORE
Bremerton Patriot Staff writer
October 30, 2012 · 3:09 PM
A pair of Port Orchard men have been charged in Kitsap County District Court with residential burglary, something the men tried to write-off to cops as a "Halloween prank."
Adam Eugene Doty, 29, and Jarrod Allen Carter, 24, have both been charged after being arrested at 6:32 a.m. Sunday at 3967 Lovell Street in Port Orchard.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to that location following a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress. Once on the scene, officers found Carter and Doty across the street from the residence preparing to leave in a vehicle belonging to Carter.
A police report states that both men admitted that they entered the victim's residence "but claimed the victim was a friend and the burglary was a 'Halloween prank.' "
The victim, though, didn't see it that way. He told police that he recognized Carter "as a friend of a friend," but said he wasn't friends with him or Doty. Signs of forced entry were found on the back door of the home and the victim identified a TV located in the rear of Carter's vehicle as having been stolen from his home along with other property and documents.
A police report notes that a search of the vehicle also turned up stolen mail belonging to the Brass Ring Salon sitting on the passenger seat of Carter's car.
Contact Bremerton Patriot Staff writer Kevan Moore at email@example.com or 360-308-9161 ext. 5054.