July 4, 2008 · Updated 10:20 AM
A shopper at the 7-11 convenience store on Wheaton Way called police at 12:17 a.m. May 15, complaining of an unruly man inside the store. The caller said the man, described as a 50-year-old wearing dark pants and a black coat, had threatened shoppers with a sharp object. The responding officer found the suspects vehicle outside the store with its engine running and the music cranked so loud that he could hear it 50 feet away, a violation of the noise ordinance. The officer turned the ignition off, confronted the suspect and asked him to leave. The suspect failed to oblige, soon becoming aggressive and hostile toward another shopper outside the store. The officer arrested the man and booked him into Kitsap County Jail. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor.
A Bloomington Avenue resident called police at 3:51 p.m. May 14 after noticing a fire on the back porch of a neighboring residence. Three young boys were involved in the fire, ignited by one of the boys with a lighter, and the responding officer contacted all three. One boy said his friend had ignited the blaze with a cardboard box. However, the accused boy denied any wrongdoing. The officer contacted the boys parents, notifying them of the incident. No charges were filed. The families were referred to the fire marshall to take a fire safety course.
Willow Street burglary
A Willow Street resident called police at 7:30 a.m. May 14 to report a residential burglary that had occurred the previous night. According to the caller, who was in the midst of moving into a new residence, somebody had broken into her house through the back door the previous night, stealing medicine from her medicine cabinet. While the doors to the house were locked, the victim said the locks were easy to bypass. The victim said her neighbor is known to use prescription drugs. She also requested an officer to conduct routine safety checks around the residence. The incident is under investigation.
Willow Street burglary No. 2
At 10 a.m. May 15, a Willow Street resident called police to report burglary. The victim, who had gone out with friends the previous night to celebrate her 21st birthday, said 80 DVDs, valued at approximately $1,000, had gone missing. Her living room had been ransacked and the medicine cabinet in the bathroom had been rifled through. The incident is under investigation.