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Sex offender fails to register
A certificate of probable cause shows that Brian Alan Mickelson failed to register as a sex offender. Washington state law requires registration for a minimum of 10 years. If a sex offender become a transient, it is requires they notify the sheriff’s office of whereabouts for the previous week. On Oct. 26, he was released from Kitsap County Jail, and upon release noted he was a transient. On Oct. 29 he failed to report to the sheriff’s office under his new transient status. At the moment, his whereabouts are unknown. A warrant for his arrest for failure to register as a level one sex offender was requested. The form was dated for Dec. 20, 2013.
Speeding driver gets busted for cocaine
A Washington State Patrol trooper pulled over a car for doing 12 over the posted speed limit. Upon contacting the driver, the trooper noted the scent of marijuana inside the car and a plastic baggy with a white powder on the driver’s lap. The driver denied being impaired, but admitted to purchasing some marijuana prior to the stop. While stepping out to do some field sobriety tests, the small baggy from the driver’s lap fell to the ground. “I asked what that was. He just gave me a very defeated and guilty look. I asked him again and he told me that it was cocaine and he turned around and put his hands behind his back,” states the WSP report. “ I told him I was not going to put him into handcuffs yet until we completed the sobriety tests I had talked about.” Midway through the tests, the suspect chose not to continue. The trooper did not have enough evidence for a DUI arrest so instead the male was arrested for felony drug possession. The man told the trooper he was “very disappointed in himself since he just got his kids back,” states the report. A driver’s check revealed a long criminal history and that his license had been revoked in the first degree. The 33-year-old was booked into the county jail.
Man steals checks from family to buy drugs
A 24-year-old Bremerton man stole checks from his father and grandmother to write himself checks to cash to support his heroin addiction. His father advised he did not want to press charges as long as he stayed with him and would go to rehab the following week. On Dec. 19, five days after deputies spoke to the man about his dad’s wishes, his father called officers telling them his son had not followed through with going to rehab. His father asked his son be arrested for stealing the checks and forging signatures. Once found, the 24-year-old was placed under arrest. Heroin was found in his jacket pocket. He was taken to Kitsap County Jail and booked for theft 2-DV, forgery-DV and possession or heroin. Bail is set at $75,000.