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Troubled teen arrested for theft
A Bremerton teenager who stole from his grandparents in October was arrested this month on different charges. In October, the 18 year old went to live with his grandparents after being released from jail. While his grandparents were napping, the man stole his grandfather’s Dewalt composite saw, valued at $500, and took off with a female in a red car. A neighbor who saw the grandson leaving with the saw was told by the teen he was going to do some work with his uncle as he put the saw in the trunk. The neighbor informed the grandparents what he had witnessed. The grandson was released from jail the week prior for possession of heroin. According to a KCSO report, his grandfather believes that the saw was be sold for more drug money. On Dec. 6, the male was found at a Bremerton Walmart stealing items from the store with two other individuals. Drugs and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle all three were in. After attempting to flee from officers, he was Tasered and arrested for theft third degree and obstructing a law enforcement officer. His bail is set at $10,000 for each charge.
Duo banned from Silverdale store
A Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy was called to The Sportsman’s Warehouse in Silverdale after being notified of a detained man who stole items. On Dec. 23, staff notified authorities that a female — who had also stolen items — was waiting in a car outside and a man was already detained. A deputy discovered the woman had a misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Jefferson County. Both admitted to stealing items from the store as captured on surveillance video. The pair were looking for items for a holiday party, but did not have money to purchase the items. They originally planned to come back later with money. The two were arrested for theft third degree, and the woman’s warrant was served. Both are to stay off the store’s property “indefinitely,” according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s report.
Woman nearly attacked with knife
An 18-year-old was arrested on Christmas Eve for charging at another woman with a knife near Key Bank in Bremerton. Bremerton Police Officers responded to the call and saw a woman carrying two large bags who had a “manic, fearful look on her face,” states the report. An officer contacted the woman who “was babbling out loud she had a knife, just a little knife” and detained her as “she repeatedly uttered ‘it was only a small knife,’” states the report. While handcuffing the woman, the officer noted another female about 30 yards away on a cell phone. The female was told to stay where she was as the officer finished up with his arrest. While detaining the female, her handbag fell off the officer’s car onto the pavement where contents —including a 2-inch folding knife — spilled out. When asked what happened, the female “ranted” about waiting for a ride in the McDonald’s parking lot when a male tried to rape her or “attempted to sell her into slavery,” states the report. The officer also noted he believed her to be “under the influence of a drug or alcohol,” stated the report. The woman also admitted she is schizophrenic. The victim, a bank janitor, was taking trash outside when she was approached by a woman with a knife. The woman yelled, ‘she was going to kill her’ and ‘the victim female ran to her car and locked herself inside,” stated the report. The woman with the knife went around checking the car doors. The woman was booked for attempted assault, second degree with a bail set at $10,000.