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Man pulled over for speeding found with loaded heroin syringe
A Port Angeles man with a warrant and possession of heroin was released on scene after the “issuing agency” would not confirm the warrant because “the jail was full.”
Last month, a Bremerton Police officer pulled the 30-year-old man over after he was speeding in a 25 mph zone. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted a large metal spoon with a “tar-like substance” on it known to be used in melting heroin. After a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered a loaded syringe along with the spoon, which later tested positive for heroin.
The man was placed in handcuffs, and he told the officer the items were his girlfriend’s. The Port Angeles man also said he’d be willing to work with authorities for a “favorable recommendation,” states a Bremerton Police report. He was also given information to contact a detective. After confirmation that the jail was full, the man was released on scene.
Convicted felon busted by Bremerton Police during surveillance
Last week, Bremerton police officers followed a tip from an informant to track James Stone who had been selling methamphetamine and carrying a handgun.
During the investigation, officers discovered the 27-year-old man was a convicted felon with three separate felony convictions, states a probable cause document from the Bremerton Police Department. In 2010, he was convicted of forgery. In 2006 he was convicted of grand theft in Idaho. In 2005 he escaped from prison in Idaho.
After officers set up surveillance to prepare for serving a search warrant, officers found Stone getting into a car with his pregnant girlfriend. During a traffic stop, Stone gave himself up and told officers he had a gun and marijuana.
The handgun was loaded with six bullets in the driver’s door pocket with its serial numbers scratched out. Detectives uncovered 31.5 grams of marijuana and 3.8 grams of meth. Stone also had more than $1,500 in cash, $1,000 of it contributed to a recent meth sale. The suspect claimed the gun and drugs were his, not his girlfriend’s.
Man smashes out window of random Bremerton home
A 48-year-old man is on the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office radar after smashing in a window of a Bremerton residence. Officers have probable cause to arrest Brian Baardson who pounded on the door of the residence, claiming he was looking for another male.
After the resident’s boyfriend told Baardson to leave, he smashed out the window near the door and took off running.
After describing the male to officers, Baardson is believed to have been connected to an assault earlier in the day. Officers planned a follow-up to arrest Baardson.