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Bremerton woman drives under influence with kids
A 31-year-old Bremerton woman who was pulled over for speeding ended up being arrested for possession of meth and a controlled substance with no prescription. The Washington State Patrol trooper noted the driver had bloodshot eyes and a difficulty locating her license. As she dug through her purse, the trooper noticed several prescription bottles. She handed a few bottles over when asked, which contained a variety of mixed pills and a white crystal powder. Three teenage girls were also in the backseat and the driver admitted to using meth the previous day. A voluntary portable breath test of .123 was given after the woman performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, states a WSP statement of probable cause. The woman was arrested and booked on DUI, possession of meth and reckless endangerment for driving with three children in the vehicle.
Hitchhiker arrested after car he’s in crashes
A Washington State Trooper looking for a collision came across a disabled vehicle. Upon contacting the occupants, he asked if they were involved in the collision. The pair told the trooper they had just run out of gas and were waiting for assistance. The trooper promised to be back after helping those in the collision. After being unable to locate the collision, the trooper returned to the site. While trying to help the driver, the trooper noted a man coming up from the bushes. He told the trooper he was trying to assist, and just needed a ride to a gas station to get the driver some gas. While driving to the gas station, the man advised that the couple in the car has crashed and that he had helped “free their car from the bushes,” states the report. While the man was pumping gas, the store clerk motioned for the trooper to come inside. The clerk informed the trooper that the man pumping gas had stolen two packs of cigarettes and a pack of Band-Aids from the store earlier. Arriving back at the disabled vehicle, the trooper searched the man and discovered the items. The man told the trooper, “I told them I was going to come back and pay for them,” states the report. Despite declining questioning regarding the theft, the man offered information about the car crash. The couple offered him a ride from the Hilltop gas station. The couple in the car argued over having given him a ride, when “the male struck the female with a closed fist.” Both individuals punched each other when the vehicle ran off the roadway and became stuck, he said. After the man was arrested and booked for theft, other deputies were sent to deliver gas and investigate the assault between the driver and passenger.
Suspect does ‘stupid things’ due to drugs, is arrested
On March 22, a 21-year-old Bremerton man was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by JC Penney’s loss prevention officers for stealing. According to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s incident report, the male concealed three pieces of jewelry and women’s undergarments totaling $182 in his jacket. After walking out of the store, loss prevention contacted him and handcuffed him after he put up a fight. Loss prevention officers told the KCSO deputy they also located “suspected methamphetamine and some paraphernalia,” states the report. The suspect told the deputy he “has a bad drug problem and it makes him do stupid things,” states the report. The items stolen were intended for his girlfriend. The suspect was transported to jail and booked for possession of methamphetamine and theft, third degree. All drug items tested positive for meth and were placed into evidence storage.