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Man conceals Fireball whisky in his pants
On May 31, a 20-year-old Bonney Lake man walked into Safeway and selected a bottle of Fireball whisky and stuck it down his pants. He then walked past registers without "making any effort to pay," according to Kitsap County Sheriff's Office charging documents. The man attempted to exit through locked doors, then turned around to try to exit another way before being confronted by store employees who wanted the liquor back. He refused to cooperate and struggled with employees until authorities arrived. At the time of his arrest, the underage man was intoxicated and provided a breath sample of .143 to a deputy. He was arrested and booked for robbery in the second degree. He also had several "non-extraditable" warrants from Tacoma and Bonney Lake for similar incidents.
Man taken into custody near old Tracyton school
A Keyport man was arrested after tripping an alarm at the old Tracyton school location. Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene to find "fresh pry marks" on a door jamb and door latch of the school. When backup arrived, deputies discovered a BMX-style bike and backpack on the property. Another deputy found a man running off into the woods. An additional deputy and his K-9 partner tracked the man, who was bitten by the dog. Inside the backpack, deputies found drugs and that tested positive for methamphetamine. After being transported to the hospital for medical evaluation, he was taken to the jail and booked for second-degree burglary, obstructing a law enforcement office, possession of methamphetamine and burglar's tools. His bail was set at $47,500, according to a KCSO charging document.
Pocket bike rider 'didn't see' cops
An 18-year-old Bremerton man took off after seeing the officer who tried stopping him after noting he was wearing a helmet but no eye protection. The BPD officer activated his siren again, thinking the male had not heard him. The driver turned around to look "directly" at the officer and "nearly lost control of his vehicle," states a BPD incident report. The BPD officer attempted to chase the driver on foot, after watching him drive recklessly across a lawn and between two buildings where people had to jump out of the way. Several locals pointed the officer in the right direction of where the driver had gone. The male stopped his bike and was placed under arrest despite his protests of, "I didn't even see you," to the officer. He was booked on a $25,000 bail for attempting to elude a police vehicle.