POLICE LOG Busy shoplifting day

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a shoplift that just occurred at Safeway on McWilliams Road in East Bremerton at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 16.

A Safeway employee told the deputy she watched a woman quickly leave the store. She suspected she stole groceries, so she followed her outside.

The woman continued to act suspicious while she put the groceries in her vehicle, so the Safeway employee wrote down the woman’s license plate number.

The deputy watched a surveillance video of the woman inside the store and ran the license plate number, which was registered to a 21-year-old woman in Belfair.

The deputy later discussed the Safeway case with another deputy and discovered he was looking for the same woman in connection with a shoplifting incident at Kohl’s in Silverdale that same day.

He found a possible address for the woman on Aegan Boulevard in East Bremerton. Her vehicle was sitting in the driveway and the deputy took her into custody.

The woman eventually admitted to stealing items from Safeway and working with a friend to steal a vacuum cleaner at Kohl’s. At Kohl’s, the woman and her male friend bought a vacuum cleaner. The man then switched it with another vacuum cleaner on the shelf and the woman returned the just-purchased vacuum. She gave the deputy directions on where to find the man, but he has not been found.

The woman was arrested and booked into jail and was later released.


brawling with women

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of an intoxicated man and woman in the middle of a road shortly before midnight Sept. 13 at May Street NW and NW Riddell Road in East Bremerton.

Dispatch later updated the deputy saying the man assaulted someone.

The deputy arrived and a 23-year-old woman said she and her 23-year-old friend were walking down the road in the area of Tracy Street and Riddell Road and saw a man yelling at a woman he was walking with. They recognized the woman, so they went over to help her.

When they got closer, the 33-year-old man backhanded one of the women across her mouth. He then grabbed the other woman, threw her to the ground and banged the back of her head against the ground a couple times. He then punched her in the face twice and bit her on the arm.

Two men in a truck stopped to help and the man jumped in the back of their truck. One of the women told the deputy if the men hadn’t stopped, the man would have continued to assault them.

The deputy found the man on Hansberry Street and smelled alcohol on his breath. He was arrested and booked into jail for two counts of fourth-degree assault. He was later released.

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