POLICE LOG Caught ya

A Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper contacted a disabled vehicle along State Route 3 near Austin Drive in Bremerton around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1. A woman had been driving the car and a male pedestrian was walking away from it.

The trooper tried to contact the man, but he fled across both the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic on the freeway into heavy brush.

Additional troopers and Bremerton Police officers responded and the man was eventually taken into custody without further incident. The 24-year-old Suquamish man had an outstanding felony warrant issued by the Department of Corrections for escape. A WSP K-9 found a stolen firearm hidden in some brush where the man was found. It had been reported stolen by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office in November.

The man was arrested and booked into jail for felony possession of a firearm, second-degree assault and an outstanding warrant. His bail is set at $100,000.

Happy (icy)

New Year

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers responded to 25 collisions between 5:30 and 9 a.m. Jan. 1. Ice and slush covering the roads, along with drivers traveling too fast for the conditions, caused the majority of the collisions, according to WSP. Two of the collisions sent drivers to the hospital with minor injuries.

A 25-year-old Hoodsport man was arrested for DUI after his Jeep Cherokee left the roadway on State Route 3 near Gorst. The impact of the collision deployed both airbags and the man sustained minor injuries. He was transported to Harrison Medical Center.

A 30-year-old Bremerton woman was reportedly traveling too fast for the conditions as she headed south on State Route 3 near Sunnyslope. She crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Shelton man. The woman sustained minor injuries to her leg, foot, back and neck and was transported to Harrison Medical Center.

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