POLICE LOG Morning surprise
March 12, 2009 · 3:39 PM
An 85-year-old Bremerton woman called police shortly before 10 a.m. March 7 to report someone had broken into her house overnight.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home in the 4200 block of West Arsenal Way in Bremerton and the woman told him she woke up and found a glass pane had been broken out of the back door. The doorbell also was broken off the side of the house.
The woman said it looked like someone slept on her couch the night before because there was a pillow on it and a blanket was moved from a chair to the couch. Lying next to the couch was a camera, credit card and several plastic floral necklaces. The coffee table also was wet and the deputy noted in his report it appeared to be urine.
Around 1 p.m., a 24-year-old man called 911 and wanted to meet a deputy at the Arsenal Way home.
Once at the home, the Minnesota man told the deputy he was the one who broke into the woman’s house.
The man said he was extremely intoxicated the night before and thought he was at his house. He already called a glass business and wanted to pay for the damage he caused.
Because the man offered to pay for the damages, the woman no longer wanted to press charges and no arrest was made.
A sheriff’s deputy was traveling on West Old Belfair Valley Road in Bremerton around midnight March 3 when he noticed a red car with a loud exhaust.
He lost sight of the car in the Gorst area, but relocated it traveling southbound on State Highway 3 near Sunnyslope Road in South Kitsap.
The deputy stopped the car and the 31-year-old Central Kitsap woman said the vehicle belonged to a friend who was in prison.
The deputy discovered the woman had outstanding warrants and placed her in the backseat of his patrol car.
He searched the vehicle and found a bag with three glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine and several small baggies with suspected meth residue in them. He also found a prescription pill bottle filled with a variety of different pills.
A sheriff’s deputy and K-9 narcotics dog arrived and searched the vehicle. The dog alerted on a large speaker box in the trunk area several times. The deputy noted in his report the speaker had an adhesive on it.
The deputy asked the woman if she knew of any narcotics inside the car. She thought for a few seconds, then said she wanted to talk to a lawyer.
The car was impounded until the sheriff’s office could get a search warrant.
The woman was arrested and booked into jail for violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act: possession of scheduled narcotics without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree driving with a suspended license. She was later released.
A sheriff’s deputy met a 15-year-old boy and his mother at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton around 1 p.m. March 9 after the boy was assaulted by a fellow student at Ridgetop Junior High School in Silverdale.
The boy told the deputy a 16-year-old male classmate had been asking him since last year to join his gang. The suspect even had his uncle in Georgia call the boy to try and talk him into joining the gang. The boy said he kept putting it off and not answering him until recently when he told the suspect he “didn’t want anything to do with his gang.”
That day, the suspect asked the boy to meet him in the locker room. Once inside, the suspect said he was going to initiate the 15-year-old into the gang. The boy told him he was not interested and the suspect said he “disrespected my gang” and now they had to fight one another.
The suspect wrapped a red bandana around his hand and hit the boy.
The deputy asked the boy why he never told anyone about the suspect trying to get him to join the gang and why he went into the locker room in the first place. He said he didn’t want to look like a wimp.
The deputy then went to Ridgetop Junior High and spoke with the principal. The principal said the suspect was recently suspended for one week for gang-related activity and the day of the assault was his first day back at school.
The suspect and his uncle arrived at the school and the deputy arrested and booked the boy into juvenile detention for second-degree assault.