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Acting earns man robbery charge
A 27-year-old Hansville man’s talent for stagecraft earned him a violent felony charge Aug. 2 while trying to shoplift children’s DVDs.
Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Kitsap Mall Sears after security guards reported a shoplifting suspect threatened to stab one of them.
The security guard said he had brought the suspect to the office, but the suspect turned and ran. When the security guard caught up to him, the suspect threatened to stab him and reached into his back pocket.
Deputies tracked down the man hiding in another store and found nine children’s movie DVDs and five Blu-ray discs in his bag, stolen from Sears. Officers also found five Wii video games, but no knife.
The suspect told deputies the DVDs were for his child’s birthday. He has two children, ages 6 and 8, and has not been able to find a job.
When asked, the suspect said he didn’t have a knife. The deputy asked why the store employee thought he had one.
“I’m a good actor,” the suspect said.
Because he used the threat of violence during the theft, the man was booked into Kitsap County Jail for investigation of first-degree robbery.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 5100 block of Erlands Point Road NW in Central Kitsap at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 1 for a domestic assault.
The 29-year-old woman called 911 when her 30-year-old husband tucked a pistol into the waistband of his pants and left their home.
The woman told deputies she had been talking to her ex-boyfriend online and her husband found out. He screamed at her, grabbed his pistol and left the house.
The man said he dropped the pistol off at a friend’s house and when he returned home, he kicked a vase, breaking it, and punched the computer, breaking it and cutting his hand.
The man was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree malicious mischief. He was later released.
A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call in the parking lot of Gandhi’s Indian Restaurant & Lounge on Mickelberry Road in Silverdale at 1:15 a.m. July 30.
Two 21-year-olds said a man hit one of them in the face and kicked the other one’s car, causing more than $1,500 worth of damage.
They said they were giving an 18-year-old friend a ride home and stopped at Gandhi’s to have drinks, leaving the 18-year-old woman in the car. While inside, they were confronted by a 25-year-old Suquamish man claiming to be the woman’s brother. He asked why they were harassing his sister and they all went outside and the Suquamish man took her home.
The man later returned to the bar and told the 21-year-olds they needed to leave. He then had the bouncer tell them to leave and they complied.
The Suquamish man followed them outside to their car and he hit one of them in the face, then kicked the car a couple times. He fell backwards and dented another car as well.
The Suquamish man was arrested and booked into jail for first-degree malicious mischief and fourth-degree assault. He was later released.
Granny calls the law
Sheriff’s deputies chased down an 18-year-old East Bremerton man at 4:40 p.m. July 28 to the former Sandpiper Restaurant building on Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale.
A 62-year-old woman called police saying the man was hanging around Azteca Mexican Restaurant, where her 19-year-old granddaughter worked. She said she got a protection order that day against the man and he is wanted for breaking in and assaulting her granddaughter in the past.
Deputies chased the man to the Sandpiper Restaurant building.
He was arrested and booked into jail for residential burglary, fourth-degree assault and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. His bail is set at $20,000.