September 17, 2009 · Updated 4:24 PM
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a suspicious person trying to sell magazines in Kariotis Mobile Home Park on NE McWilliams Road in East Bremerton at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 11.
Two men, ages 60 and 70, attempted to detain the 23-year-old man from New Mexico until police arrived. A van with a few people in it then pulled up and a verbal dispute ensued.
A homeowner told deputies the man was going door-to-door claiming to sell magazines. There is a “No Soliciting” sign posted at the mobile home park entrance.
The man asked one homeowner about her jewelry, looked into her trailer and started to walk around the back of it to comment on her garden.
The man told the woman he had permission from the mobile home park manager to sell magazines, but he could not describe the manager.
The woman’s 60-year-old husband followed the man and he and the 70-year-old confronted him, asking for identification. He showed them a laminated card stating he worked for the United Subscription Agency, but had a different first name than what he told the woman.
The residents told the man he needed to stick around until police arrived and he reached to grab his card back from one of them. The 70-year-old man extended an expandable baton he had in his hand and held it at his shoulder.
The van of people pulled up and the 23-year-old jumped in. The 60-year-old man got into a vehicle and blocked the van from leaving the area.
Deputies told the group the mobile home park had a “No Soliciting” sign and they agreed not to come back.
No arrests were made.
Costly casino trip
A 53-year-old Bremerton man called police Sept. 9 to report someone kicked open the front door of his home in the 1700 block of Sunn Fjord Lane and stole a portable DVD player and small safe containing $28,000 in cash and collector coins while he was at a casino with a friend that morning.
That same day, a man called police because his 21-year-old son came to his house in the 12000 block of Topaz Lane SE in South Kitsap and was not supposed to be there. The son left the home when asked.
The son returned to his father’s house the next day in a stolen car. Sheriff’s deputies responded and the 21-year-old admitted burglarizing the Bremerton home and taking the small safe. He said the entire incident was planned by his friend who went to the casino with the victim the morning of the burglary.
The man was arrested and booked into jail for residential burglary and a warrant. His bail is set at $45,000.
The location of the safe is unknown and the investigation continues into the involvement of the friend.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft behind the Golden Grill Restaurant & Lounge on Silverdale Way NW in Silverdale around 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9.
A Marine View Beverage employee told a deputy he parked his truck in the alleyway behind the Golden Grill while delivering beer. He noticed a maroon-colored Chevrolet Lumina with three men inside parked behind the building too, but didn’t think anything of it.
The man unloaded a pony keg, which weighs approximately 90 pounds and contains nearly 8 gallons of beer, from the truck. He went to the other side of his vehicle to get a hand truck. He told the deputy he heard a door slam and walked around his truck to see one of the men from the car throwing the pony keg into the backseat of the Lumina. The vehicle then drove off.
All three men in the car are described as males between 16 and 20 years old. The keg is valued at $105.
Vehicle prowlers love trucks
Sheriff’s deputies responded to several vehicle prowls in Silverdale Sept. 11.
A deputy spoke to a 40-year-old Shelton woman whose pickup truck was broken into as it sat in the Safeway parking lot around 3:30 p.m.
Someone pushed in the passenger-side door lock and unlocked the door. A digital camera was stolen from inside.
A 45-year-old Bremerton woman then reported her pickup truck had been burglarized around 3:45 p.m. in the Olive Garden Restaurant parking lot and stole her prescription sunglasses valued at $100.
The suspect had pushed in the entire door lock assembly to unlock the door.
Around 4:30 p.m., a 78-year-old Tahuya man reported his pickup truck was broken into while he and his wife watched a movie at Silverdale Cinemas.
The man’s cell phone and a pair of binoculars were gone.
Someone had pulled the driver’s door handled away from the door to gain entry.
About two hours later, a 50-year-old South Kitsap woman reported her pickup truck was broken into as it sat in the J.C. Penney’s parking lot at Kitsap Mall.
Her vehicle door was left partly open and the truck had been ransacked. She discovered her door lock had been punched out.
The woman’s cell phone charger and a roadside assistance bag that contained emergency supplies were missing.
There are no known suspects.