Most wonderful time of the year

A sheriff’s deputy responded to Sears in Kitsap Mall at 5:20 p.m. Nov. 9 regarding an employee stealing from the store.

The 24-year-old Belfair woman told the deputy she stole clothing, a Nintendo DS, a Wii game system and games and some of the items had already been mailed to her children in New York.

She said the items were Christmas presents and she didn’t have money to buy them.

She also said she used a credit application a customer filled out to try and buy a $500 gift card, but it was declined. The woman also admitted to taking items and returning them later for store credit and taking customers’ receipts to take items.

The woman was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree theft. She was released on personal recognizance.

Run man, run!

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a physical domestic dispute between a man and woman around 1:45 a.m. Nov. 7 at Old Town Bistro on NW Byron Street in Silverdale. A 23-year-old Silverdale man had thrown a set of keys at his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend, striking her in the left eye.

When deputies arrived, the man yelled “No way!” and took off running.

At one point during the foot pursuit through Old Town Silverdale, a bystander asked the deputy if he could help. The deputy responded, “Yes.”

The bystander ran after the suspect and the suspect collided with him, knocking him over and shattering a plastic lawn chair.

The deputy eventually used pepper spray to subdue the man near the Yacht Club Broiler.

The man was arrested and booked into jail for fourth-degree assault, obstructing a law enforcement officer and outstanding warrants. His bail is set at $15,000.

Happy Halloween, Mr. officer

A Poulsbo Police officer woke Oct. 31 to find his patrol vehicle had been hit with two eggs and a tire slashed.

The officer walked out of his apartment in the Trillium Heights Apartment complex near Ridgetop Boulevard in Silverdale around 6 a.m. and discovered his vehicle had been vandalized.

He took photographs of footprints near his patrol vehicle, but no suspect has been located.


and loaded

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a prowler at the Olympic Village apartments on NE Mount LaCrosse Lane in East Bremerton around 12:30 a.m. Nov. 1. The caller said her husband had the prowler at gunpoint, but later said she now had him at gunpoint.

The alleged prowler said he was going to his friend’s apartment, but deputies informed him he was in the wrong building. A deputy noted in his report the man appeared intoxicated.

When asked about the gun, the 63-year-old man and his 39-year-old wife became very evasive. The man denied holding the gun. The woman said she didn’t know why she told the 911 dispatcher her husband had the prowler at gunpoint.

The prowler told deputies the man had the gun and described the weapon.

The man said he wasn’t supposed to handle guns because he was a convicted felon.

Deputies found a large gun safe in the couple’s bedroom that had 10 rifles and seven pistols inside. Some of the firearms were loaded and there were several boxes and magazines of ammunition.

A deputy also found a homemade explosive device, which the man said was left over from a Fourth of July celebration 10 years ago on an Indian reservation.

The man had been a local attorney for 30 years.

He was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree assault, possession of an explosive device and felony possession of a firearm. He was later released.

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