Daily Archives: April 2, 2009

Bainbridge burglary ring suspect arrested in Vegas

pughmugThe final suspect in a burglary ring believed to have stolen more than $250,000 in property has been arrested in Nevada, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Donald L. Pugh Jr. of South Kitsap was arrested without incident by the Las Vegas Metro Police about 7:30 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

Pugh was believed to be involved in a burglary ring in North Kitsap and on Bainbridge Island in late 2007 and early 2008 that detectives said involved 100 break-ins and thefts of more than $250,000 worth of property.

A handful of suspects were arrested, charged and convicted in the case, and given sentences of up to 70 months in state prison.

Pugh will first face extradition proceedings in Nevada for residential burglary and three other charges, the sheriff’s office said.

City added to lawsuit involving the mayor and her neighbors

The city was this week pulled into a longstanding property dispute involving Mayor Darlene Kordonowy and two of her Port Madison Bay neighbors.

Last year, Kenneth and Jette Hammer filed a lawsuit in the Kitsap County Superior Court against Kordonowy, her husband James Abbott and the neighboring Knapp family seeking damages related to the placement of docks and a disputed property line.

The Hammers, who live to the west of the Knapps on Sivertson Road, on Monday amended the lawsuit to include the city.

The Hammers charge that the city violated its rules in allowing the Knapps to build a dock on their property. City shoreline regulations prohibit two docks on the same lot and mandate that no dock can be built within 10 feet of an adjacent property. According to the Hammers, a dock on the Kordonowy lot straddles the Knapps’ east property line, precluding the construction of a new dock on either property. The Hammers contend that the Knapps’ new dock crowds their dock, making vessel navigation difficult.

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