(Blogger’s note: Introducing the blotter, a new feature at
Beat, that will give you the inside scoop on police activity
around the city. This blog does not take the place of the Kitsap
Sun’s Code 911
section, which will still cover serious crimes and incidents across
Kitsap. But it will provide an idea of what Bremerton police are up
to in town.)
Among the calls Bremerton Police handled recently:
Vehicle Prowl, 300 Callow Avenue: A resident watched
surveillance footage of a suspect going through a church van April
5. He reported it April 11. It was unknown if anything was
Burglary, 3200 Herren Avenue: A resident came home to find a
downstairs exterior door wide open April 12. The resident’s
backpack was found strewn in the yard and an XBox was taken from
inside. Police took fingerprints but have found no suspects as
Civil issue, 2700 Callahan Drive: A resident complained that her
neighbor was “banging on the walls,” April 13 and that it has been
an issue for three months. Police noted an eviction process was
ongoing for the neighbor.
Vehicle prowl, 2300 Ninth Street: A motorist reported his truck
was rummaged through April 13 but nothing was taken. He told police
he had locked it.
Burglary, 1200 10th Street: A garage was broken into and a
“bunch” of power tools stolen from inside on April 11. Police
learned a nearby resident was suspected but did not make any
arrests at the time of the report.
Fight in the drive thru, 4300 Kitsap Way: Officers responded to
the Jack in the Box restaurant for reports of threats with a gun
early April 13. A man reportedly drove up the drive thru and asked
for a shake, but the restaurant staff couldn’t make one because
they were performing maintenance. The man “became belligerent” and
ultimately said something along the lines of “I’m going to shoot
the place up.” Another customer said that same driver began blaring
his horn and then began taunting the customer and “gesturing toward
him.” The two men got out of their cars and fought for a brief time
until the threatening man was pulled away by acquaintances and
left. Police said the fight was “mutual combat.”
Vehicle prowl, 2500 15th Street: Two cars were prowled
“overnight” April 11. One victim reported nothing stolen from their
car; another said $6 in cash and the vehicle registration was
taken. Both motorists believe their cars were locked. Police had no
suspects at the time of the report.
Traffic ticket, 600 Fourth Street: A cab driver was cited for
running two stop signs the evening of April 14.
Assault, 1300 Callow Avenue: Early April 15, officers responded
to an apartment where a suspect had pushed down a man outside and
then shoved his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, where he
pushed her down twice. He mentioned he was “going to prison forever
so this does not matter.” Neither victim was seriously hurt. The
suspect, who police said was violating his probation, was arrested
after calling the victim from a home on Olympic Avenue. He was
arrested and taken to the Kitsap County jail on $50,000 bail.
Theft, 1100 16th Street: A woman reported her bike tires, valued
at $800, were stolen about 9 a.m. April 15 from the Olympic College
parking area. She’d locked the bike to a bike stall, but when she
returned, the tires, rim and hardware were gone. Campus security
reviewed surveillance video but police did not have a suspect at
the time of the report.
Agency assist, Bainbridge Island: A Bremerton officer drew a
composite sketch April 15 of the suspect in a burglary to a Wing
Point Way home on Bainbridge.
Theft, 800 McKenzie Avenue: A resident reported that car parts,
including a transmission and five wheels sitting in his driveway,
were taken April 15. They are valued at $800. Police have no
Car prowl, 4500 Auto Center Way: A man early April 15
tried to steal items from a convenience store before the manager
confronted him. An hour later, walked up to a car in the parking
lot and asked for the vehicle. The driver declined to give it to
him. Later, employees of a local company nearby caught the man
trying to prowl a car in their parking lot. Police came and took
him to the Kitsap County jail on $30,000 bail.
UPDATE: Suspicious incident, 300 Callow Avenue: A man in his 60s
entered a local business demanding his “suit of armor” back.
Employees inside would not give it to the man, described as
intoxicated, and he tried to punch the employees. At some point, a
gun fell off the the suspect’s person, and he eventually fell
through the business’ front window, breaking it. Police took
possession of the gun and the man was taken to Naval Hospital
Bremerton for treatment.
Bike theft, 1500 Spruce Avenue: A man April 17 informed police
that his BMX-style “pawn shop junker bike” had been taken from his
residence after thieves had cut the cable he had secured it with.
There are no suspects in the case.
Shoplifting, 4200 Kitsap Way: Police said a man stole two quarts
of motor oil from Winco Foods April 18, and then promptly went to a
nearby parking lot where he prowled a van. The van’s owner yelled
at the apparent their and the suspect asked that he “not call the
cops.” The cops were called, and he went to the Kitsap County jail
with bail set at $10,000.