Lots of crazy stuff on the police beat in Bremerton this past week. Here’s what happened in your neck of the woods.
Found bike, 400 Washington: A Schwin hybrid bicycle was found May 20 under a building. Police took it for safekeeping.
Found purse, 2900 Sixth Street: Neighbors watched as a purse was thrown into one of their yards May 21. Police found documents related to a woman inside but have yet to find her. The purse was taken by police for safekeeping.
Fight on bus, 500 Bruenn Avenue: Police were called for a fight between two women on a Kitsap Transit bus May 21. The alleged victim explained she was attacked on the bus after the suspect, who she did not know, had taken issue with her “stinky” take-out food. The suspect punched the woman several times, leaving behind some redness on her face and neck. The woman said she did not wish to complain as she’s on probation and “didn’t want any trouble.” The suspect told police that the woman she attacked had “said something” beforehand, prompting the assault. Police took the suspect to the Kitsap County Jail.
Theft of a gun, 1100 Oyster Bay Avenue: A man said he’d left his revolver in the glove box of his car, which was being serviced, and when he got the car back, the weapon was gone. Police, called May 21 to investigate, said the car was serviced May 19-21. The man said the issue was “his fault” and wasn’t accusing anyone of stealing it without proof, but that he could not locate the gun. The investigation continues.
Burglary, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue: Officers were called to a burglary May 22 after witnesses spotted a woman in a garage. She’d evidentially taken a cake out of it and had eaten some of it. After hearing the description of the woman, officers suspected it to be a woman who lived nearby. It was. She admitted to taking the cake and wished to apologize to the homeowner. She was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.
Domestic assault, 2100 E. 21st Street: Officers were called May 23 to a domestic disturbance. A couple had gotten into a heated argument and the girlfriend had allegedly thrown a framed picture on the ground, causing it to break. The boyfriend said he tried to hold the woman so she wouldn’t break anything else and also allegedly wouldn’t let her phone 911. Police noted “significant” scratches on her arm. The woman was very upset when police took the man to the Kitsap County Jail.
Possession of a dangerous weapon, E. 10th Street at Trenton Avenue: Officers learned of a possible physical assault May 23 between a man and a woman. The man was found by police; the woman was not. The man claimed it was just “verbal.” Turned out he had a warrant for making false statements; a search by police turned up a disassembled shotgun shell with an intact primer police viewed as a dangerous weapon. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.
Driving under the influence, 13th Street and Warren Avenue: Officers were told of an erratic driver May 23. Police found the car nearby and stopped it after the officer saw for himself the erratic travel. The man, who had no license. He said he’d consumed seven beers and the officer noted two open bottles in the center console. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was found to have a .21 blood alcohol level, almost three times the legal limit. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.
Vehicle prowling, 2300 11th Street: A woman told police May 23 that her GPS was stolen out of her car sometime the evening or early morning prior. Police have no suspects.
Theft, 1500 9th Street: A woman said a stranger came to her door selling cleaning products May 23. There was a language barrier and he entered the home. After they talked, he left but she noticed $175 was missing from a shelf by a hallway. Police have no suspects.
Assault, 3500 9th Street: Two people got into a fight in a common area at Cypress Gardens May 23, police said. It started as an argument between two men. An employee there tried to break up the fight. One man said the other was the aggressor; the other man wouldn’t talk. Police took that man to the Kitsap County Jail.
Shoplifting, 900 N. Callow Avenue: An officer watched as a man near Safeway pulled a bottle of alcohol from his coat May 24. The alcohol still had the security cap on it. The officer approached and the man denied stealing the alcohol and $254 in total items from the store, but later admitted to it. He was banned from Safeway for a year. Police released him and informed him he’ll be summoned to Bremerton Municipal Court on a charge of theft.
Burglary, 800 Callahan Drive: Officers were called to a burglary May 24. A padlock had been broken to get into the house and a large wooden trunk was taken. Inside were materials for needlework, a boat motor, shotgun ammo, a volt meter, mustache and beard posters and a gold hat pin. Police are still investigating.
Vehicle theft, 2500 Cherry Avenue: A man told police May 25 that his truck was stolen from a Harrison Medical Center parking lot. He’d gone to work at the hospital in the morning and when he returned to go home, it was gone. Police are still investigating.
Phone theft, 900 Callow Avenue: A woman said she was shopping at Safeway May 25 when a her phone was taken right out of her purse, which was sitting in her shopping cart. Video confirmed the theft. Police are developing suspect information and the case is active.
Probation violation, Kitsap Way at Highway 3: Police contacted a man in traffic May 25 that was causing vehicles to stop. When they got his name, they ran it through a database, and when they found he had a warrant for violating probation, he took off running. Officers, with help from Washington State troopers, caught up to him. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.
First-degree assault, 3100 Kitsap Way: Officers were dispatched to a call for an assault with a gun May 26. They learned a woman had reportedly been assaulted by her estranged husband, who’d pointed a gun at her. She tried to break out a window with her hands to get away, and ultimately got out and into a car, where officers found her. Police gave her bandages to help with her injuries. The man was later apprehended on Cambrian Avenue. He acknowledged the pair had been arguing but claimed he never had a gun. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.
Assault of officer, 1500 Riddell Road: An officer spotted a man who looked to be prowling a car in a parking lot May 26. The officer watched as the man opened the car’s door and close it, then leave the area on his bike. The officer followed in his patrol car, then got out to go talk to the man. When the officer started asking questions, the man responded angrily. First, he threw his wallet at the cop. Then, he pulled a knife. That spurred the officer to pull his gun and call for backup. The officer said the man threw something else at him but eventually got down on the ground. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.