Bremerton police blotter, June 25-July 1

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Why was he speeding? “His boot got caught under the gas pedal,” he told police. All that and more in this week’s Bremerton Police blotter.

Trashing a hotel, 4300 Kitsap Way: Officers were called June 25 to the Quality Inn for a report of a woman being in the hotel that has previously been banned for trashing a room. Police went to the room and sure enough, it had been trashed. The woman, found by police to have possessed a glass pipe, was taken to the Kitsap County Jail for malicious mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespassing.

Biking with a mailbox, 15th Street and Naval Avenue: An officer June 25 spotted a man biking while holding a “curb side mailbox.” The man said he’d found it and officers couldn’t find any names or addresses on it. He was let go.

Stolen car, 2700 Maple Street: A man reported to police June 25 that his Honda CRX was stolen sometime overnight. Police have no suspects.

Spitting on an officer, Callahan Drive at 16th Street: Police were called June 26 for the report of a man on the Warren Avenue Bridge with his pants down. Officers arrived to find a man matching the suspect’s description and noted he was the same guy that had warrants for his arrest for assault, harassment and theft. The officer took him into custody and began transporting him to jail, but the suspect got angry in the back of the patrol car en route, hitting his head on the partition between the front and back seats. The officer stopped to tighten his restraints and the suspect spit in the officer’s face and eyes. More officers showed up to put a “spit hood” on his head. He was jailed.

Stolen car, 3800 Wheaton Way: Officers were called to Affordable Used Cars June 27 for a report of a stolen car. Employees at the business said a spare key was in the vehicle and that they didn’t notice it was gone because they were busy. The car, a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, looks “like a police car,” officers were told. Police are still investigating.

Stolen wings, 2900 Wheaton Way: A loss prevention officer June 27 watched as a man walked out of Albertsons with a package of chicken wings. Police were called. The loss prevention officer told police she’d gone outside to confront the suspect who stated “what” before driving away. Police continue to investigate.

Vandalism, 3200 Spruce Avenue: Several windows were broken out by rocks and vulgar graffiti written on View Ridge Elementary School June 27. Damage was estimated to be $1,000. Police have no suspects.

Stolen car, 800 10th Street: A man reported June 27 that his Hyundai Tiburon was stolen from an alley near his residence. It has a “high end” stereo and a large luggage rack on top, he told police. He had the keys and hadn’t given anyone permission to take the car, officers said. The investigation continues.

Warrant suspect resists arrest, 200 South Oyster Bay: An officer went to a home June 28 where he ultimately found a suspect wanted for a drug warrant. The woman she was visiting from Arizona but the officer realized he’d seen her before. When the officer realized she had a warrant for her arrest while checking his in-car computer, she ran away saying, “I’m not going to jail!” The officer chased her as she ran away and finally hid in a stranger’s shed. Police found her there and she continued to struggle with them but she was eventually cuffed and taken to jail. The officer asked why she lied; she said she knew she had a warrant.

Assault, 700 12th Street: Witnesses reported June 29 that a woman had been assaulted the day before by her boyfriend, who’d allegedly hit her several times with an electrical cord. She was also slapped and punched, police wrote in reports. The woman had fled from the boyfriend and police found him a short time later and arrested him.

Vehicle in a ditch, Kitsap Way at Lyle Avenue: An officer June 29 found a motorist “nosed” into a ditch. The driver said he was “being stupid” and had tried to “four wheel” it across a property. A tow truck pulled the car out of the ditch. The officer “made it clear” to the man not to come back to the property.

Yelling man, 1700 Bayview Drive West: Officers went there June 29 after a man had yelled at a neighbor for doing some weed whacking. The man had jumped the neighbor’s fence to yell at her. The officer went to talk to the man, who said he “works really hard” and had earned relaxation free from weed whacking noise. “I suggested he close his windows or get some hearing protection,” the officer said, noting to the man he’d arrest him if he went back onto the woman’s property.

Violation of an order, 4000 Bledsoe Avenue: Officers were looking for a warrant suspect June 29 and got a call he might be on Bledsoe. Officers went to the home and knocked on the door. No one came to the door. Police announced they would be using a ram to force it open. They tried but the man came to the door and surrendered. He had five warrants for his arrest and was with a person he’s prohibited from being around. He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.

Car prowling, 1200 Pointdexter Avenue: A woman reported to police June 30 that her car was broken into in her driveway. Police noted no forced entry and the owner said it had been locked. Keys, three beers and a phone charger were taken out of the car. It’s the second time in a month keys have been stolen out of the vehicle, police noted. The investigation continues.

Man barely breathing, 2400 East Phinney Bay Drive: Police were called July 1 to a home where a man was barely breathing and not responsive. He was taken to Harrison Medical Center. A witness said the victim uses heroin, meth and other drugs and the condition maybe drug induced. There was no followup on the man’s condition.

Reckless driving, 1000 Fourth Street: An officer observed a motorist July 1 rev the engine of his car at a stop sign and then take off westbound, through the medians at Warren Avenue. The car was going over 60 mph when the officer caught up to it near Veneta Avenue. The driver said “his boot got caught under the gas pedal,” and that’s why his tires spun out. The officer didn’t buy it, and forwarded a report to the city attorney’s office recommending a charge of reckless driving. The officer stopped the driver again after the first traffic stop, finding the car had expired registration. The driver told the officer he felt like he was being harassed.

Smoking marijuana, 300 Shore Drive: An officer patrolling July 1 noticed a man sitting at a picnic table at Shore Drive’s “mini park” at East 9th Street and smelled marijuana. The officer asked for the name of the man, who had head phones on. The man eventually gave it to the officer and asked if he was free to go. The officer said no and found a “suspected marijuana flake” on the picnic table where the man had been sitting. The officer arrested the man, who was 19, for minor in possession of marijuana (state law says you must be 21 to possess marijuana). He was taken to the Kitsap County Jail.

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