Crime and Justice Week in Review: July 24-30

12 stories. Seven days.

School’s out for summer, but crime and justice news in Kitsap sure isn’t.

Click below for your weekly recap.

July 29
Vandals Hit Fairgrounds Park
A damaged railing at Kitsap Kids Park on Stampede Boulevard near the Kitsap County Fairgrounds represents another incident in a wave of vandalism throughout the county this year.

15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in Library Vandalism Case
Bremerton police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of vandalizing the Sylvan Way branch of Kitsap Regional Library five times in recent weeks.

Sheriff Candidate Seeks Clarity on Federal Act
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Rye, who is running for sheriff, said he had no idea that working a few extra shifts to support public safety might cause a problem if he decided to run for office.

Kidnapping Suspects Nabbed in Utah
Two suspects in the kidnapping of an East Bremerton woman were arrested Friday in Salt Lake City. The 26-year-old victim was attacked in her home July 16 by three people before she was tied, gagged and stuffed into the truck of her car. She escaped from the trunk as the suspects drove away. Her car was found abandoned and on fire five hours later in the Seabeck area.

July 28
Bremerton Legion Post Sues Over Smoking Ban
American Legion Post 149 filed suit in Thurston County Superior Court contesting the application of Washington state’s smoking ban to private clubs.

Feds Probing Sheriff Hopeful’s Contest
A federal agency is investigating whether Kitsap County Sheriff s Deputy Jim Rye is eligible to seek election as sheriff.

July 27
‘Pillowcase Bandit’ Already on Parole for Belfair Robbery
The man suspected of using a gun and a pillowcase while robbing four area banks was on parole at the time for robbing a Belfair-area credit union in a similar manner four years ago.

July 26
High-Profile Vandalism on the Rise in Kitsap

As sheriff s deputies rushed into the Kitsap Sun Pavilion early June 14, they spotted two teens carrying silver-colored pipes and spraying a fire extinguisher.

Child Porn Suspect Out of Jail

A former Bainbridge Island teacher facing trial on child pornography charges is out of jail following his arrest for being near children, a violation of his original bail release.

July 25
No Charges Yet in Fatal Stabbing
No charges have been filed yet against a Belfair woman who was arrested July 16 after a man died from stabbing wounds, Mason County Prosecutor Gary Burleson said Monday.

Missing Man Found on Boat

A Central Kitsap man missing since July 17 was found trespassing on a boat Friday and arrested, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff s Office.

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