Month in Review: April

April began with a story about three exemplary detectives in Kitsap County (pictured). The month included a dangerous dog bite, a memorial for an unknown infant, and the legend of “Barmuda.”

The month ended with a standoff in East Bremerton.

For all of the month’s crime and justice news for Kitsap, click the link below.

April 30
SWAT Team Ends Standoff Without a Shot; 2 Arrested
Following a five-hour standoff at a Halverson Avenue address, police arrested two men Sunday night suspected of firing a gun at a Manette bar early that morning.

April 28
Bremerton Police Officers Christen New Cop Shop
The Burwell Street building was named after former city police chief and Kitsap County Sheriff Art Morken.

April 26
Virginia Tech Talk Taken as Serious Threat
A 58-year-old South Kitsap man, angry at being disciplined at work, allegedly tells a co-worker of his desire to “shoot someone,” and that “it would be just like Virginia Tech.” He was booked into the Kitsap County jail on Tuesday.

14-Year-Old Arrested After School ‘Hit List’ Found
A Hawkins Middle School student was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found a purported “hit list” he’d written that included at least five students and a teacher.

April 24
Arrest in Alleged Kidnapping
Kitsap County sheriff s deputies on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old Port Orchard man accused of entering a 17-year-old s car, holding the teen at gunpoint and forcing him to drive the suspect to a South Kitsap home, according to police reports.

April 21
Father Pleads Guilty to Beating Infant Daughter
In exchange for the plea, prosectors will recommend Jason Hanning serve a nine-year sentence.

Traffic Tickets Leap Into the Digital Age
Officers will soon be able to write electronic citations, delivering violators a printed receipt.

April 20
Charges Filed Against Poulsbo Pit Bull Owner
Kitsap County prosecutors have filed a felony charge against a Poulsbo woman whose dog attacked and injured a neighbor last week, according to court documents.

Ex-Navy Master Chief Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge
Edward E. Scott, Naval Base Kitsap s former top enlisted man who was arrested in March in an Internet sex sting, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted child rape in Kitsap County Superior Court.

April 18
Bainbridge Drugstore Robber Gets 30 Months
A Bainbridge Island man was sentenced to 30 months in a state prison after pleading guilty to robbing a Winslow pharmacy at gunpoint on Halloween last year, according to Kitsap County prosecutors.

April 17
Officials on Alert for Shock Waves From Shooting
The news from Blacksburg, Va., caused reverberations in Kitsap County, but Monday mostly went on as normal at Washington colleges and public schools.

April 15
Attacks Could Unleash Changes in Law
A recent dog attack that put a Poulsbo woman in the hospital has police hoping for stricter regulations on how such animals are contained.

April 13
Report: Man Tried to Lure 7-Year-Old Out of a Car
A North Kitsap family reported an attempted child luring Tuesday night in the Wolfle Elementary School parking lot, according to youth soccer officials and the North Kitsap School District.

April 12
Service to ‘Put This Precious Baby to Rest’ a Year Later
was mere hours into her life when she was dumped in a garbage bag and left for dead on the side of Bielmeier Road in South Kitsap a little more than a year ago.

April 11
Woman Hospitalized After Dog Attack
Armed with only a fireplace shovel and stern voice, Poulsbo resident Jerry Sage confronted a 3-year-old chocolate-colored pit bull attacking his neighbor Tuesday morning.

April 7
Last in Trio Charged in Kidnapping Pleads Guilty
Prosecutors want Charlotte A. Warfel to serve more than 13 years for attacking a woman.

Gender-Bending Rape Case Has a Connection to Kitsap County
A 30-year-old woman who posed as a teen boy is being looked at in a child-rape case here.

April 4
The Legend of ‘Barmuda’
When last call has passed and patrons empty into the parking lot outside Romeo Bar and Grill, owner Jack Johnson turns into a negotiator, positioning himself between the pool tables and the bar.

April 1
The Faces of Lady Justice
Three female Kitsap County detectives are solving marquee cases.

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