Category Archives: Weeks in Review

Motorcyclist Eluding Cops had no Idea Airplane was Tracking his Every Move

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Comes now the tale of a 19-year-old motorcyclist who allegedly didn’t like the idea of getting pulled over for speeding.

The Washington State Patrol had one of its aircraft flying and directing troopers on the ground to speeding vehicles on Highway 3 near Chico Way. The state uses a plane to conduct a speed trap on occasion, but only in Chico and Highway 16 near the Sedgwick interchange. (Watch a video of them doing air enforcement here.)

When the aircraft spotted the 19-year-old speeding, a trooper on the ground tried to stop him.

But he allegedly just kept going. And as troopers gave chase — up to 100 mph at certain points — the man zigzagged his way around Highway 3 and its exits at Loxie Eagans, Kitsap Way and Austin Drive.

Eventually, when he came to a bus, the troopers on the ground decided to call off the chase. But the aircraft kept its eye on him.

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Former North Kitsap Teacher’s Case Set for Trial in June

The trial of a former North Kitsap teacher is set for June, according to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.

William R. Thompson, 55, was charged last July with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. They are both gross misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail. The trial is set to begin June 1 in Kitsap County District Court in Port Orchard, said chief deputy prosecutor Claire Bradley.

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Posting Comments

I took a few days off last week and spent a lot of time thinking about this blog – namely, how comments should be approved.

This is clearly an imperfect science. But I want to give you a chance to chime in and have your say.

Some discussions have come up on a blog about Amber Alerts as to what gets posted – and what doesn’t.

And just how do we choose what goes up – and what can’t?

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Month in Review: March

The Crime and Justice Forum was dominated in March by the news of the arrest of the Naval Base Kitsap’s highest enlisted man, Edward E. Scott. But there was all sorts of news, which you can find by clicking the link below.

The discussions on this blog were as fruitful and confrontational as they’ve ever been. For those of you who have followed these discussions, do you have any parting comments? Any lessons learned?

Feedback can only make this blog better.

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