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Archive for the ‘Weeks in Review’ Category

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

Thursday, May 7th, 2009


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.


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

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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.


Posting Comments

Monday, July 16th, 2007

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?


Crime and Justice Month in Review: May

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

It was a month of involving an Amber Alert, a crosswalk sting (pictured), and even a meth lab bust.

For all the month’s crime and justice news on the peninsula, click below.


Month in Review: April

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

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.


Month in Review: March

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

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.


Crime and Justice Month in Review: February

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Hang onto your hats — it was another busy month for all things crime and justice related in Kitsap County. From black and white cop cars to ferry disasters on TV to jail expansion (pictured), you’ll find it all below.


Crime and Justice Review: January

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Drugs appeared to be the focal point of many crime and justice stories in January, from a meth lab raid by the state’s SWAT team to a bust at Bremerton High School.

Feel free to have a look for yourself.

Below you’ll find the complete wrap up of January’s stories from the Kitsap Sun.


Kitsap Crime and Justice Review: December

Monday, January 1st, 2007

One homicide case saw new evidence and another slaying was uncovered after Christmas. But that was just the tip of the iceburg for crime and justice news in Kitsap County in December.

Read on for a complete wrap-up of all the stories.


Kitsap Crime and Justice Review: November

Friday, December 1st, 2006

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting the weekly review of crime and justice stories these past few weeks.

I’ve opted instead to try the monthly approach, one that I think will offer you more of a one-stop look at stories.

I am certainly open to suggestions, but in the mean time, here’s the review for the month of November.


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