Crime and Justice Week in Review: June 12-18

For all the latest crime and justice news in Kitsap for the week of June 12-18, click below.


June 17
Appeals Court Reduces Rapist’s Prison Sentence
The prison sentence for a South Kitsap man who raped a woman at knifepoint in 2000 has been reduced eight years by the state Court of Appeals. Richard Lynn Sauer, 30, was convicted in 2003 of the rape, kidnapping and assault of a 20-year-old woman on July 31, 2000, in Port Orchard. He was sentenced to serve 41 years and four months in prison.

‘Baby Doe’ Awaits Burial
Inside a freezer at the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office lies “Baby Doe,” a newborn who lived only for days or hours in early April before she was dumped on a roadside in a plastic bag. She was never given much chance at life. Now county officials have to decide how best to honor her in death.

June 14
Suspected Drunk Driver Collides With School Bus

A man suspected of driving drunk rear-ended a school bus Tuesday morning, causing minor injuries to two students on board.

June 13
Police Seek Island Man in Suspected Assault
Police are searching for a Bainbridge Island man who allegedly choked a woman and nearly ran down a sheriff s deputy with a motorcycle before escaping authorities Saturday in the Suquamish area.

Kitsap Names New Fire Marshal
David Lynam’s first task will be to rebuild the troubled fire marshal’s office.
Kitsap County officials are turning to a former employee to lead the troubled county fire marshal’s office. David Lynam, who worked as a deputy Kitsap County fire marshal from 1985 to 1990, began his new job Monday. Most recently, he was fire marshal of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue in Oregon.

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