Crime and Justice Week in Review: July 31-Aug. 6

High speed chases, Amber Alerts and brush fires — all in this edition of the Kitsap Crime and Justice’s Week in Review.

Click below for the week’s worth of stories.


Aug. 12

High-Speed Chase Ends in Collision
What began Friday as a fraud case at a local auto parts store ended in a police chase, head-on collision and a suspect in custody with dog bites.

Amber Alert, Public Help Police Find Missing Girl
A 3-year-old Bremerton girl who was taken from her family Thursday night was returned to her parents Friday morning after an Amber Alert was issued and callers helped police find the suspect.

Kitsap Sheriffs Seek Assistance in Finding Slaying Suspect’s Car
Kitsap County sheriff s detectives believe they have identified a car that belongs to a suspect in the slaying of a 23-year-old Central Kitsap man, and they are asking for the public s help in finding it.

Aug. 10
Two Critically Injured in Highway Accident
A late-afternoon crash Wednesday left two people in critical condition after their car flew off an embankment near Highway 16, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Aug. 9
‘He Usually Was Smiling’

Forty-eight hours after John Taueli found out he was to become a father, he was gunned down in the Redwood Plaza parking lot.

Biggest Brush Fire in Years Threatens Homes, Closes Highway
Firefighters kept a rapidly sweeping brush fire that threatened several homes along Highway 3 at bay Tuesday, using every ounce of water and manpower they had to defeat the flames.

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