Kitsap Crime and Justice Review: December

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.


Dec. 31
Bremerton’s Year of Good News Hits a Deadly End
Those who champion Bremerton s new personality almost made it a whole year without having to see a bad news story about the city in regional media outlets.

Dec. 30
Forder Planned to Flee, Inmate Testifies
A judge Friday reinstated $1 million bail for Kimberly Ann Forder after a fellow jail inmate swore in a statement that Forder told her she would be if she could post bail.

Dec. 29
Sister Tries to Unite Family After Murder
Through the years, the Windsor family has endured its share of tragedies. Father Winston Windsor lost contact with his offspring more than 20 years ago. Mother Dorothea George died after a long illness in August 2005.

Ax-Slaying Victim Had ‘Thrown Knife’ at Suspect in 2001
The man police believe killed his sister with an ax Wednesday was cut by a knife she hurled at his head exactly five years and one day ago, according to Kitsap County court records.

He ‘Couldn’t Take It Any More’ Murder Suspect Said in 911 Call
When Daisy Nelson s eyes met the large, orange-uniformed man in shackles in a Kitsap County courtroom Thursday afternoon, he whispered two words to her.

Dec. 28
Bremerton Man Held In Sister’s Ax Slaying
Kimberly Shine found solace and guidance with the woman she called her mother, as well as a warm place to escape the turbulent relationship she had with her brother.
released: 12/28/2006

Dec. 27
Judge Cuts the Bail for Woman Accused of Killing Son
A Kitsap Superior Court judge Tuesday cut in half the bail amount for a woman jailed in August for the death of her 8-year-old adopted son.

Dec. 26
New Bremerton Officers at Head of the Class
They include a submariner, a lawyer and a Kitsap graduate who rose through the ranks. Newly commissioned police officers Matt Musselwhite, Ryan Heffernan and Jason Jennings were officially sworn in as Bremerton s newest cops at the Norm Dicks Government Center last Thursday.

31 DUI Suspects Nabbed Over Holiday Weekend
Area law enforcement arrested 31 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during the holiday weekend, according to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dec. 24
Woman Gets 10 Years in Robbery, Kidnapping Case
Two other suspects be tried together, as soon as January.

Dec. 23
New SOP for Some DUIs: an RV Ride
State troopers have a new tool and motoring drunks a new reason to tremble, all in the form of a 2005 Winnebago.

Dec. 22
‘Small-Town’ Chief Set to Retire
“I thought I d be here for a couple of years, recalls Poulsbo Police Chief Jeff Doran. “But the time went by a little more quickly than I expected.”

Dec. 17
Kitsap’s Roadside Memorials at a Crossroads
A decade apart but within three miles of each other, Jon Williams lost his longtime girlfriend and son to drunken driving. His girlfriend, Marsha Dumford, was killed on Highway 305 near Totten Road in 1993 after she lost control of her car. His son, David Williams, too, lost control, and died at the intersection of Suquamish Way and Totten Road in 2003.

CK Fire Operations Chief Jailed for Assaulting Son
The operations chief for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue was arrested Tuesday for fighting with his 19-year-old son, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff s Office.

Dec. 14
Explosive Found in Student’s Backpack
A 13-year-old student at Bremerton Junior High School was arrested by police Wednesday after he was found with a homemade explosive device in his backpack, according to Bremerton detectives.

Dec. 12
Sex Offender Faces Life If Convicted
A Bremerton man faces the possibility of life imprisonment following charges by county prosecutors that he raped a 17-year-old girl in early November.

Dec. 11
Our Sex-Offender Laws ‘Very Tough,’ Prosecutor Says
Washington is no stranger in the nationwide movement to increase penalties and regulations for sex offenders.

Dec. 9
Recent DUI Incidents Emphasize Need for Upcoming Patrols
Poulsbo Police officers came upon a complex accident scene on Highway 305 Thursday night: a motorcyclist thrown from his heavily damaged BMW bike, two banged-up cars, and a license plate lying on the pavement.

Dec. 8
Cell Phone Helps Lead Detectives to Robbery Suspect
Kitsap County sheriff s detectives believe they ve caught one of the men responsible for an attempted robbery at the Burley Store in late July.

Dec. 6
Man Sentenced in Death of CK Grad
A Des Moines man was given a 6 year prison sentence Friday in King County Superior Court for the vehicular homicide of Heather Lee Meadows, 20, a 2003 Central Kitsap High School graduate.

Dec. 5
Sex Charges Against Ex-Coach Dismissed
Kitsap County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Bainbridge Island lawyer and former youth coach accused of child molestation, a deputy prosecutor said Monday.

Dec. 4
Police, Deputies ‘Test Their Limits’ in Driving Course
They come here to make mistakes because they can t afford to on the real roads. Twice a year, city police officers and county deputies head to the vast paved surface of the Bremerton Raceway, where they test their motoring abilities and their patrol cars limits.

Dec. 1
Sheriff: Just One 911 Call Could Have Saved Woman From Apparent Freezing Death
Kitsap County investigators are fairly certain that a patient from the Kitsap Recovery Center who left the facility Monday succumbed to the frigid temperatures outside.

6 thoughts on “Kitsap Crime and Justice Review: December

  1. I could not find the blog about wondering why the police activity. On Saturday January 20th at 2 or 3 am I have been informed the AM/PM at 6th and Naval was roped off, riddled with police and emergency vehicles. I even heard the coroner was there. Today one of the employees cleaned a large amount of blood off of one of their pumps. The manager heard nothing of this event. Does anyone know what happened?

  2. Hey, Josh, how was the EVOC training? I got the opportunity to ride along for that last year and I have to say it was a pretty awesome experience.

  3. It was a lot of fun, Sean. It was even during one of our ice storms, so the cops showed me how to do some doughnuts — and keep the car under control.

  4. That would have been good advice to receive because I tried teaching myself that trick in some empty parking lots those days. 🙂

  5. Well Josh, I learned how to do doughnuts all by myself and miss the ditch. Sure am glad I learned to drive on ice in Alaska years ago. It all came back instantly when I was spinning out of control on Riddell. Whew. A little excitement keeps us young.

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