Officer Makes ‘Reasonable’ Assumption

A Bremerton Police officer made a fairly sound assumption Sunday on the 2400 block of Phinney Bay.

The officer had been called there at 4:30 a.m. because a nearby homeowner had seen someone inside a vehicle the homeowner believed wasn’t his.

When the officer found the man inside the car — apparently holding a “pointed tool” — he suspected the 44-year-old’s motives were possibly criminal, despite the man’s insistence that he was installing a stereo.

“I thought it reasonable that at 4:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning most car owners are not working on their car stereo.”

The suspect was taken to Kitsap County jail for warrants and the possible theft.

One thought on “Officer Makes ‘Reasonable’ Assumption

  1. Seems reasonable to me, but he might well have been the car’s owner, unable to sleep, doing exactly what he said he was doing.
    The car’s registration and proof of insurance should have cleared up the confusion of ownership.
    Sharon O’Hara

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