Crime and Justice Month in Review: February

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.


Feb. 28
$986,000 Deal – Crime Rate Is Falling, But Jail Booms
Bucking the national trend of ballooning prison populations, the Kitsap County jail is opening its unused cell blocks to the state s corrections system and keeping more locals locked up as well.

Feb. 27
Arrest in Halloween Robbery Case Made
Detectives arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the Halloween night robbery of a Winslow area drug store Monday after picking up the suspect on unrelated drug charges.

Feb. 24
Kitsap Deputy Breaks Hand During SK Arrest Scuffle
A Kitsap County sheriff s deputy is recovering from surgery after his hand was broken during a struggle with a 41-year-old Tacoma man in South Kitsap who resisted arrest, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff s Office.

Feb. 23
Traffic Stop Leads to Fugitive’s Capture
Failure to use a turn signal led to a chase and the eventual arrest of a South Kitsap man who has been on the run from federal law enforcement and local authorities since last August, according to Kitsap County Sheriff s Office reports.
released: 02/23/2007

Feb. 22
Charges Filed in Theft of Vicodin
A South Kitsap man was charged Wednesday in connection with a break-in at an East Bremerton pharmacy in which about 1,000 Vicodin pills were stolen, according to Kitsap County prosecutors.

Feb. 21
It Was a ‘Dumb Idea,’ Accused Teen Says
The explosion was powerful enough to propel metal bits of an exploded mailbox across a street and against a window of a home that had children inside.

Feb. 15
Ferry ‘Disaster’ Continues on TV’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
A TV promo showing a state ferry “looking like it had been blown up,” piqued the interest of Bainbridge Island resident Chip Gibbons.

Feb. 9
Spate of Vandalism Hits South Kitsap
6:44 p.m., Thu., Feb. 8, 2007 A rash of vandalism, mostly in the form of tire slashings, was reported by about 25 South Kitsap residents between Tuesday and Thursday, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Feb. 8
2 Suspects Arrested in Alleged Robbery at Bremerton Home
An alleged home-invasion-style robbery late Tuesday at an East 14th Street home ended with the arrests of two men, according to the Bremerton Police Department.

Feb. 5
Bremerton’s Cop Shop Now Under One Rooftop
In their new location, all Bremerton Police personnel will work together for the first time.

Feb. 2
The Blues Go Back to Black and White
As cars rumble by Tracyton Boulevard on Thursday morning, Joe Hedstrom steadies his radar gun and aims it at approaching motorists.

Feb. 1
Former Bremerton Woman Won’t Be Tried for Letting 2 Sons Starve to Death
Charges have been dropped against a former Bremerton woman accused of allowing two of her infant children to starve to death while she was heavily intoxicated.

SK Woman’s Hair Set on Fire in ‘Surreal’ Seattle Attack
A South Kitsap woman endured a scary and bizarre experience in downtown Seattle on Wednesday when an unknown man doused her and a coworker in lighter fluid and set the pairs heads on fire.

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