News

He was on a boat - Man found hiding after stealing beer in Tracyton

An East Bremerton man was found hiding in his mother’s boat March 3 after assaulting an employee at the Tracyton Market and stealing cases of beer.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the market at 2:24 p.m. by a 50-year-old employee who wrestled with an 18-year-old man trying to steal beer, according to reports from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s office. The 18-year-old entered the store from the back door, grabbed two 18-count cases of Budweiser and tried to sneak back out. The employee grabbed the man and wrestled him to the ground before the 18-year-old kneed the store employee in the chest and escaped.

Deputies later visited a nearby garage where the 18-year-old was known to hang out, where the man’s 16-year-old girlfriend and other friends were found. The teenagers said the 18-year-old was there and told them about taking the beer, but they told him to leave. The 16-year-old girl was listed as a missing person from Lynnwood and was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

The girl told deputies that she and the 18-year-old were sleeping in his mother’s boat for a week without her knowledge. Deputies found the man hiding under blankets in the boat. He was arrested and taken to Kitsap County jail for investigation of robbery.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates