Group invades police shooting range

A group of three people were found trespassing on the Bremerton Police Department shooting range Aug. 26 in order to steal brass.

An officer responded at 6:29 p.m. to a report of a woman and two men that had jumped over the locked gate of the range on Belfair Valley Road. The officer found a vehicle parked on the road just north of the range. The officer advised for other units after hearing a gun shot come from the range shed.

The officers located a 31-year-old Port Orchard man, 52-year-old Bremerton man and 41-year-old Bremerton woman on the range. When they asked if anyone else was with them, they said there was another man who ran into the woods after hearing the officers’ arrival. They also said they did not hear a gun shot and that the other man did not have a gun.

The woman and 31-year-old man said they were on the range because they wanted to get some brass to scrap.

The three of them were arrested and booked into Kitsap County jail for third-degree theft, second-degree malicious mischief, and second-degree criminal trespassing. The 31-year-old was also arrested for additional warrants that he had.

The officers were provided with the name of the fourth member of the group and a request was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office to charge the man with the same three crimes.

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