Detectives warn of serial stalker in Central Kitsap
June 11, 2008 · Updated 11:02 AM
"After receiving several reports, Kitsap County sheriff's detectives are warning women there might be a serial stalker in the area.The suspect, so far described only as a white male who drives a white pickup truck, appears to wait for women at dead-end roads with no businesses, following them and making sexual comments or suggestions. Because the roads are usually residential, detectives think the man might be following women who are alone and near their homes.While detectives have a rough description of the man, they are looking for more identifying information.In the meantime, deputies are warning women who walk or jog alone of the man's presence. Anyone who sees the man is encouraged to go somewhere populated and call 911. Brian La France, the lead detective on the case, said a commonality among sexual predators is a sense of power derived from the control and sexual humiliation they impose on their victims.While the suspect has so far only made sexual comments to women, La France said there is the possibility for the man's behavior to escalate. It's possible for people like this to change their pattern ... to more violent approaches, he said.He said women should not jog alone in rural areas without a cell phone. He encouraged solo joggers to go to a school track or other populated area, or to join a gym.Detectives are asking anyone who might have seen the man to call the detectives division of the sheriff's office at 337-7101 and include a description of him and the truck, including a license plate number. "