Area Lights and Sirens

On Aug. 9, an officer on regular patrol in the area of Bucklin Hill and Central Valley roads noticed a driver out and about who the officer knew had a felony warrant. Robert Steele Jr. was driving a white 1983 Buick Regal northbound on Central Valley Road when he was stopped and asked to provide a Washington ID to confirm his identity. The officer checked CenCom to confirm that he had a felony warrant for child support and a Poulsbo police department misdemeanor warrant for Theft 3. He was booked to the Kitsap County Jail for DWLS/R 3 and his warrants with bail on a new charge of $1,000.


On Aug. 11, Washington State Patrol pulled over a Bremerton man on Silverdale Way for going 51 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. The vehicle also changed lanes without signaling, stated a WSP report. Upon trying to pull the green Honda Civic over, the car nearly hit a gold Honda Civic in the next lane. The officer spoke with the driver and noted his bloodshot and watery eyes in addition to “the strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle.” The driver stated he was coming from a co-workers wedding at Island Lake where he had “two beers and a whiskey bomb.” After failing field sobriety tests, the officer placed the driver under arrest.  Preliminary breath test registered at a .099. As the driver was replaced in the patrol car, he mentioned there was a gun in  his car. The officer told the driver he “should have told me about the gun before this point and asked him where in the vehicle it was. The driver stated, “it’s unlisted in the trunk.” Upon asking the driver what he meant, by it being “unlisted,” the driver stated, “No, I mean it is unloaded in the trunk.” The officer also noticed a prescription bottle in the driver’s door containing “a green, leafy substance” which he recognized as marijuana. The gun was secured and placed into WSP evidence. The driver was charged with DUI, speed of 51 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, failure to signal and unsafe lane change.


A Kitsap County Sheriff’s officer responded to J.C. Penney’s on Aug. 11 regarding shoplifting and assault. According to the report, the suspect detained in the loss prevention office was cuffed and verbally aggressive and made threats. A loss prevention officer spoke with the officer stating that $360 in men’s dress pants were stolen. Two prevention officers followed the suspect, an 18-year-old female, out the door and asked her to stop. The officers also noted a man walking with the female took off quickly. The female ran, but the two loss prevention officers “had to apprehend the suspect take her to the ground and place her into handcuffs. While taking the suspect into custody, the suspect was kicking and hitting,” states the report. By the time the officer arrived, the suspect was crying. She was read her rights. Suspect said she wanted to “sell the clothes for cash to get a place to sleep and something to eat.” The suspect said she had never stolen anything before and claimed she acted alone, although the prevention officer mentioned a man stood in front of the camera while she stuffed clothes in her purse. The two loss prevention officers finished paperwork and issued a trespassing notification to the female. Upon walking out with the female in custody, the officer and prevention officers saw a man sitting on the curb. He claimed he was friends with the suspect but did not know she was going to steal. The officer checked CenCom and found the male had four misdemeanor warrants. Both were booked into Kitsap County Jail.


A 29-year-old Bremerton male was arrested on Aug. 11 and booked for two warrants, VUCSA possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Cory E. Butler was sitting inside a blue Chrysler parked in a driveway when a Bremerton Police officer recognized him. The officer stated in his report that he recognized Butler and knew he had warrants out for his arrest. Cencom confirmed the warrants the officer suspected. After searching Butler, the officer found “several used needles and a tin with a tar-like residue inside on the top of the car next to Butler’s hat.” The evidence was photographed, and placed in the BPD property room. “The needles were disposed of according to policy,” states the report. Butler’s total bail is $70,000.


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