Area Lights and Sirens

Man claims it ‘hurts’ to breathe during breath test

A 24-year-old man scared to pull over for a Washington State Patrol officer ignored the officer’s lights before making a stop at a red light on the Silverdale Way/SR 303 intersection.

The officer assumed the driver was staying put after the light turned green and the driver didn’t continue on for at least 10 seconds. The officer exited his vehicle and headed toward the 1991 Nissan. The driver slowly started and continued driving for “approximately 100 feet before finally coming to a stop just before the entrance to the ARCO/AMPM gas station,” states a WSP report. After finally getting the driver to stop, the patrol officer reached the driver’s side and immediately noticed bloodshot, watery and droopy eyes and several beer bottles scattered throughout the truck. The driver had trouble focusing on the officer, and his movements “were sluggish and fumbling.” Although the driver had a thick accent, he “appeared to understand what I was saying,” states the report. The driver stated he “had been scared by me when I passed him and he wanted to ‘get away from me’,” states the report. The driver handed over a 2009 expired driver’s license, and notified the officer than he had no insurance and had a prior DUI. After saying several times he “only had one beer,” the driver lost his balance twice on his way out of the vehicle, using the hood for support. A few tests were bypassed as a concern for the driver’s safety. A preliminary breath test (PBT) was given to the driver who said he would take it, but that he would have chest pain upon breathing heavily. The driver was given a PBT, but failed to follow through with blowing into the tube. “He puffed his cheeks up but did not blow at all,” states the report. The officer demonstrated the test, and allowed the driver to try twice more. Despite complaining of chest pain, the driver sighed heavily and deeply every few minutes, states the report. The driver was booked into Kitsap County Jail for DUI and driving with a license suspended 3rd degree.

Bremerton man endangers child

A Bremerton man was arrested after an investigation by the Bremerton Police Department found he had endangered his child and assaulted a female. The female advised a neighbor that she feared for her safety as well as her child’s. After the neighbor learned the child’s father had been physical, he went to speak with the 33-year-old male. Upon approaching the front of the apartment, the neighbor found the male strapping his child into the car.

The neighbor advised, “it would not be a good idea if he left,” states the Bremerton Police report. Thinking the 33-year-old male was high or intoxicated, the neighbor tried to take the child. The child’s father lifted “the child up in the car seat and swung him around,” states the report. The father also held the child “high above his head.” The father finally gave the child to the neighbor before fleeing to the female’s parents’ house. After consulting with the female, officers learned she had been strangled and had her hair spit in. The officers found the male, read him his rights, which he waived, and arrested him. His bail is $60,000.


Man doesn’t want to go back to Mexico

During a traffic safety task, a uniformed Poulsbo Police officer observed a driver near Fairgrounds Road driving with a broken brake light. The driver pulled over and was approached by the officer who reported the driver’s English to be broken after he asked for the driver’s license. The Bremerton man also did not have any ID on him. The officer arrested him and placed him int he patrol car after he stated his name as Serio Gonzalez-Rosales and his birth date was Nov. 15, 1985. The officer returned to the vehicle to speak with the female passenger who said she had been dating the male for a week and that his name was Fernando. The officer went back and asked the male his name, and he admitted to being Fernando A. Hernandez. With correct information, the officer ran his name and found Hernandez’s license suspended third degree, states the report. “Hernandez said he lied because he had been deported to Mexico after his last arrest and he didn’t want to go back there,” states the report. The male was booked for DWLS 3 and refusing to cooperate/give information, states the Certificate of Probable Cause.


Bicyclist tries to outrun officers

Bremerton Police officers responded to a 911 call at a Burwell Landing gas station when the caller advised a man was following him on a bike and demanding money. Once an officer arrived, he trailed the man behind the gas station before the bicyclist doubled back, trying to evade police. Another officer in the area noticed the biker, and both officers in separate patrol cars flicked on emergency overhead lights in an attempt to stop the biker. The officer noted the male, also known as Jacob Baker, riding on the passenger side of his car. With a window open, the officer shouted to Baker to stop. “He ignored my instructions and continued to ride his bicycle,” states the report. Baker was detained in a rental store parking lot where his backpack was searched. He had given the name “Jeremy Baker,” but officers were unable to obtain that name in the Cencom system. Cencom offered up that Baker uses both first names. Several baggies of residue, syringes and a glass pipe with white residue and rubber-type tubes were discovered in Baker’s bag. Officers noted the glass pipe which is commonly used for methamphetamine use. The bike and backpack--minus its drug supplies--were turned over to a female at Baker’s request. Baker was booked for a former No Bail KCSO warrant, VUCSA Possession of Methamphetamine with bail set at $25,000 and for Making False and Misleading Statements with a bail of $5,000, states the report.


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