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Mechanic involved in three hit and run accidents

On Jan. 29, a driver in a Royal Taxi Toyota Prius was arrested for committing three hit-and-runs in one day. Charles Harrington Thompson, a mechanic for the taxi company, was to be fixing and not driving the car. When Thompson was finally arrested he told a Bremerton Police officer, “I wasn’t in any accidents.” A side view mirror found at one of the accident sites matched the mirror that was missing from the side of the taxi. Victims also offered up matching descriptions of the plate number for officers to track him down. Thompson, who also appeared “very lethargic” was booked for driving with a suspended license three, reckless driving and two counts of hit and run in Bremerton. Bail was set at $20,000. He was booked on one count of hit and run in Kitsap County with bail set at $5,000, according to a police department report.

Man loaded down with heroin jumps in front of car

A man who appeared to be under the influence of heroin jumped in front of a moving vehicle twice on Old Military Road. The driver called 911 to report the incident, and deputies responded to the scene. As deputies questioned the man, he had a difficult time keeping his head up and eyes open. The man stated his friend’s car broke down and he was looking for cell phone reception to call for help. The man gave officers an alias, which popped up in CenCom and provided information that the man had a felony DOC escape warrant. While being detained, a loaded syringe fell out of the bottom of his pants.

According to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s report, officers searched a backpack which was filled with a rubber strap, a digital scale and other loaded needles. Heroin found in his pocket weighed 3.2 grams. His friends denied knowing of his drug use.

Banned Walmart shopper returns to steal again

A 32-year-old Kingston man who was previously banned from all Walmart stores in July 2013 broke his agreement with the store on Jan. 30. The man visited the Bremerton location that morning and intended to walk out with a cart full of clothing without paying. He was stopped by loss prevention and told to leave. Later that afternoon, the man returned again to retrieve Seahawks clothing items. He walked out of the store without paying before being stopped by loss prevention.

According to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s office report, the man told the officer he was paid $50 to steal the items and was “really broke” and needed the money. “I’m not very good at this, obviously,” he told the deputy. The man was taken into custody for burglary, second degree.


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