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POLICE LOG High speed pursuit
An 18-year-old man called police at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 13 to report that his car had been stolen during the night. His car was parked in the driveway of his grandparents’ house in the 2000 block of Viking Street West in South Kitsap.
The man told a sheriff’s deputy someone stole the keys out of his car the day before and he last saw his vehicle parked in the driveway around 1 a.m. that morning. He later received a text message from a friend telling him how nice the new wheels on his car looked. The man then went outside and discovered his car was missing.
The man’s friend said he saw the car traveling southbound on Sidney Road past Sidney Glen Elementary School and assumed it was his friend driving the car.
A couple hours later, the deputy saw the car in question traveling westbound on Tremont Street from South Kitsap Boulevard. The deputy and two Port Orchard Police officers began pursuing the car and lost sight of it.
A Washington State Patrol trooper then reported that he found the unoccupied car at the dead end of Daniels Street in Bremerton.
A Bremerton Sewer Treatment Plant employee said he saw a man hiding in the bushes in the employee parking area of the treatment plant. Local law enforcement units arrived and contained the area. A short time later, police heard the man running in the woods and the 23-year-old South Kitsap man was taken into custody.
The 18-year-old victim came to the scene and recognized the suspect as one of the men who tried stealing the pickup truck.
The suspect was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree possession of stolen property. His bail is set at $2,500.
You’re on candid
Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apparent burglary at a law office in the 4000 block of NW Anderson Hill Road in Silverdale at 12:30 a.m. Oct. 14.
Deputies arrived and the business owner said he noticed the safe was missing from inside the office and a couple doors were damaged.
The business owner said the office had a video surveillance system, but the exterior camera was not working. Upon reviewing the video, deputies learned the suspect disconnected the exterior camera, but the two interior cameras still caught the act in progress.
Deputies identified the pickup truck used in the burglary and found it parked in the Shari’s Restaurant parking lot in Silverdale.
The deputies went inside the restaurant and talked to a 34-year-old East Bremerton man who said he was meeting his former co-worker to get a motorcycle title he owed him.
The 38-year-old Belfair man said the truck was his and the other Belfair man asked if he could borrow it for a few minutes to go to the store to buy some cigarettes.
Deputies looked at the bottoms of the 34-year-old Belfair man’s shoes and found shards of glass from the broken door at the law office. A deputy then asked him if he’d be surprised if he told him he saw him on a video from a burglary. The man looked down and shook his head.
The man said he didn’t know there were more video cameras in the office.
The 34-year-old Belfair man was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree burglary. His bail is set at $5,000.
Deputies found methamphetamine belonging to the other two men. Both men were arrested and booked into jail for violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act: possession of meth with intent to deliver. They were later released.
Knock, knock, knockin’ on a felon’s door
Sheriff’s deputies went to a felony warrant subject’s house in the 600 block of NE State Route 308 in Poulsbo at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 16.
One deputy knocked on the door while the other deputy watched the 25-year-old man get up from in front of the television and not answer the door.
The deputy knocked several more times and identified himself. Deputies forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they found the man hiding in a closet in the living room.
The man told the deputy he didn’t know he had a warrant and didn’t hear the knocking at the door, but shortly after he was taken into custody man said he knew the police were looking for him.
He was arrested and booked into jail for obstructing a law enforcement officer and an outstanding warrant. His bail is set at $5,000.
You can run, but you
A sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of National Avenue South and McCall Boulevard in Navy Yard City at about 4:20 a.m. Oct. 21 when he was flagged down by a newspaper delivery man.
He told the deputy he saw a man on a bicycle steal a small aluminum step ladder out of the back of a pickup truck parked down the street. He said the suspect put the ladder in a plastic garbage can and began riding down the street. The man said he saw the suspect stash the garbage can and ladder behind Crazy Eric’s burger stand.
The ladder was returned to its owner and the deputy could not find the suspect.
About 45 minutes later, the deputy found a man standing along the 800 block of National Avenue South just north of G Street. The deputy approached the 20-year-old transient man who acted suspiciously. The deputy put the man’s hands behind his back to handcuff him and the man pulled free, slamming his elbow into the deputy’s shoulder and head.
The deputy chased the man about 75 yards across the street and around some parked cars. A Bremerton Police officer and his K-9 partner arrived and found the man hiding underneath a car.
The man grabbed a hold of the K-9’s snout and would not let go. The deputy and officer eventually got the man to release the dog.
The man was arrested and booked into jail for third-degree assault (of a law enforcement officer) and resisting arrest.