POLICE LOG RV vs. espresso stand

A sheriff’s deputy responded to Life’s A Grind Espresso in the 4800 block of State Highway 303 NE in East Bremerton around 10:15 a.m. March 24 regarding a hit and run collision that had occurred over the weekend.

The espresso stand owner said someone drove a recreational vehicle (RV) into the side of the building, causing damage to the gutter and roofing on one corner. She said a taxi company employee, which operates out of the convenience store behind her shop, witnessed the collision and wrote down the RV’s license plate number.

The witness said he and a co-worker saw the RV hit the espresso stand then stop the night of March 21. The male driver got out, looked at the damage and then got back in the RV and left. The witness gave the deputy the RV’s license plate number.

The deputy drove northbound on State Highway 303 and saw the RV parked in the Lowe’s parking lot. It had damage along the passenger side and purple paint on it that matched the espresso stand.

About 10 minutes later, the 45-year-old Spokane man who owns the RV walked across State Highway 303 from an auto parts store. The deputy told him he needed to talk about him hitting the espresso stand. The man replied, “Oh! Is that what I hit?”

The man said he knew he hit the espresso stand, but though the damage was minor and didn’t have a way to pay for it. The man said he had auto insurance and “didn’t think about the fact the insurance would have covered him,” the deputy noted in his report.

The deputy gave the espresso stand owner the man’s insurance information and forwarded a report to the prosecutor’s office for review and possible filing of charges concerning the hit and run.

Pedestrian is always right

A sheriff’s deputy responded to the Silverdale Waterfront Park at 8 p.m. March 21 for malicious mischief no longer in progress.

A 17-year-old told the deputy he and his 19-year-old friend were parking their vehicles in the Silverdale Waterfront Park’s parking area when a man on a skateboard hit him. He said he was backing into a parking space when the man skated into the side of his vehicle, breaking the passenger-side rearview mirror.

He said the man started yelling and screaming at him for not looking out for pedestrians.

The deputy spoke with the 20-year-old Central Kitsap man on the skateboard who immediately said it was not his fault because he was a pedestrian and all vehicles must yield to pedestrians.

The man said he and his friends were skating in the parking lot when one of his friends said something to him, he turned around while skating and hit the vehicle.

No arrests were made.

Match made

in heaven

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault that occurred at an apartment complex in the 11100 block of Shipside Lane NW in Silverdale around 4:30 p.m. March 21. A 22-year-old woman called police stating she had been assaulted by her 22-year-old boyfriend.

Upon arrival, the apartment complex assistant manager said there was a lot of screaming and yelling coming from the apartment and it is an ongoing problem between “these two.”

The woman told the deputy her boyfriend kicked her, threw keys at her, hit her with a pillow, took money from her wallet, let the air out of one of her tires, removed the faceplate to her stereo and punched her vehicle’s dashboard.

The woman said she and her boyfriend had been living together, but separated and were now trying to get back together.

The man said, “I want her out of here!” He denied assaulting his girlfriend, punching the dashboard or taking money from her wallet. He said he did take the faceplate off her stereo to have it fixed. He also admitted to letting air out of her tire, but only in retaliation for her letting air out of his tire.

The man was arrested and booked into jail for fourth-degree assault, third-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. He was later released.

Slice and dice

A Bremerton Police officer responded to a domestic altercation and child abuse call shortly before 8 p.m. March 26 at a home in the 700 block of McKenzie Avenue in Bremerton. A boy reported his mother cut his clothes when he refused to get off the computer.

Upon arrival, the boy told the officer he and his 38-year-old mother argued because she wouldn’t let him go to a friend’s house. Then, he said his mother became upset when he used the computer.

The boy then went into his mother’s room and refused to leave. The boy said she tried to physically remove him from the room and tore his shirt.

The mother told the officer she saw how upset her son became when she accidentally tore his shirt, so she grabbed a pair of scissors and walked toward him making a “cutting motion.” She said she intended to cut his shoelaces if he did not leave the room.

The boy got scared and left the room. He said he thought his mother was going to cut his new pants.

The officer discussed other discipline methods with the mother and offered her social services contact information.

The mother said she had the phone numbers.

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