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Acting earns man robbery charge
A 27-year-old Hansville man’s talent for stagecraft earned him a violent felony charge Aug. 2 while trying to shoplift children’s DVDs.
Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Kitsap Mall Sears after security guards reported a shoplifting suspect threatened to stab one of them.
The security guard said he had brought the suspect to the office, but the suspect turned and ran. When the security guard caught up to him, the suspect threatened to stab him and reached into his back pocket.
Deputies tracked down the man hiding in another store and found nine children’s movie DVDs and five Blu-ray discs in his bag, stolen from Sears. Officers also found five Wii video games, but no knife.
The suspect told deputies the DVDs were for his child’s birthday. He has two children, ages 6 and 8, and has not been able to find a job.
When asked, the suspect said he didn’t have a knife. The deputy asked why the store employee thought he had one.
“I’m a good actor,” the suspect said.
Because he used the threat of violence during the theft, the man was booked into Kitsap County Jail for investigation of first-degree robbery.
Woman seriously injured in crash
A 54-year-old Silverdale woman was seriously injured near Brinnon July 26 when her motorcycle hit a guardrail, sending her flying into a tree.
The woman was traveling northbound on Highway 101 with a group of motorcycle riders at about 9:30 a.m. when her motorcycle veered to the right off the roadway, hit a guardrail and traveled along it for about 35 feet before she was ejected and hit a tree about 20 feet down a ravine, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The woman was wearing a helmet and sustained back injuries. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
‘You got me’
Bremerton Police and Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant on a 35-year-old Bremerton man’s home in the 900 block of Pleasant Avenue in Bremerton and his car around 5:30 p.m. July 23. The warrant pertained to unlawful possession of a firearm and selling methamphetamine.
Detectives found the man and his car at Chips Casino on Riddell Road in Bremerton. They searched the vehicle and found baggies of meth inside, a digital scale and multiple empty baggies used to store and sell meth. They also found mobile GPS units, car keys and money.
The man told detectives he had about 2.5 grams of meth left and had been selling meth that day. He added, “I am (expletive deleted)! You got me.”
Bremerton Police searched the man’s residence and found a handgun, packaged marijuana and baggies of meth.
Detectives arrested a 32-year-old woman at the home. She was booked into jail for violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act: possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Her bail is set at $50,000.
The man was arrested and booked into jail for violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act: possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. His bail is set at $50,000.
Possession is nine-tenths
Sheriff’s detectives and deputies searched a home in the 9600 block of NW Pioneer Road in Seabeck at 3 p.m. July 21 in regard to a 48-year-old man unlawfully possessing firearms.
Detectives noticed an empty brown gun safe on the front porch and a no shooting sign with bullet holes in it as well as cameras on top of the home that appeared to be monitoring the driveway and road.
The man answered the door and took the man into custody for an outstanding warrant before searching the home.
Detectives found numerous rounds of live ammunition and a .22-caliber rifle.
As they continued the search, a vehicle pulled into the driveway. The 24-year-old transient man in the passenger appeared nervous and had a black backpack under his legs. He said the backpack wasn’t his and walked away on foot. Deputies arrested the 48-year-old Grapeview man driving the vehicle for outstanding warrants and.
The Grapeview man told police the backpack did belong to the 24-year-old and a detective found two loaded pistols inside the backpack.
A deputy and K-9 searched the area and found the man hiding in the woods. He again said the backpack was not his.
While en route to jail, the 24-year-old kept telling the deputy the guns were not his and that possession is nine-tenths of the law.
The deputy told him fingerprints might tell a different story and the man said the Grapeview man showed him the guns earlier and asked him if he wanted to buy them. He picked them up and looked them over before deciding he didn’t want them, so his fingerprints would be on them.
The Seabeck man was arrested and booked into jail for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He was later released.
The Grapeview man was arrested and booked into jail for outstanding warrants. His bail is set at $12,500.
The transient man was arrested and booked into jail for second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. His bail is set at $5,000.