Abandoning my boat? Not me

A call was put into 911 at about noon Nov. 15 regarding a small dinghy towing a 40-foot sailboat that was drifting into the Manette Bridge.

The sheriff’s office marine unit responded and while en route, deputies received an update from 911 dispatchers that the sailboat had hit the bridge and the mast was now damaged.

The 50-year-old Indianola man told deputies he was moving his sailboat because the county’s Department of Community Development told him to move it from Sinclair Inlet. Deputies advised him it was unsafe to be moving his boat in such poor weather (20-30 mph winds and heavy rain) and using a boat with an underpowered motor to tow it.

The sheriff’s boat towed the man to shore near the Port Washington Narrows Marina. The man assured deputies he was not trying to abandon his boat. He was cited for expired vessel registration on the sailboat. A report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review/filing of charges for reckless/negligent operation of a vessel.

Stealing the beer pong necessity

The manager of the East Bremerton Safeway called 911 at about 7 p.m. Nov. 16 after two young men walked into the store, took four cases of beer and walked out the front door without paying.

The manager chased after the men who got into a station wagon and drove away. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the address of the registered owner who said his brother had the car. He called his 17-year-old brother who said he was at Lion’s Field. Deputies contacted the teen who said he was at a house with a bunch of friends when he was talked into driving to the store so two of them could steal beer. He said after they stole the beer, they returned to the house to play beer pong. Deputies responded to the house and questioned the teens. They found a “huge pile of empty cans” and beer spilled over the beer pong table. One of the teens was arrested for warrants and another was arrested for theft, minor in possession and charges pending previous investigations. A report on three of the other teens was forwarded to the prosecutors office for review.

Of rock throwing and meth


A sheriff’s deputy arrived at a home in the 10500 block of Central Valley Road at about 2 p.m. Nov. 15 after the caller said a man was protesting in front of his home.

The protester said his girlfriend had given a resident of the house $600 for a laptop computer, but she was never given the laptop. The man protesting, who had a homemade sign that read, “Meth dealers live here,” said he was doing so because he knows the man they gave the money to deals meth. The deputy spoke with the caller who said the man standing in front of his house is “a mental case, possibly drunk or on something.” He said the man protesting accused the other resident of shorting him on meth weight and was demanding $300. The caller accused the man of throwing a rock at his mobile home. The deputy asked the protester about him throwing a rock and he said the caller threw one at him, so he threw one back. No arrests were made.


of the week

A 47-year-old Bremerton woman called 911 at about 7 a.m. Nov. 18 after her 25-year-old son, who had been temporarily staying at her apartment, refused to leave after she told him he was no longer welcome.

Her son told sheriff’s deputies he had nowhere else to go. He refused to leave and began yelling obscenities at the deputies and his mother. He was warned if he didn’t leave, he would be arrested. He responded by taunting the deputies and continued swearing at his mother and saying he had nowhere to go. After being warned he would be tased if he didn’t comply, he eventually allowed deputies to handcuff him. On his way to jail he continued his tirade, calling the deputy transporting him pig, piggy, cop and bacon. He was booked into jail for second-degree criminal trespass.

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