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911 Briefs Jan. 8, 2010
Four children living in squalor to be removed from home
Child Protective Service officials were notified Dec. 29 that four children were living in squalor at a residence on the 3200 block of Herren Avenue.
Bremerton police went to the house to find the four children — their ages were redacted from reports — living among bags of garbage, cat feces and piles of dirty clothes. The report also indicates the three adults living in the house may have been piling dirty dishes in the bathtub and the house may have been without heat.
Two other adults were living in a garden shed in the house’s backyard.
The officer contacted protective services to remove the children from the residence.
Estranged wife wants benefits
A 41-year-old man recently retired from the Navy called police Dec. 30 to report his estranged wife had been harassing him for money and benefits.
A Bremerton police officer interviewed the man, who lives in the 1700 block of Bloomington Avenue. The man told the officer he hadn’t seen his wife in five years, and although divorce proceedings had been started in 2006, the process had not been completed.
The man said his estranged wife had appeared in Bremerton — she lives in California — and had been calling him, his girlfriend, his boss and she also began showing up at his place of work.
Brick and rock through window
A 38-year-old man called police Dec. 31 to report that a rock and a brick had been thrown through his living room window.
Bremerton police went to the apartment on the 4900 block of Auto Center Way at about 6 a.m. to meet the resident, reports said.
Damage was estimated at about $500. The resident told officers he didn’t know who broke the window.
Missing fences make bad neighbors
An ongoing dispute between neighbors escalated to a violation of a civil antiharassment order Dec. 31 in the 1400 block of Park Avenue.
A 33-year-old woman reported a violation of a protection order by her 60-year-old female neighbor, claiming that her neighbor emerged from her residence, came within six feet of her and waved her middle finger at her.
That day, the 60-year-old had called 911 to report that the 33-year-old took her fence. The two women’s apartments face each other.
The reporting party denied provoking a gesture from her neighbor and suspected her neighbor of egging her vehicle the previous evening.
The 60-year-old claimed she did not wave her middle finger and said she blamed the 33-year-old and other neighbors for the “mysterious absence” of her fence.
The officer served mutual anti-harassment orders between parties.
After Bremerton police cleared the scene, the 60-year-old called to report that her neighbors were glaring at her and trying to harass her. An officer advised she cut off contact with the 33-year-old neighbor.
Father and son vow to never see each other ‘ever again’
Tensions between a father and his adult son erupted Jan. 1 in a fight over stolen tools.
A Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy was called to the house on the 8000 block of Hide A Way Lane NW at about 4:12 p.m. when the son arrived at the house to pay his father back some borrowed money, reports said.
A fistfight started, with the father punching the son in the face. The son punched his father back and then left.
He called to say a tow truck would arrive to remove his pickup from the father’s property, and the father said if it wasn’t removed in 30 minutes it would be “trashed,” the son told the deputy.
The son then found his truck had two windows broken and a shotgun stolen from inside. The son told the deputy The windows would cost $200 to replace and the shotgun was worth $150.
The father denied vandalizing the vehicle, and said the son likely stole about $400 in tools, which started the fistfight.
The two told the deputy they never wanted to see each other “ever again.”
Teen didn’t like New Year’s curfew
A teenager who violated curfew New Year’s Eve and then came home and tried to leave again the next day was arrested after assaulting his older brother.
The older brother, 25, had tried to keep his younger brother, 16, inside to obey their mother, according to Kitsap County sheriff’s reports.
The mother told the deputy the teen arrived home at the family apartment in the 12000 block of Daphne Lane NW Jan. 1 and intended to shower and leave again. When he was stopped, he went “crazy” the report said. When the older brother stepped in, the fight began. At one point the teen put his older brother in a choke hold.
Once the brothers were separated, the teen began hitting his head against a wall and announced he would tell the arriving deputy the older brother had assaulted him.
The teen was booked into Kitsap juvenile detention for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
Drug hunter nabs $1,000 in medication
A 44-year-old Bremerton woman reported Dec. 30 that a man she drove to a North Kitsap casino stole $1,000 worth of medication from her car.
The woman told a Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy she met the man named at a smoke shop in Silverdale and drove him to the Point No Point Casino near Hansville, reports said.
Once at the casino, the man began “drug hunting,” described by the woman as walking through the casino looking for somebody to buy drugs from.
The woman, who said she disapproved of the man’s behavior, returned to her car to find missing jewelry and about $1,000 worth of “random medications” missing.
The suspect was not located by the deputy.
Shoplifter said she stole for homeless friend
A 19-year-old Bremerton woman arrested Jan. 4 for shoplifting at Kitsap Mall said she was stealing for a homeless friend.
When confronted by security guards from Kohl’s, the woman ran, according to Kitsap County sheriff’s reports.
The woman was also suspected of stealing from the J.C. Penney at the mall, and was pursued by security guards from both stores. The guards reported the woman shoved them when confronted. The woman admitted to stealing, and said she ran because she was scared, but denied pushing the guards and claimed they pushed her.
In all, the woman was accused of stealing about $325 worth of clothes. Guards confiscated a pair of wire cutters the suspect used to remove security devices from the garments.
The woman was booked into the Kitsap County jail for investigation of two counts of third-degree theft and one count of resisting arrest.