Topic: Kitsap County
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November 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM
A man was shot this afternoon during a fight in a grocery store parking lot in East Bremerton, according to police.
Bremerton police said two men got into an argument in the parking lot outside the Fred Meyer store near Northeast Riddell Road and Wheaton Way at about 2:30 p.m.. A 35-year-old Bremerton man was armed with a knife and the other had a gun, police said.
Witnesses said they heard several shots being fired from the area, which the man with the knife ran away from after sustaining gunshot wounds to his neck and arm, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
The gunshot-wound victim was found behind a fuel station and taken to Tacoma General Hospital with what Sheriff’s Office said were non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspected gunman was arrested and booked into Kitsap County jail on investigation of first-degree assault, the Sheriff’s Office said. He’s being held on $500,000 bail.
Sheriff’s Office detectives are reviewing surveillance camera footage and applying for search warrants for vehicles associated with both the suspect and victim to find out more about what motivated the fight. They ask that anyone with additional information about the shooting call them at 360-337-7101.
September 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM
The Associated Press
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A Bainbridge Island restaurant manager has been charged with voyeurism after authorities said he hid a camera in a bathroom.
The Kitsap Sun reports that Scott Fuchs was arrested and charged this week. The newspaper says Fuchs was previously charged with voyeurism under similar circumstances in 2007 while he worked at a Bremerton golf range. That case was dropped after key evidence was dismissed.
In the current case, authorities say a Doc’s Marina Grill employee discovered a smartphone concealed in a bathroom. The phone was recording video at the time.
Authorities say the recording occurred in an employee bathroom. Bainbridge Police Chief Matt Hamner says detectives do not have evidence of Fuchs filming other workers.
September 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM
A narcotics task force made one heck of a drug bust Monday, seizing about 64 pounds of heroin at a Tacoma home.
Detectives also seized a handgun, a scale and “drug-packaging material,” along with the drugs, which had an estimated street value of more than $500,000, according to a Kitsap sheriff’s news release.
Three suspects were booked into the Pierce County Jail on a variety of charges, the release said.
The arrests were the result of a investigation by detectives with the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNET).
WestNET is a multiagency narcotics task force hosted by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the release said. It draws members from the sheriff’s offices in Kitsap, Pierce and Mason counties; Shelton police and the State Patrol.
Other agencies involved in Monday’s arrests included the Tacoma Police Department; Washington State Patrol and K-9 teams; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the U. S. Department of Justice.
Concerned citizens with information about drug dealers or narcotics-related activity can call 360-337-7064 to report it. All callers have the option to remain anonymous. For callers from North Kitsap, Bainbridge Island, Olalla and Mason County, the toll-free number is 800-585-TIPS (8477).
August 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM
A Kitsap County husband and wife have been arrested after the man’s 13-year-old brother told deputies that the couple routinely beat, burned and tortured him, once allegedly hammering a nail through his hand.
The Kitsap Sun reports that 27-year-old Brandon Gunn and 34-year-old Viviana Gunn were charged Monday with first-degree child assault in Kitsap County District Court after a medical examination of the boy and a search of the couple’s Silverdale home.
The newspaper says the exam found open wounds, some infected. A piece of metal was found inside the boy’s hand, and blood stains were found at the home. The boy had lived with the couple since May 2012. He told deputies the beatings started earlier this summer.
Bremerton police found the boy sleeping on a park bench late Friday night and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The sheriff’s office says bail for the couple was set at $500,000 each. It was not immediately clear late Monday whether they had lawyers.
August 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Guardians of a 13-year-old Bremerton boy were arrested for investigation of unlawful imprisonment, assault and criminal mistreatment after the boy told police they beat and tortured him this summer, according to a news release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy told police his 27-year-old brother and his brother’s 34-year-old wife tortured him in repeated “sessions” in the garage, basement and bedroom of their home in the 1000 block of Northwest Cloninger Court, according to the release.
In these sessions, he said, they would tape or tie him to a chair and then beat him with a baseball bat or metal bar, hit him and drive nails through his hand with a hammer, hang him from a rafter by his hands, cut him with a hot knife and staple his hands with a staple gun, the news release says. He said he lost consciousness at times during the torture.
He also told police he was forced to strip and was imprisoned inside a locked dog kennel for up to three days without food or water, the release says. His sister-in-law would spray his open wounds with alcohol, he said.
During the last session, the release says he told police, his feet and mouth were taped shut and he was hit with a baseball bat. He was able to chew through the tape, force the cellar door open and run away, he said.
Bremerton police officers found the boy Friday night, about two weeks later. He was sleeping on a park bench with injuries that “required immediate medical attention,” according to the Sheriff’s Office news release.
After a search of the house, the two guardians were arrested Saturday morning and booked into jail on suspicion of numerous charges. Their bail has been set at $500,000 apiece, the release says.
August 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM
A 77-year-old Kitsap County woman was hit by a Ford Mustang while crossing Sidney Road Southwest after checking her mailbox Friday afternoon and had serious injuries, according to a news release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman had crossed Sidney Road Southwest from her driveway on the 8500 block to check her mailbox, and deputies said she apparently didn’t look when walking back across the street.
The Mustang, driven by a 24-year-old woman, was traveling north at about 45 mph, deputies said, and the driver wasn’t able to stop quickly enough to avoid hitting the older woman.
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue medics treated the woman who had been hit and took her to Tacoma General Hospital. The injuries, while serious, don’t appear to be life-threatening, the release said. Deputies say the driver was not impaired.
April 5, 2013 at 9:01 AM
SILVERDALE (AP) — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says a 14-year-old Seabeck boy was killed when the car in which he was riding ran off a road Thursday night and landed upside down in a creek.
Deputy Scott Wilson says the boy was declared dead at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. An airlift to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle had been called but was canceled.
Wilson says two other teens in the car were treated.
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue says the two were able to get out as the car filled with water. The 14-year-old was trapped until rescuers were able to extricate him.
December 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM
Rumors that something violent would happen at Kingston High School Friday, a week after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, have prompted the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to step up its presence at three school districts.
The Sheriff’s Office started investigating a possible threat after an alert from Kingston High School’s vice principal that there were rumors about planned violence. Deputies are taking the matter seriously, though detectives have not been able to substantiate any credible danger.
“You have kids talking trash and smack. Then it gets tweeted and spreads like wildfire,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Scott Wilson.
Some parents have been getting auto-calls from schools about a possible threat, and they tweeted about it Thursday afternoon.
There are usually a minimum of nine deputies making rounds at the North Kitsap, Central Kitsap and South Kitsap school districts, but on Friday there will be an additional six. They’ll visit high schools and middle schools first, then try to get to as many elementary schools as possible, Wilson said.
November 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM
The Associated Press
SUQUAMISH, Kitsap County – Fire officials say a fatal house fire in Suquamish likely started when a burning log rolled out of a fireplace, igniting a rug and other combustibles.
North Kitsap Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Michele Laboda said Monday afternoon’s fire killed a 57-year-old woman.
Investigators with the Kitsap County fire marshal’s office said Tuesday that the home caught fire while the woman was upstairs. It was unclear whether a smoke alarm in the home was working.
The fire was reported by neighbors and was difficult to extinguish because flames had spread to all three floors of the home.
August 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM
The Associated Press
HANSVILLE, Kitsap County — Kitsap County is submitting government paperwork to officially take possession of the Point No Point lighthouse. Built in 1879 at Hansville, it’s considered to be the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound.
The Kitsap Sun reports the county has leased the lighthouse from the Coast Guard since 1998. It’s been maintained and renovated with help from the group Friends of Point No Point, a chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.
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