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December 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The Associated Press
PORT ORCHARD — A man who left a syringe plunged into a package of sausage at a Walmart store in Poulsbo was sentenced to three months in the Kitsap County Jail.
The Kitsap Sun reports 33-year-old Daniel Oaks Thieman of Kingston pleaded guilty to first-degree malicious mischief for the Oct. 25 incident and agreed to pay restitution.
Walmart threw out $19,000 worth of meat as a safety precaution after a customer found the syringe in a package of Jimmy Dean sausage.
Thieman was identified through surveillance video. He told police he made a stupid decision while sleep-deprived and on heroin.
October 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM
POULSBO — Police say a Kitsap County man accused of stabbing a hypodermic syringe into a sausage package at a Wal-Mart store in Poulsbo told them it was a “ridiculously stupid” decision he made while sleep-deprived and on heroin.
The Kitsap Sun reports that prosecutors on Monday charged 33-year-old Daniel Thieman with malicious mischief and placing poison or other harmful objects or substances in food. The store ultimately tossed out about $19,000 in meat after the syringe was found Friday. Thieman, of Kingston, is held on $250,000 bail.
Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend says he doesn’t believe any customers were affected.
Public defender Bill Houser argued that prosecutors failed to show probable cause for the charges since Wal-Mart chose to remove the meat and police said the syringe was empty, but the district-court judge was not swayed.
September 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The Associated Press
POULSBO – The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office says thieves stole an urn that contained the ashes of a 66-year-old man’s wife.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the man called the sheriff’s office to report the burglary, which happened when he wasn’t home on Friday.
The man says thieves also took a rifle from the 1930s, $25 in change, several Seattle Mariners bobblehead dolls, and three handmade fishing poles.
August 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM
An $8,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and charges against a man dubbed the “Duct Tape Bandit.”
The man has robbed four banks in Edmonds, Poulsbo, Redmond and Stanwood since May 24. In all four robberies he displayed a handgun and demanded money that he put into a white cloth bag. He assaulted a customer and a bank employee during the Stanwood bank robbery.
The man is described as white and in his mid-20s, about 5-feet-10 with short white hair and thin to medium build. His nickname comes from his habit of placing black tape over his nose. He may also have a tattoo on the inside of his left leg.
Anyone with information on the “Duct Tape Bandit” is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward of $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest and charges of this suspect.
Wells Fargo is offering an additional reward of up to $5,000. First Citizens Bank is offering up to $2,000 if the information leads to a capture and conviction of the suspect.
July 31, 2012 at 6:43 AM
Weather: It will be a bit cooler today than it was yesterday, but temperatures are expected to creep up day by day all the way into the weekend, reaching the mid-70s by Friday. Gee, we’re starting to sound like a TV weatherman. Let’s just say it’s going to be darn nice now through Monday, and we like that. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Woman dies in West Seattle fire: A woman was found dead in her apartment in the 9100 block of 45th Avenue Southwest early this morning. Our news partner the West Seattle Blog has the details.
UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. | Oh no! Crop circles: Yep, crop circles appeared in a wheat field near Wilbur in Eastern Washington last week, and no one is owning up to making them. Not again … Crop circles appeared in the area in 2009 and drew a good deal of tourist traffic.
You can’t out run the cops … on a scooter. A Poulsbo man riding a scooter was pulled over late Sunday by police for running a red light, but drove off when the officer went to get a field Breathalyzer test gizmo. Now, really. Police caught up to him after he fell off his scooter. The Kitsap Sun has the story.
Oh yeah, the garbage/recycle haulers are still on strike. At what point will customers say they’ve had enough of garbage piling up around them? Oops, we already hear some saying enough’s enough.
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July 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Wells Fargo Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information that results in the arrest and charging of a man suspected in robbing three banks in the Puget Sound area, most recently on June 20 in Edmonds.
In each instance, the man has obscured his facial features with Duct Tape.
The suspect is described in a news release from the Edmonds Police Department as a white man with short brown hair, 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall and weighing about 150 pounds. In each robbery, he carried a black semi-automatic handgun.
Edmonds police provided the attached video of a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 9727 Edmonds Way in that city on June 20 at about 2:20 p.m.
Earlier robberies believed to be committed by the same suspect:
- Noon, May 24, Whidbey Island bank, 26317 72nd Ave. N.W., Stanwood
- 2:02 p.m., June 7, Key Bank, 19735 10th Ave. E., Poulsbo
June 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM
Recent bank robberies in Edmonds, Stanwood and Poulsbo have been committed by someone fitting the same profile and police across the North Puget Sound area are seeking help in finding him, said Sgt. Michael Blackburn of the Edmonds Police Department.
In each robbery, the suspect has been a white male in his 20s wearing black tape across his nose and using a black semi-automatic handgun according to security camera images. He’s been seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, beige shirt, blue jeans, a dirty white “Hurley” brand ball cap, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. He’s also described as approximately 5-foot-8l, of medium build and with short light brown hair.
The most recent robbery was at 2:24 p.m., June 20, at a Wells Fargo Bank in Edmonds. Witnesses saw the man running west from the bank, across the street and into the QFC parking lot at 22828 100th Ave. W., according to a police statement. At about 2 p.m. on June 7, a similar suspect robbed the Key Bank in Poulsbo at 19735 10th Ave. N.E., and on at around noon, May 24, a similar suspect robbed the Whidbey Island Bank at 26317 72nd Ave. N.W. in Stanwood.
Blackburn asked anyone with information regarding the robberies to call Edmonds Police at 425-771-0212, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845, Poulsbo Police at 360-394-9783, or a local FBI office.
May 3, 2012 at 9:38 AM
The Associated Press
POULSBO — A 3-year-old girl was left alone for about half an hour on a school bus in Poulsbo before she was found.
She had failed to get off at her preschool and was left on the bus at the lot for the North Kitsap School District.
A spokeswoman says the driver should have walked through the bus Wednesday morning after parking.
The Kitsap Sun reports the driver is on administrative leave for an investigation.
The girl was found by another driver preparing the bus for another run.
The girls’ parents say it will be some time before they put her on a school bus again.
February 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM
There is not points to locate on the map
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting last night involving three Poulsbo police officers at a Les Schwab Tire Center.
Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said that that Poulsbo police were called to the Les Schwab store around 6 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun. Wilson said that it’s unclear what transpired next. The armed man, described as being in his 20s, was fatally shot and died at the scene.
The Kitsap Sun reports that witnesses said they had seen a man yelling and acting strangely outside the store at 424 N.W. Edvard St.
The three officers who responded have all been placed on adminstrative leave. It’s unclear which of the three, if not all three, opened fire, Wilson said.
Kitsap County sheriff’s’ deputies are investigating the case because the incident involved a nearby police agency. Deputies are still speaking with witnesses and searching for possible business surveillance videos that captured the shooting.
“The question is who shot and how many times,” Wilson said.
February 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM
The Associated Press
POULSO – A Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman says law-enforcement officers fatally shot a man outside a tire store in Poulsbo Wednesday evening.
Deputy Scott Wilson said he could not immediately confirm whether it was Poulsbo police who shot the young man, but three city officers were placed on administrative leave. No officers were injured.
The dead man was not immediately identified.
The Kitsap Sun reports that witnesses said they had seen a man yelling and acting strangely outside the Les Schwab store. The witnesses reported hearing one or more shots, then nothing until police showed up.
After police arrived, the newspaper says people at nearby businesses said they heard a single shot followed by a volley of gunfire.
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