Area Lights and Sirens

Our police blotter information is taken from police reports from the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office and Bremerton Police Department.

Man fails to register as offender

David Joshua Lee Darby who was convicted in King County for rape of a child, three and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The last time Darby completed an address form was between July 2010 and January 2014. After that, he picked up items from his ex-girlfriend’s house and used her address as his location. His ex-girlfriend told authorities Darby had not been living with her. His whereabouts are currently unknown, and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has requested an arrest warrant for failure to register. Under Washington law, sex offenders must provide an address to the Sheriff’s Office in the area of which they reside any time the address changes.

Man steals to support meth habit

On Feb. 10, Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft at Target in Silverdale. Loss prevention was in the process of detaining an angry shoplifter when a deputy arrived. The suspect — a 24-year-old Belfair man — admitted he had tried to shoplift a few things so he “could get drugs later,” stated the KCSO report. Video footage showed the man arriving in a white Malibu and “canvassing” the store with another man. The other male could not be located, and the suspect would not give up any information. The man pulled a pair of sunglasses and a memory card out of his underwear, valued $61.98. He orally acknowledged the theft and was advised he was “criminally trespassed” from all Target stores for the next two years. The man admitted he steals items to exchange for a small amount of meth. While on the way to jail, the man said he didn’t know anything about the car that transported him to the store, only that it was “borrowed.” The car had been stolen out of Mason County from a house known for its drug activity. The Belfair man was booked for second degree robbery. His bail was set at $20,000.

Joyrider drives across golf course

Around 2 a.m. on Feb. 9, Central Kitsap resident Kyle Eric Punt decided to take a drive on the snowy 10th fairway of Kitsap County Golf & Country Club. As deputies approached the vehicle, they noted two men reclined in their seats. Punt admitted that he was driving on the course, and told deputies, “We’re just having fun, and I’m a local,” states a KCSO report. Punt also admitted to drinking and driving the car. After deciding that the snow was unsafe to perform tests on, the deputy offered for Punt to use a breathalyzer. After changing his mind a few times, he finally decided to take it and blew a .163 reading. Punt was booked into Kitsap County Jail, and bail was set at $25,000.