Don’t smile at surveillance camera

Note to self: When committing a crime, don’t look straight into a surveillance camera.

A 37-year-old Port Orchard woman was in Kitsap County Superior Court after being arrested on a warrant, facing charges of first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and robbery in the second degree.

Bail was set at $100,000. If guilty on all charges, she faces life in prison and $90,000 in fines.

Court records show on Jan. 11, the woman used bolt cutters to break a padlock and get into a residence. She looked right at the camera. Ironically, the homeowner was in the backyard with deputies who were recovering a stolen vehicle.

That woman also is suspected of punching a homeless woman with a physical disability in the eye Nov. 20 of last year. The woman, who lives in the woods, was crying. The suspect accused the woman of stealing her clothes. The victim rode her bike, but then the suspect showed up in a car, and pushed her over, hit her about five times and stole some of her possessions.