Kitsap County court cases

$1 million bail

Bail was set at $1 million Sept. 1 for a 37-year-old Duvall man charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with first-degree assault and robbery.

If convicted, he faces sentences of life in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Bremerton police reports say at 8:38 a.m. Aug. 31 a car-jacking was attempted in the 4900 block of Kitsap Way. Witnesses said the suspect had a knife and knocked down the elderly victim in the disabled space in front of the store.

The suspect had been “casing” the area for a while and saw the victim open his trunk to put in groceries. The victim, who uses a cane, was struck four to six times in the upper back and shoulders with the knife.

The suspect then jumped in the car but two store employees and a citizen surrounded him and he gave up and waited for officers.

Hate crime

A 60-year-old Poulsbo man was charged with a hate crime and second-degree assault in Superior Court Sept. 1.

He faces 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. Bail is $50,000.

Poulsbo police say on Sept. 1 an officer was dispatched to the 19700 block of Garnet Court NE at 3:30 p.m. The reporting party said several coworkers were threatened by a man with a shotgun.

The man said the group had been “snooping around” the neighborhood when they actually were speaking to owners of houses about the benefits of solar.

The suspect said, “I wasn’t going to shoot them, it wasn’t even loaded. I just wanted them to get the —— off my lawn.”

One of the victims said the suspect called him the n-word and told his dog to “sick ‘em.” Victims also said the suspect pointed the gun at them. Another said the suspect seemed “very drunk” and was using “racial slurs.” The victims also said they felt threatened and the comments were “racially motivated.”

Child rape

A 36-year-old Bremerton man was charged in Superior Court with second-degree child rape Aug. 25.

He faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine. Bail was set at $250,000.

Bremerton police say on Dec. 13, 2022, there was a report of a sex offense that took place years before in Bremerton.

The victim said she had been raped by her mother’s boyfriend in 2016. She said she developed a crush on him and would cuddle with him when her mom was gone or asleep.

Their interactions became more sexual as time went by, and eventually included sex for six years. He told her it was OK unless someone else found out.

Police looked at a cell phone and saw evidence, including the man apologizing and mentioning he would turn himself into police.

A warrant was issued Aug. 28, and he was arrested two days later.

Stolen vehicle

Bail was set at $105,000 Aug. 31 in Superior Court when a 41-year-old Olalla man was charged with stealing a vehicle.

He faces 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Sheriff’s reports say at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 30 a man reported his truck stolen in the 5600 block of School Street NE.

The victim knew the suspect and when he confronted him about it the suspect held a baseball bat and made physical threats.

The suspect was found and arrested.

Bail $250K

A 32-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court Aug. 30 charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Bail was set at $250,000. He faces 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Bremerton police reports say they were at 6th Street and Montgomery Avenue at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 29 when they observed what looked like drug sales. After receiving permission from the driver, officers found drug paraphernalia. A man had bullets in his pocket. A gun was found on the floor of the vehicle, along with 112 small blue fentanyl pills. The man also had $466 in small denominations.

The man was a convicted felon, the latest being assault in 2013.

Gun pointed

A 23-year-old Port Orchard man was in Superior Court Aug. 29 with bail set at $100,000.

He was charged with second-degree assault. He faces 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Sheriff’s reports say on Aug. 28 he and another man were seen in the 3200 block of SE Lund Avenue at a store. The store video shows the Port Orchard man pointing a silver pistol and a juvenile victim.

When law enforcement arrived the suspect took off but was soon arrested.

Convict with 5 guns

A convicted felon was in Superior Court Aug. 28 for having five firearms.

The 40-year-old Silverdale man faces 30 years in prison and $60,000 in fines. Bail was set at $150,000.

Sheriff’s reports say on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. a search warrant was served in the 3500 block of NW Princeton Lane. A woman said she bought the guns for the man because she “loved him” and also felt “pressured” by him.

His previous convictions include robbery, burglary, assault, unlawful imprisonment, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Vehicular assault

A 23-year-old Tacoma woman was in Superior Court Aug. 28 on a charge of vehicular assault-driving under the influence.

She faces 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Bail was set at $50,000.

Sheriff’s reports say on Aug. 25 at 10:40 p.m. she was northbound on Sidney Road SW when she turned left toward her driveway and hit an oncoming motorcycle. The victim suffered a right leg fracture and other injuries. She told deputies she was looking at her radio and did not see the motorcyclist.

She later admitted to drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and taking muscle relaxers. She failed field sobriety tests and had a .183 blood alcohol rating.