Baby, woman assaulted
A 24-year-old Bremerton man was in Kitsap County Superior Court Jan. 16 with bail set at $750,000.
He was charged with second-degree assault of a child and second-degree asault of a woman. If convicted he faces 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines.
Bremerton police reports say on Jan. 12 at 2:26 p.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of Whitney Avenue. They saw Bremerton fire personnel carrying a small child to an ambulance. Inside the home, the suspect was being held down by a witness.
Court records say the incident started when a woman said that the suspect crawled into the bed she was in, told her to “shut up,” and choked her. She escaped, but was still naked. She ran to a nearby trailer and put some clothes on. She looked out a window and saw the suspect with a kitchen knife. She ran to a store, called a taxi, and went to another location where her dad lives.
When she arrived, she was crying and told the witness and the baby’s grandfather that they should go to the other residence because she worried about the baby and its grandma.
When they arrived at the other home the grandma said she couldn’t find the baby. They went to a nearby trailer, forced their way in and found the baby naked on the bed and unresponsive. The witness then held the suspect until police arrived.
The baby was taken to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale, where doctors believed it likely had a seizure due to lack of oxygen to the brain. The baby was wearing a diaper and a turquoise and pink onesie.
A 34-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court Jan. 16 with bail set at $500,000.
He was charged with first- and second-degree robbery. He faces life plus 10 years in prison and $70,000 in fines.
Kitsap Sheriff’s reports say officers responded to a robbery in the 5000 block of May Street NW at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 13. Store video shows a man with a black handgun demanded money from the cashier. The white man was wearing a black beanie and dark mask.
The victim said the man shot him in the hand with a BB gun when he reached for a golf club. The suspect ran off, went to a nearby store and threatened an employee there with bear spray. Using that store video, officers got the license plate number of the suspect’s car.
The car sped off at a high rate of speed after it was spotted soon after. The driver was eventually caught and taken to the Kitsap County jail in Port Orchard.