Kitsap County Superior Court cases

Resisting arrest

A 31-year-old Seabeck man was in Superior Court March 18 charged with third-degree assault of an officer and resisting arrest.

He faces six years in prison and $2,000 in fines. Bail is $65,000.

Court records show on Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. Bremerton police went to the 200 block of South Cambrian Avenue regarding an arson investigation of a man using a torch and matches to light items on fire. The man was taking items out of a shopping cart, setting them on fire then putting them back.

When contacted by police the suspect threw a large shopping bag with items inside at an officer. The officer told him to sit down and when he didn’t the officer took him to the ground. He kept saying “stop fighting” and “stop resisting.”

That went on for some time before he was handcuffed. The suspect attempted to spit, bite and grab officers. He began chewing on the sidewalk at one point. The man was taken to St. Michael Medical Center for treatment.

Bail $200,000

Bail was set at $200,000 March 18 in Kitsap County Superior Court for a 29-year-old Silverdale man who stealing a vehicle and second-degree burglary.

Bail was $200,000. He faces 20 years in prison and $40,000 in restitution.

Court papers say on March 17 at 1:04 p.m. Kitsap deputies found a man passed out in a truck that was reported stolen. In the truck were jackets and artwork believed to be stolen from Eclectic Homes earlier that day. The suspect had a stolen credit card in his pocket, and some broken glass on his person.

Officers went to a flower shop and found a window broken. The credit card had the name of the business on it.

Bloody kitchen

A 54-year-old man was in Superior Court March 18 arrested on a warrant from Dec. 12, 2022 charging him with second- and fourth-degree assaults. Bail was $50,000. He faces 11 years in prison and $21,000 in fines.

Court records show Bremerton police Nov. 18, 2022 at almost 1 a.m. went to the 3400 block of Spruce Avenue. The victim was hysterically weeping while the suspect had fled. The officer went into the kitchen and found a man on the floor with blood pouring from his mouth.

The suspect earlier went into the house and punched the man and told him to leave the woman alone. Officers could not find him to a warrant was issued.

Identity theft

A 21-year-old Silverdale woman was in Kitsap County Superior Court March 18 after being arrested on a warrant from Feb. 25, 2023.

She was charged with second-degree identity theft. Bail was $150,000. She faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Court records show Bremerton police at 7:52 a.m. responded to the 2100 block of Snyder Avenue. The victim said her vehicle was stolen along with several credit cards. One of the cards already had been used twice. Police went to one of the businesses and saw surveillance footage. Three suspects were spotted, and two were identified by police.

More ID theft

A 29-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court March 19 charged with two counts of first-degree identity theft, and second-degree theft.

Bail was $150,000. He faces 25 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Court papers show Bremerton police responded Jan. 11 at 10:36 a.m. to the 100 block of Washington Avenue. A financial crimes investigator at Kitsap Credit Union was investigated and used social media for information. Fraudulent checks were being put into the bank and then withdrawn. The suspect had been involved in similar fraud cases. He was identified using bank photos.

When police finally caught up with him he had many debit cards that did not belong to him. Fraudulent checks totaled tens of thousands of dollars.

The suspect used Snapchat to solicit people to make money with him. He asked if they have bank accounts. He showed videos of himself withdrawing money from ATMs, cashing checks and money orders. Once fraudulent checks are put in the bank, they immediately withdraw as much as the ATM will allow.

Once the bank sees the fraud it will close the account, and the person’s credit will be ruined or be subject to criminal or civil action. Many co-conspirators don’t realize that. The suspect is either buying blank checks or making them himself.