Law enforcement on the lookout for South Kitsap burglar

Christopher Smith is wanted on a felony warrant for residential burglary

PORT ORCHARD — Christopher Harper Smith Jr., 38, has been identified from surveillance video to be the primary suspect in a couple of South Kitsap residential break-ins this month.

Smith is believed to be the individual who broke into two homes in South Kitsap on Oct. 17. His last known address is in Gig Harbor. Smith, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 215 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. He is known to drive a silver 2003 Acura 3.2TL with the Washington license plate BOW2258.

Smith is wanted in Kitsap County on an outstanding felony warrant for residential burglaries issued Oct. 23. Bail was set at $50,000.

According to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson, the suspect was last seen on surveillance video attempting unsuccessfully to make a forced entry into two South Kitsap homes. He was successful entering a third home in South Kitsap, where he stole two handguns and a rifle, plus personal documents belonging to the homeowner.

Smith also is wanted on other warrants, including a no-bail felony warrant issued by the Washington State Department of Corrections for escaping from community custody and gross misdemeanor warrants from the City of Dupont and the City of Fircrest for second-degree vehicle prowling.

Sheriff’s Office detectives caution that Smith has possession of three stolen firearms and is capable of engaging in a violent confrontation either with law enforcement or the occupants of a residence where he is in the process of committing another illegal entry.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Smith is asked to contact Sheriff’s Office Detective Dave Meyer, lead investigator, at 360-271-6395. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Reference case reports K19-010571 and K19-010572.

Christopher Harper Smith Jr. was identified on surveillance video attempting to break into a South Kitsap home Oct. 17. (KCSO image)

Christopher Harper Smith Jr. was identified on surveillance video attempting to break into a South Kitsap home Oct. 17. (KCSO image)

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