Level III sex offender registers his South Kitsap location

Man has previous sex offense convictions but is not wanted, sheriff’s office says

Joshua Bret Garner (Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office photo)

Joshua Bret Garner (Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office photo)

PORT ORCHARD — A Level III sex offender has re-registered with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in South Kitsap.

Joshua Bret Garner, 38, has notified authorities as required by state law that he is now living at a residence in the 2500 block of Brookside Court Southeast.

According to court documents, Garner was convicted of first-degree child molestation in 2006 involving an underage female whom he was babysitting. In 2010, he was convicted of third-degree child molestation and fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation after he assaulted two teenage girls known to him.

Garner has additional convictions of making a false statement, no-contact order violations, telephone harassment, drug possession and failure to register as a sex offender.

Sheriff Gary Simpson said his conviction requires he register with the sheriff’s office in Kitsap County. Garner’s previous criminal history places him at a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend, Simpson said.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, Garner has served the sentences imposed on him by the courts and is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.

“This notice is not intended to increase fear; rather, an informed public is a safer public,” the sheriff’s office noticed stated.

“Abuse of information provided through the sex offender notification process in order to intimidate, harass or threaten registered offenders will result in an investigation and the filing of criminal charges against the perpetrators,”

More in News

.
Bremerton’s St. Michael Medical Center temporarily closing ER

Emergency services halted at 7 p.m. Friday due to staff shortage

Back to school vaccination event.
Back to School Poulsbo vaccine event July 31

North Point Church and Peninsula Community Health Services have partnered to host… Continue reading

.
2021 Fathoms royalty get their crowns

Pandemic uncertainties couldn’t dissuade Royalty Court

.
Long-awaited modernization project at Manchester Fuel Depot finally started

Work on nearly $200 million project to take nine years to complete

.
‘The entire west is burning’

With a worst-ever wildfire season feared this year, here’s what residents should know to keep safe

.
West Sound Film Festival is back for its fifth year

Meet three filmmakers being showcased at the festival this August

.
75 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap since Thursday

Outbreak of 18 cases at kids summer camp in Poulsbo

The brick flooring and wood paneling is original to the Olympic Hotel now called Hotel Scandi. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos
Hotel to open in downtown Poulsbo

While an official opening date is still in the works, soon visitors… Continue reading

The Suquamish Tribe laid to rest former Suquamish Tribal Chairman Richard Belmont Jr. on what would have been his 82nd birthday on July 24.
Former Suquamish Tribal Chairman laid to rest

Former chairman of the Suquamish Tribe Richard Belmont Jr., who played a… Continue reading

Most Read