Man arrested following spate of car thefts

Nathaniel Spaulding was arrested Monday for theft and possession of meth with intent to deliver

A 31-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing numerous Honda vehicles between December and January.

In December of 2019, investigators with the Bremerton Police Department noticed an increase in Honda vehicle thefts. An analysis revealed there was not only an increase in the City of Bremerton but throughout Kitsap County as well.

On Dec. 10, Nathaniel Spaulding became the prime suspect after detectives from the General Investigation Unit and Special Operations Group located Spaulding in East Bremerton at a Honda “chop shop,” the release states. As detectives approached the property to investigate, Spaulding allegedly passed by a stolen honda and fled recklessly from the scene and was not relocated.

A search warrant was executed for the “chop shop” that revealed several items including stolen Honda vehicle, parts, and license plates. The case then went cold as stolen Hondas from Bremerton reduced and information received about Spaulding left the area, according to a BPD release.

On Monday, a detective with the Kitsap County Special Investigative Unit located a multi-colored Honda on Auto Center Way in Bremerton. The detective checked the license plate of the Honda, but it was registered to a truck. The detective allegedly attempted to stop the Honda, but it fled and was not located. A BPD detective and Kitsap County Sherrif’s Office detective located Spaulding at an address in the general area of where the Honda had last been seen.

Spaulding was then taken into custody and a search warrant was obtained to search the property and recover the stolen Honda. Evidence related to two other stolen Hondas was also located at the scene, investigators say. Spaulding was booked into Kitsap County Jail for theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possessing stolen property, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, and possession of heroin.

More in News

26 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Kitsap Thursday

So far, 18 positive cases have been reported in July

CHI Franciscan opens new Family Medicine Clinic

Clinic provides outpatient care such as obstetrics, pediatrics, sports health, addiction treatment.

Washington State Parks ‘roofed accommodations’ now available for rent

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District cabins also available for rent

Demonstrators gather in downtown Poulsbo on July 3, the one year anniversary after the fatal police shooting of Stonechild Chiefstick. Photo Courtesy Suquamish Tribe
Memorial caravan honors Chiefstick on anniversary of fatal shooting

Exactly one year after Stonechild Chiefstick, of the Chippewa Cree tribe of… Continue reading

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Wright has retired from the agency after 34 years of service in the county. He now is executive director of the Washington Fire Chiefs Association in Olympia. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News file photo)
Chief Wright retires, Jeff Faucett fills his boots at SKFR

Wright now leading Washington Fire Chief Association in Olympia

Small aircraft crashes near Mullenix Road in South Kitsap

Pilot trapped inside on-fire plane, taken to Harborview with critical injuries

Outbreaks a concern for board of health as cases rise in Kitsap

For the moment, Kitsap County is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but worries… Continue reading

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in Kitsap County

22 active cases of COVID-19, 267 total infections since March

NKSD will use hybrid learning model next school year

Each school will split students into two groups for remote and in-person learning

Most Read