Update | Officers pursue allegedly stolen vehicle across Kitsap County

PORT GAMBLE — A truck allegedly stolen Thursday from Bremerton went for a long ride that when the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office apprehended the suspect at the intersection of State Routes 104 and Route 307 (Bond Road).

A 19-year-old transient male is in custody for possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run, authorities said Thursday.

The truck, a 2011 Dodge Dakota, was stolen from the 1200 block of Fourth Street, said Bremerton Sgt. Kelly Meade. It was reported stolen to Bremerton police at 9:50 a.m.

About one hour later, at approximately 10:53 a.m., the truck allegedly struck another vehicle on Highway 3 in the Gorst area and left the scene, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Chelsea Hodgson. The trooper that investigated the crash will go ahead with a hit and run charge, Hodgson said.

Continuing north, where he was spotted by Kitsap County Sheriff’s officers, said KCSO Deputy Scott Wilson. Officers followed him past the Hood Canal Bridge and down State Route 104, and he eventually came to a stop at the Bond Road intersection.

Sgt. Mead praised the performance of the dispatchers in getting several law enforcement agencies coordinated to help quickly locate and recover the stolen vehicle. The information had to be shared quickly between Bremerton police, Kitsap County Sheriff and Washington State Patrol.

“They did a great job making sure the information got around in a timely manner,” Mead said.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com.

More in News

‘Pop Pop’ is gone, but beloved patriarch’s spirit lives on

Michael Keaton’s shattered family gathers strength from his legacy.

Don Clotfelter / WSDOT
Late-night closures for Hood Canal Bridge

SHINE — The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed during the late… Continue reading

Kitsap Community Food Co-Op gets new home

BREMERTON — The Kitsap Community Food Co-Op will finally have a home… Continue reading

Champagne, anyone? Chris Craft wooden boats bring elegance to marina

The 29th annual Chris Craft Rendezvous docks in Port Orchard Marina.

Rob Putaansuu
Putaansuu elected to AWC board

The Port Orchard mayor is in his first term in office.

Suspected hit-and-run driver surrenders to KCSO

Ali Rochelle Giannini had been listed as a ‘person of interest.’ She’s now in Kitsap County Jail.

This poster displays the route John Kuntz will take along the Columbia River. (Photo courtesy John Kuntz)
Local plans 1,250-mile kayak trip

Trek made to inspire children to explore outdoors

Housing Kitsap kicks off work on Sherman Ridge

The new neighborhood is part of Housing Kitsap’s affordable homeownership efforts in the county.

A 49-year-old man was arrested in Bremerton in connection with a three-year-old hit-and-run incident in Port Orchard. (Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol Trooper Chelsea Hodgson)
Bremerton man arrested in fatal 2015 Port Orchard hit-and-run

64-year-old Chris Lukkassson was hit and killed by a vehicle on Victory Drive Southwest

Most Read