Police Report: Speeding cycle and ‘a failure to communicate’

A sampling of police reports from Port Orchard.

PORT ORCHARD — The following summaries are derived from reports filed over the last two weeks by officers with the Port Orchard Police Department. The summaries are not intended to be a complete recounting of incidents filed by police.

Sept. 2

A Port Orchard police officer working in a marked patrol vehicle at the 2000 block of Pottery Avenue heard a fellow officer report attempting to catch up to a recklessly driven motorcycle near the area of Rockland Avenue and May Street. That officer described chasing a blue motorcycle ridden by a white male who was wearing a white helmet and a blue t-shirt. The cycle was seen passing other vehicles and riding at speeds surpassing 70 miles per hour.

While in the general area, the officer observed the motorcycle traveling southbound on Pottery as it passed him, even though his cruiser had flashing lights and the siren blaring. He began pursuit of the blazing cycle only to see it accelerate while failing to stop at the intersection of Sidney and SW Berry Lake. After the officer cleared the intersection, he continued his pursuit southbound on Sidney. After passing SW Hovde Road, the officer watched as the cycle continued on through the intersection of Sidney at Sedgwick Road, again without stopping. But at the 5300 block of Sidney, the officer shut down his lights and siren, ending the pursuit. He told CENCOM the pursuit had concluded because of the rider’s excessive speed and recklessness.

The pursuit lasted about one minute over 1.29 miles. The motorcycle was last seen at the 5500 block of Sidney. There is no suspect ID’d in the case.

Aug. 31

Police units were dispatched to a senior adult-living community on Lippert Drive West after an “unwanted” female was reported inside the facility making a scene and demanding to see the facility director. The female was reportedly trying to show employees at the facility photographs on her cell phone, which were apparently of a cook employed there. When an officer arrived, he spoke with the facility director and the cook in question. The director pointed to the officer where the unidentified woman was located, who identified herself to the officer. She told him that she was there to inform the director of a felon/sex offender who she said was working at the facility — and didn’t feel it was right.

The disruptive woman was referring to the cook, who told the officer the situation being referred to had happened “a long time ago” and been expunged from her record. Looking up the cook’s record, the officer found the woman no longer was required to report as a registered sex offender. The cook said she has moved on from the past and is trying to make a better life for herself. The woman also told the officer she has never met the complainant and doesn’t know who she is. The director said she was aware of the cook’s history and had run a background check on her. The cook passed the review.

The officer spoke with another facility employee, who had direct contact with the complainant. The employee said that based on her conversation with the suspect and the woman’s strange behavior, she was afraid for the residents of the facility. When the complainant stepped outside, the employee then locked the door to keep her from returning. The director told the officer that she wanted the complainant to be trespassed — not allowed on the property — and the officer obliged.

He later contacted the woman, who said she was looking for a home for her mother, saw the cook and felt uncomfortable — “got a weird vibe.” The woman didn’t disclose how she got the cook’s last name or history, but she said she felt it wasn’t acceptable for her to work around older vulnerable people. The officer told the woman that the director had criminally trespassed her from the facility, and if she returned, she could be arrested. The woman responded that she wouldn’t return, but will contact the corporate office about the situation.

In turn, the officer told the cook that she might want to consider getting an order against the woman if it was something she wanted to pursue.

Aug. 26

At 6:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2200 block of South Flower Avenue about a verbal dispute. When the officer arrived, he contacted a male standing in his backyard and asked what had happened. The male said he had yelled a few things at his neighbor “that he shouldn’t have.” The man said the argument started when he heard his neighbors talking in their backyard. He neighbor’s wife, he reported, had the same voice of a girl that he knew. The man then disclosed that he’d said, “This is f—-king nonsense,” to his neighbors. When the officer talked with the neighbor seeking his version of the story, the man said that he and the woman were sitting in their backyard, minding their own business and talking with each other, when the neighbor started yelling at them and cursing.

All parties were advised to avoid talking to each other.