The following summaries were selected from Port Orchard Police Department reports filed by officers during the past week. The summaries were edited for brevity and clarity, and don’t represent all of the procedures enlisted by officers during the described incidents.
An officer was dispatched to an assisted living facility in Port Orchard where a staff member had called about an altercation between two residents. One of the residents had left his room to retrieve a new oxygen tank when another resident nearby called him a “fat f—k.” After hearing this, the resident steered his motorized scooter around and drove into the back of the offending resident’s wheelchair.
The officer spoke with the offending resident, who admitted to calling his neighbor a “fat a— m—f—” as he rolled by. Asked why, he said the two had clashed in the past over issues and had “bad blood” between them. He claimed that as a result of the wheeled collision, he had a slight hip pain. The officer then spoke with the offended party, who said he had rolled by on his scooter when he heard the man call out the obscenity to him. After hearing it, he told the officer that he had spun around and driven into the back of the man’s scooter in what he claimed was an attempt to push the man toward his room.
The assisted living facility staffer said staff would keep the two apart from each other for the time being. Both men said they would avoid each other’s presence.
At 4:26 p.m., a woman called 911 and requested assistance in serving a temporary protection order to her father and stepmother at a residence where they all reportedly resided. The order stated the two needed to vacate the residence, where the woman said she was the first to reside there; the two others moved in later. When officers arrived at the location, they noticed there were no vehicles in the driveway. Knocking on the front door, they heard no response. The officers then called the daughter over so they could check inside to ensure the two weren’t inside.
After she arrived, the woman unlocked the door but found it to be barricaded. All other doors and windows were found to be blocked by wood paneling or wooden 2x4s that had been attached by screws drilled into the frames. After receiving permission to breach the door, the officers announced their presence and ordered the occupants to come to the door. Not hearing a response, they entered and headed to a bedroom. The couple finally responded by asking why the police were there. When told they were being served orders to leave the premises, the woman’s father launched into an extended rant about a litany of illegal activities that he said his daughter had conducted from the house. He said his daughter had been using meth and selling narcotics out of the house with the assistance of drug dealers from California. The man also stated his daughter had texted that she was going to “send guys to the house” if he and her stepmother didn’t move out and “these were the type of guys who will tie you up and rape your wife.”
The man then showed the officers a portion of the texted message. One of the officers asked him to send the full message thread with an actual phone number displayed, saying it was important to do so. But three hours later, the officer reported he had not received it. Meanwhile, the couple claimed the daughter had assaulted stepmom with a stick, then ended up pushing her into a table saw in the garage, causing a visible bruise to her back.
When asked why he hadn’t reported the crimes conducted against them, the man said, “Well, she’s my daughter and I didn’t want her to get into trouble.” In her defense, the daughter denied ever being in the house except for a few minutes to pick up some items on Oct. 25, saying she was staying at a friend’s house. She denied there had been any confrontation with her father and said she never assaulted her stepmother.
To date, nothing new has transpired in the investigation of this messy, confusing matter.
An officer responded at 5:06 p.m. to a report of a vehicle prowl that had just been discovered at an auto dealership. Taken to a Ford F150 parked in the back of the lot, the officer saw it had a busted-out passenger-side window. Under the vehicle was a camouflaged hunting jacket that had been taken from it. The dealership employee provided the officer with a key to the truck so he could examine it for fingerprints and other evidence. Inside, the vehicle’s cabin did not appear to have been disturbed. All items inside were where they belonged, the officer reported. He stated in the report that the burglary may have been a crime of opportunity in which the suspect broke the window and took what could be easily grabbed.
The vehicle’s owner asked if a backpack was still sitting on the center console, but it didn’t appear to be inside. However, the item wouldn’t have been reachable if the suspect had only the shattered window to reach into. There are no leads or suspects so far in the case.