The following cases were filed in Kitsap County District Court:
• A 34-year-old of Bremerton man was charged with felony threat to kill. A second man went to the residence on McKenzie Avenue in Bremerton March 30 in order to serve a restraining order. The man knocked on the door and the offender allegedly pulled down the blinds and yelled at the victim. The offender held a hatchet in his hand and “reared back as if he was about to strike him through the window while yelling, ‘I’m going to kill you.’” The victim then left the area and called 911. A SWAT team was called in and a search warrant was obtained and the offender was taken into custody. Bail was set at $150,000.
• A 30-year-old Orting was charged with possession of methamphetamine. The man parked his Chevrolet SUV along the side of State Route 160/SR 16 April 4 and turned the flashers on. A Washington State Patrol trooper stopped by to check on the motorist and saw the man laying down inside the vehicle.
“I identified myself and (the man) sat upright in a quick and panicked manner .. his eyes were wide open and he was physically shaking. I also plainly observed a glass smoking device with white residue on the passenger seat,” the trooper wrote.
The trooper asked the man for the pipe and the man “dove toward the floorboard with it.” The man was then arrested. Several syringes were on the front seat, including one loaded with a clear liquid. Bloody paper towels and a leather belt tourniquet were also in the SUV.
The man told the trooper he started using meth nine months ago and said he spent about $100 per day on it.
• A 30-year-old Bremerton man was charged with assault in the third degree and malicious mischief in the first degree. He allegedly threatened people with a knife and fork April 9. The man had a no-bail felony escape warrant. Deputies used a stun gun to subdue and arrest him. The man allegedly tried to spit on the deputies and later kicked out the rear window of the patrol vehicle.
• A 23-year-old Bremerton man was charged with possession of heroin. The man had permission to borrow a Jeep but failed to return the vehicle. The man allegedly kept the Jeep and spent several days getting high on heroin. A Bremerton Police officer found the man passed out in the Jeep on Ninth Street in Bremerton April 8. Bail was set at $31,000.
• A 63-year-old Bremerton man was charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend and rammed her into a thin wooden divider wall. He then yelled at her for breaking the wall.
• A 29-year-old Bremerton man was charged with attempting to elude pursing police vehicle. He sold a car to a woman and the woman then sold the car to someone else, and the offender became upset. He punched the woman and another man. The offender had a suspended license and yet drove off. Bremerton police officers tried to pull him over but the man wouldn’t stop the car.
“I saw a green Honda almost collide into officer Forbragd’s patrol vehicle that was on Ostrich Bay with the emergency red and blue lights and siren activated,” an officer wrote. “The Honda then turned westbound onto Kitsap Way, driving sideways across three lanes.”
The Honda then crashed into a light pole but the man still tried to keep driving. Officers used patrol vehicles to pin the vehicle down and he was arrested.
• A 42-year-old Tacoma man was charged with malicious mischief in the second degree. He and another man got into an argument in Bremerton April 6 and the offender allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the roof and hood of the victim’s Toyota Corolla.
• A 60-year-old Bremerton woman was charged with assault in the second degree after she allegedly tried to stab someone during an argument involving an imaginary friend that she claimed had been hidden from her.
• A 21-year-old Bremerton woman was charged with theft in the third degree after she was caught trying to shoplift a pair of $2.99 black leggings from the Bremerton Goodwill store Nov. 3.
• A 34-year-old Bremerton man was charged with residential burglary. A Bremerton Police officer saw the man allegedly jump a fence and walk on the porch of a home. The officer contacted the man, who said he was at the house to meet a friend. He could not remember his friend’s name. Bail was set at $50,000.
• A 44-year-old Bremerton man was charged with violation of a court order. The man allegedly assaulted a woman and injured her forehead while at a Kitsap Way gas station May 7. A Bremerton Police officer arrived at the scene and the man ran off. The officer yelled at the man to stop but he did not comply. The man reached the beach of Oyster Bay an entered the water and began swimming away. He bobbed in the water more than an hour and refused offers of a life preserver or rope to come back in. Officers used a row boat to reach him and take him into custody. Bail was set at $50,000.
• A 50-year-old Seattle man was charged with assault in the third degree. A Bremerton Police officer pulled the man over for allegedly driving without a seat belt and speeding. The man had a BAC of .11. The man claimed the reason he was pulled over was because the officer was “jealous of a black man in a Cadillac.” The man kicked the officer during a warrant blood draw at the hospital. The man was booked without bail due to a previous DUI charge.
• A 43-year-old Port Orchard man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree and possession of methamphetamine. A state trooper pulled him over on Kitsap Way in Bremerton April 9 after observing the man fail to signal while changing lanes. The man failed a field sobriety test. Five smoking pipes, 19 baggies of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun was found in the vehicle. The man had a previous felony conviction.
• A 38-year-old Suquamish man was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The man allegedly drove his blue Ford pickup truck erratically on State Route 3 and nearly crashed into other vehicles. He was driving 49 mph in a 60 mph zone and was swerving the vehicle wildly. The man was pulled over and was unable to walk in a straight line during a field sobriety test. He also had a prior DUI.