Kitsap County Superior Court

Courthouse reopened after suspicious package prompts evacuation

The Kitsap County Courthouse was evacuated Friday morning as the Port Orchard Police Department investigated a potential threat to the building, after a suspicious package… Continue reading


County leaders to address courthouse improvements next week

Phase one improvements include addition of courtrooms and offices; $54 million estimation


Keyport man arrested in connection with death of two-month-old son

A Keyport man was arrested by Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies Dec. 6 in connection with the death of his two-month-old son. Damien Charles McCarter,… Continue reading


Woman charged for domestic assault

A trial in Kitsap County Superior Court is set for Jan. 6.

Poulsbo man sentenced to six years for child molestation

Anthony J. “AJ” Fugitt of Poulsbo was sentenced to six years in prison for three counts of child molestation in the second degree Monday morning… Continue reading

Manslaughter suspect sentenced to 90 months

Man shot Port Orchard woman while cleaning stolen rifle

Hit and run driver agrees to pay damages to Phillips’ family

Dominic Dixon of Kent struck and killed WSF employee who was helping stranded motorist

Port Orchard man arrested for child rape, molestation

The victim — the man’s daughter — is a 13-year-old girl with developmental delay issues.

Hit-and-run driver sentenced to 3 years for pedestrian fatality

Ali Rochelle Giannini pleaded guilty, asking for sentencing leniency

Garcia’s killer gets 16-year sentence

Shawn Michael Dean Hamlin pleaded guilty earlier in the shooting death of his friend in April.

300 roosters confiscated, two men charged with cockfighting operation

The rural South Kitsap residential site has been under lengthy investigation.

It’s 82 years in prison for murderer Kalac

PORT ORCHARD — Convicted murderer David Michael Kalac was sentenced Tuesday, May 16 to 82 years in state prison by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

Convicted murderer DeJesus awaits appeal hearing

By ILY GOYANES Special to the Independent PORT ORCHARD­– Geraldo Castro DeJesus sits in a jail cell waiting for a series of numbers. The series… Continue reading

Convicted murderer Kalac has a long, troubling criminal past

By ILY GOYANES Special to the Independent PORT ORCHARD — Twelve jurors have found David Kalac guilty of premeditated murder, and it would not come… Continue reading

Kalac trial stumbles along despite multiple obstacles

PORT ORCHARD — Alleged murderer David Kalac, whose trial in Kitsap County Superior Court has been plagued by delays since before it even started, appeared… Continue reading