Law enforcement

Kilmer queries first-responder agency leaders about mental health issues

Kilmer queries first-responder agency leaders about mental health issues

Leadership says PTSD has become a ‘retirement disease’

 

Safety emphasis patrols will target paddleboarders Labor Day weekend

Safety emphasis patrols will target paddleboarders Labor Day weekend

Boards are considered vessels subject to recreational boating laws once they leave a designated area

 

<em>Gary Simpson is running for re-election as Kitsap County sheriff in the 2018 election.</em> KCSO photo

Sheriff announces bid for re-election

KITSAP COUNTY — Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson, who was first elected sheriff in 2014, announced his bid May 2 for re-election to the seat… Continue reading

 

Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

20 arrested in internet sex sting

Bremerton PTA officer charged with second-degree attemped child rape

Police Chief Steven Strachan

Mental health issues dominate officers’ work | Police Calls

It was very apparent this past week that the full moon was coming. It started Oct. 7 when officers responded to a hit-and-run collision on… Continue reading

Police Chief Steven Strachan
Police Chief Steve Strachan

Be vewy quiet … I am hunting wabbits| Police Calls

Officer Trevor Donnelly was called to a minivan vs. house crash this past week. The driver was last seen fleeing on foot, but he didn’t… Continue reading

Police Chief Steve Strachan
Continuing Gavin’s work: Foundation raising money for K-9 units

Continuing Gavin’s work: Foundation raising money for K-9 units

BREMERTON — About a year ago, the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation presented a check for $5,780.13 to local K-9 units. This year, they hope to… Continue reading

Continuing Gavin’s work: Foundation raising money for K-9 units

Man changes plea in 1987 rape case, faces 144 months

PORT ORCHARD — A former Poulsbo man entered an Alford plea on Sept. 6 to a 1987 statutory rape case from which he avoided prosecution… Continue reading

Former North Kitsap High School teacher awaits trial for sexual misconduct with a minor

POULSBO — A North Kitsap School District employee is charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and is awaiting trial, the North Kitsap School District… Continue reading

Brandon Greenhill, left, and Derek Ejda are the two full-time bicycle patrol officers for the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bicycle patrol is ‘proactive,’ not ‘reactive’ policing

BREMERTON — In April, the Bremerton Police Department set up a new kind of patrol for the city, one that included officers Derek Ejda and… Continue reading

Brandon Greenhill, left, and Derek Ejda are the two full-time bicycle patrol officers for the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Michael Lunn is interviewed by Poulsbo Police Officer Gary Westerfield after the alleged assault at Lunn’s home. Lunn said he swung at the alleged victim after the man entered Lunn’s house; police believe the swinging started outside. (Poulsbo Police Department)

Assault, or lawful defense? Jury will decide

POULSBO — Michael Lunn said he was asleep on his living room couch at about 1 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2016 when he was awakened… Continue reading

Michael Lunn is interviewed by Poulsbo Police Officer Gary Westerfield after the alleged assault at Lunn’s home. Lunn said he swung at the alleged victim after the man entered Lunn’s house; police believe the swinging started outside. (Poulsbo Police Department)
Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot

Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot

Bremerton Police are currently investigating. Call the BPD at 360-473-5220 if you have information.

Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot
More than 250 tips received in Careaga murder case

More than 250 tips received in Careaga murder case

Van Gesen: ‘It’s taking a lot of time … but it’s very important we do things right’

More than 250 tips received in Careaga murder case

When driving, keep right except to pass

Washington State Patrol stops 476 left-lane campers in three-day period of emphasis

Agreement with county clears way for Suquamish Police to enforce state law

SUQUAMISH — Suquamish police officers will soon be able to enforce state law no matter the suspect — non-Native and Native American — under a… Continue reading

Kitsap law enforcement memorial service May 17

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Law Enforcement Memorial Service is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 17, at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park, 5505 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. The… Continue reading

Poulsbo public schools on lockdown after report of gun sighting in neighborhood

POULSBO — North Kitsap public schools in Poulsbo are on lockdown this morning, after a caller reported seeing someone walking near the school “with what… Continue reading

North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo Middle School and Poulsbo Elementary School were placed on lockdown May 2 after a caller reported seeing someone walking near North Kitsap High School “with what looked like a rifle,” Deputy Police Chief Andy Pate said. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)

Lockdown at Poulsbo schools ends at 11:10 a.m.

POULSBO — The lockdown at North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo Middle School and Poulsbo Elementary School ended at 11:10 a.m. May 2, almost two hours… Continue reading

North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo Middle School and Poulsbo Elementary School were placed on lockdown May 2 after a caller reported seeing someone walking near North Kitsap High School “with what looked like a rifle,” Deputy Police Chief Andy Pate said. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)
Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking

Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking

OLYMPIA — The statute of limitations for most felony sex crimes in Washington state is three years. That would change under House Bill 1155. HB… Continue reading

Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking