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Taken from Port Orchard Police Department incident reports.
Something smells kind of fishy here
• A Spencer Avenue woman came to Port Orchard Police headquarters to report a possible mail fraud. She showed officers a letter and a check for $3,800 she had received in the mail from Foodland Green Securities, Inc., claiming she had won $125,000. The sender informed her the $3,800 was merely a first installment on the prize money and instructed her to deposit the check, then send $3,000 to cover taxes on her winnings. Suspecting a scam, she brought the letter to the police. The case was referred to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department, since she lives outside the city limits.
Verbal argument turns physical
• Officers were called to an apartment complex at 818 Bay Street for a reported domestic disturbance. On arrival, they found two females, one of whom lived in Apartment 1 and the other in Apartment 3. On questioning, one suspect said she had repeatedly complained to the other about excessive noise and about harassing her sister, so she decided to confront her about it again. This time, the second female said she felt threatened and slapped the other across the face. Officers determined both were equally at fault and cited both for fourth-degree assault.
No evidence of a gun shot
• Officers were called to a mobile home in the 200 block of Granat Street for a reported gunshot. Investigators probed the area south of the mobile home park but were unable to find any spent shell casings, fresh damage or smell of gunpowder.
Visit with his ex ends with a slap
• Responding to a reported domestic incident at 1350 Bay Street, officers questioned a woman who said she and her ex-boyfriend had been sitting in his car together when their conversation drifted back to their former relationship. At that point he called her a slut and she slapped his face. Officers gave the female a ride home but no one was cited and no charges were filed.
Suspect spreads holiday “chair”
• CenCom reported a mentally unstable person behind the Slip 45 night club on Bay Street. On arrival, a police officer was told by a 37-year-old female that her boyfriend was behaving violently. At this point the boyfriend was yelling loudly but the officer could not make out what he was saying. The boyfriend then dropped to his knees and began pounding the pavement with his fists. The responding officer then instructed the suspect to raise his hands. Instead, he grabbed a metal chair and waved it over his head, theatening to hit the officer with it. The officer removed his Taser from his holster and told the suspect he would be tased if he didn’t drop the chair. By this time, a second officer had showed up on the scene behind the suspect. When he instructed the man to lower his arms, he did. Together, the two officers managed to handcuff the suspect, who was transported to the Kitsap County Jail and booked for third-degree assault.
Suspicious car in McCormick Woods
• CenCom dispatched officers to reports of a suspicious person in McCormick Woods. Responding officers questioned a resident of Killeen Place SW, who said she noted a vehicle driven by a lone female who appeared to be casing the neighborhood. The woman said she got in her car to follow the vehicle, and the driver sped off. The woman making the complaint followed, at speeds in excess of 60 mph until the suspicious car finally stopped. Asked why she was driving through the neighborhood, the suspect said she was driving to Belfair and got lost. The complainant noted there were several garbage bags on the front seat of the car that appeared to contain packages. There have been recent reports of mail and packages being stolen from doorsteps in McCormick Woods.
Dance studio reports break-in
• Responding to a silent alarm from the Just for Kicks Dance Studio on Mile Hill Drive, officers discovered the north emergency door had been pried open. Inside, they discovered the snack room door had also been forced open. When the building’s owner arrived shortly thereafter, he noted that two wall-mounted courtesy boxes had also been forced open, but the checks inside hadn’t been taken. The business owner promised to make an inventory the following morning to determine what might have been stolen.
Hit-and-run driver returns to scene
• Officers responded to a report of a three-car hit-and-run-accident on Sedgwick Road near Sidney Road. When they arrived, a 27-year-old male said he had been rear-ended by a white Jeep Cherokee and the momentum had pushed his car into the car in front of him, too. All three vehicles turned into the Albertsons store to exchange information, but the driver of the Cherokee — a 25-year-old female — suddenly drove off. The male driver chased her on foot and obtained her license number. Officers traced the number and were able to contact the suspect by phone. She admitted having caused the accident and said she fled because she was afraid she would be arrested for not having insurance. Officers persuaded her to return to the scene, where she was arrested, cited and released with a court date.