SK runaway found living in an abandoned mobile home, giving marijuana to younger teens

A Port Orchard teenager took responsibility for breaking into an abandoned South Kitsap mobile home and supplying marijuana to two younger teens, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

The 17-year-old suspect had a warrant out for his arrest, and he told Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies he was a runaway.

He had been staying at the doublewide mobile home for four nights he admitted.

He planned to stay at a friend’s house, he said, but his friend had apparently fallen asleep and didn’t let him inside.

So he went wandering around looking for a place to stay and discovered the house around 4:30 a.m.

He just walked right in, he said, and he had been eating, sleeping and spending time with friends there since that night.

Deputies found “a small wooden pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana,” in the bedroom the teens were in, and next to the pipe was a piece of aluminum with marijuana in the middle of it.

The marijuana and its packaging weighed 1.5 grams.

Deputies took the three youths to juvenile detention, and the 17-year-old was booked for residential burglary, possession of marijuana and second-degree escape. His bail was set at $10,000.

The other two, ages 16 and 14, were booked for residential burglary and possession of marijuana. Their bail also was set at $10,000 each.

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