A 21-year-old Port Orchard man who allegedly broke into the family home of a friend was arrested two days after the burglary when investigators questioned him at a hospital emergency room where he was treated for a dog bite.
A homeowner in the 11800 block of Fairview Boulevard called 9-1-1 on Friday to report that he arrived home and found someone had forced entry through his front door. The man told Kitsap County sheriff's deputies that a laptop computer, his son's Xbox console and 20 video games, and several other items were missing, according to court charging documents.
The man told deputies he noticed an outgoing call on his home phone that he did not recognize, but his son said the number was for his 21-year-old friend. The father said he hadn't seen his son's friend around recently, but knew he was involved in drug use.
Sunday evening the 21-year-old was was taken into custody in an unrelated incident, during which he was bitten by a police dog while being arrested. The deputy who had investigated the burglary on Fairview was notified that the suspect was at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, and he went there to question the man.
During questioning, the suspect admitted breaking into the home and stealing his friend's property, according to charging documents. He told the deputy he had sold the stolen items to several people, but that he probably could make arrangements to get the property back.
The deputy's report states that the suspect expressed remorse for victimizing his friend and wanted to cooperate fully. He said "this has been a long time coming" and he wanted to "start over fresh." He said he was willing to speak with detectives about this incident and other incidents he has been involved in, or knows about.
The man was transported to the Kitsap County jail and booked for burglary and trafficking in stolen property. Bail was set at $50,000.