"Robbery suspect, knives nabbed by police"
June 12, 2008 · Updated 10:23 AM
"Port Orchard police on May 22 arrested a Bremerton man and confiscated two large knives following an alleged attempt at first-degree robbery.The victim of the attempted robbery said he was at the End Zone earlier that night when the suspect began asking for a ride home. An acquaintance gave him the keys to his Ford Explorer and told him to give the man a ride. In the driveway of the Sidney Avenue address, the suspect grabbed a large knife from the back seat of the Explorer and took the keys from the ignition. He told the man to run or be killed. But the man reached into the back seat and grabbed another large knife and told the attempted robber to give the keys back. The suspect got out of the Explorer and fled while the man called 911 on his cell phone.The victim told police the two knives were in the back seat because he and a friend had just bought them. A woman who lived at the residence arrived and the man began explaining he had just been robbed when he spotted the suspect hiding near some brush. Armed with his knife, he went to confront the man, calling 911 on the way.The suspect approached the residence, saying he was innocent and had a twin brother. When police arrived, the victim pointed them to the woman's trailer, where they found the man. He admitted he was the suspect, but said his identification was in his brother's car.The man identified him to police, but the suspect repeatedly denied being at the End Zone that night. The officer asked if he wanted to go to the End Zone to see if the bartenders recognized him. He agreed.At the End Zone, a bartender said the man had been in earlier that evening. With that information, the officer handcuffed him and put him in the patrol car. He attempted to advise him of his rights, but the man apparently became very vocal, so the officer stopped trying and they returned to the scene of the alleged robbery.The suspect continued to deny going to the End Zone, adding he didn't even know what those Navy guys wanted. When the officer asked how he knew they were Navy, the suspect didn't answer. He was booked at the Kitsap County jail for first-degree robbery. "