Woman nabbed, charged with theft at Port Orchard store

A Bremerton woman was charged with second-degree organized theft in Kitsap County District Court March 11, involving allegedly shoplifting more than $850 of merchandise from Walmart in Port Orchard and other retail stores in the county.

Mary Arlene Gomez, 35, was arrested at her Bremerton home about 9:22 a.m. on March 10.

According to charging papers, Gomez also allegedly attempted to steal more than $1,300 of merchandise from Target in Silverdale on March 2, but was stopped by loss prevention personnel.

She escaped with an $80 portable DVD player.

The next day, Gomez allegedly stole more than $1,700 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Bremerton. She also attempted to steal more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from the Walmart in Poulsbo, but Gomez was stopped and ran away from the store, documents stated.

If convicted, the she could receive a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine.

On March 11, Gomez was released from the Kitsap County Jail under $25,000 bail.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies also arrested Gomez’s boyfriend, William Richard Hill, 35, of Bremerton. He was charged in court for growing marijuana in a Bremerton home.

When Hill was arrested on March 10, deputies found 73 marijuana plants growing.

The maximum sentence for manufacturing marijuana is 10 years in prison and/or a fine between $2,000 and $20,000.

Hill was released from jail on a $105,000 bond on March 11.

Man charged for assault

Donald Allen Hall, 31, of Bremerton was charged with third degree assault March 11 in District Court.

According to court documents, Hall allegedly was seen taking two T-shirts and proceed to exit with paying at the Walmart in Port Orchard on July 20.

Two witnesses, both loss prevention personnel, confronted Hall after showing their badges. During the confrontation, Hall struck one of the loss prevention personnel with his fist, then left the store, stated court documents.

Port Orchard police later arrested Hall who told officers he was at the store and remembered the incident. He requested a lawyer before answering any more questions from police.

If convicted, Hall could receive up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

He remains in jail under a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 26.


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