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Sailor arrested after breaking into Port Orchard home

A 31-year-old man, who is on active duty in the U.S. Navy, is in Kitsap County Jail after he was arrested for breaking into an elderly resident’s home in the early morning hours of March 15.

Mathew Allen Clark was charged with residential burglary and bail was set at $50,000.

Scott Wilson, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Scott Wilson said Clark is assigned to Naval Base Kitsap.

According to the police report, Clark broke into a home in the 3000 block of SW Horstman Road about 2 a.m.

A resident in the neighborhood, call the KCSO after he heard someone screaming outside.

A deputy arrived at the scene and her the suspect yelling and waited until more deputies arrived.

When deputies approached the home they found the front door open and the lights inside the residence were off. The suspect exited the home.

Deputies discovered the suspect outside the home and the suspect said he was doing a military exercise.

A deputy went back inside the house and found a 70-year-old woman. She said she was sleeping when the suspect kicked in the front door. The woman said she hid in the back bedroom.

The woman said she became frighten when the suspect yelled at her to “start praying” because he was going to “blow her head off.”

Wilson said alcohol appears to have been a factor in this situation and no weapons were found.

 

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