Alert neighbor catches men breaking into SK home

A neighbor helped catch three men suspected of breaking into a South Kitsap home last week, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the report, the incident began shortly after 3 p.m. Nov. 6 when a 20-year-old resident of Gillette Drive SE saw a van pull up to his neighbor’s house and a man got out. He said the man knocked on the door, and after no one answered it, the van was backed into the residence’s driveway and two men got out.

One suspect then grabbed what was later determined to be a rock and broke a window near the front door to unlock it. The men removed several items from the home, including a DVD player, a flat-screen television and a computer, and carried them to their van. A third suspect remained in the van during the burglary.

The witness described the van and gave a partial license plate, and described the three suspects. A Port Orchard Police officer then located the van and pulled over the suspects headed eastbound on State-Route 16 at Sedgwick Road.

After the witness was driven to the suspects and identified them, all three Pierce County residents were booked into Kitsap County Jail for residential burglary and possessing stolen property. Their initial bail was set at $100,000 each.

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