Island man allegedly burglarizes adult store

A Bainbridge Island man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into an adult store in Silverdale and stealing several adult-themed products.

Arthur Jay Brown, 24, was arrested by Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office  deputies around midnight on the morning of Wednesday, May 29.

He has been booked into the Kitsap County Jail for burglary on $55,000 bail.

Deputies responded to a call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, for a break-in at Lover’s Package on Ridgetop Boulevard in Silverdale. Deputies arrived to find that the glass door to the shop had been broken out. The door was still locked, though shards of glass were scattered across the ground.

There was also a metal trash can laying on the ground near the door. A clothing rack was wedged in the door and a wig was found approximately 30 feet from the entrance.

No one was found inside the store, but fresh bicycle tracks were discovered nearby.

A K9 unit was called in, and a police dog led deputies to a nearby coffee stand where they found various adult-themed toys had been dropped.

Meanwhile, another deputy had stopped a man, later identified as Brown, on a bicycle at Bucklin Hill Road and Tracyton Boulevard. Police noticed Brown was cut and bleeding from his right arm and hand.

The K9 unit eventually caught up and led deputies to Brown while he was stopped and speaking with officers.

Brown denied being involved with the burglary or being in the store. Deputies took photographs of Brown to compare with security camera footage from the adult store.

Deputies later reviewed the footage which showed a man, matching Brown’s description, take a trash can and smash the glass door. The man then entered the store and began grabbing various items before taking a metal clothing rack to break more glass out of the front door. The man then exited the store. The theft took place in less than a minute.

Footage from earlier that day also documented a shoplifter. The suspect in the that theft also matched Brown’s description, according to a police report on the crime.

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