Bail $500K in vehicular homicide case

A 24-year-old Kingston man was in Kitsap County Superior Court July 9 arrested on a warrant and charged with vehicular homicide after driving with three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

Bail was $500,000. If convicted he faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Court records show Kitsap deputies responded to an accident at East Collins Road at Wood Road E in Port Orchard at 2:20 a.m. June 7. The vehicle the suspect was driving went off the road at a high rate of speed in a 35-mph zone and crashed into a tree. The vehicle became airborne and caught fire after hitting the tree. Bradley Walgren, a passenger in the two-seat convertible, died at the scene.

The driver was found on grass outside the vehicle, disoriented and suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. He said he and his friend had just come from the End Zone Sports Bar in Port Orchard. The suspects blood-alcohol content number was .244, with the legal limit .08.

100 stolen vehicles

An 18-year-old Bremerton man suspected of stealing 100 vehicles as a juvenile was in Superior Court July 9 charged as an adult with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Bail is $50,000. He faces 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Court records show Bremerton police responded at 4:46 p.m. July 3 to the 3400 block of Wheaton Way at the Habitat for Humanity after a report of vehicle theft out of the parking lot. The victim saw two suspects earlier at Lowe’s, and they followed her.

On July 8 a suspect was arrested at an apartment as he tried to jump out a second-story window. He was deterred by K9 Nox. Later he said the last time he went to prison it was for 32 counts of eluding.

A woman reported the suspect, saying he stole the car. He said it was in retaliation for information she provided to law enforcement that led to a previous arrest. Facebook page posts confirm that. The suspect wrote, “It’s crazy how you claim to care so much about me and whatever but then you have me set up and arrested.”

Dealer’s brother

A 23-year-old Gig Harbor man was in Superior Court July 8 charged with second-degree robbery after a warrant arrest from last year.

Bail was $50,000. He faces 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Court records show the suspect’s vehicle was impounded after a previous crime. In it was $14,635 in cash and an unfired 9mm bullet. A warrant was issued, and the suspect finally was arrested.

Multiple probable cause papers say the entire story started Nov. 11, 2022 when a 17-year-old died of a suspected drug overdose. That suspected dealer also was accused of sexually assaulting two girls ages 14 and 15. A 16-year-old boy then posted derogatory remarks about the dealer on social media. That led to the 16-year-old’s assault, robbery attempt and drive-by shooting perpetrated by the dealer and some of his friends at Horseshoe Lake June 7, 2023.

The 23-year-old is the brother of the dealer. His car was the one used in the attack at the lake in Port Orchard.

Rape charge

A 29-year-old Port Orchard man was in Superior Court July 10 charged with third-degree rape.

He faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Court papers say Kitsap deputies responded July 8 at 9:15 a.m. to a Port Orchard address. A woman said her ex-boyfriend raped her in the shower three days before. She said they had dated for five months but broke up two weeks ago. On July 4 while showering the man pulled back the curtain and said he was going to join her. She refused, and he raped her. She said she could not yell for help because the shower is small, and she was “squished to where I couldn’t breathe or talk.” She said he also had raped her previously after the breakup on a bed. A roommate said one night he heard the victim give a “blood-screaching scream and yell, ‘I told you not to touch me.’”

Cigarette burns officer

A 26-year-old Lakewood woman was in Superior Court July 11 charged with hitting an officer in the head with a cigarette, causing a burn.

The official charges were assaulting an officer and criminal trespass. Bail was $55,000. She faces five years and 90 days in prison and $11,000 in fines.

Court records say Bremerton police responded to the 2500 block of Burwell Street at 12:19 a.m. July 11. The cashier at a gas station said a woman was in the store yelling and refusing to leave after the confused employee questioned why she was going into the women’s bathroom.

An officer told the woman to leave, but she stayed in the parking lot, continuing to yell. The woman threw a cigarette at officers then walked toward them flicking a lighter and calling them names. Later, when it looked like she was going to hit an officer, he wrapped his arms around her torso in a body lock to guide her to the ground. But she resisted. She slammed the officer in the back of his head with a cigarette, causing a burn.