Bainbridge Island briefs

Supe suspected

North Kitsap School District superintendent Laurynn Evans was contacted by law enforcement Jan. 26 as part of an investigation into removing signs in the 34500 block of Little Boston Road that are in opposition to the district’s bond proposal, a Kitsap County sheriff’s news release says.

The sheriff’s probable cause papers say Scott Henden and Kim Gerlach have been putting out signs that they say keep getting stolen or damaged. The signs urge a no vote against the capital bond measure Feb. 13. The morning of Jan. 26, the two decided to hide by the location where the signs kept getting stolen.

Henden was hiding in brush around 6:30 a.m. when a woman removed two signs and placed them in the back of her pickup, the release states. Henden called Gerlach, who followed the woman in a vehicle. The woman, whom the two allege is Evans, was later spotted parking at the Sons of Norway in Poulsbo.

KSCO contacted the woman. She confirmed she owns the pickup but was not involved in the thefts, the news release says. The agency said Evans is listed as a person of interest.

Tribe no on bond

The Suquamish Tribal Council decided Jan. 22 not to endorse the North Kitsap School District bond measure because it does not include its elementary school.

Excluding that school “is not equitable for children in our community nor for the hardworking school staff who educate our children,” a tribal news release says.

Baby, woman assaulted

A 24-year-old Bremerton man was in Kitsap County Superior Court Jan. 16 with bail set at $750,000.

He was charged with second-degree assault of a child and second-degree asault of a woman. If convicted he faces 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines.

Bremerton police reports say on Jan. 12 at 2:26 p.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of Whitney Avenue.

Court records say the incident started when a woman said that the suspect crawled into the bed she was in, told her to “shut up,” and choked her. She escaped and ran to a nearby trailer and put some clothes on. She looked out a window and saw the suspect with a kitchen knife. She ran to a store, called a taxi, and went to another location where her dad lives.

She was crying and told a witness and the baby’s grandfather that they should go to the other residence because she worried about the baby and its grandma. When they arrived the grandma said she couldn’t find the baby. They went to the trailer found the baby unresponsive. The witness then held the suspect until police arrived.

The baby was taken to St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale, where doctors believed it likely had a seizure due to lack of oxygen to the brain.

$500,000 bail

A 34-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court Jan. 16 with bail set at $500,000.

He was charged with first- and second-degree robbery. He faces life plus 10 years in prison and $70,000 in fines.

Kitsap sheriff’s reports say officers responded to a robbery in the 5000 block of May Street NW at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 13. Store video shows a man demanded money from the cashier. The victim said the man shot him with a BB gun. The suspect ran off, went to a nearby store and threatened an employee there with bear spray. Using that store video, officers got the license plate number of the suspect’s car. The driver was caught later and taken to the Kitsap jail.

BI Police log

1-21: Burglary, 16300 block of Reitan Rd. NE

1-23: Theft, 6600 block of Wing Point Rd NE

1-23: Fraud, 4000 block of Bluff St. NE

1-23: Harassment, 1200 block of Grow Ave.

1-24: Assault, 9100 block Sportsman Club Rd.

1-24: Identity theft, 7600 Madrona Dr NE

1-25: Fraud, 1200 block Weaver Rd NW

1-25: Identity theft, 200 block Winslow Way W

1-28: Burglary 9700 block Coppertop Loop NE


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