Mom kidnaps son, threatens to kill family

A 39-year-old Bremerton mom who kidnapped her son and had threatened to kill her family was in Kitsap County Superior Court April 9.

She was charged with residential burglary, violation of harassment court order and custodial interference. She faces 16 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

Court records show Kitsap deputies responded to a kidnapping at the 5800 block of Lenea Drive NW in Bremerton at 7:51 a.m. April 7.

The caller’s grandson was taken in the middle of the night by his mother, who has documented mental health issues and a violent history. A friend of the mom’s said about a year ago she told her she planned to kidnap and take the lives of her two children and then her own.

She texted another friend in March asking to buy a gun to kill people, adding, “I’m going to kill my whole family, in fact.” She goes on in vivid detail saying how to divide the belongings of her dead relatives after they are murdered and cleaning up the murder scene.

They were found in Seabeck, and the mom was arrested.

Bail over $1 million

A 19-year-old Bremerton man is being held on over $1 million bail after appearing in court April 12 on first-degree robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon.

He faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Court records show Bainbridge police responded to a robbery Dec. 13, 2023, in the 6100 block of Lynwood Center Road NE at around 11:30 a.m. They said three masked men pointed guns at her, demanded cash and threatened to kill her and her son. They stole $3,200 and Japanese yen. They also stole her purse and phone.

A bystander emailed images to BI police. On Dec. 19 around 3:20 a.m. offers found a suspect car at Battle Point Park. After getting a search warrant, police found stolen items and also hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Police learned of a similar robbery in Suquamish Dec. 8. Two informants provided information and photos. Police identified the suspect, which led to his arrest.

Indecent liberties

A 41-year-old Poulsbo man is being held on $250,000 bail and was in Superior Court April 8 charged with indecent liberties.

He faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Court records show Poulsbo police responded Dec. 30, 2023 at 8:40 p.m. to a home where the reporting party said his daughter, 12, was forced to touch his ex’s boyfriend’s “thing.”

Spit on officer

A 55-year-old Springfield, OR man was in Superior Court April 9 charged with third-degree assault of an officer and harassment.

Bail was $150,000. He faces 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Court papers say Kitsap deputies responded to the Manchester Pub in Port Orchard at 11:52 p.m. April 5. An intoxicated man was acting aggressively. He was asked to leave, and when he went outside he urinated on a vehicle. Employees locked him out so he couldn’t return.

The suspect threatened officers physically and verbally, and even spit on one, so he was arrested.

Explosion scare

Bail was set at $100,000 in Kitsap County Superior Court April 15 for a 53-year-old Port Orchard man found in possession of an explosive device.

He faces 20 years in prison.

Court records say Port Orchard police went to the 400 block of SW Hayworth Drive around 8:08 p.m. April 13. Two loud explosions were heard, but one caller said it had been going on for weeks. Another caller saw a large plume of white smoke near Gravity Coffee. One witness had photos of a man who was in the area.

Officers found three holes in the ground about 6 feet away from an apartment building and garage when they returned hours later. Gunpowder was found in the holes. Witnesses said they were concerned for their safety and wouldn’t let their kids go outside anymore.

Officers found the man in the photo, and he was intoxicated and had a lighter, but no cigarettes. Police decided to do a stake out and soon after they saw the suspect and heard an explosion. It came from an illegal firework, an M-1000, and the suspect was arrested.

Sex for games

A 51-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court April 15 charged with rape of a child, commercial sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree rape.

He faces life in prison plus 15 years and $80,000 in fines.

Court records show Kitsap deputies responded to an address in Bremerton April 14 at 1:01 p.m. A 16-year-old said her stepfather had repeatedly raped her. She said it started when she was around 11. He said he would buy her stuff if she allowed it. She would say no, he would force her anyway, then buy her stuff.

It continued when they bought a hot tub, more than 15 times, she said. He bought games for her like Genesis Crystals. It happened another time when her mom and brother were on a camping trip.

Drug arrest

A 54-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court April 11 charged with possession with intent to deliver meth.

Bail was $65,000. He faces 10 years in prison and no more than $100,000 in fines.

Court records show Bremerton police responded to the 800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Street at 10:03 a.m. April 10. The suspect tried to hide behind garbage cans. As police approached he dropped a meth pipe and stomped on it to try to break it. In his hands was some meth, which he dropped and also tried to destroy.

The suspect said he smokes it, but doesn’t sell it. Yet he had a small digital scale in his pocket. Police found five baggies with a total weight of 44 grams.

Tattoos identify

A 41-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court April 12 after being identified by distinctive tattoos led to his arrest.

He faces six years in prison and $15,000 in fines.

Court papers say Kitsap deputies responded to a call of a prowler at Faith Temple on Trenton Avenue NE in Bremerton April 11 at 8:52 a.m. He gave a false name and walked away. Police saw a tattoo on his neck of a puzzle piece. Asked if he had such a tattoo he said no and tried to cover it up.

When the officer called him by his real name, he looked then ran off. He dropped his backback on the way then was caught at a dead end. The officer grabbed his hoodie and took him to the ground with help. Credit cards and mail of others were in the backpack.

Kicking assault

A 36-year-old Bremerton man was in Superior Court April 15 after a warrant arrest for second-degree assault.

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

Court records show police Kitsap deputies responded to St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale Jan. 1 at 7:55 p.m. for a domestic violence Dec. 29, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.

A woman was being treated in the emergency room after a fight with her boyfriend. They were in a car, and he was kicking her in the ribs. She was tangled up in the seat belt and could not escape. He kicked her in the hand, breaking a finger, then stomped on her on the ground next to the vehicle. She urinated on herself during the assault.