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BI Public Defender Who “Fights Like Heck” Earns KCBA Professionalism Award

Bainbridge Island Public Defender Thomas Alpaugh was just awarded the 2015 Kitsap County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award. The award is given “in recognition of sustained excellence in the practice of law” for, as City Manager Doug Schulze put it, “his dedication and hard work, representing indigent people charged with misdemeanor crimes.” Members of KCBA, Alpaugh’s…

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Citizen Alertness Leads to ID of Possible Island Prowler

Last week saw a number of Island prowls. On the 28th a woman reported that her Venice Loop shed had been prowled the night before. There was another shed prowl that night on New Brooklyn. On the 27th, someone had prowled mailboxes on Mariner Avenue. There was a burglary on North Street on the 26th and mail theft…

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‘Belly Brawl’ in the Safeway Tofu Section

On January 17 at 1:13 p.m. Bainbridge Police Officer Gary Koon responded to an assault report in the High School Road Safeway. The woman who reported the incident said she had been shopping in the tofu section of the store when she was accosted by another woman. The first woman reported that the second was…

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New Scam on the Rock: Your Power Is Going to Be Cut

On January 10 at 2:30 in the afternoon, a local real estate broker with several rental properties within the city got a call from one of her Winslow Way business tenants. The tenant told her she had just received a call from Puget Sound Energy telling her that if the overdue power bill for the property were not paid immediately the…

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Former Manager of Ray’s Automotive Arrested

Kevin Donald Norris, the former manager of Ray’s Automotive on Bainbridge Island, was arrested on December 29, 2014, for failure to appear in court. Norris had been summoned on charges of 3rd degree theft but did not show up for his hearing on November 4. He is currently incarcerated in Kitsap County Jail with bail…

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Happy DUI 2015!

Senior Police Clerk Barbara Seitz reported that in six of the last eleven years, the first police report of the New Year has been a DUI arrest. Those DUI years are 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, and our most recent, 2015. Self-Aware Drunk Driver. Just 49 minutes into the New Year, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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Accused Bainbridge Assailant Booked for Attempted Murder

The Bainbridge Island man arrested for allegedly attacking two women on December 15 behind the Doctors Clinic is now facing the additional felony charge of Attempted Murder. According to court documents, Adrian Allan Charvet, 25, was arrested for attacking his 50-year-old cellmate in Kitsap County Jail at approximately 11:30 a.m. yesterday, January 1, 2015. Inside…

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Bainbridge Man Accused of Assaulting Two Women Could Get 10 Years

The man accused of assaulting two women on December 15 behind The Doctors Clinic on Bainbridge is still in jail, being held on $50,000 bond. A felony complaint for assault in the second degree was filed the day after the assault in Kitsap County District Court against the 25-year-old man, Adrian Charvet. According to the…

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‘Tis the Season for Car Prowls, Mail Theft, Burglary, and Fraud

As predicted by the Bainbridge Island Police Department, December has seen an uptick in property crimes, including car prowls, mail theft, burglary and fraud. Here is a good representation from just the last week: Mail Theft A woman came to the station to report mail theft. She said that at about 2 in the afternoon…

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BIPD Was Instrumental in Wednesday’s Arrest of Kitsap Home Invader

The press release issued by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office yesterday failed to mention the Bainbridge Island Police Department in their account of the arrest of a 21-year-old man suspected in a Poulsbo home invasion. But the BIPD was essential to the success of the operation. On Wednesday evening, around 5, the BIPD received a…

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Suspected Kitsap Burglar Who Hitched Getaway Ride Is Apprehended on Bainbridge

The man believed to have been involved in a Poulsbo home invasion that involved a physical confrontation between the suspect and the homeowner on December 5 is now in custody. Hayden David Armstrong-Nunes, age 21, was apprehended around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, after a short foot pursuit and physical confrontation outside of the Bainbridge Island Rhododendron…

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Man Assaults Two Women Behind Hildebrand, Is Arrested by SWAT Team

Yesterday afternoon, December 15, just before 2 p.m. a woman was behind The Doctors Clinic in the rear parking lot when a young man in his twenties approached her and began punching her. Another woman nearby, seeing what was happening, yelled at him to stop, and then he assaulted her as well, punching her in…

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Escaped Felon Suspect Catches Ride at Longhouse Texaco After Home Invasion

Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a suspect, Armstrong Nunes, believed to have been involved in a Poulsbo home invasion that involved a physical confrontation between the suspect and the homeowner at about 10 a.m. on December 5 in the 5400 block of NE Laura Loop. The suspect is believed to have stolen several firearms from the home….

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Other Victims Encouraged to Join Suit Against Poulsbo Doctor Accused of Rape

The law firm Morrow Kidman Tinker Macey-Cushman, PLLC, is investigating claims against Dr. Darren M. Chotiner of Poulsbo, who was arrested Tuesday, December 2, in connection with alleged sex crimes against two female patients seen by him at Peninsula Community Health Services in East Bremerton. Chotiner has since been charged with second-degree rape and had his…

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Bainbridge Man Arrested for Vehicular Assault and DUI

On the morning of November 30, Bainbridge Island Police Officer Maurine Stich arrested a man for vehicular assault and DUI. A young man had driven his car into a ditch at Koura and Fieldstone Roads. A passerby saw the car and reported that its occupants, the driver and a passenger, looked injured. According to the police report,…

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BIPD’s Advice for a Crime-Free Holiday Season

The Bainbridge Island Police Department wants to help keep you safe over the holidays. Officer Trevor Ziemba spoke with us about five areas of increased risk over the holidays and offered advice for protecting your family and finances. He said, “During this holiday season of joy and spending time with the family, it’s a good…

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Videotaped Armed Burglary Suspects Identified but Still at Large

Through investigative work and with assistance from citizens, Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives have identified two of the suspects believed to be involved in an armed break in and burglary at a South Kitsap residence in the Sunnyslope area last week. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for both men by the Kitsap County District Court for…

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Sheriff Requests Help to Identify Armed Men in Video Footage Burglarizing a Home

Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives are requesting public assistance to identify two suspects thought to be involved in a South Kitsap burglary and the theft of an ATM machine in King County. Video footage (below) shows two men armed with handguns burglarizing a home in the Sunnyslope area of South Kitsap between 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November…

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BIPD Helps Bring Down Human Traffickers Working in County (Including BI)

On November 13, the Bainbridge Island Police Department assisted in a multi-agency operation spearheaded by the FBI and the Bremerton PD to identify and arrest human traffickers in Kitsap and Pierce Counties. The operation resulted in six arrests in Kitsap. The operation involved renting rooms at a local Bremerton hotel and arranging “meets” through a…

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Darth Vader IRS by Seth Anderson

A Scam That Triggers Guilt and Fear “Inundating” the Island

The Bainbridge Island Police want Islanders to be aware of a scam that is “inundating” Bainbridge with fraudulent phone calls supposedly coming from the Internal Revenue Service. In a statement issued by the department, the BIPD reports that “Dozens of islanders have contacted the Bainbridge Island Police Department in the last couple of weeks to…

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