Bremerton Crime

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  • Two arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery

    5 hrs ago | via Port Orchard Orchard 

    The suspects were arrested at a residence in the 1100 block of Dill Way in the Navy Yard City area of Bremerton, midmorning Dec. 21, "following a tactical action engagement by the sheriff's SWAT team," Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported. "Other than exposure to a chemical irritant, no injuries were sustained by the suspects during the course of their arrest."

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  • KITSAP 911

    Yesterday | via Central Kitsap Reporter 

    A 29-year-old Bremerton woman was charged with assault after she tried to take a three-year-old girl away from the child's mother while at the Central Kitsap Food Bank. According to police, Shanna Christine Lewis was at the food bank waiting to pick up a Thanksgiving basket of food along with the victim.

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  • Definition of 'firearm' in I-594 too vague, man says

    Yesterday | via Central Kitsap Reporter 

    A vague definition of what constitutes a "firearm" in the Initiative 594 background check law led Bremerton resident Robert Parker to wonder if such checks would be required for the sale of nail guns, flare guns or fireworks. I-594 defines a firearm as "a weapon or device from which a projectile or projectiles may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder."

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  • Defense has not approached Prosecutor's Office regar...

    Monday Dec 8 | via North Kitsap Herald 

    The defense attorney for the 18-year-old who allegedly made threats of violent acts against Kingston High School has not approached the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to negotiate the case in the three months since the teen was booked into county jail. Matthew Allen Smiley was booked Sept.

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  • Wash. doctor accused of assaulting patients

    Wednesday Dec 3 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    A Bremerton, Washington-area doctor arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting two female patients has had his bail increased to $250,000 as additional women contact police. Washington state has suspended Darren Chotiner's license to practice medicine.

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  • More than 11 women allege sex violations by Bremerto...

    Wednesday Dec 3 | via KOMO News 

    More than 11 women have now come forward with allegations against a Bremerton doctor who was arrested Tuesday for investigation of raping two patients who had sought help for back pain. The original investigation into Dr. Darren Chotiner, 46, found evidence that he sexually violated the two patients, touching them in a sexual manner and making advances to them during exams.

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  • Bremerton doctor arrested for allegations of rape

    Tuesday Dec 2 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    Bremerton police arrested a Kitsap County doctor Tuesday morning in connection with reported sexual assaults that occurred at his clinic. The 46-year-old doctor was arrested at an East Bremerton clinic on a warrant for second-degree rape, according to the Bremerton Police Department.

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  • Bremerton doctor charged with rape

    Tuesday Dec 2 | via Bremerton Patriot 

    Bremerton police detectives arrested a medical doctor at an east Bremerton clinic today and charged him with rape in the second degree. Dr. Darren M. Chotiner, 46, was arrested following reports from two victims who alleged Chotiner violated them sexually during examinations.

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  • Son charged with trafficking stolen property after s...

    Monday Dec 1 | via Bainbridge Island Review 

    A 26-year-old man who allegedly stole a cell phone, iPad and Blue Ray player from his father on Bainbridge Island was charged with second-degree trafficking in stolen property in Kitsap County District Court. Dashiell Charles Wood was charged with the felony after police alleged he took the three items from his father's Port Madison home and pawned them at Cash America in Bremerton.

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  • Central Kitsap woman booked on charges of murder, ar...

    Friday Nov 28 | via Central Kitsap Reporter 

    Kitsap County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a woman they believe is responsible for the stabbing death of her 54 year-old spouse almost three months ago. Chong C. Charpentier, 55, was taken into custody Nov. 26 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, following her release from hospitalization because of injuries sustained in a fire inside her residence immediately after the attack on her husband, Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported.

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  • After 3 months in hospital, Kitsap County woman head...

    Thursday Nov 27 | via Seattle Times 

    After spending nearly three months at Harborview Medical Center, a 55-year-old Central Kitsap County woman was booked into jail Wednesday night, accused of fatally stabbing her husband and then setting their house on fire Aug. 31, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. Chong Charpentier, who has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson, was booked into the Kitsap County Jail just after 6 p.m. Wednesday and is being held in lieu of $2 million bail, Deputy Sheriff Scott Wilson said in a news release.

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  • Legal opinion: No permission needed for body cams

    Monday Nov 24 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    Police don't need permission to record their interactions with citizens using cameras worn on their uniforms, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a legal opinion Monday. Under state Supreme Court rulings, interactions with on-duty police are presumed to be public, Ferguson said, and therefore officers are under no obligation to turn off the cameras if people object to being recorded - even if the event is being recorded in someone's home.

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Bremerton Law

My elderly father-in-law was arrested for DUI following an accident in Bremerton, WA. He was disoriented and failed a field sobriety test, no ABV. He takes prescription meds that likely showed up on a blood test and is now charged with DUI. Subsequently, he has stopped driving for other health reasons. Is it worth hiring private counsel if his driving day may be over anyway and he has no money to pay fines?
It really depends. Was it alcohol related and is the state's only evidence the failed sobriety test? What is his...
Just moved from florida , and would at least like to be able to drive my nephews to the hospital in case of emergency .. Do I need to become a resident to make it easier ?
Pretty much not possible until Florida reinstates your privilege to drive because they are pat of the Interstate...
I out on bail and may have not understood the terms of my release. I did drink the night before at a xmas party. I have no criminal record, I have GERD and don't know if that effects anything. Plus I had just got done using tooth whitener any may have not rinsed my mouth out enough.
Please consult with your attorney about this issue. They are in the best position to anticipate possible outcomes. Good...
He's undocumented. Got pulled over for a DUI. he's never been in trouble. He's got a 2yr old daughter. He's been here 6 years. He's on L&I going to school. He has back problems. He's engaged. He's in the middle of prosecuting his ex for cashing his checks while he was in jail. He wants to get custody of his daughter. The county is allowing him to go deferred and after 2 years it'll become negligent driving. Does anyone know what his bond will possibly be? Will he automatically be given a bond or does he request one?
This is too complicated for anyone but a bond agent, I suggest you call one.
I failed the first 4 times on one morning, because I was so baffled. Later that day, I passed, drove 2 miles, failed, and then passed again. I had it recalibrated so I wouldn't get locked out of my car. Then 2 weeks later, it failed me twice in one evening before I gave up. What can I expect from the court, even though I can hopefully prove the interlock device was malfunctioning?
This is an abnormally high number of fails and certainly has the appearance of a faulty IID. I would contact the...
PA has not objected to deferral, says I am eligible. My OR attorney just advised me after pre-trial conference that I should just plead guilty instead because over 8 years ago I had a drug-related (posession) conviction in AZ which had an out-patient drug counseling component as part of the sentencing and that in OR this disqualifies me from deferral. Complicating matters is that it seems that OR will impose additional fines/suspension time because I refused BAC testing. I refused test because officer informed me (incorrectly) that implied consent/automatic suspension could not apply to WA license. The relevant section appears to be 813.215 and as I read it-- it is very "driving while intoxicated" based- I'm not convinced that this advice is valid. Anyone have advice?
what you need to do is listen to your OR state attorney. He knows the laws there and will steer you in the right...
shortly after i moved to texas, causing me not to be able to fallow up on some fines and classes. i recently moved back to washington so i can take care of this. i am going to the clerks office tomorrow. will i be loking at jail time.
There is some probation violation issues that you need to address. If you haven't committed any new criminal offenses...