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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." Comment?
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. Comment?
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." Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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