ATTN: Druggies - keep your cars up

Man Arrested After Hot-Wiring Own Car

Bremerton

A 33-year-old Bremerton man was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of methamphetamine Dec. 24, after a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy thought he was driving a stolen car, according to sheriff’s reports.

The deputy was driving along Kitsap Way near Oyster Bay Road around 9 a.m. and saw the man drive by in a white truck with the driver’s side window broken. Thinking the car might have been stolen, the deputy followed the man, who quickly turned into Yak’s Deli along the 4900 block of Kitsap Way.

The deputy ran the license plate and saw the vehicle was not stolen, but the registered owner had a warrant for arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. When the deputy arrested the man, he said the man also had a warrant for escaping from state Department of Corrections custody. When searching the man, the deputy found a plastic bag with a small amount of methamphetamine inside, according to the report. At the time, the man said the pants he was wearing were not his own, but he later said he bought the drugs for $20.

When the deputy searched the truck, the man said the window was broken and the vehicle’s ignition could only be started with a screwdriver because he had lost his keys. The man was arrested on the two warrants and suspicion of possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $15,000.

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