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The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred near Silverdale last night.

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the parking lot of Gordon Fields on Fairgrounds Road in Central Kitsap County at around 11:30 p.m. last night, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Upon arrival, they encountered a 19-year-old Central Kitsap man with a gunshot wound; several people had fled the area in vehicles, the release states. The first deputy on the scene provided emergency medical treatment until medics from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue arrived. He was transported to a Tacoma-area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the deputies’ investigation, a large crowd of people had gathered at the parking lot and a “scuffle” broke out between the victim and two other people. “During the scuffle, several people heard a gunshot, after which several people ran to their cars and fled the scene,” the release states. It’s at that point the victim realized he had been shot.

Detectives interviewed several people at the scene, but believe there are additional witnesses. Detectives attempted to speak to two people of interest, but were notified through an attorney that they were not willing to speak to the police, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office is asking witnesses of the incident or anyone with any information to contact Detective Tiffany Dobbins at tdobbins@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360-337-5614. The case number is K21-007634. People wishing to remain anonymous may submit tips anonymously through CrimeStoppers at www.crimestoppers.com or by using the P3Tips app. Information submitted to CrimeStoppers that leads to an arrest may qualify for a financial reward, according to the release.

Joseph Rogers’ mom taught him a Christmas lesson when he was a kid that has stuck with him his entire life — and now he’s using that experience as a springboard to raise toys for children in need this holiday season.

He was 5 or 6 years old, and his mom was raising him by herself. He had a favorite toy — a monster truck — that may have even been his only toy, he recalled.

“One day, when the holidays were coming up for Christmas, my mom said that there are needy families out there that are in worse situations than ours and if I donate my toy, that it could go to another kid who might need it,” he said.

He didn’t like that idea, and he thinks that’s why the memory has stuck with him: He was angry. But his anger eventually faded.

“It wasn’t until after I [gave up the toy], and then after Christmas passed, that I realized that somewhere out there there’s a kid who got that toy and it probably made his day,” he said. “For me, the feeling that I’ve had of giving instead of keeping for myself, is an amazing feeling I only felt because my mom was persistent about it and didn’t just let me cry my way out of it.”

Rogers is hoping to help provide a similar experience for people in Kitsap County. Rogers, who produces comedy shows under the Comedy in Kitsap name, is producing the biggest show of his career later this month — and he put it all together to raise toy donations.

The comedy show and toy drive is 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Historic Roxy Theatre, located at 270 Fourth St., in Bremerton. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. People are asked to bring a small toy to donate to Kitsap Community Resources, and participants will be entered into a multi-prize raffle. Buy tickets online here.

“I’m hoping that the culmination of seven-and-a-half years of doing comedy will allow me to have a good turnout and raise a lot of toys to go to Kitsap Community Resources,” Rogers said, noting that the organization helped him out personally when he needed help paying utility bills. “It’s a way for me to also give back to them for helping me out,” he said.

In addition to Rogers, the show features four other comedians: Special guest John Ludwig, host Jordan Hanson, Tommy Johnson, and Susan “Cupcake” Jones.

“Susan Jones is my comedy mentor,” Rogers said, noting that she’s opened for household names like Rob Schneider. “I’ve known her since I was 15 years old … and she started doing comedy during that time and she’s always been there to help me. It’s just such a cool thing … that when I was younger she took me in and was like a mother to me when I was a teenager, and it’s never stopped, so now we get to do a show together at the Roxy and it’s really exciting.”

WHAT: X-MAS Comedy Show Toy Drive with Susan Jones and Friends
WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m., Dec. 22
WHERE: Historic Roxy Theatre, 270 4th St., Bremerton, WA
PRICE: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

 

Will you be joining Medicare soon? If so, you may benefit from a free class taking place in Kingston next Monday.

The free “Welcome to Medicare” class is 3-5 p.m. May 14 at the Village Green Community Center, located at 26159 Dulay Road NE in Kingston.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but registration is requested. People can register by calling 800-562-6418. Space is limited.

If you’re not able to attend, you can contact the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor program to connect with local volunteers that can help. More information is available at https://www.insurance.wa.gov/statewide-health-insurance-benefits-advisors-shiba

Don’t drink and boat, kids.

That’s the lesson one allegedly inebriated boat captain learned the hard way this week.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a boat captain for boating under the influence when he ran his boat aground in dyes Inlet while participating in a Christmas light boat parade.

Sheriff’s deputies and Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call around 7:30 p.m. Saturday of a 40- to 50-foot pleasure boat “sinking” in Dyes Inlet, according to a Facebook post made by the sheriff’s office.

Deputies and fire personnel determined that the boat was not actually sinking — it had run aground in shallow water. Because the tide was receding, eight people on the boat were able to walk to shore.

Deputies reportedly determined the captain of the boat was intoxicated, and placed him under arrest on suspicion of boating under the influence (BUI). The captain of the boat was processed and booked into the Kitsap County Jail.

Bremerton police responded to a murder-suicide in Bremerton on Wednesday.

More information, from a Bremerton Police Department press release:

Officers were dispatched around 7 p.m. Wednesday to 131 N. Marion Ave. for a report of two people dead inside a home. When officers arrived, they confirmed two adults, a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were inside the residence.

There was reportedly “evidence of a violent assault,” and detectives and crime scene personnel were called to the scene to investigate. Detectives were reportedly granted a search warrant for the residence.

Investigators believe the deceased were married. Detectives believe the man stabbed his wife multiple times, and that after she died, he hanged himself. The man was identified as a Navy sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz.

Detectives are reportedly still investigating what led to the murder-suicide, and asks anyone with any information to call Bremerton Police detectives at 360-473-5228.

According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, a level 3 sex offender is moving to Port Orchard.

Christian Michael Haven-Dugan, 23, has registered with the sheriff’s office to live in the 7500 block of Glenwood Road Southwest in South Kitsap County, near Port Orchard, according to a notice from the sheriff’s office.

Kitsap County Sex Offender Christian Michael Haven-Dugan
Christian Michael Haven-Dugan

Haven-Dugan is described as a white male, six feet tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Haven-Dugan was convicted of first-degree child molestation when he was 15, after sexually abusing a family member, according to the release. he has three convinctions for failing to register as a sex offender. Additional convictions include: third-degree theft; third-degree malicious mischief; and fourth-degree assault.

He reportedly received “minimal” sex offender treatment while incarcerated because of “problematic behaviors and disciplinary infractions.”

As of Nov. 3, there are 21,987 sex offenders registered to live in Washington; 837 of them are registered with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, Haven-Dugan “has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. He has advised the sheriff’s office that he will be living within Kitsap County. This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather an informed public is a safer public.”

Under state law, the sheriff’s office cannot direct where registered sex offenders may or may not live.

“Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, registered sex offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose,” the notice states.

It goes on to state that, “Abuse of information provided through the sex offender notification process, in order to intimidate, harass or threaten registered sex offenders, will result in an investigation and the filing of criminal charge against the perpetrators.”

Residents interested in establishing a block or neighborhood watch program are advised to contact Deputy Schon Montague at smontagu@co.kitsap.wa.us.

For more information on registered sex offenders in Kitsap County, contact Detective Eric Adams at 360-337-4998.

Kitsap County is holding an open house on the Silverdale Transportation Implementation Strategy (TIS) next month.

The open house starts at 6 p.m., with a presentation slated for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 6 at the Central Kitsap High School Auditorium, 3700 NW Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale.

According to a press release from Kitsap County, the TIS “examines current and future transportation movements within Silverdale, identifies transportation needs and concerns, and develops strategies and priorities for improvements. The project focuses on vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, transit and freight movements.”

In a prior open house, staff presented the initial TIS analysis on how current and future transportation systems throughout Silverdale function, according to the release. The presentation, as well as more information on the TIS, can be viewed at http://bit.ly/silverdaletis.

For the second open house, county staff are hoping to solicit input from the public on strategies addressing transportation issues, in both the current and future systems, as identified in the TIS. 

For more information, contact David Forte of the Kitsap County Public Works department at 360-337-5777 or help@kitsap1.com.

Kitsap Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation are seeking the public’s input regarding congestion on Highway 16 and future bus service.

Kitsap Transit is also holding workshops later this month throughout the county to help create a “vision” for local transportation in the future.

WSDOT is working with local communities to develop strategies for managing recurring congestion on Highway 16 between the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Highway 3, as well as along segments of Highway 3 and Highway 304 around Gorst, according to a press release.

WSDOT is asking members of the public to complete a survey to help them better understand how people use the highways and other traffic-related issues.

The survey is live now, and will remain available through May 26. Drivers, business owners and residents along the Highway 16 corridor are encouraged to take the survey. Anyone seeking more information may contact WSDOT at orfeedback@wsdot.wa.gov.

The survey is available here.

Kitsap Transit is hosting a Comprehensive Route Analysis online open house to review current bus service and explore how to enhance service to meet future needs, according to a press release.

The agency is seeking to understand how buses currently connect riders to neighborhoods, city centers, social and community services and ferries.

“Kitsap Transit is looking for input from a broad group of transit users and community members, including people who might not use transit now and also those who are dependent on transit,” the release states.

The agency is hosting workshops this week to engage with the public regarding “a future vision of transit in Kitsap County,” as well as to answer questions.

The workshops will be held:

Wednesday, May 17
5:30

A North Kitsap man died Tuesday morning after he crashed at the Silverdale McDonald’s parking lot following a police chase.

Deputies from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the collision, as detectives investigate the driver’s death, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. 

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Silverdale McDonald’s, located at 10444 Silverdale Way NW. The driver was identified as Victor Salvatore Schiavone III, 40.

The press release gives the following account of what happened:

Sheriff’s deputies were advised around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday that Poulsbo police officers were pursuing a vehicle heading southbound on Viking Way NW. A Poulsbo officer had reportedly initiated a traffic stop on a 2010 Chrysler 300 on suspicion of speeding. As the officer approached the car, the driver sped away.

The driver reportedly left Poulsbo city limits, heading southbound on Silverdale Way NW into the county’s jurisdiction. Pursuit speeds “fluctuated between moderate and fast, but were not excessive.”

A sergeant from the sheriff’s office deployed a vehicle “spike strip” on Silverdale Way NW, near the Highway 303 overpass, and it successfully deflated the Chrysler’s tires; the vehicle crashed in the parking lot of McDonald’s. As officers approached the vehicle, they saw that the driver had sustained an “extreme head injury” — reportedly the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews applied emergency medical first aid after the driver was removed from the vehicle. The driver was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale, then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was pronounced dead by emergency room staff at Harborview.

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