Poulsbo man suspected of stealing propeller
January 13, 2012 · Updated 10:41 AM
POULSBO — A Poulsbo man has been charged with stealing a 160-pound boat propeller for scrap metal.
Jacob Morley, 38, was charged with second-degree trafficking in stolen property on Jan. 11 after Navy City Metals in Bremerton reported the propeller was brought in for scrap metal.
Kimberly Francisco of Indianola reported her bronze boat propeller was stolen from her front lawn on Jan. 3. According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department report, she said it was originally a part of a large boat owned by a family member and had sentimental value. She estimated its value at $500.
Francisco called a few locations and heard back from Navy City Metals, who reported a transaction with Morley. He was paid $240 on Jan. 3 after bringing in a large propeller.
Morley is also charged with second-degree burglary in relation to a theft from a storage locker on a construction site in Silverdale in November. He will appear in District Court on Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m., for both charges.