June 10, 2008 · Updated 4:18 PM
kidnapped from Kingston
Inanimate animals continue to be the victims of violation in Kingston.
The large giraffe standing in front of Barefoot Decks & Patio Covers off of Bond Road in Kingston was stolen sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to Kitsap County deputy reports.
Two days prior a baby elephant was taken from the same display.
Both animals were found nearby on local roads, partially concealed in tree branches and bushes.
All animals displayed are cemented into the ground.
Deputies reported it appeared the elephant was pulled out of the ground, dragged across the property and loaded into a getaway vehicle.
There were no drag marks in the ground the night the giraffe was stolen.
The giraffe was located south on Bond Road.
According to deputy reports, both animals have since been returned to the owner.
Elderly man run
down in Hansville
A 70-year-old Hansville man was walking in front of Blue Water Inn near Second Street in Kingston at about 7 p.m. March 16 when he was struck from behind by a car.
The man was walking on the shoulder of State Route 104 in front of the Inn, formerly known as Smileys Motel.
He was unable to get a description of the vehicle before it fled the scene.
The victim received a leg injury. He was taken to Harrison Medical Center for treatment. He was listed in good condition.