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Poulsbo man injured in rototiller accident

POULSBO — A 64-year-old Poulsbo man was severely injured last weekend when a rototiller he was using caught his leg.

Poulsbo Fire Department crews were dispatched to the scene after the man had started the machine and it jumped, trapping his lower left leg in the tiller tines. When medic, aid and firefighters arrived, they found four to five inches of the shin bone exposed on the injured leg.

Medics spent 40 minutes extracting his foot from the machine. While the foot was being released, it was nearly severed once the extrication was complete. The man was then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Henery’s Hardware burglarized July 28

KINGSTON — Approximately $1,000 was stolen from Henery’s Hardware overnight between July 28 and July 29, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The store manager’s wife had been at Henery’s until about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. When the store manager arrived shortly before 7 a.m. July 29, he discovered the padlock had been cut off the rear storeroom door and the door had been removed from the hinges. A lockbox, containing the store’s cash and that had been in the storage room was missing, according to the Sheriff’s report.

There were no signs of forced entry at any of the store’s exterior doors. The manager said he believes the suspect might have hidden inside the store as the employees were locking up Wednesday night. The manager also discovered that the deadbolt of the rear door to the garden area was unlocked and said the suspect may have exited through that door. The door was fingerprinted, but no useable prints were found, deputies reported.

The manager told deputies he did not suspect any of the store’s employees and that he had no disputes with former employees who might have pulled the job.

No suspects have been identified.

Honey Bucket explodes at Wolfle Elementary

KINGSTON — Six juveniles, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years and one 19-year-old man, were involved in the late night bombing of a Honey Bucket at a local elementary school last week.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to David Wolfle Elementary around 11 p.m. July 29 to check out the report of an exploded Honey Bucket.

Witnesses told deputies they saw three vehicles leaving the area and five or six juveniles involved. The suspects had left the scene by the time deputies arrived.

Upon inspection, deputies said the Honey Bucket was heavily damaged. Materials to make a “sparkler bomb” littered the school grounds, according to the report.

After investigating the scene and leaving, deputies were then called back to the school after witnesses said the three vehicles had returned. Deputies apprehended five young men and the juveniles explained what happened. Deputies eventually talked with a juvenile later that night who took responsibility for the bombing of the Honey Bucket.

No arrests were made but the case was forwarded to the Kitsap County Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible filing of charges.

Five-car crash stacks up at Bond Road and SR 305

POULSBO — One car that struck the rear of another created a five-car collision at State Route 305 near Bond Road Monday afternoon.

Marsha Pearce, 47, of Poulsbo, was driving a 1995 Honda Passport northbound on SR 305 and struck the rear of a 1997 Ford Explorer, driven by Alan Seybold, 42, of Everett.

The collision created a chain reaction with three other cars, driven by Darlene Daniels, 42, of Yakima, Cameron Larimer, 42, of Yakima and Thomas Daniels, 42, of Yakima.

All motorists were wearing seatbelts and reported they were either not injured or they were injured but did not require medical aid.

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