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Expired car tabs

lead to arrests

SUQUAMISH — Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seattle woman and a Suquamish man Feb. 2 after stopping them for driving in a car with an expired registration tag.

Deputies stopped the car around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Suquamish Way, just north of State Route 305, and upon further investigation, found the 34-year-old man had an outstanding Federal U.S. Marshal’s Service probation violation warrant for his arrest.

The 34-year-old woman and vehicle were also searched, resulting in her arrest following the discovery of what was believed to be rock cocaine, a semi-automatic handgun, more narcotics, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash in the car.

The man was transported to jail on charges for possession with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a firearm (first degree) and for the no-bail Federal warrant. Bail was set at $75,000.

The woman was also transported to jail where she was booked for possession with intent to distribute narcotics, unlawful possession of a firearm (second degree), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $110,000.

Suquamish motorist

uninjured in crash

SUQUAMISH — Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the scene of a three-car collision just before 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon on State Route 305.

Amelia Balsche, of Suquamish, driving a Cadillac, was headed southbound on SR 305 and was attempting to make a left turn into a private residence north of Candy Loop. Another car was stopped behind her, a Mazda 626, driven by Kati Barros of Bremerton. A third car, a Jeep, driven by David Jaffe of Bainbridge Island, came up behind the Mazda and allegedly rear-ended Barros, who then rear-ended Balsche.

Barros was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for minor injuries.

The road was closed for an hour before reopening around 4 p.m. The accident is still under investigation.

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