WSP Seeks Help Identifying Possible Suspect, Vehicle Involved in Collision

Date: December 11, 2017
Contact: Trooper Russ Winger
Phone: 360-473-0113
Twitter: @wspd8pio

Kitsap County—Troopers investigating a collision that occurred December 04, 2017 on SR16 at Sedgewick Rd are asking for help identifying a possible suspect and vehicle that may have assisted in the crime.

The collision, which occurred at approximately 3:40 P.M. on east bound SR16 in heavy rush hour traffic, was witnessed by several motorists. Troopers have since obtained home surveillance video of a possible suspect and vehicle of interest and are asking the public for help identifying the two. A Red 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 was stolen from a residential area of Port Orchard at approximately 3:05 P.M. In the same area, surveillance video of a red 4D passenger car, possibly a Volvo, and a possible suspect involved in the theft of the Dodge were captured arriving and leaving within 15 minutes prior to the truck theft. At approximately 3:39 P.M, WSP received reports of a rollover collision on SR16 involving a Dodge truck that had been towing a utility trailer carrying a 2017 Bob Cat excavator. Responding troopers arrived to find the Dodge truck overturned in the median and the trailer and excavator blocking both east lanes of SR16.

Witnesses reported to troopers that a white male with brown hair wearing a red shirt and blue jeans had emerged from the Dodge truck then walked over both east bound lanes and left the area east bound in the passenger seat of a 4D passenger car, possibly a newer Volvo Sedan driven by a female with shoulder length brown hair. Another witness told troopers that the red vehicle had been following directly behind the Dodge and trailer just prior to the collision. Troopers rapidly discovered that the Dodge truck, trailer and excavator were stolen.

Anyone having information that could help identify the vehicle or possible suspect or may have witnessed the collision are encouraged to call Trooper Christine Kearsing at 360-473-0300 with information.