Man lies about 'serial killer' attack in Bremertonon April 6, 2012 @ 7:17 am (Updated: 12:01 pm - 4/6/12 )
Jonathan Hirschy, 18, reported to police that a man with a knife had attacked him.
"The initial information led the police department to believe that this reported attack could possibly be related to our ongoing investigating of two murders and a serious attack," said the Bremerton Police Department.
Surrounding law enforcement agencies, a police K-9, and multiple off-duty detectives we called to the scene to investigate.
"After many hours of investigation, Hirschy admitted to fabricating this reported crime," police said in a statement. "Hirschy's fabrication of this attack resulted in a significant deployment of police resources and unnecessarily raised fears in a community that is already in a heightened state of alertness."
Hirschy has been charged in Bremerton Municipal Court with false reporting and making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.
Police are still searching for a suspect who they believe has killed two women and seriously injured a man over the past 10 months. Sara Burke, 19, was stabbed to death last May and Melody Brannon was killed February 3. Kenny Cobb, 51, was attacked last June, but survived.
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