According to the Kitsap Sun, a 51-year-old Seattle man was arrested Monday in Port Orchard for allegedly stalking her.
Rene's personal assistant last week told the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office that several witnesses in Port Orchard had seen and talked to the suspect. The man has a long history of making unwanted gestures to Rene, a South Kitsap resident.
The current owner of a restaurant formerly owned by Rene said the suspect had been leaving gifts for her there. A neighbor, who also is a sheriff's deputy, said the suspect was in the neighborhood asking questions. The deputy, who later learned of the alleged stalking, positively identified the man from a Department of Corrections photo, according to a sheriff's office report. Rene told deputies the suspect was jailed more than five years ago for stalking her.
Rene's gardener said the suspect walked up to the house last week and attempted to deliver flowers.
About 2:15 p.m. Monday, the agent of a private detective hired by Rene reported the suspect lurking near her home. The agent and another man detained the suspect by taking him to the ground until sheriff's deputies arrived.
The suspect was booked into Kitsap County jail on $50,000 bail.