Police Beat

Early Tuesday, APD Officers arrived in the parking lot of a local grocery store per the report of a woman passed out at the wheel of a sedan that was running and in gear, lurching forward.

Medics were assessing the 34-year old Everett woman when officers arrived and she was later taken to the hospital for further evaluation. K-9 T-Bone sniffed the exterior of the car and displayed a change of behavior consistent with illegal narcotics therein. The car was impounded and officers later searched and discovered heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription medication as well as drug paraphernalia in the car. The woman was taken into custody and taken to the police department for driving under the influence. She was later released with a copy of her court paperwork. She also faces possible drug and paraphernalia possession charges because of what was discovered in the car.   

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported on this week.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A domestic violence incident was called in to APD just before 2:30 on Monday morning. The reporting party told police that a highly intoxicated man struck his girlfriend in the face after she tried to help him out of a car parked at a motel on Ferry Terminal Road. An officer made contact with the man but he was too intoxicated to speak with police. Police also spoke with the victim who said that her boyfriend grabbed her around the neck, then punched her in the face. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a jail evaluation before he was booked in the county jail for domestic violence assault.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A 19-year old Anacortes driver was cited for following too close for her involvement in a Monday afternoon traffic accident. The woman was driving her sedan behind a full-sized pickup that was slowing for a yellow light at the intersection of SR 20 and Reservation Road. The sedan struck the rear of the pickup and sustained reportable damage. There were no injuries.

A late model Chevy SUV parked in a local retail parking lot sustained $1,200 in damage in a hit-and-run incident that occurred on October 3. The vehicle owner contacted police on Tuesday afternoon to report the incident. Investigation continues.

At 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon, a 21-year old Anacortes driver was in his pickup at the intersection of I Avenue and 32nd Street when he rear-ended a minivan that was advancing towards the intersection. There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained reportable damage. A routine driver’s check revealed that the 21-year old had no valid operator’s license and he was given a $550 citation.

A resident living on the 700 block of Q Avenue contacted police on Tuesday afternoon to report that her van was prowled earlier in the day. A neighbor told the van owner that they saw someone with a flashlight inside the van at 3AM. The suspect gained entry by fashioning a piece of bent aluminum and reaching through a small window opening to unlock the van. There was nothing missing from the van and no further suspect information provided to police.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Animal Control Officer responded to a call on Commercial Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The reporting party stated that it looked like a dog was overheating in a vehicle. The ACO found the dog in good health and noted an exterior temperature of 54 degrees.

A mail order New York Style cheesecake and key lime pie were stolen from the front porch of a home on 17th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The victim discovered the empty shipping box down the street, but the contents were not found.

Friday, October 13, 2017

About 1:30 on Friday morning, an APD Corporal pulled an older model sedan with expired registration tabs over on the 2000 block of L Avenue and identified the male 38-year old Sedro-Woolley driver and 28-year old woman from Eastsound who was riding without a seatbelt in the front passenger seat. A routine check of the male driver returned with a felony Department of Corrections warrant. He also had a suspended license and an ignition interlock requirement though there was not an interlock device present in the car he was driving. He was later booked in the county jail on his felony warrant. The woman had a warrant as well and she was taken into custody, transported to APD, and later released. At approximately 2:15, K-9 T-Bone was deployed on the exterior of the car and displayed a change of behavior consistent with illegal drugs in the vehicle. The car was impounded and transported to APD where it was later searched. When Officers searched the vehicle the following day, they discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items. The male driver faces possible drug and paraphernalia possession charges as well as driving with license suspended and no ignition interlock charges.

Early Friday afternoon, APD Officers were dispatched to Hillcrest Drive to investigate suspicious activity at a home in the area to include people and vehicles coming and going at all hours of the day and night. While a responding officer was on scene, a male and female known to police arrived in the area in a car and the officer ran a routine check that revealed that the 28-year old male had three warrants out of District Court. He was taken into custody and later released at the scene. The 22-year old woman in the driver’s seat did not have a valid license and she was cited for driving with license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia for a cut pen and aluminum foil with drug residue that were found in her vehicle during a search.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just before 9PM on Saturday, an APD Officer on patrol near Sharpes Corner observed an older model luxury sedan associated with a local 51-year old woman known to police. The officer ran a routine check on the vehicle and driver and confirmed that the driver had a felony arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance. The officer contacted the woman near her car in the coffee stand parking lot. The woman was arrested without incident. APD’s K-9 Officer arrived a short time later and deployed T-Bone on the exterior of the car. T-Bone displayed a change of behavior on the car and the vehicle was searched on scene with the permission of the driver. Officers found methamphetamine and a small container which contained brown residue that smelled similar to heroin. The woman was booked in jail on her felony warrant and faces possible drug charges as a result of the search of her vehicle.

Note: Anacortes Police Department policy is to not include names or addresses of businesses or individuals that call 911 for police assistance, though this information is a matter of public record.

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