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For the second week, Police tackled several reports of mail and packages being stolen. In one case, mail was found at a forest lands trailhead.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Just after 7:30 on Saturday morning, an APD Corporal responded to D Avenue to investigate a welfare check call in which a woman was screaming in the background. Officers responded to the home and determined that the woman was fine, however, a 42-year old known to police was also on site, and officers were aware of a Department of Corrections arrest warrant for him. Despite his attempts to disguise himself by wearing a wig and a hat, officers recognized him and took him into custody without incident. Custody of the suspect was later transferred to Department of Corrections Officers.

On Saturday afternoon, a 6th Street resident called police to report that a box containing season one of the Golden Girls was stolen from her front porch. A few days later, the resident called to report that the item was accidentally delivered to a home a few blocks away with the same house number. Case closed.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

An APD Officer responded to the Anacortes Forest Land trailhead near A Avenue on Sunday morning after receiving a call from a passerby who discovered several pieces of mail in the area. A search of the area revealed several additional pieces which were presumed stolen. Many of the pieces were reunited with their rightful owners.

Monday, December 17, 2018

A 51-year old Anacortes man was arrested on Monday morning and booked in the county jail on an assault domestic violence charge after officers were alerted to a domestic violence incident in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the man and his girlfriend who were involved in a verbal argument. The man became frustrated during the argument and threw a glass on the floor. When the glass broke, a shard flew into the air and struck the shoulder of the woman’s adult son causing minor injury.

An 11-year old girl sustained minor injuries when she was struck by an SUV during a rainstorm on Tuesday morning just before 7:30. The vehicle had nearly completed the turn from 22nd Street on to northbound M Avenue when the student entered the crosswalk. She was transported by private vehicle to the hospital to be assessed for her injuries.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A resident of Orchard Place called police to report that someone had stolen mail from her mailbox and left the discarded packaging in her neighbor’s lawn. Items stolen were pet supplies and a calendar valued at $40. The woman informed her neighbors of the incident in the event that similar events occurred.

Early Tuesday afternoon a resident living on the 1200 block of 29th Street contacted police to report a $10 pair of socks stolen from a package that was delivered to her home. Additional packaging was discovered as well and a neighbor nearby was missing a $14 pair of slippers.

An officer on patrol on Commercial Avenue ran the plates of an older model SUV and discovered that the registered owner had two warrants for his arrest. The officer contacted the driver and owner of the vehicle on 14th Street and arrested the 63-year old Lynwood man on two warrants for recreation fishing violations. He was then booked and released on his two warrants after he agreed to appear on an upcoming court date.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Just after 4PM on Wednesday an officer approaching the stop sign on H Avenue and 32nd Street observed an older model Ford pickup displaying an expired registration as of September 2018. The officer pulled the pickup over on H Avenue and 40th Court and spoke with the 51-year old Anacortes driver. The woman had a valid driver’s license in another state, however, her Washington license was revoked with an ignition interlock requirement. She was taken into custody and later released with a copy of her driving while license suspended and ignition interlock citations and a ticket for expired registration.

An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on State Route 20 contacted a late model Ford sedan with a broken taillight. A routine check of the female driver revealed that there was a no contact order between her and a male resembling the passenger, so the passenger was identified via his Washington ID card. A check revealed that the 32-year old passenger had a Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest so he was taken into custody without incident and transported to APD. He was later released to DOC Officers.

A 26th Street business reported a cold vehicle prowl late Wednesday morning. The reporting party told the officer that the company vehicle may have been accessed at the shop or at any number of work sites around town during a two-week period in late November or early December. The total loss to the victim was approximately $4,000 worth of tools and clothing.  

An 18-year old Anacortes man was arrested for reckless driving late Wednesday night. An officer observed him driving his older model European sports car approximately 30 mph over the posted 55 mph limit on westbound highway 20 so he made a U-turn to catch up to him. The car ultimately pulled to the shoulder near Sharpes Corner and the officer spoke with him there. The driver admitted that he should not be speeding, but offered that he was late for his curfew set by his parents. He was issues his citation and his vehicle was towed from the scene. He was later released at his home within city limits. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

At 10AM on Thursday, APD Officers were made aware of an adult male on foot in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue. Based on a suspect description, officers contacted a 37-year old Mount Vernon man in the 900 block of 22nd Street. He admitted that he had been yelling, though not at anyone in particular. A routine check revealed that he had a warrant out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court for trespassing. He was taken into custody without incident and booked in the county jail on his warrant.  

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.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

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