The Police Blotter, Apr. 4, 2009

A two-car collision turned into a 4-car collision on Highway 20 at Reservation Rd. after a motorist struck the investigating officer’s vehicle.  

A two-car collision turned into a 4-car collision on Highway 20 at Reservation Rd. after a motorist struck the investigating officer’s vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident on Thursday which began when two vehicles hit an oil slick as they slowed for the traffic light.   The second vehicle slid into the first vehicle.   An officer arrived and positioned their police car behind the collision to protect oncoming motorists.  An oncoming motorist was trying to merge into the unaffected lane of traffic struck the rear quarter panel of the officer’s vehicle.  DOT personnel cleaned up the oil slick.

Some of the other police cases, as reported by the Anacortes Police Department, include:

Friday, Mar. 27

Three car motor vehicle accident in the 1900 block of Commercial Avenue.  A pick-up struck a parked car, and the parked car was pushed forward into a parked truck.  A 19-year-old Anacortes man was cited for Negligent Driving and released.

Saturday, Mar. 28

A resident in the 1900 block of 22nd Street reported that sometime overnight someone left a burned out couch on her front yard.  She claimed the couch was not hers and was requesting it be moved.  The sanitation department removed  the couch.

A 25-year-old Anacortes woman reported that a 66-year-old Anacortes man had violated the terms of a no-contact order by being near her place of employment in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue.  The 66-year-old man was contacted in the area and taken into custody for violating the order.  He was issued a citation and released.

It was reported that a crewman from a tanker had not returned to the tanker as scheduled, and his whereabouts were unknown.  It was later determined that the missing man had returned to his home in Florida without telling his (former) employer.

Sunday, Mar. 29

A 29-year-old Burlington man was arrested in the 900 block of 27th Street for DUI.  He was transported to the police department where he was offered a breath test, but he refused.  He was then cited for DUI and Driving While License Suspended.  He was released to a sober friend.

A window was discovered broken on a pick-up in the 1000 block of Q Avenue.  There was no one around the pick-up at the time, and a note was left for the owner to contact the police department.  No one called back so it is unknown if this was previous damage or the owner did it himself.

There was a report of someone having damaged the contents of a playhouse in the 700 block of Haddon Road sometime in the past week.  No suspect information was available and damage was minimal.

It was reported that a woman had entered a residence in the 1100 block of 11th Street and assaulted an occupant of the residence.  Further investigation revealed that this same woman had also entered another residence in the neighborhood and assaulted the occupant of this residence as well.  The 26-year-old Anacortes woman was taken into custody and transported to the Skagit County jail.  Charges have been referred to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for two counts of Burglary in the first degree.  Both residents that were assaulted received only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

A 49-year-old Anacortes man was questioned concerning his involvement in the break-in of a travel trailer in the 4700 block of Fidalgo Bay Road.  It was later learned that he had lived in the trailer but it belonged to someone else.  Charges are pending for Malicious Mischief for damage to the trailer.

An Alger woman reported that a vehicle followed her from Burlington to Anacortes and used a laser light and blue and red lights to try to pull her over.  Officers were unable to locate the offending vehicle or its occupants.

Monday, Mar. 30

Officers were advised of a possible vessel in distress near the Skyline Marina.  When they arrived in the area they located two male subjects from Stanwood who said they had been given a boat ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes by an intoxicated person.  Because of the operator’s intoxication and the time of night, they requested they be dropped off at the Skyline Marina.  After they were dropped off the boat left the marina, believed to be headed back to Friday Harbor.  The US Coast Guard was notified.

A vehicle was prowled in the 1800 block of Creekside Place.  Taken from the vehicle were a GPS and miscellaneous papers.  A 19 year old Anacortes man was located in the area and he had they missing items on his person.  He was cited for Vehicle Prowling.  The recovered property was returned to the owner.

Tuesday, Mar. 31

A resident in the 4400 block of Glasgow Way reported the deleting of records from a computer and a possible theft by two former employees.  The reporting party was instructed to try to obtain more detailed information so a formal investigation can be conducted.

Wednesday, Apr. 1

A vehicle was stopped in the 1700 block of Commercial Avenue for having expired license tabs.  The 35-year-old Anacortes male driver was contacted, and it was determined that his license was suspended.  The driver was placed under arrest, and a search of his vehicle incident to the arrest yielded a small amount of suspected narcotics.  The male was released pending results of the drugs from the State Crime Lab.

A 64-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for Public Indecency-Urinating in Public, after several citizens reported seeing the man relieve himself in the 1400 block of Commercial Avenue.  He was issued a citation and released.

A woman reported that her husband had been in a physical fight with a neighbor in the 1400 block of K Avenue.  Officers contacted the male who refused to identify the neighbor he had been fighting with. 

Thursday, Apr. 2

An Anacortes man reported that someone entered his boat sometime between 4:30 p.m. on 04-01-09 and 4:30 a.m. on 04-02-09 someone entered his boat on B Float at the Cap Sante Marina.  Whoever was on the boat turned on the engine and left the boat idling.  Because the ignition switch was not in the right position for idling it may have done up to $2,000 damage to starting mechanism.  There are no suspects at this time.         

A 21-year-old Anacortes women was arrested for DUI and Possession of Methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop in the 1700 block of 12th St.  An officer noticed the vehicle had a head light and stopped the vehicle to notify the driver.  The driver and her 22 year old passenger appeared to be intoxicated.  The driver failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the station for a BAC.  She was found to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine as well.