Police Beat

Police arrested a 38-year old woman for prowling vehicles in the area of 24th St. and H Ave. after a neighbor saw the woman prowling an unlocked truck on Monday, Nov. 8. She alerted police and then followed her as she left on foot.

Police arrested a 38-year old woman for prowling vehicles in the area of 24th St. and H Ave. after a neighbor saw the woman prowling an unlocked truck on Monday, Nov. 8. She alerted police and then followed her as she left on foot. When police caught up with the woman she had a wallet, cell phone, and cigarettes from at least 2 vehicles in the neighborhood.  Wednesday morning a third resident called to report a GPS had been taken from their vehicle. The woman did not have the GPS on her person when she was contacted.

Here are some of the other cases Anacortes Police worked this week.

Friday, Nov. 5

No one was injured when an airport shuttle bus was struck by a black sedan in the parking lot of Old Salts market.  The driver of the sedan was cited for driving with a suspended license.

A resident in the 1100 block of A Ave reported that sometime in the last few months several items have been removed from a locked garage.  A skill saw, hand tools, two battery chargers, and a box of cookbooks were removed.

A 24-year-old Anacortes man  was arrested for malicious mischief domestic violence and resisting arrest after police were summoned to his parents home in the 2600 block of West 2nd St.  On arrival the man’s mother reportedly told officers her son was out of control, had kicked open a locked interior door and broken numerous items in the room including a wall mirror.  Officer’s contacted the man who was verbally and physically non-compliant.  After initial efforts to subdue him were unsuccessful, a Taser was deployed and he was arrested.  After being placed in restraints the man continued to be combative and was booked into the jail.

Saturday, Nov. 6

An officer on routine patrol observed a van that was southbound on O Ave pull out onto 12 St westbound in front of a SUV that had the right of way, nearly causing a collision.  The officer stopped the van and noted that the driver showed signs of intoxication.  The driver, a 40-year-old Seattle man failed physical sobriety tests, was arrested and taken to the Police Department for a BAC test.  Another officer had contacted the same man while on foot patrol downtown at about 1130 PM and warned him not to drive as he appeared intoxicated. 

A coffee stand at the corner of Christianson Rd. and SR 20 was reported broken into overnight. The door had been kicked in and the cash register and a credit card reader had been taken. 

A 44-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for DUI after a citizen called police with a concern that an obviously intoxicated woman had just purchased alcohol at a west end convenience store and driven away.  Officers located the woman and her vehicle at a nearby residence.  The woman failed physical sobriety tests, and claimed that she was taking some medication that could cause impairment.  She was arrested for DUI and was taken to the hospital for a blood test.

Sunday, Nov. 7

A resident in the 1700 block of Baker Court reported that a Makita Circular saw and a Makita cordless drill were taken from his garage in the past few months.  They are valued at $300.

A motel in the 3400 block of Commercial Ave. reported that one of their unoccupied rooms had been entered and a Flat Screen TV and DVD were taken.  Officers questioned one suspect and are continuing their investigation. 

An alert citizen called police when he noticed 2 women and a man in the woods just north of Padilla Heights Rd.  They were behind an abandoned house in a pick up loading what appeared to be a new quad runner.  Police contacted a 34-year-old Sedro Woolley woman.  She reportedly acquired the quad runner deceptively from a Skagit County dealer.  She also had a warrant for her arrest and was in possession of methamphetamine. She was booked into the Skagit County Jail.  The investigation is continuing. 

Monday, Nov. 8

A coffee stand at Sharpes Corner was broken into overnight and a small amount of cash was taken.  Police are reviewing store video in hopes of identifying the thief.

A resident in the 900 block of 20th reported that a men’s Specialized Hard Rock Mtn. bike had been stolen from a shed sometime since 10/31.  The bike is valued at $700.

A thief stole 60 to 70 gallons of fuel from 2 Salvation Army vehicles parked along side the business in the 3000 block of R Ave. sometime in the past 5 days. The vehicles’ gas lines had been cut and the fuel drained.

A landlord reported to police that he dropped of a pre-hung white metal door at his rental property in the 2000 block of N Ave. 2 weeks ago and when he returned today to install the door it was missing.  He reported that he left it under a tarp in the back yard.  The door is valued at $250. 

A women reported that sometime in the past 3 days the catalytic converter had been removed from her vehicle.  Her Toyota 4-runner had been left parked at a business in the 2900 block of T Ave.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

A five-year-old Anacortes boy woke up to find his mother gone from their apartment and decided to go find her. A concerned citizen spotted the boy near Storvik Park wearing only pajamas, barefoot, carrying a blanket.  Police were called and a short time later his mother arrived.  She explained that she had walked an older child to the bus stop and because the boy was still asleep she left him at home.

A routine random search of the Anacortes High School campus by drug sniffing dogs from local law enforcement agencies found only one small amount of marijuana that had been left in a student’s backpack.  The 16-year-old student will be charged with possession of marijuana as well as the school’s consequences for bringing drugs on campus. 

Wednesday, Nov. 10

A 25-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for DUI after an officer spotted her driving erratically in the downtown area.  The officer stopped the car in the 700 block of Q Ave.. The woman showed signs of intoxication, failed field sobriety tests, and was taken to the police station for a blood alcohol test.

A bright green 2006 Honda Element was taken sometime overnight from the 4100 block of R Ave.. The vehicle’s owner last used the vehicle on Wednesday and left it parked in front of the house.  The vehicle license is WA#437YMS. 

Thursday, Nov. 11

Five small propane tanks were taken from a business in the 1900 block of Skyline Way overnight.  The 5-gallon tanks had been chained and pad locked together in front of the business.  Someone cut the lock and removed the tanks after the business was closed. The tanks were valued at $50 a piece. 

Friday, Nov. 12

A 45-year-old man was arrested for DUI after an officer observed the vehicle he was weaving in and out of its lane of travel on SR 20 westbound from Sharpes Corner.  The vehicle was traveling well under the 55-mph speed limit and slowed to a very slow speed as it came into town.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the 2300 block of Commercial Ave. but the driver did not pull over and entered the drive thru-lane of a fast food restaurant.  The driver failed physical sobriety tests and was taken to the station for a blood alcohol test.

Community Events