Police Beat

A toddler Tuesday afternoon reportedly fell from a second story apartment window located on the 1100 block of 29th Street. Upon arrival officers observed the child in the arms of his father, a 33-year-old resident of Anacortes. The victim was treated for minor injuries by Anacortes Fire Department medics at the scene and transported to Island Hospital.

Saturday, August 9

4:06 am. A paper delivery person reported suspicious silverware atop a newspaper box. Officer responded to the area and disposed of the item.

Sunday, August 10

1:17 am. A 62-year-old Seattle man was issued a DUI citation after the subject failed to stop at the stop sign on the corner of 4th Street and Commercial. The subject pulled out directly in front of an APD officer on patrol causing him to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision. The officer contacted the driver and asked him basic questions. His answers were unintelligible so the passenger spoke up and provided basic information in response to the officer's prompts. When the subject was asked to get out of vehicle he did so by using the door as a balance and used the top for balance as he walked towards the rear of the vehicle. The subject then agreed to take voluntary sobriety tests but was unable to successfully comply with the test standards.

1:34 am. An Anacortes PD officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of I Avenue in response to a report of a vehicle prowl. The reporting party stated that she had gone to retrieve an item from her vehicle about an hour prior to the call and observed that the driver's side window had been broken and the contents of the vehicle had been rummaged through. The woman's wallet had been stolen but nothing else of value was missing.

11:00 pm. An officer on patrol in the 9500 block of South March's Point Road observed a vehicle parked in an empty commercial parking area. The officer contacted the two occupants, later determined to be a 25-year-old Mount Vernon male and a 26-year-old female from Anacortes, to discuss what they were doing. They stated that their car had broken down. At that time the officer had no reason to detain them, so and they drove off at a high rate of speed. The officer maintained a visual of the vehicle traveling eastbound on South March's Point Road. The vehicle traveled off the road and had to be corrected to maintain control into the proper lane of travel. As a result of the loss of vehicle control, the officer pulled the car over on the 12700 block of Casino Drive. The vehicle occupants, who claimed not to know each other, were both booked into the Skagit County Jail for warrants.

Monday, August 11

7:19 pm. Two Anacortes men, 55 and 42 years old respectively, were taken into custody by Anacortes Police Officers at a commercial location on the 2000 block of R Avenue. The men were actively loading scrap metal items into their pickup truck when officers arrived. One of the men claimed that he did not know they did not have permission to take the items from the site. Both men were given citations for Theft 3rd Degree.

7:58 pm. An employee of a restaurant on the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue discovered a small baggie while cleaning the restroom. The responding officer took the baggie which contained what appeared to be brown tar heroin and a crystal of methamphetamine. There are no suspects, so the baggy and contents were logged into the evidence area at the police department for destruction.

Tuesday, August 12

10:05 am. The Anacortes Police Department responded to a theft report from a business on South March's Point Road. A company representative stated that several industrial tools were stolen with the approximate value of $8,000. After further investigation an officer responded to a commercial location on the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue where the suspect, a 30-year-old Anacortes man, and some of the stolen items were located. The suspect was taken into custody, charged with investigation of Theft 1st and Trafficking in Stolen Property, then transported to the Skagit County Jail by an Anacortes PD officer.

Wednesday, August 13

2:23 pm. A woman residing on the 1500 block of Burrows Court in Anacortes reported a fire in her dryer. Officers arrived on scene to discover that the woman's neighbor, a 71-year-old male, had already put out the fire and was treated for minor injuries on scene by the Anacortes Fire Department.

Thursday, August 14

9:59 am. A 33-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a felony warrant out of Whatcom County after a complainant called in a person thought to be sleeping in his vehicle on the 400 block of R Avenue. The subject was transported to the Skagit County Jail by an Anacortes PD officer.

Friday, August 15

10:25 pm. APD officers were dispatched to a residence on the 3100 block of Georgia Place per a report that there was a drunk driver in the driveway. Upon arrival, the officer witnessed the driver still in his vehicle that had struck a large landscaping rock in the driveway. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Anacortes, was passed out in the driver's seat and was initially unresponsive to verbal prompts by the officer. After a short time the driver came to and the officer noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. The subject's eyes were watery and droopy and he was very unsteady on his feet. The subject was asked how much alcohol he had consumed that evening and he said "one beer." A preliminary breath test was administered and the results were over two times the legal limit for someone operating a motor vehicle. The subject was cited for DUI and Hit-and-Run.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times