Police Beat

Anacortes Police officers responded to a report of a Honda Accord that had spun out near Sharpes Corner late Monday night. The reporting party stated that the car was smoking and headed towards Anacortes on State Road 20. Officers located a vehicle that matched the description of the report at a residence on 28th Street. The unoccupied vehicle was in disrepair with a shredded front tire and heavy damage to the front and rear. The officers contacted a female occupant of the home and an 18-year-old male who admitted to driving the vehicle. The officer noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the breath of the subject as well as watery, bloodshot, droopy eyes. The subject would not submit to the sobriety tests requested by the officer but was arrested and booked at the Skagit County Jail on charges of Hit & Run Unattended Property and Minor Operating a Motor Vehicle After Consuming Alcohol. The subject also has DUI charges pending blood test results taken at a local medical facility.

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

Friday, September 5

8:53 pm. A police officer with the APD responded to a church on 37th Street where what appeared to be an old Christmas tree was being sprayed down by the Anacortes Fire Department. The officer contacted the fire supervisor and confirmed that no damage had been done to any structures or vegetation. A few moments later three juvenile males were seen cleaning up the charred remains of the tree and the officer determined that they were responsible for the fire. The officer verbally reprimanded them for their behavior. No charges were filed against them.

Saturday, September 6

1:35 pm. Approximately $200 worth of power tools was taken from a residence on the north side of Anacortes. The reporting party noticed that the door to the shop was broken and called police to report that two noticeable tools of value and potentially some peripheral items were taken sometime in the previous three days. There are no suspects.

10:28 pm. A 41-year-old Anacortes man was removed from a residence in Anacortes following a brief verbal encounter regarding camping equipment. Ultimately the subject physically pushed another adult male at his residence and took off on his bicycle when he was told that the police were going to be called. The reporting party did not want to pursue criminal charges, but the subject, and another male who was with him at the time of the incidence, was trespassed from the residence.

Sunday, September 7

8:08 am. A Lynden man reported his boat stolen from an RV park off SR 20. The boat was later found floating near a nearby marina and the owner was contacted. The reporting party did not desire further police action once his boat was found.

2:58 pm. An Anacortes resident reported the theft of two items from his open garage sometime the previous day--a power tool and mountain bike, with a combined value of approximately $2,500. The responding officer interviewed neighbors to determine if they witnessed anything unusual and they had not. There are no suspects at this time.

Monday, September 8

1:49 am. A 39 year-old Anacortes man was arrested for Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence per a report by his spouse that he hit her on the arm with a grocery bag containing coconut water containers. The responding officer interviewed the victim who stated that the assault occurred during an argument about the use of their vehicle.

Tuesday, September 9

8:44 pm. An Anacortes juvenile male was charged with Malicious Mischief 3rd--Domestic Violence after his mother reported that he was damaging property at her residence. The Anacortes Police Department responded and discovered that the subject had caused approximately $225 worth of damage to the property by striking furniture and two interior doors with a clipboard and a metal baseball bat.

8:48 pm. An Anacortes Police officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a Mazda Miata, Volvo S40, and a Dodge Ram on the 1700 block of Commercial Avenue. Upon further investigation at the scene it was determined that the 37-year-old Anacortes woman driving the Dodge Ram was intoxicated and nearly struck a patrol car during the course of the investigation. The woman admitted to having three beers and declined any voluntary field tests or a breath tests. The officers had probable cause to charge her with a DUI per their observations of a strong odor of intoxicants, slurred speech, watery/bloodshot eyes, and instability on her feet. She was placed under arrest, charged with a DUI, and released to a sober adult. Approximately $10,000 worth of damage was done to all of the vehicles combined. There were no injuries.

Thursday, September 11

8:39 am. Officers responded to a business on Commercial Avenue regarding a cold burglary report. An employee of the business directed the officer to the rear of the building where two doors were pried open. Nothing of note was taken during the incident. There are no suspects at this time.

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