Police Beat

A Vehicle Prowl resulting in approximately $800 in vehicle damage and lost property occurred Saturday at the Heart Lake trailhead. The victim’s vehicle was parked at the trailhead for approximately one hour when her rear window was broken to gain access to valuables inside the vehicle. There are no suspects in this incident.

Here are other events reported by Anacortes Police.

Saturday, Oct. 4.

A 37-year-old Friday Harbor woman and her 56-year-old boyfriend were in a vehicle near the intersection of D Avenue and 26th Street when they were contacted by two Anacortes Police Officers per the report of a physical disturbance. The officers spoke with both parties involved and they both stated that the situation began with a verbal argument over the conditions of their relationship and escalated when the female subject pretended to throw a ring he bought her out the window. At that point, the male suspect attempted to physically remove the woman from the vehicle, tearing the collar of her vest in the process. During the course of the conversation, one of the officers noticed a can lying in the ditch containing drug paraphernalia. It was later determined that the can belonged to the female subject and she was subsequently booked and released with charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The male suspect was transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked for Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence.

Sunday, Oct. 5

9:59 pm. An Anacortes man contacted police when he discovered that his white 1999 Chevy pickup truck was missing from the place he had last parked it earlier in the weekend. The owner had last seen the vehicle on the evening of October 3rd. There are no suspects.

Monday, Oct 6

10:41 am. An Anacortes woman reported that her backpack containing approximately $300 worth of electronics was taken from her vehicle sometime the previous evening. There was no damage to the vehicle and the woman admitted that she may have left the vehicle unlocked that evening. There are no suspects in this crime.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

9:05 am. A blue-and-white youth girls 7-speed bike was stolen from the front porch of a residence on 6th Street in Anacortes sometime between October 4th and October 6th. The Anacortes PD Officer who took the report scanned the found property area of the police department but was not able to locate a bike fitting the description. There are no suspects at this time.


11:56 pm. A uniformed Anacortes officer on patrol contacted a 30-year-old Cape Horn man working on his Ford pickup truck in the parking lot of a business on the 1000 block of Commercial Ave. Upon further investigation, the officer determined that the man had two warrants for his arrest—Second Degree Criminal Trespass and Third Degree Driving With License Suspended; Use/Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle, Seventh Degree. The suspect was transported to the Skagit County Jail where he was booked for his warrants.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

1:11 am. A 21-year-old Oak Harbor woman was arrested and released on a warrant for Second Degree Possession of a Dangerous Weapon. The woman was located by an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on the 1100 block of 12th Street. The woman had a large machete in her backpack at the time of the arrest.

8:04 am. The Anacortes PD Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the 2600 block of H Avenue per the report of a black and white horse at large. With help from another Anacortes PD Officer and a helpful neighbor, she was able to place a halter and lead on the horse and return him to his rightful owner a short time later. The owner was advised to provide adequate fencing for her horse to avoid further issues.

5:53pm. An Anacortes Police Officer responded to an Anacortes residence for a cold burglary that had occurred approximately an hour earlier. A juvenile male was playing video games in his room when he heard voices in the hallway and his bedroom door open. He turned around to see who it was but the subjects were already running down the stairs. The juvenile did not get a good look at the suspects, but their voices sounded like young adult or teenage males. The suspects exited the residence through the rear door. Two drawers in a lower level bedroom had been opened but nothing appeared to be missing. A green sedan sped by the residence a moment after the incident. It is unknown if the vehicle is related to this incident. There are no suspects at this time.

Thursday, Oct. 9

11:32 am. An elderly Anacortes woman received a call from a male with a strong accent identifying himself as an officer with the U.S. Treasury Department. The caller stated that the woman had short paid on her income tax returns from several years ago. After speaking with two separate males on the phone, the caller agreed to reduce the payment by 50%. The victim made arrangements for payment before contacting police. A report was filed with the payment vendor’s Risk Management Division by the Anacortes Police Department on the woman’s behalf.

A 31-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a short, low-speed pursuit on 35th Street. The woman stumbled out of her vehicle when asked to get out by an Anacortes Police Sergeant who responded to the scene. After performing poorly on voluntary roadside tests, she was taken into custody and transported to the Anacortes Police Department for further DUI processing. While in custody at the police department, the suspect initiated a brief physical encounter with two officers which lead to further charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree. She was then transported to the Skagit County Jail.

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