Police Beat

The Anacortes PD Animal Control Officer was dispatched on Tuesday to Seafarers Way and Q Avenue per a report of a cat that was trapped in an industrial fishing net. The Animal Control Officer found a young black and short white hair cat caught in the net, with the net twisted around his body. The cat was also soaking wet from his own urine and had been caught in the net for an unknown period of time. The cat had minor injuries due to the blood flow being cut off in a leg. After 15 minutes, the officer was able to free the animal from the net and bring him to a local clinic where he was nursed back to good health and adopted by an employee.

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

Saturday, Nov. 1

1:53 am.  Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 10th Street for a fight in progress. Officers witnessed three males and one female in the area upon arrival. The officers witnessed the three male subjects engaged in a physical fight with each other and the officers quickly broke up the fight and interviewed each subject individually. Upon further investigation it was determined that the three subjects, ages 25, 28, and 31 respectively, were highly intoxicated and did not wish to pursue charges against one another. They all received a criminal citation for Disorderly Conduct and one of the subjects was given a courtesy transport to Island Hospital for minor injuries sustained in the altercation.

2:38 am.  Anacortes Police Officers responded to the area of 6th Street and O Avenue in Anacortes per the report of a stabbing that had occurred approximately 20 minutes prior. The victim, a 55-year-old Anacortes man, was on scene when officers arrived. He was transported to Island Hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound, and released. He is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect, a 21-year-old Anacortes man, was arrested by Anacortes Officers the next day and has been taken into custody and booked at the Skagit County Jail on an investigative hold.

Sunday, Nov. 2

The Anacortes PD responded to a theft complaint on 30th Street. The reporting party stated that her bike had been stolen sometime overnight and the chain securing it had been cut to gain access to the item. There are no suspects in this case.

An Anacortes man contacted the Anacortes Police to report electronics valued at approximately $150 had been taken from his unlocked vehicle while parked at a local ferry terminal. There are no suspects in this case.

7:01 pm.  A 52-year-old Anacortes man was contacted by police near the corner of 12th Street and D Avenue on suspicion of driving with a suspended license. Further investigation revealed that the subject’s license was suspended and he was given a criminal citation for 3rd Degree Driving With a Suspended License. The subject was provided a courtesy transport to his residence within city limits. 

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Anacortes Police responded to the 2000 block of Commercial Avenue per the report of a customer who had left a business in possession of an item intended to be used only within the building. When confronted by staff, the 45-year-old female subject was verbally confrontational and departed the scene northbound on foot. Officers arrived on scene a short time later and were asked by staff to issue a no-trespass warning to the subject. She was contacted a short time later and issued a No-Trespass Notice, then allowed to leave the area on foot.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Anacortes Officers responded to a business on the 900 block of 11th Street per a report they received from an employee at that location. According to the employee, a male subject who had earlier been issued a no-trespass warning had come to the premises. A responding officer recognized the subject from the store’s surveillance video and officers immediately went to the subject’s residence and took him into custody on charges of First Degree Criminal Trespass. He was released from the scene.

The Anacortes PD assisted the Department of Natural Resources in the arrest of a 46-year-old Anacortes man near the 1900 block of 7th Street. A DNR Officer was first on scene and requested backup when he witnessed a man loading the back of a pickup truck with scrap metal from a location that was clearly marked “No Trespassing”. The subject then fled on foot into heavy brush along the coastline in that area. Responding officers took various positions on the coastline to maintain visual surveillance and capture the suspect. After several minutes, the subject surrendered to police and was turned over to the DNR Officer for booking. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 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

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