Police Beat

Police charged two 13 year olds in connection with incidents in which cars being driven near A Ave. and Lake Park Drive were shot with a BB gun.

Anacortes Police Officers responded to the area of A Avenue and Lake Park Drive on Tuesday afternoon per the report of a driver whose vehicle had been shot by a BB gun while driving through the area. Officers searched the wooded area and associated trail to a home in a nearby neighborhood. Further investigation revealed that two 13 year-old juveniles had been responsible for the incident as well as two related incidents in the recent past. The two juveniles were charged with Malicious Mischief via juvenile referral.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police worked on this week

Saturday, June 27

6:36 pm.  An Anacortes Police Officer responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Saturday afternoon. The Ford pickup was last seen in the area of 35th Street and R Avenue and the officer contacted the vehicle and 39 year-old Sedro Woolley driver on S. March Point Road a short time later. Investigation on scene revealed that the man’s drivers license was suspended since May 2011 for failure to appear on unpaid tickets. He was taken into custody for Driving With License Suspended, issued a criminal citation, and released from the scene.

Sunday, June 28

10:28 am.  A resident of Copper Pond contacted Police to report that their late model sedan had sustained approximately $500 in damages including a chipped passenger side mirror and window as well as paint scratches on the door. The incident had occurred sometime the previous evening as a result of what looked to be an attempted vehicle prowl. There are no suspects and Police did not receive any related calls in the neighborhood that evening.

Monday, June 29

12:15 am.  Anacortes Police Officers contacted two 16 year-old males at the intersection of H Avenue and 22nd Street in Anacortes early Monday morning. A Swinomish Tribal Officer was assisting APD officers in checking the area for multiple juveniles who had run from officers following a suspicious call at Island View Elementary approximately an hour previous. Upon contact, the two juveniles smelled of intoxicants and both admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that evening. Both individuals denied any involvement with the Island View Elementary suspicious call. The juveniles were charged with Minor in Possession and released to their parents.  

3:13 am.  An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the 800 block of 24th Street recognized a 24 year-old male subject on foot who had active warrants for his arrest. The officer pulled up next to the subject and informed him that he was under arrest for his warrants—one out of Mount Vernon for False Statement to a Public Servant and one DOC felony warrant for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act and ID Theft. The subject then took off running and was apprehended approximately 2-and-a-half blocks later with the help of other officers. The subject was taken into custody on his warrants and a search of his person incident to arrest yielded two credit cards that belonged to an ID theft victim. He was transported to Island Hospital for a fit for jail examination as he had told officers that he had taken several Ibuprofen and Meth. Once cleared, he was transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on his warrants. In addition to being booked on his warrants, the subject was charged with a criminal citation for Resisting Arrest.

7:03 pm.  Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of W Avenue in Anacortes per the report of a vehicle that had struck a tree in the area. Officers spoke with the 38 year-old Oak Harbor woman who had been driving the vehicle and she stated that she had been following another vehicle, lost control, and struck the tree. The woman smelled of intoxicants and admitted to having two beers at a local restaurant. The woman exhibited signs of intoxication such as a lack of balance and ability to follow basic instructions on roadside tests. In addition, a portable breath showed results of over twice the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle. She was taken into custody and transported to the APD for a blood alcohol test. She was cited for DUI and released to a sober adult.

Tuesday, June 30

3:04 am.  Anacortes Police responded to the intersection of 32nd Street and R Avenue morning per the report of an erratically driven vehicle that was now stopped at the intersection. Officers arrived and discovered a white Kia Rio parked sideways in the roadway and a young male, later determined to be a 22 year-old from Sedro Woolley, who looked to be asleep in the reclined driver’s seat of the vehicle. Officers had to speak loudly to the man to wake him and asked him why he was parked in the middle of the road. The man stated that he was legally parked and told officers that he had had enough to drink and that he should not be driving. Watery, bloodshot eyes, and poor performance on roadside tests, including a portable breath test reading of over the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle, provided probably cause for a DUI arrest. The man was transported to the APD for a blood alcohol test and later transported to the Skagit County Jail.

3:04 pm.  The manager of a local marina contacted Anacortes Police to report the theft of a white 10-foot dinghy from one of their docks. The boat, powered by a 15-hp Yamaha motor, is named ‘Jappeloupe’, and was stolen sometime in the previous month. If you have any information about the whereabouts of this boat, please contact the APD tip line at (360) 299-1985 reference case #15-A04643. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

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


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 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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