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A number of domestic violence cases were reported this week. In one case, a disagreement over a radio-controlled car turned violent and ended with a husband being booked into county jail.

Anacortes Police Officers responded Wednesday morning to a domestic violence call outside of a room at a local motel in Anacortes. Upon arrival, the first officer to arrive witnessed a male and female involved in a fight on an upper tier of the motel. The female threw a large radio-controlled car at the man which flew over the railing and onto the ground. Further investigation revealed that the two individuals were husband and wife, a 27 year-old female and 32 year-old male, both new to Anacortes. The fight turned physical when the two got into a verbal argument over fixing the remote-controlled car. Both individuals claimed that they had been struck by the other party and were taken into custody on assault charges. Both were transported to APD and the male was ultimately transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on his charges; the female was released from custody to a family member.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police worked on this week

Saturday, July 4

10:38 am.  A resident on the 12000 block of Christianson Road reported the theft of over $1,000 worth of tools and camping supplies from a locked garage on his property sometime in the previous week. There are no suspects.

Sunday, July 5

11:38 pm.  Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on 19th Street for a removal detail involving a 40 year-old male and a 40 year-old female. It was determined that the female was in violation of a no-contact order and was taken to jail. At the time of the incident, the officer noticed a visible bruise to the woman’s left eye and when asked about it, she denied being assaulted. Further investigation revealed that the 40 year-old male had squeezed the woman’s face which caused bruising. Several hours later, officers contacted the male at his residence, took him into custody, and transported him to jail on an investigative hold for 2nd Degree Assault.

11:14 pm.  A 27 year-old Anacortes man was taken into custody on an assault charge Sunday night following a 911 call to a residence in the 900 block of 34th Street. Investigation on scene revealed that the reporting party was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend after breaking up with him that evening. The woman said the suspect struck her in the forehead by jerking a door open and wrapped his right arm around her neck, choking her. Officers located the suspect in the 3000 block of Commercial Avenue a short time later and took him into custody.

Monday, July 6

5:30 pm.  An Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to a violation of a no-contact order in the 900 block of 34th Street. The reporting party told Police that she and her ex-boyfriend had been involved in a physical altercation the previous day and there was an active no contact order between them. When she arrived home that day, the woman observed a handwritten note from the subject and reported it to Police. A short time later, the male subject was located, admitted to writing the note, and was taken into custody and transported to the Skagit County Jail for Violation of a No-Contact Order.

Tuesday, July 7

9:37 am.  A 46 year-old Anacortes man was taken into custody and transported to jail on a domestic violence assault charge. Police responded to a 911 call reference a domestic in the 6100 block of Parkside Drive and spoke with several individuals on scene including the suspect’s sister who stated that she was verbally yelled at by the man and ultimately physically pushed by him. The physical push came after the man got impatient with his sister for not being able to provide much help with an elderly family member.

2:40 pm.  A 45 year-old Sedro Woolley man was cited for Driving With License Suspended when an APD Officer observed him driving a Chevy sedan westbound on 22nd Street with a badly cracked windshield. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver admitted that his license had been suspended for a while and he needed to get it fixed. He was arrested, issued a criminal citation, and released from the scene.

2:52 pm.  An Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to the baseball diamond in the 2000 block of 15th Street per the report of graffiti on the back of the outfield wall. The event occurred sometime the previous evening. There are no suspects.

7:47 pm.  Anacortes Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 900 block of 14th Street per the report that a 27 year-old man, who was high on meth, had assaulted his father by bumping into his chest several times and threatening him physically. Further investigation revealed that the subject had two warrants for Violation of a no Contact Order and theft. He was taken into custody on his warrants and an assault charge for this incident. He was booked into the Skagit County Jail.

Wednesday, July 8

7:39 am.  A resident on H Avenue contacted Police to report that someone had egged their car sometime the previous evening. There was no monetary damage to the vehicle and there are no suspects.

Thursday, July 9

5:17 pm.  An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the area of the park-and-ride on March’s Point Road contacted a 34 year-old Anacortes man known to Police. Investigation on scene revealed that the subject had three warrants for theft out of Anacortes and a Department of Corrections felony warrant. He was transported to the Anacortes Police Department, then released to DOC for his warrant. The male subject was accompanied by a 47 year-old female from Coupeville and the officer determined that she also had warrants for hit-and-run on an unattended vehicle as well as driving with license suspended. She was booked and released on her warrants.

Friday, July 10

8:17 am.  An Anacortes woman came to APD on Friday morning to report that her vehicle had been struck by an object several weeks back that caused observable damage to the quarter panel with a repair estimate of approximately $500. The nature of the damage and time frame it occurred is consistent with other reports of juveniles in that area who were shooting cars with their BB guns. As such, this report will be added to that case. 

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.

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