Police Beat

A 33 year-old Anacortes woman was booked in the Skagit County Jail on DUI charges on Thursday evening and was also charged with reckless endangerment because two children were in the vehicle she was driving. 

Anacortes Police Officers were originally dispatched to a home on 24th Street per the report of a possible fight in progress. Upon arrival of an APD Sergeant, the driver of a Toyota SUV pulling into the roadway from that address stopped on the side of the road. The Sergeant spoke with the woman in her vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of intoxicants and observed two young children in the vehicle with the driver. The woman told Police that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with someone at that residence, but nothing physical had occurred. The woman’s slurred speech made it hard to understand the answers she was providing to the Sergeant’s questions. Additionally, the woman performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests, nearly falling several times, and submitted to a voluntary breath test which read over 3 times the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle. The woman was taken into custody for DUI and transported to APD for processing, then to jail for DUI and Reckless Endangerment charges.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police worked on this week

Monday, August 31

7:40 pm.  A 15 year-old Anacortes juvenile was removed from a local retailer on Monday evening after stealing a $10 phone charger. The store representative decided not to press theft charges, but decided to have the boy and a female friend ordered not to return. 

Tuesday, September 1

1:40 pm.  A mariner contacted Police to report that his pickup had been broken into while parked in long-term parking at an unnamed local marina. Other than the $100 broken window of the vehicle, there was no damage and nothing taken from his vehicle. 

5:09 pm.  A 27 year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for theft charges and removed from a local grocery store on Tuesday afternoon after a store employee called 911. Investigation on scene revealed that the woman had attempted to steal approximately $40 worth of food items by concealing them in the bottom of her shopping cart. When asked about the incident, the woman admitted it was wrong, but she was low on funds. The woman was cited and released from the scene. 

Wednesday, September 2

8:31 am.  An Anacortes resident on M Avenue contacted Police Wednesday morning to report that her unoccupied SUV had been struck sometime during the night, causing approximately $700 damage to the vehicle’s side mirror and quarter panel. There are no suspects. 

3:22 pm.  An Anacortes Police Officer took a report of a local woman who received a fraudulent call from someone claiming to represent the IRS. Thankfully, the woman realized the call was fraudulent and did not exchange any information with the caller. 

3:23 pm.  Anacortes Police were dispatched to an unnamed local grocery store per the report of a woman in the area who was yelling and making other customers feel uncomfortable. Officers had responded to the store earlier in the day and removed the woman from the store per the wishes of store management. An officer was dispatched to the store later in the afternoon per the report that the woman had returned and ultimately contacted her approximately two hours after the initial call. The 44 year-old was taken into custody in the 1400 block of Commercial and resisted arrest when officers attempted to take her into custody. She was taken into custody without further incident and booked and released on charges of Criminal Trespass and Resisting Arrest.  

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

567 Skagit Cases (+9)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

60 Hospitalizations (+0)
16 Deaths (+0)
454 Recovered
12,653 Tested
4.5% Positive

37,941 Cases Statewide (+521)
4,630 Hospitalizations (+42)

1,394 Deaths Statewide (+10)
645,072 Total Tests Statewide
5.9% Positive

Updated 7:00 pm July 8, 2020.

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