Police Beat

A 42 year-old Anacortes woman was arrested and taken to Skagit County Jail on two drug charges, one of which was filed after a search revealed a baggy containing what was presumed to be meth in a body cavity.

The woman was taken into custody on Monday night near downtown Anacortes on a felony warrant for controlled substance possession without a prescription. Anacortes Police contacted the woman following a report of a male subject in the women’s restroom at a nearby facility. She was contacted and asked if she had seen anything reference the restroom incident and was identified and later determined to have a warrant for her arrest. Police contacted the woman a short time later to arrest her on her warrant. At the time of contact, she was hiding behind a bush and appeared to be trying to hide something. She was arrested without incident and a search incident to arrest yielded some baby aspirin and one Oxycodone pill. Officers asked the woman if there was anything else on her person they should know about and she told them that there was not. The woman was transported to the Skagit County Jail on her warrant and a single charge of Violation of the Controlled Substance Act. Further searching at the jail revealed that the woman had concealed a plastic baggy containing a white crystal substance presumed to be Methamphetamine in one of her body cavities. The woman was charged with an additional Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act charge for possession of Methamphetamine.

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

Saturday, October 10

An Anacortes Police Officer responded to an animal problem call on 41st Street on Saturday afternoon. Investigation on scene revealed that a pedestrian in the area had walked by a home in the area and had been approached by an aggressive dog that was not restrained in any way. APD’s Animal Control Officer contacted the dog owner on Monday to discuss the incident and ultimately declared the dog dangerous. In addition, the dog owner was cited for having a potentially dangerous dog outside a proper enclosure.

Sunday, October 11

A Mount Vernon man was cited for Domestic Violence Assault in the early morning hours on Sunday. Police responded to a residence on 6th Street per the report of an intoxicated man who had struck his adult sister in the face two times and had walked away from the residence. Investigation on scene revealed that the woman had fresh wounds to her face and the suspect was found nearby a short time later. The 43 year-old man was taken into custody without incident and booked in the Skagit County Jail.

At 4 AM on Sunday, Anacortes Police Officers responded to a physical domestic in progress in West Anacortes. Investigation on scene revealed that a boyfriend and girlfriend had been involved in a verbal argument regarding the female’s concern for the male subject who wanted to leave the home. The argument escalated to the point where the man grabbed the woman by the neck and threw her to the ground and she responded by kicking him in the knee. The male subject was taken into custody as the primary aggressor and booked in the Skagit County Jail for Domestic Violence Assault.

Monday, October 12

An Anacortes resident contacted Police to report that sometime during the evening someone had gone into their yard and cut the stems of potted tomato plants. There are no suspects.

A 58 year-old Oak Harbor man received an infraction for Failure to Yield Right of Way on Monday after the PT Cruiser he was driving was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 4th Street and O Avenue. There were no injuries. 

An Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Sharpes Corner on Monday afternoon. Investigation on scene revealed that a 28 year-old Oak Harbor man was the driver of a black sedan that struck the rear of a Chevy pickup. There were no injuries. Further investigation revealed that the sedan driver had a suspended driver’s license for unpaid tickets since October 31, 2014, and he was cited for Driving With License Suspended in addition to infractions for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance and Following Too Close With Accident.

A 43 year-old Anacortes person known to Police was contacted at a residence on 32nd Street by an Anacortes Police Sergeant who was aware of no contact order in place. Further investigation on scene revealed that the woman was violating a no contact order that ordered the woman to stay away from that particular residence. She was placed under arrest and booked in the Skagit County Jail for Violation of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order.

Tuesday, October 13

A 44 year-old male driver was taken to the Skagit County Jail at noon on Tuesday and booked on a Second Degree Driving With License Suspended charge. The man was contacted by Anacortes Police while driving a pickup in the 1300 block of 13th Street after a series of stop sign and turn signal violations. He was taken into custody and taken to jail.

An Anacortes Police Officer observed a male subject known to Police at a recreational area on 13th Street. Further investigation revealed that the 20 year-old had been trespassed from the park. He was taken into custody and cited and released for trespassing.

Anacortes Police responded to the skate park per the report of a small fire. Upon arrival, an officer observed a small fast food bag on fire that was quickly extinguished. Officers contacted two 15 year-old males based on descriptions provided and both were removed from the park. One of the juveniles was determined to be on conditions of release and was transported to Skagit County Juvenile Detention.

Wednesday, October 14

At approximately 9AM on Wednesday, APD responded to a report of a male staggering down the sidewalk on Commercial Avenue. An officer contacted the male subject who stated that he was going to be heading out of town. He was provided a courtesy transport to the bus stop.

An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the 1900 block of Oakes Avenue observed a pickup truck traveling down the road without a license plate light. The officer initiated a traffic stop on K Avenue. The 29 year-old male driving the vehicle told the officer that he had a suspended driver’s license and a warrant which was later confirmed by the officer. He was subsequently taken into custody on his warrant for assault and cited for Driving With License Suspended. He was transported to APD and later released from the scene.

Thursday, October 15

Early Thursday morning, Anacortes Police were dispatched to a local residence per the report of a stolen vehicle that was taken sometime the previous evening. The vehicle was described as a light blue 1995 Subaru Legacy station wagon, with wooden roof racks, bearing Washington license plate 677YAU. There are no suspects.

On Thursday evening Anacortes Police responded to the Anacortes High School per the report of a vehicle in the parking lot with a broken rear window. The damage appeared to have been caused by a small projectile. There are no suspects.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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