Police Beat

On Friday, Jan. 8, a $800 statue was reported stolen from a home on Fidalgo Bay Road. APD spoke with the statue owner who described it as a very heavy 3-4 foot tall fisherman, wearing a yellow coat with a white beard. There are no suspects and Police were unable to locate the statue in the area.

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

Friday, January 8

Anacortes Police Officers contacted a 31-year Mount Vernon woman at her workplace on SR 20 reference two active warrants. The woman was asked to step outside as she was being arrested on her warrants and she became verbally agitated and stated that she was not going to comply. When officers took action to take the woman into custody, she fought with them, and struck one of the officers repeatedly on the arm and one time in the face with a closed fist. Shortly thereafter, the woman was taken into custody and transported APD where she was placed in a holding cell. She was later transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on her warrants and investigation on a 3rd Degree Assault charge. 

Monday, January 11

An Anacortes Police Officer took a motor vehicle accident report in the parking lot of a business in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue. Investigation on scene revealed that a driver had turned too sharply, striking the front of a parked, unoccupied vehicle causing reportable damage. There were no injuries. 

Anacortes Police took a report of forced entry into a home on 23rd Street in Anacortes. Investigation on scene at the vacant home revealed that approximately $500 worth of tools had been stolen from the home sometime in the previous day. There are no suspects. 

A 22-year old Anacortes woman was issued an infraction for No Valid Operator’s License w/Valid ID and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance on Monday afternoon. Anacortes Police were dispatched to 34th Street per the report of a vehicle backing out of a driveway and striking a legally parked, unoccupied vehicle. Both vehicles sustained reportable damage. There were no injuries. 

Tuesday, January 12

Anacortes Police were dispatched to a vagrancy complaint at the library. An officer responded and spoke with a young male subject who was cooperative when asked to move along.

Anacortes Police were dispatched to a vacant home in the 2000 block of L Avenue on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2PM. Investigation on scene revealed that a realtor in charge of the home had arrived to check on the home and noticed an unlocked rear door. A moment later, he heard a noise on the roof and observed a white male between the ages of 18 and 25 jump down and run off. The suspect was not located. APD would like to speak with the male about the incident. Anyone with further information about this case is encouraged to call the APD tip line at (360) 299-1985 reference case 16-A00266. 

Thursday, January 14

The APD Code Enforcement Officer towed a vehicle that had been tagged in the 1200 block of 10th Street three days previous. There was no evident attempt to move the vehicle and the correction notice, tire chalk, and window marking were still present. The vehicle was removed from the scene and impounded. 

An Anacortes resident came to APD on Thursday morning with a wallet he had found near the Anacortes Skate Park. The wallet contained a driver’s license and miscellaneous cards and receipts. APD will attempt to reunite the owner with his wallet. 

An Anacortes Police Officer took a report on Thursday reference a driver whose vehicle was damaged by a woman unknown to her. The driver stated that she had been backing slowly from her parking spot when she heard a loud bang and an adult female and her daughter were walking nearby and complained that they had almost been hit. A short time later, the woman got out of her car and realized that her vehicle had sustained three dents which will cost approximately $1,800 to repair. 

Late Thursday morning, Anacortes Police were advised that a 32-year old Mount Vernon man with an active warrant was in the Anacortes Municipal Courtroom. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Skagit County Jail where he was booked on a warrant for theft. 

Friday, January 15

An Anacortes Police Sergeant on patrol near SR20 and S Fidalgo Bay Road contacted the driver of a Nissan sedan early Friday morning for traveling 15 mph over the posted speed limit of 55 mph. When contacted, the 18-year old Sedro Woolley driver offered an ID card. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s license was suspended as of January 4th for failure to appear on unpaid tickets. He was taken into custody for driving with license suspended and issued a citation for speeding. He was then transported to his residence. 

At approximately 2AM on Friday, a 47-year old Mount Vernon man was contacted by an Anacortes Police Corporal while walking on the eastbound shoulder of SR 20 and asked if he was ok. The man identified himself and continued walking along the highway. The APD Corporal cleared the scene. Further investigation revealed that the subject had a felony warrant for Controlled Substance Possession Without a Prescription and a misdemeanor warrant for 1st Degree Driving With License Suspended. The Corporal re-contacted the male and he was taken into custody and transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on his warrants. 

An employee of a local business called Police early Friday morning to report that a work trailer parked on Commercial Avenue had been tampered with. Investigation on scene revealed that nothing further on the outside of the trailer was damaged and no entry was gained. 

Note: Anacortes Police Department policy is to not include names or addresses of businesses or individuals that call 911 for police assistance, though this information is a matter of public record.