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A 42-year old Anacortes man was charged with three counts possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually-explicit conduct and was booked in the Skagit County Jail. Investigation continues.   

(Editor's note: The Anacortes Police Department didn't supply any additional information.)

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

Sunday, February 21

On Sunday morning at approximately 8:30, Anacortes Police contacted a 34-year old Anacortes man in the 2200 block of Q Avenue after receiving a report from his mother that he had gotten into her car and screamed at her, then hit her in the chest. The man was pacing and fidgeting when contacted and unable to speak a full sentence. The subject resisted arrest when taken into custody for assault, but was ultimately handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, then transported to the Skagit County Jail on charges of 4th Degree Domestic Violence Assault and Resisting Arrest. 

Tuesday, February 23

At approximately 2AM on Tuesday an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the 3200 block of H Avenue observed a white sedan driving westbound on 32nd Street through the stop sign at the intersection. The officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3500 block of H Avenue and contacted the 23-year old Anacortes driver. The woman immediately stated that she did not have a driver’s license and further investigation revealed that it was suspended for unpaid tickets since August 2015. She was taken into custody for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended and released from custody at the scene.  

Wednesday, February 24

At approximately 1AM on Wednesday, and Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the 1400 block of 8th Street observed an occupied sleeping bag on the steps of a church in the area. The officer approached the sleeping bag and spoke with the 20-year old male therein. The officer recognized the man from a previous contact earlier in the month when he was trespassed from the church. He was taken into custody for Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and searched incident to arrest. The subject had a pill bottle containing marijuana and a pipe and was also charged with possession of marijuana. He was then released from the scene. 

At approximately 9PM on Wednesday, an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on the State Route 20 spur contacted the driver of a pickup traveling in the left lane and not allowing the officer to pass. The officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the 27-year old Burlington man driving the vehicle. When asked for his driver’s license, the driver stated that he did not have one. Further investigation revealed that his license was suspended since 2014 for failure to appear on an unpaid ticket and he had an ignition interlock requirement. The driver was also found to have a misdemeanor warrant out of Snohomish County for Driving With License Suspended 3rd and Operating a Vehicle Without Ignition Interlock Device. The man was taken into custody and cited for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended and Operating a Vehicle Without Ignition Interlock Device. He was released at the scene. 

Thursday, February 25

An Anacortes Police Officer contacted a 33-year old Friday Harbor driver on Oakes Avenue early Thursday morning for a traffic stop. The man was later determined to have a suspended license for failure to pay child support and was issued an infraction for No Valid Operator’s License. 

Anacortes Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of State Route 20 and Thompson Road at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday. The responding officers on scene discovered a male who smelled of alcohol and had a hard time maintaining his balance near a vehicle in a drainage ditch on Summit Park Road. The 27-year old Burlington man admitted to consuming some beer earlier in the evening and there were beer cans in and around the vehicle as well. The subject declined the offer to take roadside sobriety tests, and was taken into custody for DUI. A search of the subject incident to arrest yielded a small pipe with drug residue in his pocket. He was transported to APD for processing and later transported to the Skagit County Jail where he was booked on charges of DUI and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

At approximately 10PM on Thursday, an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on SR 20 near Reservation Road observed a dark-colored sport motorcycle with no taillights and initiated a traffic stop. The motorcycle came to a stop on the east side of the twin bridges and as soon as the officer opened his driver’s door, the motorcycle took off at a high rate of speed. After a short pursuit, the officer terminated the contact. The suspect, a male with a slight build wearing a black jumpsuit or uniform and a full face helmet, was not located.

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.

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