Police Beat

911 Dispatch advised Anacortes Police on Thursday, Mar. 2, that someone had called 911 to report a Police car parked near Sharps Corner with its door open. An officer closed the call after realizing it was his vehicle that was being reported. He had had the door open to provide a clear line of sight of passing traffic with his radar device.

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

Monday, February 29

The Anacortes PD School Resource Officer was advised of a 16-year old juvenile female at the school who had a warrant for her arrest out of the Skagit County Juvenile Court. The SRO took the female into custody and transported her to APD where she was later transported to the Skagit County Juvenile Detention Center where she was booked on her warrant. 

Tuesday, March 1

A 21-year old Anacortes woman received a Failure to Yield the Right of Way infraction on Tuesday afternoon after she pulled into the roadway on 18th Street near Commercial Avenue and her vehicle was struck by an oncoming car. There were no injuries, but the woman’s vehicle did sustain reportable damage. 

An Anacortes Police Officer contacted a 46-year old Arlington driver on Tuesday evening for a defective tail light. When contacted, the driver admitted to knowing that his license was suspended and further investigation confirmed his statement. The driver was taken into custody on 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended charges and his vehicle was impounded due to numerous driving with license suspended arrests. He was released from the scene.   

A 20-year old Oak Harbor woman was arrested for violation of a court order on Tuesday evening. The woman’s boyfriend contacted an Anacortes Police Sergeant on patrol in the 2900 block of Commercial Avenue to request the removal of a male that he did not want in his motel room. The Sergeant investigated on scene at the motel and discovered that there was a Domestic Violence-No Contact Order in place between the boyfriend and girlfriend. The woman was taken into custody for violating the order and transported to APD where she was later released. 

At 9PM on Tuesday, a 35-year old Tacoma driver was contacted after driving his vehicle in the lane nearest the officer’s marked vehicle that was on a traffic stop with the emergency lights activated. The driver was issued a verbal warning for failure to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle and cited and released for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended after investigation on scene revealed that his license was suspended.

At approximately 9:30 PM on Tuesday an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on SR 20 contacted a vehicle driver for expired registration tabs. The 46-year old Anacortes driver provided a state ID card, but was unable to provide a driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance. Further investigation revealed that the car had a sale date of April 2015, but the registration was not transferred. The driver was arrested and cited for Driving With License Suspended and Failure to Transfer a Vehicle Title Within 45 Days of Purchase. She also received a traffic citation for No Insurance. The woman was advised of her court date and released at the scene. 

Wednesday, March 2

A tenant from a 7th Street apartment called Police just after midnight on Wednesday to report that he heard yelling next door and then what sounded like the door being kicked in. Anacortes Police arrived on scene and spoke with three occupants of the apartment who had been asleep and did not hear the door being kicked in. There are no suspects at this time. 

At approximately 8AM on Wednesday, APD took a stolen vehicle report from a local business owner who reported that a black flatbed trailer (WA plate 3159XG) containing industrial cooling equipment—a large cooler and two white cylindrical tanks--was stolen from the 12000 block of Reservation Road last evening. APD put out an attempt to locate on the stolen trailer and the trailer and cooler were found intact in Burlington with no reported damage. They were later returned to the rightful owner. 

An Anacortes Police Officer was providing security at a home being served with a search warrant early Wednesday afternoon when he observed a woman removing a bike from the front yard of the residence. The officer spoke with the female subject who stated that the bike was not hers and she did not have permission to use it. She was advised that she would receive a citation in the mail for Criminal Attempt. 

Thursday, March 3

An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol at approximately 5AM on Thursday observed a Honda sedan driving northbound on Q Avenue at approximately 10 mph over the posted 25 mph speed limit. The 26-year old Mount Vernon woman was unable to produce a valid driver’s license and was found to have a suspended license since July 2012 for failure to appear on an unpaid ticket. The driver was taken into custody and charged with Driving With License Suspended, then released from the scene. 

A tenant at an apartment on Skyline Way called Anacortes Police on Thursday afternoon to report that it appeared that someone had attempted to pry open his apartment door. The responding officer took photos of the damage and spoke with the victim who stated that no entry was gained and nothing was missing from the apartment. There are no suspects. 

At approximately 8PM on Thursday, an Anacortes Police Corporal on patrol in the 2400 block of Commercial Avenue observed a vehicle he recognized as being associated with a man who had a warrant. The Corporal contacted the man in a vehicle nearby and confirmed that he had six warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for disorderly conduct, obstructing, driving with license suspended, violation of a no contact order, DUI, and DUI/driving with license suspended/no ignition interlock. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Skagit County Jail where he was booked on his warrants. 

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.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 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