Police Beat

Sunday, March 20

Just before 7AM on Sunday, Anacortes Police were dispatched to an alarm at an unoccupied business in the 2500 block of Commercial Avenue. Police arrived on scene but did not make contact with a suspect at that time. Investigation on scene revealed that someone had gained entry into the building by breaking a window apparently injuring themselves in the process as there was blood at the scene on several surfaces. After several days of investigative work, APD has identified and interviewed a suspect. Charges are pending. 

On Sunday night at approximately 8:00, Anacortes Police were dispatched to a domestic complaint at a residence on 32nd Street. A 44-year old woman was taken into custody by the responding officers who investigated on scene and determined that the woman was the aggressor in a verbal dispute that had turned physical with her adult son. She was booked in the Skagit County Jail on an Assault 4th Degree, Domestic Violence charge and two outstanding warrants.  

Tuesday, March 22

Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to a store in the 900 block of 11th Street on Tuesday afternoon to speak with a man about a 911 call he had initiated. Though the man decided not to pursue charges against the other parties involved, police responded to a nearby location to speak with the other parties and determined that a 27-year old female from Mount Vernon had two warrants for failure to appear on driving with license suspended and theft. The female subject was taken into custody, transported to APD, and then released from the scene after book and release paperwork was completed. 

Thursday March 24

A 56-year old La Conner man was arrested on Thursday afternoon at approximately 5:45 PM for driving his pickup without a valid driver’s license. An Anacortes Police Officer contacted the driver for driving 10 mph over the posted 35 mph speed zone on R Avenue and made a traffic stop in the 800 block of 32nd Street. The driver was unable to provide a valid driver’s license and further investigation revealed that he was required to have an ignition interlock device which was not present on the vehicle. He was taken into custody and cited for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended and Operating a Vehicle Without a Required Interlock Device. He also received a traffic citation for speeding. Though a female passenger was present in the vehicle, her license was not valid, so she promised to stay with the vehicle until a licensed driver arrived. The driver was then transported to APD where he was booked and later released from the scene. 

At approximately 6PM on Thursday, an Anacortes Police Sergeant who had acted as backup a few minutes earlier observed the same pickup drive by him on 32nd Street. The driver looked like the female who had been in the passenger’s seat who was found to have a suspended driver’s license and promised to wait on scene until a licensed driver arrived. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop in the 900 block of 32nd Street. The female driver exited the vehicle after stopping and began walking away. The sergeant directed her to come back to his location and she complied, walking unsteadily towards him. She told the sergeant that she was just going to park the car in a better location. She was placed under arrest for driving with license suspended and, when contacted, smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot eyes. The 41-year old admitted to drinking earlier that evening but said she would not submit to voluntary roadside tests. The subject was then informed that she was under arrest for DUI as well. She was then transported to APD where she again refused to provide a breath sample and was ultimately taken to the hospital for a blood draw to determine her level of sobriety. 

While at the hospital, the woman was combative and had to be restrained to protect herself, hospital staff, and the police. She was later transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on DUI, Driving With License Suspended, and ignition interlock device required charges. 

Friday, March 25

At approximately 2:40 AM on Friday, Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of 11th Street per a report of someone loitering who had been previously trespassed from the store. The 24-year old male, known to police, was taken into custody for 2nd Degree Trespassing and released from the scene. 

Saturday, March 26

Anacortes Police were dispatched to a trespassing complaint at a local church at 9:40 Saturday morning. Officers contacted a 21-year old male known to them who stated that he just needed a place to stay. The subject was cited for trespassing and released from the scene.  

Anacortes Police contacted an 18-year old Anacortes man at his workplace on Saturday afternoon for a Possession of a Controlled Substance warrant. The subject was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Skagit County Jail where he was booked on his warrant. 

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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