Police Beat

On Friday, March 25, at around noon, the Animal Control Officer was dispatched to a home on 41st Street per the report of two chickens that had been attacked and killed by two large dogs that were running at large in the neighborhood. Both dogs were still on scene when the ACO arrived and she impounded them and later spoke with the owner who was given instructions on how to get her dogs back. The owner was informed that the dogs would both be declared dangerous and she would be receiving a citation for two counts of dog at large. 

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

Saturday, March 26

At approximately 9:40 AM on Saturday, a church representative contacted APD to request that a subject be removed from church property. An officer responded to the area and detained a 21-year old male based on the description provided and confirmed that he was the subject who had been sleeping on the property. Further investigation revealed that the man had been previously banned from the property and he was taken into custody and issued a citation for trespassing before being released at the scene. 

Sunday, March 27

At approximately 10:30 PM on Sunday evening, Anacortes Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 3900 block of 12th Street. On scene, officers were able to ascertain that a husband and wife had been in a verbal argument which escalated to a physical confrontation and the husband pushing the woman to the ground. The husband, a 32-year old Anacortes resident, was taken into custody for 4th Degree Assault Domestic Violence and transported to the Skagit County Jail. 

Tuesday, March 29

An APD Officer on patrol on the 2100 block of 32nd Street early Tuesday morning observed 6 mailboxes that appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. There are no suspects. 

Mid-afternoon on Tuesday, an Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to a collision that had occurred near Washington Park. Investigation on scene revealed that a 38-year old Anacortes woman had turned onto Sunset Road and was rear ended by a vehicle driven by a 39 year-old Anacortes man. The male driver told police that he had been cut off by the vehicle in front of him and she applied her brakes causing him to rear end her vehicle. Both drivers were cited—the female driver for failing to yield right of way and the male for following too close (with collision). Though both vehicles sustained reportable damage, there were no injuries. 

Approximately $300 worth of patio furniture was reported stolen on Tuesday evening. A second-hand store owner told police that sometime in the previous week the furniture had been taken from an outdoor area near the store. There are no suspects. 

Wednesday, March 30

An 82-year old Camano Island man was cited for failure to obey traffic control device early Wednesday evening when the vehicle he was driving on 12th Street broad-sided a late model sedan traveling north bound on M Avenue. The male driver told police that he could not tell which color the light was due to the setting sun that blinded him. No one was injured in the accident, but both cars sustained reportable damage. 

Thursday, March 31

Just after 8AM on Thursday, an Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to Stevenson Road per the report of a cold vehicle prowl. The owner had his 5th wheel trailer had been parked in the area and approximately $500 worth of tools had been taken from an external tub attached to the trailer. There are no suspects. 

Friday, April 1

At approximately 1:15 AM on Friday, Anacortes Police responded to a disorderly complaint at a local fast food restaurant. Investigation on scene revealed that a 24-year old Anacortes man was blocking vehicles from coming through the drive through area and refusing to leave. The male subject was banned from the property and walked away on foot. 

At approximately 3:30AM, Anacortes Police were dispatched to the 800 block of 37th Street per the report of a homeowner who was awakened by someone knocking loudly at his door. Police investigated on scene and determined that it was the same subject they had spoken to earlier in the evening that had been removed from the restaurant. The man did not comply with commands to leave the property and, as he was being taken into custody for trespassing, lunged at an officer in an attempt to grab him. He was then taken to the ground and handcuffed before being taken to the Skagit County Jail and booked on trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest charges. 

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