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A 44-year old Anacortes woman was taken to the county jail and booked on a num be of charges including assault, trespassing, theft and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday evening, the woman who was known to police, was taken into custody as she was walking in the 900 block of 22nd Street when an officer recognized her and later made contact with her in the 1000 block of 20th Street. The woman had 5 warrants for theft, disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting arrest, and assault. She was transported to APD and placed in a holding cell until the Skagit County Jail re-opened for bookings. She was later transported to the county jail and booked on her warrants.

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

Saturday, May 28

Early Saturday morning, an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol near Sharp’s Corner observed a Hyundai sedan traveling 67mph in the 55mph zone. The officer made contact with the vehicle to speak with the 33-year old Oak Harbor driver. When asked about her driving status, the woman admitted she had had a DUI in the past, but thought her license was valid. Further investigation revealed that her license was suspended and she was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended. She was released on scene and agreed to wait for a licensed driver to take her and her vehicle from the scene.

A 21-year old Anacortes man was issued an infraction on Saturday afternoon for Speed Too Fast For Conditions when the Audi sedan he was driving sustained reportable damage after striking a curb near the intersection of 28th Street and 29th Place. The vehicle was towed from the scene. There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved.

Monday, May 30

A man driving in the westbound lanes of Oakes Avenue left the roadway to avoid collision with a deer and struck a utility pole. The vehicle sustained reportable damage. There were no injuries.

A 28-year old Oak Harbor woman was cited for Driving With License Suspended and received an infraction for speeding on Monday afternoon when she was paced by an APD Officer at 40 mph in a 30 mph zone on 12th Street. The woman’s license was suspended as of May 22nd. She was booked and released and agreed to appear in court later in the month.

Tuesday, May 31

A 59-year old Anacortes man known to police was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after an officer on patrol observed the man on a bicycle in the area of 25th Street and Commercial Avenue. The subject had a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody by an APD Corporal after refusing to dismount his bike in the 1000 block of 23rd Street. The man was transported to the Skagit County Jail and booked on his warrant.

An APD Officer Tuesday evening at 9PM. Investigation on scene revealed that a 27-year old Anacortes man had taken approximately $20 worth of chicken from the store without paying for it. The officer made contact with the man in the parking lot and the man was unable to provide proof of payment. The subject passively resisted arrest and was taken into custody with the help of an additional officer within a short time. The man was booked into the Skagit County Jail on Theft and Resisting Arrest charges.

Tuesday evening at about 11PM an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on SR 20 observed a small car with a badly cracked windshield. The officer contacted the vehicle and spoke with the 29-year old male driver who was later determined to have a suspended license. He was taken into custody for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended and released from the scene with a licensed driver behind the wheel

Wednesday, June 1

An Anacortes Police Sergeant arrested a 30-year old Mount Vernon woman with three warrants out of the Skagit County District Court early Wednesday morning. The Sergeant observed a vehicle associated with the subject parked on V Place and contacted the woman getting into the vehicle a little after 3AM. She was taken into custody and transported to the Skagit County Jail where she was booked on her warrants. 

A local thrift shop representative contacted police on Wednesday morning to report that approximately 200 pounds of miscellaneous items of no value were disposed of at the rear entrance to the building. The store was in the process of making arrangements for the items to be removed by the city sanitation department at the time APD made contact with them.

At approximately 4:20 on Wednesday afternoon an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol in the 1000 block of 19th Street observed a driver operating a cell phone while driving. The officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the 31-year old Sedro-Woolley woman driving the vehicle to inform her of the reason for the stop. Subsequent investigation revealed that her Washington license was invalid and she was taken into custody for 3rd Degree Driving With License Suspended. She was then released from the scene after acknowledging her upcoming court date.

A little before 6PM on Wednesday, an APD Officer on patrol observed a Dodge sedan with a badly cracked windshield. Investigation on scene revealed that the 29-year old Tigard, Oregon man driving the vehicle did not have a valid license or insurance. He was booked and released on scene for Driving With License Suspended and also received a traffic citation for no valid insurance.

Thursday, June 2

A local medical office representative contacted police on Thursday afternoon to report a fraudulent invoice from Central Supply Solutions out of California for ink toner they had not ordered. The company did not pay the invoice, but reported the incident for information in case other businesses were targeted.

Friday, June 3

An Anacortes Police Corporal utilized his radar unit to clock a Honda sedan early Friday morning on South March’s Point Road. The vehicle was traveling approximately 14 mph over the posted 35 mph limit and was stopped near the intersection of SR 20 and Reservation Road. The Corporal observed three passengers in the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of marijuana as he approached. A plastic baggie containing marijuana was recovered from the vehicle and taken as evidence and the 18-year old Mount Vernon woman driving the vehicle was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. She was also booked on a warrant for theft out of the Burlington Municipal Court, transported to APD where she was placed in a holding cell, and later released.

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

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 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

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