Police Beat

A 67-year-old man was treated and released at Island Hospital after he was bitten by a seal as he walked on the dock at a local marina. Animal Control and Washington Fish and Wildlife are following up on the Sunday, Aug. 14, incident.   

Saturday, August 13

A 26-year-old transient from San Juan County reported that he had let a man named “Rob” use his green moped while the two were camped at a vacant house on Oakes Ave. overnight.  Rob did not return the moped.  Officers are looking for the green moped with a license number of 3B7460 but cannot file a stolen vehicle report until the San Juan County man provides some proof of ownership. 

Sunday, August 14

Residents in the 2400 block of Forest Park Ln. might enjoy a little more peace and quiet after the owner of “Rocko” the dog was cited for allowing the dog to bark. His owner had received numerous warnings and had not heeded them. Neighbors reported the dog had been barking for over 2 and ½ hours. 

Monday, August 15

Neighbors in the 3700 block of West 5th St. reported a public nuisance at a derelict house in the neighborhood. The house is vacant and it appeared someone had cleaned the freezer out and left the contents of mostly fish and shellfish in the yard to rot. Neighbors had cleaned up some of it but they wanted the police to be aware. The information was passed on to the City Building Department. 

A woman reported that her car was prowled on August 11th when she was visiting in the 1200 block of 36th St. She reported the homeowner’s car was also prowled and a wallet, cash, medical records and identification was taken. Neither vehicle was locked. 

Neighbors in the 3500 block of W 6th St. reported seeing juveniles smoking marijuana on the front porch of a residence. When officers arrived they smelled marijuana and contacted the kids who denied smoking marijuana.  The mother of the boy who lived there would not allow the officers to look inside the boy’s room where the marijuana and marijuana pipe were reported to be at.  All the juveniles were warned and a Juvenile Probation Officer was contacted with the information. 

Tuesday, August 16

A 39-year-old Anacortes man was arrested after an altercation at his home in the 2000 block of “N” Ave. Reportedly the man came home from work this morning and discovered a 30-year-old man who is a friend of his wife in a child’s  bedroom. An argument ensued between the two men and the woman tried to break it up. She was pushed and struck by her husband during the argument.  

A potted Japanese Maple tree was taken overnight from in front of a Charity Shop located in the 400 block of “O” Ave.  The tree was valued at $100. 

A “Sinner” brand BMX bike with red wheels was stolen overnight from a yard in the 1700 block of 37th St.  The bike is valued at $200. 

A 52-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for Assault 4/Domestic Violence after her 20-year-old son reported that he had assaulted her. Officers responded to the 1700 block of 28th where the woman told officers she had returned home and found her son had made a mess. She was angry and had thrown food, and a water bottle at him and had pushed him.  Witnesses confirmed her version of events to the officers and she was arrested.  

Thursday, August 18

A 30-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a Superior Court warrant for Bail Jumping and Possession of Narcotics after he attempted to elude an officer on his bicycle. The officer spotted the man riding his bicycle at “O” Ave. and 17th.  When the officer drove along side and told the man to stop his bike he peddled faster. The officer activated the vehicle lights and sirens and the man rode his bike into the courtyard of an apartment complex and ran into an apartment.  The apartment occupants invited police in to arrest the man without incident.  The man was also charged with resisting arrest. 

Friday, August 19

A 36-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on a warrant for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property after officers responded to information that the man was at an apartment in the 1300 block of “N” Ave. 

A 31-year-old Port Angeles man was arrested for DUI after an officer stopped the car he was driving on SR 20 near Christianson Rd. for speeding.  The man displayed obvious signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He had a reported blood alcohol level of over double the legal limit. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given


389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 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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