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Anacortes Police would like to speak with the person(s) responsible for painting “no name was here” on an interior wall of the Causland Park gazebo in red paint. 

The incident is thought to have occurred on October 19 or 20. An Anacortes resident has collected a $500 cash pool that has been offered as a reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s). 

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

Saturday, October 22

At approximately 3AM on Saturday, APD Officers investigated a report of a man who had been injured when a co-passenger had pulled him from a cab and wrestled with him on the ground. Further investigation revealed that a male subject had been taunting the man during the entire ride for not wearing his seatbelt. The intoxicated suspect was taken into custody by police from his home and transported to the Skagit County Jail on an investigative hold for assault. 

Vacuum stations at a carwash on Christianson Road were tampered with during the early morning hours of October 22nd. All told, the damage to equipment will cost approximately $1,000 to repair. There are no suspects in this incident. 

APD took a stolen bike report on Saturday morning. The victim stated that his bike was secured to a tree when it stolen late the previous evening while parked outside a business in the 300 block of Commercial. Later that morning, a resident called police to report that they had found an abandoned bike on their property that matched the description provided of the bike stolen the previous evening. The bike was returned to its rightful owner. 

On Saturday evening, an APD Officer took a stolen vehicle report from a resident in the 1600 block of 24th Place. Per the victim, the silver 2015 Subaru Forrester, Washington license plate ASW4678 was parked in his open garage with keys in the ignition and was stolen approximately 20 minutes prior, at 6:40PM. Anyone with information about this vehicle should call 911 reference APD case #16-A08225. 

Sunday, October 23

Just after 1AM on Sunday, APD Officers responded to the 8600 block of March’s Point Road per the report of a domestic in progress. Though Police were unable to locate anyone of interest that evening, they were able to determine that a husband and wife had walked from a nearby casino and the woman had been struck several times by the male subject. On Monday, Swinomish Tribal Officers contacted APD as they had the 36-year old suspect in custody on a separate matter. An APD Corporal arrived and he was interviewed regarding his involvement in this incident. He was then booked in the Skagit County Jail on DV Assault charges. 

Thursday, October 27

An Anacortes Police Officer contacted a man and woman in the 2400 block of T Avenue at approximately 1AM on Thursday. They both provided their names and an explanation of why they were in the area and were then allowed to leave. Further investigation revealed that the female had provided a falsified name and there was an active no contact order in place between her and the man that was with her. The woman now faces possible Violation of a Protection Order and False Statement to a Public Servant charges. 

An APD Community Service Officer on patrol on Wednesday observed a vehicle with expired tabs as of 2013 parked in the 900 block of 34th Street. The vehicle was tagged with a notice to move it within 24 hours and the tires were chalked. On Thursday morning, the vehicle had not been moved and was towed from the scene. 

On Thursday afternoon, APD took a cold burglary report from a Glasgow Way resident who stated that his home had been broken into sometime in the previous several days. It appeared that someone had broken two exterior doors to gain entry and rifled through several areas within the home. A maroon 2012 Nissan Rogue SUV with Washington plate AGR0712 was stolen from the garage during the incident. Anyone who has seen the Rogue since October 22nd is asked to call 911 reference APD case #16-A08355. 

At approximately 9PM on Thursday, an Anacortes Police Officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of Commercial per the report of an intoxicated male wondering through the area. Based on the description provided, the officer contacted a man stumbling across Commercial at 17th Street. The officer ran a background check on the 24-year old Sedro Woolley man and discovered that he had a warrant for his arrest out of Skagit County. He was taken into custody on his warrant and transported to APD where he was booked and released on his warrant.  

Friday, October 28

A horse owner on K Avenue called Police on Friday morning to report that someone had broken her fence the previous night which allowed her animals to get loose. The horses were returned safely and the fence was fixed successfully.  

An unsecured bike was reported stolen from the 700 block of 30th Street on Friday afternoon sometime between 3 and 4:30PM. The bike was described as a custom-built 15-speed road bike with chrome racks on the front and back and blue saddle bags hanging off the back. There are no suspects. 

Just after 6PM on Friday, APD Officers responded to a possible domestic violence incident on 8th Street. Officers interviewed the reporting party, a 16-year old female, and her mother. Investigation on scene revealed that the mother and daughter had a verbal argument about house projects and the mother grabbed her daughter’s arm out of frustration. The daughter responded by grabbing her mother around the neck and hitting her in the face. The juvenile was allowed to leave the house with another family member to cool off for the evening and faces possible charges of Assault in the 4th Degree, Domestic Violence.  

Saturday, October 29

A 25-year old Anacortes man was arrested at the library on Saturday afternoon following reports of someone possibly using narcotics in the restroom. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the man through a locked bathroom stall door. After a moment, the man stepped out of the stall and officers observed several items consistent with drug use including used needles, Q-tips, a burnt spoon, and cotton balls containing suspected heroin. He was taken into custody and transported to APD where he was served a trespass notice from the library and released. The man also faces possible drug charges, pending lab results of the items in his possession. 

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

531 Skagit Cases (+5)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

57 Hospitalizations (+1)
15 Deaths (+0)
434 Recovered
11,738 Tested
4.5% Positive

34,151 Cases Statewide (+716)
4,442 Hospitalizations (+41)

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584,989 Total Tests Statewide
5.8% Positive

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