Police Beat

Thanks to observant citizens, Anacortes Police recovered a vehicle reported stolen in Marysville.

Saturday, November 5

An Anacortes Police Corporal on patrol was flagged down near the intersection of 15th and L early Saturday morning. The individual told police that there was a dark-colored sedan driving through the area multiple times and as the two were speaking, a vehicle matching the description turned west onto 15th Street. The Corporal ran the registration on the vehicle and it returned stolen out of the Marysville Police Department. A short time later, another officer called out with the vehicle in the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue and officers ordered both vehicle occupants out of the vehicle with their duty weapons drawn. The two male occupants complied with officer commands and were taken into custody without incident and transported to APD. The 25-year old Oak Harbor driver was found to have a suspended license and an interlock requirement. He now faces possible charges of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, 1st Degree Driving With License Suspended, and Driving Without an Ignition Interlock. The 19-year old male passenger also faces a possible Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle charge. Both men were released from APD after being advised of possible charges. 

Just before midnight on Saturday evening, an Anacortes Police Corporal was dispatched to a suspicious complaint in the 500 block of Q Avenue. The reporting party stated that there was a parked SUV with an open door and no one inside. As the Corporal walked up to the vehicle, he observed a man in the vehicle who appeared to be under 21 years of age and two open bottles of alcohol in the cup holder and floorboard respectively. Investigation revealed that the 19-year old was intoxicated and he admitted to drinking in the car while family members were eating out. He was cited and released from the scene for Minor in Possession. 

Sunday, November 6

An Anacortes Police Officer was on patrol on South March’s Point Road early Sunday morning when he observed a black sports sedan speed past him in the westbound lane. The officer stopped the vehicle at the Christianson Road/SR 20 intersection to speak with the driver. The 16-year old male driver did not have a valid driver’s license and admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Further, the officer observed behaviors and physical signs of marijuana use, including eyelid tremors and a green tongue. The driver was taken into custody for DUI and later transported to the hospital for a blood draw that was sent to the lab for testing. He was later released to a parent after being cited for DUI and No Valid Operator’s License. 

An Anacortes Police Officer was flagged down by a boat owner while on patrol early Sunday afternoon. The owner reported that his trailered boat was parked in the 400 block of M Avenue when someone broke into it and stole approximately $400 worth of survival supplies. There are no suspects. 

Just before 2PM on Sunday, a motorcycle versus pickup collision occurred at 12th and Commercial Avenue. The motorcyclist was driving south on Commercial when his bike struck the rear of a pickup that turned in front of him towards 12th Street. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The 72-year old pickup driver received a traffic infraction for Failure to Yield Right of Way. 

Monday, November 7

Just after 8PM on Monday, an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol at Sharpes Corner observed a sedan with expired tabs as of October 2016. The officer made a traffic stop as the vehicle turned south on SR 20 and contacted the female driver as well as a male passenger known to him. A records check on the passenger revealed that the 23-year old had a misdemeanor warrant out of Mount Vernon Municipal Court and he was taken into custody and transported to APD. The jail declined to accept the man for booking, so he was released from the scene after acknowledging that he would appear for his mandatory court date. 

Tuesday, November 8

A dark blue, 15-inch, Jamis Trail brand kid’s bike was reported stolen on Tuesday morning. The bike was removed from an unsecured storage location in the 1800 block of 10th Street sometime in the previous week. There are no suspects. 

A 40-year old Sedro-Woolley woman was arrested and charged with Driving With License Suspended on Tuesday afternoon. The woman was driving on M Avenue in front of an APD Officer on patrol and was pulled over for emitting excessing exhaust from her exhaust system. She was cited on scene with the driving charge and booked and released on a misdemeanor warrant out of the Anacortes Municipal Court. 

A 41-year old Anacortes woman was arrested in the 1100 block of 4th Street on Tuesday afternoon. The woman is familiar to police and a records check confirmed that she had a felony warrant out of Superior Court. A search of the backpack she was wearing yielded a bag containing used needles, a knife, cut straws, a syringe full of heroin, and a small amount of heroin in a baggie. In addition, the woman had 5 individual pill containers with various prescription medications, none of which was in her name. The woman was taken to jail and booked on her warrant and 5 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Legend Drug, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count of Violation of the Controlled Substances Act. 

Wednesday, November 9

On Wednesday morning at approximately 9AM, Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress between two women in the area of 33rd Street and Q Avenue. Officers investigated the incident and were able to determine that two adult sisters had been drinking and got into a verbal argument that turned physical. The victim had scratches to her elbows, neck, and face and her sister, an 18-year old from Anacortes, admitted to being the primary aggressor. The 18-year old was taken into custody and booked in the Skagit County Jail on 4th Degree Assault, DV and Minor in Possession charges.

Friday, November 11

On Friday afternoon an APD Officer took a cold malicious mischief report from a resident on 23rd Street who stated that someone had entered her vehicle two days prior by removing the antennae from another one of her vehicle’s and unlocking the door. The vehicle that was entered sustained minor damage and nothing appeared to be taken. There are no suspects.

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.

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