Police Beat

Anacortes Police arrested and charged a woman with multiple counts in connection with drugs after discovering heroin in a needle and meth in her backpack.

A 26-year old Anacortes woman was arrested on a bench warrant by APD Officers in the 1000 block of 21st Street at 5:40 on Friday afternoon. Another officer was performing a traffic stop nearby, recognized the woman, and called out on the radio to request that other officers respond. The woman was taken into custody without incident and an officer searched her backpack. The contents of the backpack included two hypodermic needles, one of which contained suspected heroin. There was also a small plastic baggie with a crystalline substance recognized by the officer as Methamphetamine. Additionally, the search yielded 16 unmarked pill bottles containing several hundred pills. The woman was booked in the Skagit County Jail on her warrant and an investigative hold for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

On February 27, the woman was referred on the following charges: 7 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 9 counts of Possession of a Legend Drug Without a Prescription.

The suspect was walking a dog at the time of arrest, so officers took custody of the dog and transported it to the friend’s home to be cared for. A records check on the friend returned with two driving with license suspended warrants out of Skagit County and the woman was booked and released on scene before taking custody of the dog.

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

A 38-year old familiar to police was arrested in the 900 block of 29th Street after an officer observed him driving and ran a driver’s check revealing a suspended license as of early February. The man was taken into custody without incident for driving with license suspended. He was released from the scene and advised of his mandatory court date.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Anacortes resident called police following an attempted scam call to her home. The caller used a known scamming method of asking for money to bail out a family member. No information or money was provided. The responding officer attempted to call the number back and a male on the other line hung up on him.

A 17-year old juvenile female from Marysville was given a traffic infraction for following too close on Saturday afternoon. The sedan she was driving struck a hatchback that had stopped in front of her at the intersection of SR 20 and Christianson Road. Both vehicles sustained reportable damage, but could be driven from the scene of the accident. There were no injuries.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Late Monday afternoon, an APD Corporal spoke with a Georgia Place resident reference a stolen package. The victim reported that she noticed the package on her porch when she left to run an errand and upon her arrival home a short time later, the package was missing. There are no suspects.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A black and white Schwinn bike, worth approximately $250, was reported stolen from the 1100 block of 6th Street on Tuesday afternoon. The bike owner said the unlocked bike was taken approximately one week prior.

On Tuesday afternoon, an APD Officer spoke with the 93-year old driver of a station wagon to determine the cause of a parked versus moving vehicle accident that occurred at 10 Street and K Avenue. The woman told the officer that she was looking down at something and did not see the parked vehicle on the side of the road. The collision was serious enough to cause reportable damage to both vehicles, but the driver was not injured. The woman was cited for negligent driving.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A resident living near the 1200 block of J Avenue was the victim of a grab and run vehicle prowl on Tuesday evening at approximately 8PM. On Wednesday morning, the Anacortes man went to the police station to report that he had parked his vehicle in front of his residence momentarily and had left the doors unlocked while he went into the home. The perpetrator stole a blue “Thrive” fitness bag containing approximately $200 worth of clothing and toiletries.

An Anacortes resident called police to let them know that she had received a threatening text message from someone claiming to represent a payday loan company. The woman knew she did not owe the company any money and did not provide any financial or personal information.

Late Wednesday afternoon, APD Officers were dispatched to 7th and Q Avenue per the report of a fight in the area. Police interviewed two men who are acquaintances and got into a physical fight over a woman known to both of them. The victim did not wish to pursue charges, however, the assailant was intoxicated and uncooperative with officers and was taken into custody and cited and released for disorderly conduct.  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A 22-year old Bellingham man driving a freight truck was given a traffic infraction for Following Too Close early Thursday afternoon. The truck was in the right-hand turn lane on southbound Commercial Avenue approaching 32nd Street behind two passenger vehicles. The truck driver thought traffic in his lane was starting to move forward and he started to accelerate, striking the van in front of him and caused a chain reaction amongst 3 vehicles. The $1,000 damage threshold was met on all involved vehicles; the truck and van were damaged to the extent that they had to be towed from the scene. The van driver was treated on the scene for possible injuries.

On Thursday evening at 6:00, an APD Officer responded to a local grocery store per the complaint of a disorderly customer causing problems in the parking lot and within the store. Investigation on scene revealed that a 61-year old man was playing loud music and yelling obscenities at staff and customers. The man had left the scene in his vehicle by the time an officer arrived, but police were able to identify the man from his vehicle registration information. That man came to the police station the following day and was issued a copy of his order not to return form.  

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.

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22 Deaths (+0)
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