Police Beat

On Monday morning, approximately $700 worth of tools were reported stolen from a house being remodeled on 23rd Street. The victim stated that he thought the home and garage was entered over the weekend and the tools removed. The suspect gained entry by prying open the garage door which caused approximately $100 in damage to the door. The victim requested extra patrol of the area, especially during nighttime hours. There are no suspects at this time.

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

An APD Officer on patrol on SR 20 early Saturday morning observed an older model sedan with a burned-out headlight. The officer pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the 27-year-old Stanwood man driving the car. The driver told police that he did not have a driver’s license and a records check revealed that it was suspended as of 2013. APD’s K-9 Officer arrived as a backup and K-9 T-Bone was deployed on the exterior of the car. T-Bone changed his behavior which is consistent with the presence of drugs in the car. Officers got permission to search the vehicle and found a small amount of methamphetamine, syringes, spoons, and a scale. In addition to his suspended driving charge, the vehicle driver also faces possible possession of drug paraphernalia charges. A 23-year old Stanwood passenger and owner of the sedan also faces possible drug charges as a result of the search. A third occupant claimed ownership of a small container with drug paraphernalia and the 27-year old man now faces possible drug charges associated with the discovery.

At 2:20 Saturday morning, an APD Sergeant on patrol on 12th Street observed a sedan make an illegal left turn onto 12th Street and pulled the vehicle over. The 20-year old Mount Vernon driver stated that she did not have a driver’s license and that she thought she had active arrest warrants. A routine check revealed that she had a suspended driver’s license and 5 arrest warrants out of Mount Vernon Municipal and Skagit County District courts. She was taken into custody for driving with license suspended and her warrants, then transported to APD. The jail would not accept her on her warrants, so she was booked and released from the scene a short time later.

On Saturday at 8AM, a wheelbarrow containing a cooler and a personal check was reported stolen sometime overnight from a boat shop on T Avenue. There are no suspects at this time.

A Volkswagen GTI hatchback was stolen from Woodside Drive sometime between Friday night at 9:30 PM and Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM. The GTI was discovered nearby on Sunday morning, September 24, and will soon be reunited with its rightful owner.

Just before 11PM on Saturday, an APD Officer on patrol observed a sedan abruptly turn into a grocery store parking lot off Q Avenue without using a turn signal. The officer performed a traffic stop on the sedan and spoke with the 30-year old Anacortes driver who was later determined to have a suspended driver’s license. She was arrested, cited, and released on scene for driving with license suspended.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

An APD Officer arrested a 52-year-old Sedro Woolley woman just after pulling her over on Q Avenue at 1:00 AM on Sunday for an inoperable headlight and faulty taillights. The woman had a suspended driver’s license and a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine was found in her vehicle. She was cited on scene for driving with license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia, then given a courtesy ride to her workplace to arrange for a ride home.

A 29-year old Anacortes woman was arrested for driving with license suspended late Sunday morning. The officer who pulled her over recognized her from previous contacts and stopped her on the 3000 block of Q Avenue. A routine check revealed that her license was suspended as of February 2017 and she was arrested and searched incident to arrest, but nothing of evidentiary interest was discovered. She was later released from the scene.

A black 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle with Washington license plate 9E5224 was stolen from the 1200 block of H Avenue sometime between Saturday and Sunday at 4PM, possibly during nighttime hours. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call APD via 911 dispatch at (360) 428-3211 reference case number 17-A07375.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A local business owner called police on Monday afternoon to report an ongoing problem of vandalism at his business on the 1000 block of 32nd Street. There are no suspects at this time.

A local bike owner called police on Monday afternoon to report that his $75 bike was stolen from his front porch on 17th Street at the end of August. There were no recovered bikes that matched the description of the item stolen and there are no suspects.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Just before 8AM on Tuesday, a woman called police to report that she got into a relationship argument with her ex-boyfriend, a 42-year old Anacortes man. According to her statement, the suspect punched the woman in the head as well as her arm when she tried to block the punches and she had injuries consistent with her statement. Her ex-boyfriend also took her smart phone which was her only means of communication, so she went to a family member’s home to call police. Police contacted the suspect at his workplace to interview him, and he stated that he did have an argument with his ex-girlfriend, but denied that anything physical took place. He was taken into custody without incident and booked in the Skagit County Jail for domestic violence assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

APD Officers arrested a 24-year-old Friday Harbor man known to police early Tuesday afternoon. The owner of a property on the 1000 block of 29th Street called police to report that the man was sleeping adjacent to the property for several days. Officers arrived on scene and recognized the man and confirmed that he had two felony arrest warrants for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. He was taken into custody and transported to jail where he was booked on his warrants. The suspect also faces possible charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property for items found amidst his belongings that were searched after his arrest.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Just before 11PM on Thursday, an APD Officer spoke with two subjects loitering around a dumpster on the 1000 block of 27th Street. One of the men, a 19-year old from Anacortes, was determined to have a District Court warrant and was taken into custody and brought to APD. He was later booked and released from the scene after agreeing to appear in court later in the month.

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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