Police Beat

Anacortes Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit a pedestrian and drove off.

At approximately 8:30PM on Thursday, a young man was walking eastbound on 32nd Street when he was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at the intersection of I Avenue. The vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV, but no further description was provided. The man was treated at the hospital for injuries to his foot and leg.  The Anacortes Police Department is interested in speaking with the driver of the vehicle. If you have any information about the vehicle or driver, please contact APD via 911 dispatch at (360) 428-3211 reference case number 17-A08286.  

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just before midnight on Saturday night, an APD Officer on patrol at 24th and Commercial Avenue observed a local woman known to police get out of a vehicle parked by a gas pump, watch the marked patrol car pull into the lot, then hurry to get back into the car and drive away. A registration check on the car revealed that the car had expired tabs as of March 2017 and the 32-year old driver had a suspended driver’s license. In addition to her suspended license, a routine check also revealed that the woman had a felony Department of Corrections warrant. She was taken into custody for driving with license suspended and her warrant and a search incident to arrest yielded a small pouch with methamphetamine crystals. K-9 T-Bone performed an exterior sniff of the car and alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. The driver was transported to jail and her car was impounded pending a search warrant. The car was later searched and two meth pipes, baggies, and methamphetamine was discovered. The driver faces possible drug charges as a result of these findings.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A resident from the 2300 block of Skyline Way went to the police department early Monday afternoon to report that she and her intoxicated husband were in a verbal argument the previous evening and he took her cellphone. The woman left the home where the argument occurred and stayed elsewhere through the night, then returned in the morning and discovered that her husband was still drinking, so she left. Police officers responded to the residence Monday afternoon to contact the man, but he barricaded himself in using chairs against the door. Officers defeated the barricade a short time later and detained the man at taser point. When asked what he did with his wife’s cellphone, the man said he threw it into the ocean. He was then taken into custody for malicious mischief domestic violence and taken to the hospital to be evaluated due to comments of self-harm.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A 35-year old Anacortes woman was cited for following too close after her late model SUV struck the rear of another SUV that was stopped for a pedestrian crossing Commercial at the intersection of 20th Street. Both car sustained reportable damage, but there were no injuries.

A 77-year old man was given a ticket for no insurance and cited for improper lane usage for his involvement in a two-car collision on 10th Street. The driver struck a parked car on the side of the street causing reportable damage to his truck and the unoccupied sedan. There were no injuries.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Early Wednesday afternoon, an APD Officer was dispatched to the library per the report of a disorderly man in the area. The officer contacted the 32-year old Mount Vernon man and a records check revealed that he had four warrants out of Mount Vernon and Burlington. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the county jail.

Thursday, October 18, 2019

A local woman called police on Thursday morning to report a scam call received by her elderly parents. The caller indicated that they had won a $17 million prize and they would need to purchase a $528 Moneygram to claim the prize. The call receivers recognized the call as a scam and did not provide any personal identifying information or money.

On Thursday evening at 8:30PM, an APD Officer on patrol on the 1200 block of 7th Street ran a routine registration check on a van parked on the side of the road. The return showed that the vehicle was sold in August, but no new owner was listed. A moment later, the van drove down the road on 6th Street and was pulled over on the 1400 block. The 19-year old Anacortes woman driving the car said it was not her car and she was just driving it for a friend. She was taken into custody for failure to transfer title. APD’s K-9 Officer was on scene and K-9 T-Bone was deployed on the exterior of the car and alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. The driver was later released from the scene and a tow truck arrived to impound the van where it was later searched after an application for a search warrant was completed. A search was later performed on the vehicle and several drug paraphernalia items were discovered, including a burnt spoon, several needles, and cotton. A syringe containing possible heroin was also found along with several kinds of prescription pills. The driver and a 24-year old male passenger face possible drug charges as a result of the vehicle search discoveries.

Friday, October 20, 2017

On Friday morning at 5:00, an APD Officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of 13th Street per the report of a suspicious man taking items in and out of a parked pickup for the last half hour. An officer spoke with the man who was rearranging items in the bed of his pickup.

Just after 6AM on Friday, an APD Officer was dispatched to SR 20 and Thompson Road to investigate a collision involving three vehicles. Two vehicles driving westbound on the highway slowed for a red light. The second vehicle was struck from behind by a small sedan which caused it to lurch forward and strike the rear of the front vehicle. There were no injuries. The 53-year old woman driving the rear vehicle was cited for following too close. 

A local woman called police on Friday to report that someone had accessed her unlocked vehicle on the 1100 block of 5th Street the night prior. The contents of the vehicle were strewn around and a $40 plaid jacket had been stolen. There are no suspects.

An Anacortes Police Officer on patrol on SR 20 ran a routine check on the registration of an older model Honda sedan. The check returned with a registered owner who had a suspended license. The officer contacted the 29-year old Mount Vernon man driving the vehicle to investigate. The driver told the officer that he did not have a license and the vehicle did not have insurance. He was taken into custody for driving with license suspended and released at the scene with a copy of his citation and a traffic infraction for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. 

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

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.

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