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In following up on a stolen vehicle report from Marysville, Anacortes police made what they termed a high risk stop.

APD Officers were dispatched to the airport mid-afternoon on Friday per the report of a possible stolen Toyota sedan out of Marysville. Officers performed a high risk stop on the vehicle as it slowly backed out of a parking spot and arrested the sole occupant, a 21-year old Marysville man. The man was searched incident to arrest and a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue was taken for evidence. The suspect was booked in jail on an investigative hold for possession of a stolen vehicle and drug possession charges.  

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

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

A Kingsway resident called police on Saturday afternoon to report a limping deer in the area. The responding officer was unable to locate the deer and called the reporting party to provide an update.

At 10:30 Saturday night, an APD Officer was dispatched to the 2400 block of 14th Street per the report of a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime in the previous half hour. In speaking with the vehicle owner, it was determined that the vehicle’s door was left unlocked and when he went back to get something from within, the door was open. A vehicle parked at a nearby residence also had an open door. Nothing of value was missing from either vehicle.

Just before midnight on Saturday night, an APD Officer on patrol on SR 20 contacted a speeding minivan for driving 11mph over the posted 55mph speed limit. The 51-year old Anacortes woman driving the vehicle admitted to speeding and told the officer that she had just dropped off her son at work. She was unable to provide a driver’s license, but a routine check revealed that she had a suspended license and three arrest warrants. She was taken into custody without incident. She was transported to APD and later booked and released on her warrants and given a copy of her citation for driving with license suspended and an infraction for speeding.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

 An APD Officer contacted an older model minivan near Christianson Road for driving 40mph in the fast lane on SR 20 early Sunday morning. The driver, a 37-year old Bellingham man, did not have a valid driver’s license. APD’s K-9 Unit arrived on scene, but before T-Bone could be deployed around the car, the 23-year old male passenger was asked to step out and was patted down for weapons. The pat-down yielded a set of brass knuckles and the passenger was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. Canine T-Bone alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and the car was impounded and later searched after a judge granted a search warrant. Both vehicle occupants were released at the scene. The driver and passenger face possible drug possession, dangerous weapon, and driving with license suspended charges.

Just after 4:30 on Sunday morning, a resident from the 1200 block of 29th Street called police to report an attempted burglary. The homeowner told the responding officer that she was awakened by a noise a few minutes prior, and when she went to the source of the noise, she noticed an open window. There was nothing missing from the home and no one had gained entry.  

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Just before 2AM on Tuesday, APD Officers responded to a burglary call on the 3300 block of F Avenue. The homeowners were startled by a noise in their home and called 911. A small amount of electronics, small tools, and financial documents were stolen in the incident. Officers were unable to locate the suspects. Investigation continues.

Late Tuesday morning, a burglary incident was reported to police. The home owner’s property is on the 3300 block of F Avenue and someone had gained entry via an unlocked window and rifled through their belongings, though nothing of value was reported missing.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

An APD Corporal took a vehicle prowl report on Wednesday afternoon. The unlocked vehicle was parked on the 1700 block of 10th Street and, sometime overnight, someone entered it and rifled through the contents therein. Nothing of value seemed to be missing from the car. 

The glove compartment and center console of an SUV were rifled through on Tuesday night, but nothing was reported stolen when the vehicle owner called police on Wednesday.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Early Thursday morning, an L Avenue resident reported a vehicle prowl. The victim stated that sometime overnight, someone gained access to her locked car and stole a pair of sunglasses, a jacket, and a GPS unit. There are no suspects.

A burglary occurred on the 1100 block of G Avenue sometime between Nov. 14 and 16. The homeowner told police that $2,000 worth of tools were stolen from a garage detached from his home. There are no suspects.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Early Friday afternoon, an APD Officer impounded an abandoned BMW that was left in the parking lot at city hall since several days prior. The vehicle had not moved since it was marked for removal 24-hours prior.

A local woman called police on Friday afternoon to report that earlier in the week a pop up on her computer advised that her computer was infected with a virus. The woman called the number on the screen and spoke with a fraudster who was given access to her computer and offered a $399.99 security program to fix the issue. The following day, the victim spoke with her friend who advised that the transaction was likely fraudulent, so she contacted her bank who successfully refunded her money.

An APD Officer pulled a Dodge SUV over on Padilla Heights Road after a registration check revealed that the vehicle had an expired registration as of March 2017 and it was sold in June 2017, but no new owner was listed. The driver, a 38-year old Lopez Island woman, was informed of the reason for the stop and taken into custody for failure to transfer the title of the vehicle. K-9 T-Bone was deployed on the outside of the car and he alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. The car was impounded as evidence to be searched for drugs, and the woman was released from the scene. The car was later searched and a digital scaled with white residue, methamphetamine crystals, and several used needles were discovered. The driver faces possible drug charges as a result of these discoveries.

An 88-year old driver was cited for failure to stop at the intersection of 32nd and M Avenue. The woman was driving her sedan northbound on M Avenue and did not see a westbound vehicle on 32nd Street that was attempting to turn southbound on M Avenue. The two vehicles collided, and the damage threshold was met but there were no injuries. 

A 57-year old Mount Vernon driver was cited for following too close early Friday evening after his Geo sedan rear ended a late model pickup at Reservation and Highway 20. The driver admitted to looking at other traffic and missed the fact that the pickup in front of him was slowing for traffic at the upcoming stop light.

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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