Police Beat

2018 0129 blotter

City Parks staff contacted police to report a damaged picnic table on Loop Road in Washington Park sometime in the previous couple of weeks. The table was struck by a vehicle that caused large ruts in the adjacent lawn.

The table was a privately funded project in memory of a regular Loop Road walker. 

The Anacortes Police Department is interested in speaking with the person or persons responsible for the damage to the lawn and table. Anyone with information can contact an Officer by calling the non-emergency line at (360) 428-3211 reference APD case #18-A00594.

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Just after 8PM on Sunday, an APD Officer on patrol on the 1000 block of 32nd Street observed a late model sedan drive through the intersection at Commercial Avenue at a speed of what appeared to be greater than the posted speed limit. The Officer ran a registration check on the vehicle and the registered owner had a suspended license and her license photo appeared to match the female driver so he pulled her over on SR 20 and Christianson Road. The 44-year-old La Conner woman told the Officer that she did not know that her license was suspended, but admitted that she received some traffic tickets last summer that she had not paid because she was waiting for her tax return to arrive before she paid them. She was arrested and cited for driving with license suspended. She agreed to wait for a licensed driver after being released at the scene.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A 25th Street resident called police on Monday morning to report that someone hit the front window of her home with two eggs. There was no permanent damage and there are no suspects.

APD Officers checked the 2100 block of D Avenue on Monday night after someone called 911 to report a noise complaint. Nothing out of the ordinary was noticed at the time Officers were in the area.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

An APD Officer was driving on Commercial Avenue early Tuesday afternoon when he observed a man known to be driving without a valid driver’s license. The Officer did not have time to perform a traffic stop, but positively identified the man and realized that the driver made an attempt not to make eye contact at the time he was driving by. The Officer completed a citation and provided it to the court to be mailed to the driver.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

An APD Officer took a vehicle prowl report early Wednesday morning. The vehicle owner called the incident in after he noticed that someone had gone through his SUV sometime overnight. Nothing appeared to be missing from the car and there are no suspects.

Just after 5PM on Wednesday, an APD Officer responded to a two-car, non-injury crash between a Subaru and an Audi. The two vehicles struck each other at the intersection of Commercial and 22nd Street. The Subaru driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way because he struck the oncoming car when he attempted to turn northbound on Commercial. No one was injured.

A Cherry Lane resident called police on Wednesday afternoon to report that someone had entered his car sometime overnight and stolen his wallet and a pair of valuable gloves. There are no suspects.

At 7:20 PM on Wednesday, an APD Officer on patrol on Q Avenue observed a 36-year old Anacortes man known by police to have a felony arrest warrant. The man was taken into custody on his warrant without incident and was then transported to jail where he was booked on his warrant.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

An Idaho truck driver was cited for improper lane usage when the trailer of his 18-wheeler swung wide during a turn onto 4th Street from M Avenue and gouged the side of a car parked on M Avenue. There were no injuries.

Just after 3PM on Thursday, an APD Corporal pulled over a sedan driven by a local 46-year-old man known to police to have a felony arrest warrant. The Corporal contacted the driver who said he did not know about the warrant. He stepped out of the car and was placed into handcuffs, then in the patrol car. A 24-year-old Mount Vernon woman known to police was also in the car and she was taken into custody for a felony and misdemeanor warrant. The third vehicle passenger, a 26-year-old woman from Mount Vernon, provided her name and offered that she knew she had an arrest warrant. A background check revealed that she had two warrants and she was also arrested. All three people were ultimately booked in the Skagit County Jail on their warrants.

A 37-year-old Anacortes driver was cited for following too close on Thursday night after his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle slowing on SR 20 for the intersection at Reservation Road. The driver told the investigating officer that a drone flying overhead at the time of the collision distracted him. Two other cars were involved, but there were no injuries.

A 25-year-old Oak Harbor woman faces possible possession of a stolen vehicle and drug possession charges for her association with an older model Honda that was reported stolen on Thursday afternoon. That evening, an APD Officer on patrol observed a vehicle matching the stolen vehicle’s description and stopped to speak with the woman standing next to it. The woman told Officers that she knew the owner of the car and had taken it in an effort to get money owed her by the vehicle owner. A routine background check revealed that she had a felony warrant as well as a misdemeanor warrant. She was arrested and booked in the county jail on her warrants and an investigative hold for possession of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and later searched. During the search, Officers discovered various drug paraphernalia as well as a Suboxone strip. The car was later released to the registered owner.

Friday, January 26, 2018

A grocery store staff member called police on Friday night to report that there was a man acting suspiciously in the store and they wanted him removed and banned from the store. An Officer responded and spoke with a 39-year-old man who was carrying a pack of batteries in his pocket. The man told police that he didn’t have enough room in his hands to carry the item which is why he used his pockets. The items were recovered and he was banned (trespassed, in police lingo) from the store at the employee’s request.

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

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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