Police Beat

Anacortes Police cited two motorists for driving with licenses that had been suspended nine years ago. One was stopped for speeding through the 35 mph Sharpes Corner roundabout construction zone at 65 mph.

Friday, June 22, 2018

An APD Officer on patrol on State Route 20 contacted the driver of an older model Chevy pickup for driving 65 miles per hour in the posted 35 miles per hour construction zone. The 52-year-old Burlington driver admitted to speeding and said that he wasn’t paying attention because he had worked a long day. A routine driver’s check revealed that the man’s license was suspended as of 2009 for unpaid tickets. He was taken into custody and later released on scene with a copy of his driving while license suspended citation and a speeding ticket for 30 mph over in a work zone.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A 48-year-old Anacortes woman was pulled over by an APD Officer at 9:30 PM on Saturday because she had an active warrant for her arrest. After she was arrested and placed in a patrol car, officers noticed the smell of intoxicants coming from the woman’s breath and she admitted to drinking whiskey earlier that evening. She provided a breath sample that yielded well over the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle and she was arrested for driving under the influence. She was transported to the police station for booking and later released to a sober friend with a copy of her citation.

On Saturday night, just after 11:30PM, an APD Corporal on patrol at 29th and Commercial pulled over an older model SUV with a burnt-out headlight. The driver, a 50-year-old man from Seatac, was unable to provide any documents that the Corporal requested. In addition, the man’s license was suspended as of March 2009 and he had two out-of-county misdemeanor arrest warrants. He was taken into custody and cited for driving while license suspended, then released.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Just before 12:30 on Sunday morning, an APD Officer contacted the driver of an older model SUV for driving 46 mph in a 35 mph work zone on SR 20. The driver, a 37-year-old Stanwood man, returned with a suspended license as of December 2016 and he was placed under arrest. He was later released with a copy of his driving while license suspended citation and speeding ticket.

A 55-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested and booked in the Skagit County Jail on Sunday evening for assault domestic violence and malicious mischief domestic violence charges. The woman’s husband called police to report that his wife had been drinking and was hitting him and throwing items around the house. In speaking with the husband on scene, he stated that his wife had pushed him twice and officers noticed that there was broken furniture and dishes on the floor that the husband said were broken by the suspect when she got upset earlier that evening.

Monday, June 25, 2018

An Anacortes woman contacted police on Monday morning to report $1,000 worth of damage that had been done to her vehicle. The woman showed the APD Officer large scratches on both sides of her car that had been done in the recent past. The officer took photos of the damage and logged them as evidence. There are no suspects.

An APD Officer facilitated an exchange of information between two drivers involved in an accident that resulted in minor vehicle damage and no injuries on Monday afternoon. The at-fault driver backed into a vehicle parked behind him and he was issued a $136 infraction for failure to yield.

An APD Officer performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Q Avenue and Seafarers Way just after 5PM on Monday evening. The officer recognized the driver, a 38-year-old woman known to police, and ran a routine check on her that returned with multiple arrest warrants and a suspended driver’s license as of May 2018. The woman had two small children in the vehicle with her, both were in child safety seats that were not secured in any way to the vehicle. The woman was cited on scene for driving while license suspended and issued an infraction for two counts of failure to use a child restraint.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Tuesday, an APD Officer took a burglary report at a building on the 1900 block of 7th Street. The reporting party told police that there was damage to a fence on the property and one piece of equipment valued at approximately $100 was stolen from the property. It is unknown when the incident took place.

Just after 4PM on Tuesday afternoon, an APD Officer contacted a 26-year-old Burlington man for driving 38 mph in a 30-mph zone on 12th Street. The driver admitted that he did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance for his pickup. He was taken into custody for driving while license suspended and was later released with a copy of his Driving with Suspended License citation and an infraction for operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

An Anacortes Police Officer arrested a 22-year-old Mount Vernon driver on Wednesday evening after he was pulled over on the 1000 block of 12th Street. The responding officer ran the vehicle plates and the registered owner returned with a suspended driver’s license which was the reason for the stop. Investigation on scene revealed that the man’s license was suspended as of June 21 for unpaid tickets and he had four misdemeanor warrants out of the Skagit County District Court. He was taken into custody without incident for the warrants and driving while license suspended. He was transported to APD where he was booked and released on his warrants and given a copy of his citation.

Two checks were stolen from a locked mailbox at a business on 21st Street sometime between Friday and Wednesday morning. There are no suspects.

A 36-year-old Anacortes man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct late Wednesday afternoon. The man approached two residences on T Avenue, and when the home occupants came out to ask if he needed help, he yelled at them and asked if they wanted to fight. When police arrived, the man was not cooperative with them, but was ultimately detained without incident despite displaying evidence of a desire to fight or run.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

An APD Officer took a vehicle prowl report early Thursday afternoon. The victim told the officer that her car was parked on the 900 block of 10th Street all day and someone had punched in the door lock on the driver’s side door and damaged the vehicle’s door, causing approximately $200 in damages. There are no suspects at this time.

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.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times