Police Beat

A fight between a husband and wife at a hotel ended with the wife charged with domestic violence assault and being booked into county jail.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Early Saturday morning, APD Officers were dispatched to a hotel on Commercial Avenue per the report of a physical and verbal altercation between a man and a woman staying in one of the rooms. While on scene, officers spoke with a man and his wife. The man told officers that his wife had a bad day and had struck him in the face with her closed fist whilst the two were having a verbal argument. The 41-year-old woman was taken into custody and booked in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on a domestic violence assault charge.

An APD Officer on patrol on Fidalgo Bay Road observed an older model Chevy SUV parked along the side of the road, possibly having mechanical issues. The officer ran a routine check on the vehicle’s registration that returned to a 36-year-old Anacortes man who was in the front passenger seat. The man had a warrant for his arrest, so the officer took him into custody on his warrant out of Skagit County District Court. He was booked and released on scene for the warrant.

A Fidalgo Bay Road resident called police on Saturday to report that a pane of glass in her living room was broken the night before by a small piece of concrete. In speaking with her, the officer discovered that the woman heard a popping noise around 11PM the night prior, but did not see the damage to the window until that morning. The damage will cost the victim approximately $1,000 to repair.

An APD Officer took a vehicle prowl report on Saturday morning. The victim’s pickup was parked in the area of T Avenue and 30th Street when the window was broken out, but nothing of value was missing from the vehicle. There are no suspects.

An APD Officer helped free a deer caught in a fence on 24th Street on Saturday around noon. No one was injured.

Monday, January 21, 2019

An APD Officer observed an older model Ford hatchback waiting to turn on R Avenue from highway 20 on Monday afternoon. The officer noticed that the driver, a 60-year-old Arlington man, looked like the registered owner who returned with a suspended license. The officer pulled the car over on 32nd Street and confirmed that the man was the registered owner and had a suspended license due to unpaid tickets. He was taken into custody without incident and charged, then released on site.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A 27-year-old Anacortes man was arrest for driving while license suspended early Wednesday evening after an APD Officer pulled him over on K Avenue and 17th Street for an inoperable license plate light. The driver admitted that he did not have a good license and was taken into custody without incident. He was searched, charged, and released at the scene.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

On Thursday morning, an APD Officer took a report from someone who thought there might be a mail fraud in the works. The reporting party stated that she received notification regarding a package available for pickup at a local retailer, but did not recall ordering the item. The woman later determined that the package was addressed to a family member and no crime was committed.  

Just after noon on Thursday, APD Officers contacted a 35-year-old Anacortes woman who was slumped behind the wheel of an older model Honda sedan that was parked with the engine running in a parking lot on Reservation Road. Employees of a nearby business called 911 to request a welfare check on her. Police contacted her and were able to rouse her but she seemed very lethargic and had a difficult time concentrating on the conversation or simple tasks given to her. When asked to step out of the vehicle to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests, the woman did so, but kept a firm grasp on the door to keep from falling over. After several minutes of testing, officers took the woman into custody for being under the influence while having physical control of her vehicle. She was later transported to the hospital for a blood draw, then the police department, and ultimately released to a sober adult with a copy of her citation.

An Anacortes Police Sergeant responded to the 2000 block of K Avenue on Thursday afternoon to investigate a report from someone who heard what sounded like shots fired from a weapon. Nothing out of ordinary was discovered, but officers spoke with a worker nearby who may have caused a popping noise that sounded like shots being fired.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Someone attempted to break into a late model travel trailer parked at a local storage unit recently. The owner contacted police after finding out about the incident from personnel at the storage facility. The suspect did not gain entry to the trailer, however, damage to two doors and frames will cost the victim thousands of dollars to repair.

On Friday around dinnertime, APD Officers contacted a man and woman who were together in a vehicle parked on R Avenue which was a violation of a no contact order in place between the two of them. As the officers approached the vehicle, the 46-year-old Anacortes man saw them, exited the vehicle, and began walking away. The man prudently obeyed officer commands to stop because he was under arrest on a warrant for violating a no contact order. A moment later, the 33-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle, stepped out and was taken into custody on a warrant for controlled substance possession. She was later booked in the county jail on her warrant and the man was booked in jail on his warrant and an additional charge for violation of a no contact order.

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