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Anacortes Police report that a minivan sustained damage when it slid across a street and slammed into a curb.

An Anacortes Police Officer wrote a non-injury motor vehicle collision report on Friday afternoon, Feb. 1, after speaking with the driver of a late model minivan who turned north on M Avenue from 29th Street and, due to the slick road conditions, slid into the curb, causing reportable damage to the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported this week.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Approximately $2,000 worth of tools, alcohol, and clothing items were stolen from a boat moored at Cap Sante Marina on Q Avenue. The owner contacted police on Saturday morning reporting that she boarded the boat earlier that day and noticed several missing items and some areas of the vessel in disarray. There are no suspects at this time.

A pickup parked in the 1700 block of K Avenue was rifled through sometime on Friday night or early Saturday morning. The owner did not notice anything missing from the vehicle, but wanted the incident documented.

A bookkeeper from a local retailer called police on Saturday morning to report the discovery of a fake $20 bill amongst other bills she was counting. The bill was turned over to the officer who logged it as evidence.

A motor vehicle accident at 9th and Commercial resulted in an unsafe backing ticket for a local 20-year-old man. The man was driving his pickup on 9th Street when he noticed a pedestrian at the intersection, so he backed up without noticing a sedan directly behind him, causing a collision and reportable damage to both vehicles. No one was injured.

Early Saturday afternoon, an APD Officer took a vehicle prowl report from a 19th Street resident who left the doors to her older model sports car unlocked. There was nothing of note missing from the vehicle.

Two hundred dollars’ worth of clothing and electronics were stolen from a car parked on I Avenue. The vehicle owner contacted APD to report the incident. Investigation continues.

After investigating a vehicle prowl on I Avenue, the responding officer responded to a nearby residence to return two pieces of stolen mail located nearby. The pieces were not of any monetary value, but the victim agreed to contact police if she noticed any suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

The local hospital called APD on Saturday about dinnertime to report that an intoxicated woman was being aggressive with staff and they wanted her to be removed. Police contacted a 49-year-old Anacortes woman to speak with her about the complaint. She was on the 24th Street side of the hospital at the time and officers ran a routine check on her and discovered that she had three active arrest warrants. She was taken into custody on her warrants and the Skagit County Community Justice Center agreed to take her on her warrants, so she was transported there and custody was transferred to staff at that location.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

On Sunday morning, just after 1:00 am, an APD Officer on patrol on M Avenue made social contact with a local 27-year-old man later determined to have an arrest warrant out of the Anacortes Municipal Court for use/delivery of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody on his warrant and a search of his wallet revealed a plastic baggy containing a brown sticky substance he admitted was heroin. A search of his backpack yielded multiple pieces of foil with burn marks and drug residue. The man was booked and released on his warrant due to the jail declining to accept him. He also faces possible charging because of items found on him during the search. 

On Sunday morning, just before 1:30 am, an APD Corporal was on patrol on SR 20 near Commercial Avenue when he observed an older model sports car with a forward-facing red light illuminating the front of the vehicle. The Corporal pulled the car over on South Fidalgo Bay Road and advised the 49-year-old Sedro-Woolley driver of the reason he was stopped. When asked for his license, the driver said that he did not have one because it was suspended. He was taken into custody for driving while license suspended and later released at the scene after agreeing to allow his licensed passenger to drive the car.

A local woman called police about 3 am on Sunday to report that her ex-boyfriend was banging on her apartment window and yelling, despite the fact that he was banned from the facility. Officers responded and contacted a 35-year-old Anacortes man a short distance away and took him into custody on a warrant for criminal trespassing and he was questioned about his involvement in the incident. A search incident to arrest yielded possible methamphetamine in his pocket. He was later booked and released on his warrant and faces possible additional charges as a result of the search.

On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, an APD Officer went to the area of the high school to check on two coyotes reported in the area that looked like they were sick. The officer saw them briefly before they ran into the woods and they appeared to be healthy. They were not detained.

A 27-year-old Camano Island woman was charged with malicious mischief domestic violence on Sunday evening.  Anacortes Police Officers investigated a complaint received from the woman that a male living with her pulled her down the stairs and left the area in an SUV. Officers spoke with the man and woman and, according to their statements, the two were involved in a verbal altercation that culminated in the woman tearing some lights off the wall and breaking them, which resulted in her being charged with crime.

A representative from a church on 32nd Street went to the police station on Monday morning to report a cold theft of tools from the church. The man told police that there was a metal box with assorted tools stored outside the building and it went missing sometime in the previous few weeks. There are no suspects.

A 29-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested early Tuesday morning by an Anacortes Police Officer investigating a domestic complaint at a motel on highway 20. Investigation revealed that no domestic violence crime had been committed, but the man had an arrest warrant for driving while license suspended. He was taken into custody without incident and booked in the jail on his warrant.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

A 17-year-old Anacortes drivers was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way for her involvement in a two-car, non-injury collision late Friday morning. The driver told police that she stopped at the stop sign at 17th and M Avenue and attempted to cross M Avenue traveling eastbound and did not see the sedan driving northbound in her path.

A 36-year-old Anacortes man known to police was arrested on Friday night and booked in jail on resisting arrest and obstructing charges after Anacortes Police Officers were called to a local motel to speak with him about his possible involvement in a physical altercation. As it turned out, the man was not involved in a fight, but he was very unruly and uncooperative with officers who attempted to ask him questions about a possible crime that they were investigating. The intoxicated subject continued to escalate his aggressive behavior towards officers and briefly struggled with them when he was being detained for questioning which resulted in the previously mentioned charges and booking in the county jail.

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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