Police Beat

One driver on highway 20 clipped another driver while passing causing one vehicle to spin, roll over once, and land on all four wheels.

Just before 8:30 PM on Saturday, Feb. 23, an APD Corporal investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident on Highway 20 near the intersection of Reservation Road. An SUV and station wagon were headed westbound and passed each other back and forth for a short distance. A collision occurred between the two vehicles when the SUV clipped the rear end of the station wagon causing it to spin out of control, roll one time, and then land back on its wheels. The 44-year-old SUV driver sustained minor bruising and scrapes in the incident. She was cited for negligent driving.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported this week.

Friday, February 22, 2019

A Deer Harbor man was given a ticket for dog at large on Friday morning. A passerby called 911 dispatch when she noticed someone stop their sedan near Storvik Park and release a mid-sized dog. The Animal Control Officer responded and attempted to corral the dog but was unable to do so due to the skittish nature of the animal. At one point, the dog ran into traffic at 32nd Street and Commercial Avenue, and was nearly struck by vehicles before circling back to the park. The ACO ultimately spoke with the dog owner who stated that it was cold and windy, so he just let his dog out to run loose for a while.

Police arrested a man at a local grocery store late Friday morning after store employees called him in for concealing a bottle of whiskey in his dress. The man received a copy of his citation and a ban notice before he was released at the scene.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Early Saturday morning, as an N Avenue resident was watching the morning news, someone began banging on his door. The man at the door was unknown to him, and even after a brief encounter with the agitated man, the homeowner was unable to convince him to walk off, so he called police. Officers arrived and took the man into custody without incident. The man smelled of intoxicants and had two cans of pale ale beer on him. The 20-year-old was transported to the police station, then released at his home with a copy of a citation for minor in possession.  

A boat owner called police on Saturday morning to file a vehicle prowl report. Per his report, the boat is moored at Cap Sante Marina and was damaged and entered sometime in the week prior. Damaged in the incident were the lazarette lid and the main cabin hatch. A list of items stolen and repair estimates provided by the victim totaled approximately $6,000. There are no suspects.

Just before 8PM on Saturday, an officer on patrol pulled a late model sports car over on Commercial Avenue for failing to use a turn signal. The driver, a 31-year-old from Anacortes, told the officer that she did not have insurance on the car and did not have a good license. The officer confirmed that her driving status was suspended and took her into custody on the charge and released her on scene.

A local 33-year-old was arrested and booked in jail on an investigative hold for violation of a no contact order. A search of the subject’s history revealed that he had multiple similar convictions since 2010. Police officers spoke with him after receiving notification that he attempted contact with his ex-girlfriend despite the order restricting his contact with her.  

Monday, February 25, 2019

A 29-year-old La Conner woman was arrested for driving while license suspended early Monday evening. An officer recognized her and saw her driving an older model sedan on Q Avenue so he pulled her over to speak about her driving status. The woman openly admitted that she knew she should not be driving adding that she recently acquired the car. She was unable to provide proof of insurance, so she was ticketed for that issue in addition to her cite and release for illegal driving behavior.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A tenant of an apartment complex on 24th Street spoke with an APD Sergeant on Tuesday morning regarding damage she recently noticed on her vehicle. The woman thought the damage may have been caused by a tenant she has been feuding with, but did not have evidence to support her assumption.

A 61-year-old Sedro-Woolley woman was issued a ticket for wheels off roadway for her involvement in a two-car accident at 7AM on Wednesday on V Place. The woman’s sedan sustained considerable damage when it struck the rear of a parked, unoccupied pickup. She told the officer that she fell asleep behind the wheel.

A local woman called police to report a dog locked in a vehicle downtown for what she thought was an extended period. The owner told the officer that she checks on the dog every two hours during breaks from work.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A worker on the 600 block of I Avenue contacted police on Thursday morning to request extra patrols in the area. The reporting party told police that there was someone checking car doors on Wednesday night. The officer checked the vehicles present at the time and did not notice any evidence of tampering.

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.