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Two motorcycle riders were injured, one take to the hospital, following an accident on Heart Lake Road. The driver was cited for DUI.

Anacortes Police Officers were dispatched to Heart Lake Road just before 4:30PM on Monday, Mar. 25, in response to a 911 call reference a speeding motorcycle that had flipped over. Officers arrived on scene and observed a damaged late model motorcycle parked on the west side of the road and there were noticeable skid marks on the asphalt. Medics on scene tended to the 54-year-old man driving the vehicle and a female passenger and later transported them to the hospital for treatment. In speaking with the driver, an officer noticed that his speech was slurred and he admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that day. He was placed under arrest for DUI and cited. He was later given a courtesy transport to his residence.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported this week.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Mid-morning on Saturday, an APD Officer contacted the driver of an older model Honda after recognizing that the car had modified taillights and loud exhaust. The 30-year-old Mount Vernon driver informed the officer that her license was suspended and she was taken into custody and cited for driving while license suspended.

Just before 11PM on Saturday, an APD Officer went to Cap Sante lookout on regular patrol and contacted a man in the driver’s seat of an older model Ford SUV that was parked in the area past the park hours of 10PM. When contacted, the 49-year-old Mount Vernon man was sitting awkwardly sideways in the vehicle and the officer later discovered that he was trying to conceal several open beer bottles. The man admitted that the bottles were all his, but his passenger was planning to drive from the scene, not him. The man complied with the officer’s request to take roadside tests since he was in physical control of the vehicle. During the tests, the man had a hard time keeping his balance and had to use his hands to stay steady during a balance test. Then he submitted a breath test yielding a result over the legal limit to legally operate a vehicle. He was taken into custody for physical control and later released with a copy of his citation.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Just after 1AM on Sunday, an APD Corporal on patrol on SR 20 observed a Ford SUV parked along the road with its hazard lights on. The Corporal contacted the owner of the vehicle who said that he ran out of gas. There were two others in the vehicle as well; one was a 34-year-old Sedro-Woolley woman the Corporal recognized and a routine check revealed that she had six warrants for her arrest. She was not initially forthright with the Corporal about her identity, but was ultimately taken into custody and booked in the county jail on her warrants. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Just before 2AM on Monday, APD Officers responded to an apartment on 30th Street to investigate a domestic incident between a man and woman living there. Investigation on scene revealed that the 44-year-old man struck his significant other and pushed her out of bed on a prior occasion. The man admitted that the two of them had been arguing for the last few days. He was taken into custody and booked in the county jail on a domestic violence assault charge. 

Just before 9AM on Monday, an APD Officer on patrol on D Avenue observed a speeding cargo van pass his location at approximately 11mph over the posted speed limit. The officer pulled the car over and spoke with the driver, a 29-year-old Lynnwood man. The driver provided a Washington ID card, but was unable to provide a valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody for driving while license suspended, given a speeding ticket, and released from the scene.

Just before 5PM on Monday, APD Officers responded to Sandra Court to investigate a possible domestic situation between a father and son. As the first officer arrived, he observed a man in his 20’s, later determined to be one of the involved parties. The subject ran from the officer as he pulled up, and later jumped on his skateboard to aid in his attempt to flee. An additional officer arrived and stopped the man and he was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed that the man had a warrant for his arrest and, though nothing physical had occurred, there was a no contact order in place between the man and his father. He was booked in jail on his warrant and a charge for violation of a no contact order and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

An APD Sergeant assisted in securing and evacuating the 700 block of Commercial Avenue after a contractor severed a gas line late Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the area to fix the problem and the area was cleared about one o’clock.

A local man called police on Tuesday evening to report the theft of his son’s red Giant brand mountain bike. The victim was watching a game at Volunteer Park earlier that afternoon and his bike was taken from the area of the field house. There are no suspects at this time.

Just before 9PM on Tuesday, APD Officers were dispatched to Airport Road to investigate a trespassing incident. A vacant house on scene was occupied by a man and woman who did not have permission to be there. They were detained and identified by the officers. A routine check on the 35-year-old Anacortes woman revealed a felony arrest warrant out of Skagit County Superior Court for Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was booked in the county jail on her warrant and cited for 1st Degree Trespassing. The male subject, a 42-year-old from Big Lake, was also arrested on a warrant. He was later booked and released on his warrant and given a citation for 1st Degree Trespassing.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A 29-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on Thursday on a Mount Vernon Municipal Court Warrant for Driving While License Suspended. An APD Officer recognized the man who was standing at 5th Street and Q Avenue and ran a routine check that returned with an active warrant. He was taken into custody without incident and later booked and released on the warrant after agreeing to appear in court on a later date.

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

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

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