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2019 0620 wanted person

Mid-day on Friday, an APD Sergeant responded to the public pool facility to investigate a reported theft incident. The victim told police that he left his backpack unsecured in the locker room and someone stole it and immediately began to use the bank cards from within it at local retailers.

Police are asking the public for help to identify a possible suspect, a male with a thin build in his 20’s with dark hair. See attached photo for reference.

If you can identify the male subject, please contact an APD Officer via 911 dispatch at (360) 428-3211 reference APD case #19-A03966.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported this week.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Just after noon on Saturday, an APD Officer on patrol on State Route 20 near the intersection of Christianson Road, observed an older model pickup with several equipment violations, including a cracked windshield and no mud flaps. The officer pulled the vehicle over on the corner of Summit Park Road and Thompson Road and spoke with the 43-year-old driver from Allen, Wash. The driver was not aware of his suspended driver’s license, but surmised that it may have been due to some unpaid tickets. He was taken into custody, cited, and released at the scene after agreeing to appear in court on a later date.

Two female tenants of a downtown apartment complex got into an argument in the laundry room resulting in an eye injury to one of the women. The investigating officer issued assault charges on the 44-year-old suspect who, per the victim’s statement, snapped her in the eye with a towel.

Two local men face possible false reporting charges related to a motor vehicle theft incident investigated by APD on Saturday afternoon. A woman called police just after two o’ clock to report that she thought her SUV was stolen. A short while later, the woman called police again to report that she had located her vehicle at a local gas station. The investigating officer viewed video surveillance of the area where the vehicle was parked and discovered that two men known to the victim who were present when she reported the vehicle theft were responsible for parking the vehicle at the gas station. Due to their knowledge of the report and their involvement in the incident, both men were charged with false reporting.

Monday, June 10, 2019

APD Officers were dispatched to the area of the Cap Sante lookout just before 2AM on Monday per a report of a man asking for help from people walking through the area.The area was searched extensively with the help of Anacortes Fire Department personnel and a drone from the Swinomish Tribal Police Department. Officers contacted a man on the beach who denied being involved. No one else was located at that time.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

An APD Officer on patrol on 32nd Street noticed a male matching the description of a suspicious person reported to police the day prior. The officer contacted the man and identified him as a 39-year-old from the area. A routine background check revealed that he had a Skagit County District Court warrant for DUI, so he was taken into custody and booked in the county jail on the warrant.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

An employee of a business on 2nd Street contacted police early Wednesday morning to report the theft of a license plate from his motorcycle. The victim told police that the plate was stolen sometime during his work shift while the bike was parked along 2nd Street and his shift began at 6PM. There are no suspects.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Just before 1AM on Thursday, an APD Sergeant went to a convenience store on the 1100 block of 12th Street to back up another officer’s traffic stop. While doing so, a man sitting nearby flagged him down to speak with him about an unrelated matter. The Sergeant identified the 51-year-old man and ran a routine check on him which returned with two misdemeanor warrants out of the Anacortes Municipal Court. He was taken into custody on his warrants and a search incident to arrest yielded no evidence. The man was transported to APD where he was booked and released on his warrants.

Just after 5PM on Thursday, an APD Officer was operating his radar equipment on D Avenue near the intersection of 24th Street when he observed an older model station wagon driving 12 mph over the posted speed limit, so he pulled the vehicle over. The male Anacortes driver said he knew that he was speeding and was unable to provide a valid driver’s license. During the course of the traffic stop investigation, the K-9 Unit arrived as backup and K-9 T-Bone was deployed around the exterior of the car. T-Bone alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics so the vehicle was searched and two glass pipes with methamphetamine residue were discovered. An 18-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle claimed ownership of the glass pipes, so she was taken into custody and later released with charging paperwork for possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was given two traffic infractions for speeding and no valid operator’s license.

An APD Officer on patrol on South March’s Point Road ran the license plates of an older model sedan. The vehicle returned to a 37-year-old Anacortes man who had two arrest warrants and a suspended license. As the car traveled along Thompson Road, the officer pulled it over to speak with the driver. The man admitted that he knew about his driving status and hinted that he might have also known about his arrest warrants. He was taken into custody and cited for driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. He was later booked in jail on his warrants and charges.

Friday, June 14, 2019

A local woman called police on Friday morning to report explicit graffiti applied to the side of a vacated building in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue. The responding officer attempted contact with the building owner so they could resolve the issue.

Mid-day on Friday, an APD Sergeant responded to the public pool facility to investigate a reported theft incident. The victim told police that he left his backpack unsecured in the locker room and someone stole it and immediately began to use the bank cards from within it at local retailers. Police are asking the public for help to identify a possible suspect, a male with a thin build in his 20’s with dark hair. Photos of the man have been posted on the APD Facebook page for reference.

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 Co. Over Time

172 Positive Cases (+3)
25 Hospitalized (+2)
5 Deaths (+1)
37 Recovered
723 Tested as of 4/4

Updated April 8, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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