Police Beat

A 30-year-old Anacortes driver fell asleep behind the wheel while driving her sedan on Commercial Avenue early Tuesday evening. The driver caused a 3-car collision, but on one was injured. The at-fault driver was cited for negligent driving.

Here are some other cases Anacortes Police reported this week.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

A man called police to report that his partner was breaking glass and had bit him on the back. Investigation on scene revealed that the two got into an argument about a recently purchased vehicle and the man’s significant other, a 27-year-old Camano Island woman, got upset and broke some glassware, then bit him in the middle of the back. The woman was on scene when police arrived, so she was arrested after a brief struggle on several arrest warrants and new charges of domestic violence assault, malicious mischief, and resisting arrest.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

An APD Officer investigated a trespassing call taken from a local grocery store on Sunday. The store manager contacted police when a man in his pajamas entered the store despite being banned from the store the night prior. Officers confirmed the identity of the suspect and referred trespassing charges that will be sent to him from the courts.

Multiple callers noticed a distraught woman on the 1500 block of 39th Street on Sunday morning, so officers responded to meet with her. Officers found the woman in front of a house on 41st Street and when they stopped to speak with her, she went into the house despite the fact that it was not her house. An officer went into the house and arrested the woman after discovering that she had two warrants. A search of her purse incident to arrest yielded a used needle with drug residue. The woman admitted that she was a user and had not used in a couple days which is why she was so upset. She was transported to jail on her warrants and additional charges of trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mid-morning on Sunday, an Anacortes Police Officer took a vehicle prowl report from a guest staying at a home on 42nd Place. The unlocked vehicle was rummaged through sometime overnight and nearly $500 worth of items were stolen from therein. There are no suspects at this time.

A 16-year-old Anacortes female was given a traffic ticket for failure to yield the right of way after she drove her sedan into the path of an SUV attempting to exit the Sharpes Corner roundabout to go south towards Oak Harbor. No one was injured, but both vehicles sustained reportable damage.

Police responded to the 1800 block of Commercial per the report of a man in a leather jacket acting suspiciously. The responding officer recognized the 42-year-old Anacortes man sitting in front of a closed business on Commercial. A routine check revealed that he had a felony warrant for controlled substance possession, so he was taken into custody. A pipe containing drug residue was logged as evidence and the suspect was booked in jail on his warrant and an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

A 24-year-old Mount Vernon woman came to APD to report that she recently walked by a family member’s house despite the fact that there is a no contact order in place with the family members who live there. She further went on to state that she was not trying to violate the order but came to the police after noticing that a video surveillance device was in place at her family’s residence that may have documented her visit. Further investigation revealed that the woman was at the residence which is in violation of the court order, so she will be charged with the violation.

Monday, September 30, 2019

A 32-year-old Anacortes woman was given a ticket for following too close after her late model sedan rear-ended an SUV slowing for traffic at the intersection of SR 20 and R Avenue. No one was injured.

A 16-year-old male was given an infraction for improper backing and no insurance after he backed into the roadway in the area of 41st and L and struck an oncoming car. There were no injuries.

Anacortes Police Officers responded to an abandoned house on H Avenue after receiving reports of loud noises in the area. Officers contacted five juveniles in the area and counseled them to make better decisions. The juveniles’ parents were contacted and responded to the property to retrieve their children.

A 62-year-old Anacortes woman was given a ticket for failure to yield the right of way after she drove her SUV into the path of a vehicle exiting the Sharpes Corner roundabout. The woman sustained possible injury in the collision.

A local man was arrested and booked in jail on a trespassing charge and a warrant for obstructing. Police were made aware of the situation after a grocery store manager called to report that the man was back in the store despite being banned two days prior.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A 60-year-old Mount Vernon man was asked by a grocery store manager to not smoke in front of the store. His curt response got him banned from the store, and the officer who responded also discovered that he had two Mount Vernon Municipal Court warrants for his arrest, so he was booked in jail on the warrants and issued a copy of the notice trespassing him from the store for 12 months.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A 23-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for domestic violence assault after his girlfriend contacted an APD Officer to report that earlier in the day he had pinned her to the couch, causing injury to her abdomen. Officers contacted the man at his residence, interviewed him, then transported him to jail for a mandatory booking.

Friday, October 4, 2019

A 24-year-old Mount Vernon woman told an Anacortes Police Officer that she did not have permission to be on private property in her vehicle, but was simply taking a nap. The property owner had contacted police in the past to ban the woman so she was taken into custody without incident for trespassing and later released with a copy of her citation.

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.

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

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