Police Beat

A teenager was ticketed for driving off the road after colliding with four mailboxes. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

A 17-year-old driver left the scene of a non-injury, one-vehicle collision involving several mailboxes. The driver told police that she swerved to avoid a deer when she collided with 4 mailboxes and ended up in the ditch. The driver was given a ticket for driving with wheels off roadway and the vehicle was removed from the ditch and driven from the scene.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Just before 9AM, APD Officers responded to SR 20 and R Avenue to check the welfare of a man who was stumbling in and out of traffic. The man was stumbling along R Avenue and officers checked on him to make sure he was okay. A routine check revealed that he had an arrest warrant out of the Skagit County District Court for driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock and a warrant out of Mount Vernon Municipal Court for theft. He was taken into custody without incident and booked in jail on his warrants.

A woman called police to report that her older model sedan was stolen from her home on 9th Street sometime in the midday hours. The investigating officer only noticed a pile of automotive glass where the car had been parked. The following day, APD received word that the car was recovered in Snohomish County and the owner was in the process of recovering it.

An APD Officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Commercial saw a woman carrying a bicycle, then she made an abrupt turn upon seeing the officer. The officer contacted the woman and ran a routine check. After the woman identified herself, she said she may have a warrant since she missed a recent court date. She was correct. A moment later she was in handcuffs for her misdemeanor warrant out of the Skagit County District Court. She was transported to APD and booked and released on her warrant.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A local man contacted police after he discovered that his bag containing $1,000 worth of strategy playing cards was stolen from his bicycle that day around dinnertime. The investigating officer documented the details of the stolen bag and property therein. There are no suspects at this time.

An alert employee of a local gas station recognized a 49-year-old Seattle man who was in the store on Monday morning so he called police for help. The intoxicated Seattle resident had been previously banned from the store, and began yelling and cursing when he was confronted about this. The responding officers were familiar with the man as they had been in contact with him at a nearby business for similar considerations. The suspect was located at a nearby parking lot and taken into custody for trespassing. He was later released after receiving a copy of his citation.

A 10th Street business owner called police to report that someone removed the gas cap from her work vehicle and siphoned about $100 worth of gas from it when it was parked in front of the business. There are no suspects.

An APD Corporal investigated a suspicious vehicle complaint late Monday afternoon. The reporting party called 911 Dispatch to report what looked to be a local shuttle service vehicle that was parked along the side of the road for several hours. Investigation revealed that it was a decommissioned vehicle and the owner, a local 36-year-old man, was taken into custody on a warrant for driving while license suspended. He was booked and released on scene after agreeing to appear at his next court date.

APD Officers arrested a man near the roundabout at the top of Commercial Avenue after they received a call that he was holding a sign and had cursed at a passerby. The man denied yelling at anyone and was advised to stand well off the road so he would not impede traffic. During the course of the investigation, the man provided several different dates of birth and would only provide a fictitious name. He was taken into custody and booked in jail on an investigative hold for providing a false statement to a public servant. He was later identified by jail staff as a 62-year-old with an Anacortes address.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Animal Control Officer trapped a large breed dog that would not go to several strangers who attempted to catch her. In speaking with the dog’s owner, it was determined that she was with a friend the day prior and jumped out of the open window of his parked car and he could not find her. The dog was hungry and distraught, but did not appear to be injured. She was returned to her rightful owner.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

An APD Officer pulled an older model coupe over on 11th Street after realizing that the vehicle had an inoperable brake light. The driver, a 26-year-old man from Grassmere, was determined to have a suspended license and three arrest warrants for assault, driving while license suspended, and a no contact order violation respectively. He told officers that he was borrowing the car to pick up cigarettes. He was taken into custody without incident and booked in jail on his warrants. 

An Anacortes resident called police to report the possible theft of a package that was supposed to be delivered to his home. He later called again to report that the package was delivered to the wrong address.

A Deskin Court resident contacted a police officer to report that someone had gone through the glovebox of two of his unlocked vehicles earlier in the week. Nothing of value was missing, but he wanted the police to be aware of the incident. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

An Anacortes resident’s motorhome sustained over $1,000 in damages in a vehicle prowl incident that occurred sometime between October 16 and the morning of October 18. The motorhome was parked in the area of O Avenue and 8th Street when the incident occurred. Investigation continues.

A local man called police to report that a random caller told him that he was under a grand jury indictment. The man told the caller that he was going to call the police and the caller became very upset. The man then hung up the phone and did not hear back or provide any personal identifying or financial information to the caller.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,100 Skagit Cases (+5)
<60 Cases in ZIP 98221

98 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
37,523 Tests
NA% Positive

85,830 Cases Statewide (+604)
7,431 Hospitalizations (+19)

2,100 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 8:00 pm September 26, 2020.

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