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Two separate vehicle thefts were reported in which the vehicles were later recovered out of the county, one in Lake Stevens, the other in the Tacoma area.

Friday, December 27, 2019

A 36-year-old Anacortes woman reported her purse, a gym bag and other belongings was taken out of her unlocked vehicle overnight in the 1300 block of G Avenue. Estimated loss $210.

A 30-year-old Anacortes man reported his vehicle was prowled in the 1300 block of G Avenue. Taken were welding hoods, a pair of headphones and two pairs of sunglasses. Estimated loss is nearly $1,000.

A 41-year-old Anacortes man reported his vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from the 1000 block of Q Avenue. He parked and locked the truck around 5 p.m. the 26th and when he returned to it around 9 a.m. the 27th it was gone. On Dec. 29, the vehicle was recovered in the Lake Stevens area. It was reportedly not damaged and in drivable condition.

A 22-year-old Anacortes man was arrested on multiple warrants, including a felony warrant for burglary, in the lobby of the Anacortes Police Department. He was booked into jail.

A 57-year-old Anacortes main reported a company vehicle had gone missing some time since Dec. 13. He discovered the vehicle was gone because he received a call from his insurance company stating it was involved in an accident in the Tacoma area. The driver was a former employee who did not have permission to have the vehicle. The investigation continues.

A caller reported a van with its doors open had been parked nearby all day. The caller believed the neighbors were out of the area. An officer confirmed the van was associated with a flooring installer working on site and the homeowners were present.

A 66-year-old Anacortes man reported receiving a fraudulent credit card offer. The PayPal Credit offer appeared off to him and, with no interest in the offer, he disposed of it. He later received correspondence from the company thanking him for opening an account, which had a balance of nearly $2,400. He retrieved the initially disposed-of document and called customer service. The man later confirmed the entire experience was fraudulent. There was no monetary loss.

An 80-year-old Anacortes man reported a collision at the Sharpes Corner roundabout around 3 p.m. He told officers he was approaching the roundabout and traffic had backed up. He rolled into a large box truck, which continued on. There was significant front end damage to the man’s car. He was unable to get the other vehicle’s license plate.

A 70-year-old Anacortes woman reported an old Garmin GPS unit was stolen from her vehicle sometime over the past few days in the 1800 block of 11th St. Estimated loss $100.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

An officer was flagged down in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue around 1 a.m. by a 23-year-old Oak Harbor man who reported someone took his bicycle lights. The theft occurred sometime after his shift began at 2:45 the previous afternoon. Estimated loss is $100.

An employee of a business in the 200 block of Commercial Avenue reported the theft of two women’s jackets the previous day. A man came to the store and browsed the clothing section, leaving without buying anything. This morning, she noticed the two jackets missing. Surveillance footage revealed the man put the jackets in a backpack. Total loss is about $240. Officers are attempting to identify the man.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

A 24-year-old Anacortes woman and a 27-year-old Seattle man face a variety of charges after a traffic stop around 8 a.m. in the 1000 block of Commercial Avenue. The officer noted the vehicle was listed as sold but hadn’t been transferred into the new owner’s name. After pulling over the vehicle, it was found both occupants provided false names. The male driver also attempted to start the vehicle during the stop, with the officer anticipating he was trying to leave the scene. Both were arrested. A K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics and the vehicle was impounded. After obtaining a search warrant, officers discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The occupants face charges of drug possession, identity theft and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Monday, December 30, 2019

A 75-year-old Anacortes man turned in a Visa gift card he found in the 1700 block of 12th Street. If it is not claimed, and still has money on it, he requested to claim it with the intention of donating any funds to charity.

A business owner reported the theft of a battery from a trailer parked in the 2300 block of Commercial Avenue sometime since Dec. 23. Estimated loss is $100.

A group of juveniles was talked to after one reportedly admitted to throwing a piece of concrete at a business window in the 9000 block of Molly Lane. The business owner reported having frequent issues with the kids who lived nearby. An employee also noted her vehicle had been scratched, possibly with a piece of concrete. None of the kids admitted to damaging the vehicle. The business owner declined to pursue charges and said he was willing to work it out with the parents of the juvenile.

Officers received a report of juveniles throwing things around under the Storvik Park gazebo around 7 p.m. Four teenagers were contacted. No damage was caused and the teens put the benches back that they had knocked over and picked up a bottle they had broken.

A 13-year-old Anacortes boy is suspected of stealing two bottles of Fireball whiskey from a grocery store. Officers were called around 10 p.m. after an employee saw the youth flee the store after putting alcohol in a backpack. The teen had previously been trespassed from the store for shoplifting. He faces charges of burglary and minor in possession of alcohol.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A 40-year-old Anacortes woman reported a $150 speaker was stolen out of her vehicle sometime overnight while parked in the 2200 block of 32nd Street. The thief also broke a window, causing about $150 in damage.

A 56-year-old Anacortes woman reported two 42-inch televisions stolen from her deceased relative’s home. Most of the home’s belongings had already been removed. When she returned to the home after being away for a couple weeks, she noticed the back door ajar. It did not appear to have been tampered with and she speculated it had inadvertently been left open. Estimated loss is $200.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A 73-year-old Anacortes man reported the theft of 23 commercial crab pots from his backyard on M Avenue sometime since Dec. 28. Estimated loss is $2,300.

A 52-year-old Anacortes woman called to request help making sure several guns he inherited were unloaded. An officer assisted her with checking the guns and informed her of places where she could sell them.

A 17-year-old Anacortes boy faces drug charges after an officer stopped the vehicle he was driving for having expired tabs around 8 p.m. While speaking with the teen, the officer noted a bong on the back floorboard of the vehicle. The boy said the bong belonged to a friend and admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle as well. The officer received permission to search the vehicle and found marijuana, marijuana oil and drug paraphernalia. The youth was released to his mother.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit Co. Over Time

435 Skagit Cases (+1)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

51 Hospitalizations (+0)
15 Deaths (+0)
294 Recovered
Tested -Not reported
Positive -Not reported

21,977 Cases Statewide (+275)
3,517 Hospitalizations (+16)

1,124 Deaths Statewide (+6)
365,272 Total Tests Statewide
6.0% Positive

Updated 6:00 pm June 1, 2020

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