Police Beat

Anacortes Police arrested a teenager on multiple charges after responding to a report the teen was on the ground and bleeding.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

At 10:40PM, APD Officers responded to a medical aid call on the 2200 block of Commercial Avenue. The person calling 911 told the dispatcher that there was a teen male who had fallen and was bleeding from his mouth. The first officer on scene observed a male attempting to flee the area on foot. The officer drove a short distance away and found a young male laying in the grass and bleeding. The officer told the teen to stay where he was, but he attempted to stand, then fell over. The teen was speaking unintelligibly and seemed to be under the influence of alcohol. An ambulance crew transported the teen to the hospital to be evaluated. The next morning, officers went to the jail to take the teen into custody and transport him to the juvenile detention center for violating the conditions of his release and being a minor in possession charge. During the course of the arrest, the male physically resisted arrest and was also verbally combative. He then spit into the face of one of the officers which resulted in an additional charge filed for 3rd degree assault. He was transported to the Skagit County Juvenile Detention Center and booked on his charges.   

A food truck representative contacted police to report that a $70 propane tank was stolen from the truck sometime in the middle of the month while it was parked along Q Avenue. There is no suspect information available.

A local 28-year-old man faces theft charges as a result of an APD investigation revealing that he stole two cans of alcohol from a local convenience store. When interviewed, the man said he stole the alcohol because he didn’t have any money.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

There are no suspects in a gas theft incident that occurred sometime during the night of January 18th in the 800 block of Commercial Avenue. The victim told police that approximately $10 in gas was stolen in the incident.

A 24-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for domestic violence assault and a warrant for a driving charge mid-afternoon on January 19th. The man’s sister contacted police earlier that day to report a physical altercation with her brother several days prior. The woman showed the investigating officer minor irritation on the arm he grabbed during the altercation and added that she fled to her room and locked her door because she felt unsafe. Officers went to the suspect’s place of residence and took him into custody without incident for assault and a driving while license suspended warrant. He was later booked in jail. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two separate callers in the area of the 800 block of Commercial called just after midnight on Monday to report what heard like a shotgun blast. Officers were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Just after 1:30AM on Monday, an APD Officer was following an older model sedan on SR 20 when the vehicle made a quick maneuver to the viewpoint on the side of the road. The officer pulled in behind the sedan thinking that there may be some type of emergency. The vehicle continued through the parking lot and re-entered the highway. The officer ran a routine check on the license plate of the sedan and the return revealed that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license, so the officer pulled the car over in the area of SR 20 and R Avenue. The 25-year-old Oak Harbor woman driving the vehicle was the registered owner and she admitted that her license was suspended. She was arrested and a search incident to arrest yielded folded up tin foil and a small tube commonly used to ingest controlled substances. She was later released on scene with a copy of her citations for driving while license suspended and drug paraphernalia possession.  

A Shelby Court resident called police on Monday night to report that just after 11PM, a male in his 20’s or 30’s rang the doorbell at the back door and, when someone answered, said he was there to speak with someone who resided there. He was told that no one wanted to speak with him so he left on foot to the north. Officers responded to check the area but did not find anyone matching the description provided.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A resident on the 1300 block of 33rd Street called police on Tuesday to report that someone entered two of her vehicles overnight, though nothing of value was missing.

At approximately 9:30 am on Tuesday, Anacortes Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a gas station on the 1300 block of Commercial Avenue. The reporting party advised the 911 dispatcher that a tall/thin male subject wearing a black mask and dark colored clothing displayed a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect then fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash and got into a maroon pickup truck and left the area southbound. A partial license plate number was provided and based on that information and the vehicle description, officers determined that the pickup was stolen from the marina on T Avenue approximately 30 minutes prior. Officers located this vehicle approximately three blocks from the scene of the robbery, unoccupied. The vehicle was seized as evidence. Officers set up containment and requested the assistance from Mount Vernon Police Department’s tracking K-9 Unit. Officers searched the area with assistance from the K-9 Unit but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect. The investigation continues.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A 48-year-old man was arrested and booked in the Skagit County Community Justice Center for violation of a no contact order late Thursday evening. Officers contacted him during the investigation of a possible domestic disturbance at a local motel room. Though the suspect’s significant other told officers that there was only a verbal dispute and nothing physical occurred, investigation revealed that there was an out-of-state protection order in place between the two and the woman was the protected party.  

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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