Police Beat

Anacortes Police arrested and sent to county jail an Anacortes man who was stopped for speeding on Q Ave, but when stopped was discovered to have several beer cans on the floor of his car.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Just before 10PM on Leap Day, a 32-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for DUI after an officer pulled him over on Q Avenue for driving approximately 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 25. The driver seemed puzzled when advised of the reason for the stop and several Bud Light beer cans on the floor of the car, alcohol on his breath, and admission that he consumed several beers earlier in the evening resulted in further questioning. The driver was swaying when he stepped from the car, but was unwilling to perform voluntary roadside tests. Based on the officer’s observations, the man was taken into custody and taken to the police station for processing. He was later booked in jail on his charge.

A 21-year-old Anacortes man was given a ticket for failure to stop on Leap Day after he pulled onto Commercial Avenue from 15th Street and struck the front of an oncoming sedan. No one was injured, but both vehicles sustained reportable damage.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

An APD Officer recognized a 28-year-old La Conner man with a warrant out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court so he stopped to speak with him. After a brief conversation, the man was taken into custody but the jail would not accept him on his warrant. He was booked and released on scene and given a new court date.

Monday, March 2, 2020

A resident of West 3rd Street contacted police to report that sometime over the weekend some of her mail was stolen. There are no suspects. The investigating officer informed her to keep watch on her bank and credit accounts for unauthorized activity.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Just after midnight on March 3rd, an APD Officer on patrol on R Avenue noticed that an older model SUV with very bright auxiliary lights was traveling in the oncoming lane towards the officer. The officer pulled the SUV over to speak with the 51-year-old Alger driver. The man had a suspended license so he was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. He was released on foot at the scene.

Just before midnight on March 3rd, an APD Sergeant on patrol on O Avenue observed a red sports car make a left turn onto 12th Street from a right turn only lane so he pulled the car over to speak with the 29-year-old Anacortes driver. When advised of the reason for the stop, the driver said she does not usually use that intersection so she must have forgotten about it. A routine check revealed that she had a warrant for DUI and a suspended license because she had some unpaid fines. She was taken into custody on her warrant and new charge and booked in the county jail.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Fir Crest Boulevard late morning on the 4th to investigate a domestic violence call. Officers separated the man and woman involved and interviewed them separately. Both gave a similar version of events which revealed that the two were in an argument that escalated and the 21-year-old man grabbed his girlfriend by the throat for a brief moment before she called 911 for help. The male was arrested and booked in jail on a domestic violence assault charge.

A 66-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for assault after Anacortes Police Officers investigated a removal complaint at a local motel. The reporting party stated that a friend of a friend was acting rude and she wanted him removed from the area. Further investigation revealed that the woman and man were in a verbal argument and he grabbed the woman’s arm and bit her forearm. The man was arrested, cited, and released on scene.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Bryce Drive resident contacted police on March 5th to report a package theft incident and damage to his mailbox. The victim told police that other mail items may have been stolen as well and he was told to monitor his credit and financial accounts for fraudulent activity. There are no suspects at this time.

Friday, March 6, 2020

An employee of a Commercial Avenue business contacted police to report a possible cellphone theft. An officer spoke with the employee and determined that she recovered her phone from a nearby business. A patron turned the phone in at the business after realizing they inadvertently placed the phone in their pocket.

An Anacortes Police Officer arrested a 28-year-old Anacortes man early one afternoon after Parks Department staff called from Washington Park requesting assistance with an intoxicated man who was yelling at them. An officer responded and de-escalated the situation; however the man had a warrant out of Burlington Municipal Court so he was taken into custody and booked in the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

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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