Police Beat

Officers took a 14-year-old boy into custody after he flashed a weapon at a van driver on Commercial Ave.

APD Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue around dinnertime on March 18th to investigate a disorderly complaint. Investigation revealed that the male suspect flashed a weapon at a van driver after he honked at the suspect who was not paying attention as he crossed the street. Officers located the suspect, a local 14-year-old, and took him into custody without incident and removed what was later determined to be a BB gun from his waistband. Officers also located a prescription only pill. The juvenile was later released to his mother and faces possible weapons and possession of a legend drug charges.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

A 34-year-old Anacortes woman will be receiving a driving while license suspended citation in the mail after an Anacortes Police Officer ran the plates of the older model SUV she was driving and realized that the woman is commonly associated with the vehicle. Additionally, the officer observed the woman park and exit the vehicle, then walk into her residence.

An APD Officer pulled a vintage sedan over on the afternoon of the 14th for making a right turn without using a turn signal. The driver said the signal lever was broken off earlier in the day by a small child. The driver, a 39-year-old Anacortes man, said he did not have any of the required documents for the vehicle, including an insurance card. He further offered what he thought his license was suspended and further investigation revealed that he was correct. The man was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. He was cited and released.

An APD Officer initiated a traffic stop on an older model coupe because it had a badly cracked windshield. The vehicle pulled over on R Avenue and the male in the front passenger seat exited and began running away. The officer recognized the fleeing subject as a local 30-year-old who is known to police. Officers were unable to capture the man that day, but he faces a possible charge for obstructing a police officer.

A report of possible gunshots on Fir Crest Boulevard turned out to be a small amount of fireworks. The homeowner was contacted by police and reminded of the fireworks ordinance in the city.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A 42-year-old Burlington woman was given a ticket for failure to yield after causing a two-car, non-injury collision at 21st Street and D Avenue. The oncoming car failed to yield in time to avoid a collision and had to be towed from the scene.

APD Officers were dispatched to a physical domestic in progress on the 900 block of 22nd Street late morning on the 15th. Officers were told that a 19-year-old male struck his sister with a frying pan. Multiple officers responded and interviewed the victim, then contacted the suspect who fled the area on foot. Investigation revealed that a verbal argument escalated and the suspect chest bumped his sister and attempted to strike her with a frying pan. The man was booked in jail on two counts of domestic violence assault.

On Sunday, March 15th, APD Officers responded to an apartment complex on 27th Street after a woman called 911 for help after being thrown across a room by a man. Officers responded to the area and spoke with a victim who had a cut to her nose and hand. The woman said she and her husband were engaged in an ongoing argument over the weekend where he blocked access to her phone, threatened her, and threw her across the room causing her to strike and destroy a television in the room. The woman’s 31-year-old husband was arrested and booked in jail on an investigative hold for domestic violence assault and malicious mischief as well as interfering with the report of domestic violence and harassment.

Monday, March 16, 2020

A 37-year-old Anacortes man was arrested and booked in jail for a no contact order violation. Officers were made aware of the violation by the man’s mother who is the protected person in the order. The woman notified police that her son was in the house yelling and throwing food. The son was taken into custody without incident and transported to jail.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A local 38-year-old man known to police was arrested for disorderly conduct in the early afternoon hours of March 18th. Staff called police when the man bypassed a sign stating that patrons should wait outside due to the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the staff’s attempts to stop him, the man helped himself to food laid out for patrons and made derogatory statements towards staff.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Early morning on the 19th, a resident from the 1300 block of 10th Street called police to report that his car window was broken out sometime overnight. There was nothing missing from the vehicle and the car owner did not have an idea who committed the crime.

Friday, March 20, 2020

The rear window of a late model sedan was broken out on the morning of the 20th between 8:15 and 10:20 AM. The owner called police to report that her car was parked in the lower parking lot at Mt. Erie when the incident occurred. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

A local man called police to report that sometime between 9:30 and 11AM on the 20th, while parked along Heart Lake Road, someone had broken one of the side windows of his car and stole approximately $40 but left several other items of value in his vehicle. There are no suspects.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 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