Police Beat

Police arrested a man after a 3am incident in which he climbed to an upper story door of a residence and began knocking, waking the occupants.

Just after 3AM on Tuesday, April 14th, APD Officers responded to an H Avenue home per the report of a prowler in the area. Upon officers’ arrival, they heard yelling from the back of the house and quickly responded to the upper floor where the home owner was involved in a heated verbal exchange with a local 28-year-old man known to police who was standing outside. The male was taken into custody after he struggled briefly with officers. Investigation revealed that the suspect climbed to an upper story door and began knocking on the door, waking the home occupants who then called police. The suspect was taken to jail and booked on an investigative hold for residential burglary and resisting arrest.  

Saturday, April 11, 2020

A white two-wheel drive crew cab Ford F350 pickup with Oregon plate number 617GRB was stolen from the 2400 block of 13th Street sometime between midnight and 8AM on the 11th. The victim told police that the vehicle was locked and no one should have access to it. Anyone with information on the theft of the vehicle is asked to call 360-428-3211 reference APD case number

A 47-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for domestic violence assault and malicious mischief and transported to jail late in the day on the 11th. The woman allegedly got into an argument with her mother and subsequently pushed her and intentionally broke the car key off in the ignition while the car was running. Officers interviewed both parties and arrested the intoxicated suspect who was booked in jail.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Just before 3PM on the 12th, a local 35-year-old man accelerated quickly onto northbound Commercial Avenue, causing his rear-wheel drive sports car to fishtail and strike the driver’s side of an oncoming SUV. Both vehicles sustained enough damage that they had to be towed from the scene, but no one was injured. The suspect driver was given a ticket for improper lane use.

A local woman called police at approximately 6PM on the 12th to report that her 34-year-old brother had struck her in the face and taken her vehicle. When he interviewed the woman, the Anacortes Police Officer noticed bruising and swelling of the victim’s face. The victim told the officer that she was driving with her brother in the passenger seat and their discussion escalated into an argument. The man his sister in the face and got out of the car, then came back to the driver’s side of the vehicle, struck her again, forcibly removed her from the vehicle, then drove off with her vehicle. The woman’s vehicle was later found at her home, but her center console was damaged, possibly because the suspect was looking for change stored there. Just after 1AM on the 13th, APD Officers located the suspect and his vehicle at a local convenience store and took him into custody without incident. He was booked in the county jail on burglary, assault, and malicious mischief charges.

Monday, April 13, 2020

An APD Patrol Officer responded to 18th Street to speak with a dog owner because someone called to report that the dogs were continually barking. The owner stated that she recently adopted two dogs and was having a hard time controlling their behavior and resources were limited in light of the current health crisis. The dog owner was referred to the Animal Control Officer for available resources and guidance. 

A 10th Street resident called police on the 13th to report that her front passenger tire was slashed on her car. The woman drove her car midday the day prior and did not notice anything of note, but that day she noted the puncture to the sidewall of her tire rendering it useless and irreparable. There are no suspects.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

A pickup parked on the 1300 block of 28th Street was damaged in a vehicle prowl sometime between the evening of the 12th and the morning of the 13th. The victim said his pickup’s gas tank was drilled to access $45 worth of gas. The drilled gas tank will cost $800 to replace.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A 50-year-old Mount Vernon man was banned from a local retailer for one year after he made threats towards staff. Investigation revealed that no crime was committed; however, staff asked police to serve a trespass notice that was done the evening of the 19th when an officer saw the man in Anacortes.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

An unknown suspect wrote on a city-owned sign at the head of the Guemes Channel Trail. The vandalism caused $250 in damage to the sign.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Just after 9AM on the 17th, a Kingsway resident called police to speak with the Animal Control Officer about what she thought sounded like a goat or pig in distress. The reporting party and ACO tried to listen for the distress call, but could not find the source.

A 35th Street resident contacted the Animal Control Officer to report an injured raccoon. The raccoon was climbing a tree upon the officer’s arrival and was left to its own devices.

A 32-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested, cited, and released on scene for driving while license suspended on the afternoon of the 17th. The man was driving his van on SR 20 when the arresting officer ran a routine check and discovered that the driver had a suspended license.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given


389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 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

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