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Anacortes Police arrested and jailed an Oak Harbor woman in connection the theft of a car reported stolen out of Oak Harbor, as well as several other charges.

A 39-year-old woman was booked in the early evening hours of the 12th on an investigative hold for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of another’s ID, and making a false statement. Officers contacted her after realizing she was associated with a recovered stolen vehicle parked along the 400 block of Commercial Avenue. The recovered vehicle was an older model European sedan that was reported stolen out of Oak Harbor. The car was returned to its rightful owner.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Someone called police to report a Labrador Retriever and a small breed dog in a pink tutu on the loose at 30th and M Avenue on the afternoon of the 9th. The responding officer was unable to locate the pair.

A 29-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for driving while license suspended and given tickets for no insurance and failure to obey a traffic control device. The APD Corporal who arrested her was investigating a collision involving the woman’s vehicle and a motorcycle at the Sharpes Corner Roundabout. The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance from the scene for injuries sustained in the collision.

Just before 11PM on the 9th, APD Officers were made aware of a possible fight on Commercial Avenue near the intersection of 31st Street. Officers responded and spoke with a small group of people, one of whom had been struck by a male who fled the area. Officers were able to locate the 37-year-old suspect in his room at a nearby motel. He was interviewed about his involvement in the incident, arrested and charged with assault, and released at the scene.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A local convenience store employee called for an officer’s help with a bag of suspected drugs he found on the property, though it was unknown who left it there. The officer took custody of what appeared to be methamphetamine and logged it as evidence that will later be destroyed.

A Hickory Drive resident called police on the morning of the 10th to report that sometime overnight, two unlocked vehicles in the driveway were rifled through and a small, empty backpack was stolen. There are no suspects at this time.  

A caller reached out to APD via 911 Dispatch early afternoon on the 10th to report a shirtless man wielding a sword. An officer contacted the swordsman who had since robed and said he was just playing around.

A local 43-year-old woman admitted to an APD Corporal that she stole alcohol from a local grocer on the evening of the 10th. The Corporal was made aware of the theft by a 911 Dispatcher who relayed the message from store personnel that the woman concealed what was originally thought to be one bottle of alcohol (later determined to be two) in her purse before walking out of the store. She was arrested and charged with theft before her release.

Monday, May 11, 2020

A 48-year-old Anacortes woman was driving a vehicle with expired registration tabs so an APD Officer pulled her over. The woman admitted that she knew the tabs were expired. Investigation revealed that her driver’s license was suspended, and she was mindful of this as well. She was arrested and cited on scene before her release.

A 37TH Court resident called police just before 8AM on the 11th to report a noise thought to be a single gunshot. The responding officer was unable to find any evidence of a discharged firearm and he spoke with a contractor working outside who said their work can sometimes generate noises that sound like gunshots.

A construction site porta-potty on the 1200 block of 6th Street was broken into over the weekend and $60 worth of cleaning products was stolen. The contractor requested extra patrols of the area during off-hours.

Two cars parked on the 800 block of Commercial Avenue had their driver’s side mirrors broken off sometime during the night of the 11th. There are no suspects at this time.

Mid-day on the 11th, APD Officers responded to a motel on Commercial Avenue to assist staff with the removal of an intoxicated male who was refusing to leave. Officers were familiar with the 37-year-old and provided a one-year trespass (banning) notice at the request of hotel staff. A few moments after he was served the notice, the man re-entered the lobby of the hotel and began arguing with staff. He was arrested for trespassing and later released with a copy of his trespass notice and criminal citation.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Just after midnight on the 12th, an APD Officer on patrol on SR 20 ran the plates of an SUV driving west towards Anacortes. The plates returned to a Toyota sedan, but they were on an SUV, so the officer stopped the vehicle to investigate and spoke with the driver, a 28-year-old from La Conner. The driver said he purchased the vehicle recently and did not realize the plates were not for the vehicle. A routine check of the driver revealed that he had a suspended license and an arrest warrant for theft out of the Mount Vernon Municipal Court. He was arrested on his warrant and driving while license suspended charge, then released at the scene with his book-and-release and charging paperwork.

An unlocked pickup parked on the 2100 block of 12th Street was prowled sometime during the night of the 11th per a report given to APD in the early afternoon hours on the 12th. The victim said a $500 pair of JBL 12” speakers were stolen in the incident.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A 35-year-old Friday Harbor man was given a ticket for following too close mid-morning on the 14th after the truck he was driving collided with the rear of a pickup in front of him at the intersection of SR 20 and Reservation Road. No one was injured and both be vehicles were still in operating condition after the collision.

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