Police Beat

Police investigated two separate reports of vehicles hit by eggs, resulting in paint damage in at least one case.

A resident on the 2200 block of 13th Street called police on the afternoon of the 21st to report that her vehicles have been struck by eggs multiple times over the course of the past several weeks. The victim pointed out paint damage to two separate vehicles that would cost several hundred dollars to repair. There is no suspect information at this time. Meanwhile, a resident on the 2500 block of 17th Street called police on the 21st to report that sometime overnight someone threw eggs and possibly apples at his sedan. The officer on scene also noted a vehicle parked nearby that was targeted, so he reached out to the owner. There was no permanent damage to either vehicle.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Baron Place resident called police just after midnight on the 16th to report what sounded like someone banging on the house. The responding officer discovered an unlatched screen door that was swinging in the wind which was likely the cause of the mystery noise.

An APD Corporal investigated a cold motor vehicle accident on the 800 block of 25th Street just after 6AM on the 16th. The Corporal responded to the scene and noted there was an unoccupied pickup in the ditch. The Corporal reached the registered owner of the pickup by phone and he said that he loaned it to someone but did not know it was involved in an accident. The vehicle was later towed from the scene.

Anacortes Police Officers attempted to contact a woman in the area of a construction zone along Oakes Avenue just after 6AM on the 16th. Though officers were unable to locate the possible suspect, they made note of derogatory messages written in lipstick on heavy equipment parked in the area.

A resident from the 3400 block of H Avenue had reason to believe that two essential oil diffusers were stolen from her mailbox late in the day on the 15th. A neighbor gave the victim information on a possible suspect vehicle, but no license plates or other identifying information were provided. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

An APD Officer spoke with a man who was looking for his wife at the state ferry terminal and they were planning to ride the same ferry in separate vehicles. The officer spoke with ferry personnel who said that the woman caught an earlier ferry and she was fine. The husband was thankful to hear the news.

A man told police that sometime in the past several weeks, someone keyed his van while it was parked on the 800 block of 37th Street, causing approximately $500 in damage. There are no suspects.

Monday, May 18, 2020

An APD Officer responded to 4th Street and N Avenue at 8:30PM on the 18th per the report of a possible physical disturbance. The responding officer spoke with two males and two females who were having a verbal disagreement, but nothing more than that. All parties agreed to separate.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

APD has been receiving several calls from local residents who were notified regarding fraudulent unemployment claims in their name. All victims, including a local man who called on the morning of the 19th, were directed to the Washington State Employment Security Department’s website, www.esd.wa.gov, to file a claim. The man was also advised to monitor his credit and bank accounts.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Just after 1:30AM on the 20th, an APD Officer on patrol pulled a sedan over because of a defective taillight. The investigating officer discovered that the 28-year-old Snohomish man driving the car had a suspended driver’s license and the car had expired registration tabs. The driver was taken into custody for driving while license suspended, cited, and released from the scene.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A grocery store employee called police on the morning of the 21st after recognizing a man they thought was previously banned from the store. An officer spoke with the 38-year-old subject and confirmed that he was banned from the store in March. The man was placed under arrest for criminal trespass first degree.

A Down Jones Way resident called police to report that his travel trailer was hit with eggs sometime overnight. The trailer was not permanently damaged and there was no suspect information available.

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