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An Anacortes man was booked into county jail following a traffic stop which uncovered several violations and aa arrest warrant for assault.

Mid-afternoon on May 26th, an APD Officer on patrol on D Avenue observed an older model sedan without a front license plate so he pulled the vehicle over. The driver, a 35-year-old Anacortes man, said he recently purchased the vehicle and it did not have a front plate. He further admitted that his license was suspended and was unable to provide the registration for the car. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a warrant for assault out of the Skagit County District Court. The driver was taken into custody on his warrants and driving violation and later booked in jail. A female passenger in the car offered that she had a driver’s license and could drive the car if the driver was unable. A routine check revealed that the passenger, a 50-year-old from Anacortes, also had arrest warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and negligent driving, so she was taken into custody on the warrants and later released at the scene. With permission from the vehicle occupants, the vehicle was searched by officers on scene and a small pouch containing suspected methamphetamine was taken as evidence. The vehicle passenger faces possible drug charges as a result.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Just before 8AM on the 30th, an APD Officer ran the plates of an older model collector car parked in the driveway of a home familiar to police on the east side of Anacortes. The plates returned to a car that was stolen the day prior out of Mount Vernon. Officers turned the car over to the rightful owners.

A Fir Crest Boulevard resident called police on the morning of the 30th to report that her unlocked SUV was broken into sometime in the previous two days and her wallet was stolen. She was advised to contact her financial institutions to cancel her cards. Investigation continues.

Sunday, May 31, 20209

Anacortes Police Officers arrested a 23-year-old Anacortes man for DUI on the evening of the 31st after receiving reports that he drove his SUV through multiple stop signs and a traffic signal. Officers contacted the man in the parking lot of a business on Commercial Avenue and asked him about his driving. The man later admitted that he had consumed multiple beers that afternoon and provided a breath sample of nearly twice the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was later released to a family member and given a copy of his citation.

A 20-year-old Anacortes man was arrested, cited, and released for possession of marijuana late on the 31st. The man was driving a car without a working brake light, so he was pulled over and the investigating officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and took the man into custody since he was underage. A small amount of marijuana was taken as evidence.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Just before 3AM on the 1st, an APD Officer pulled an older model minivan over near the Sharpes Corner Roundabout after the vehicle made an illegal turn. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Mount Vernon, had a suspended driver’s license and 5 warrants for driving while license suspended out of Skagit County District Court. The driver was taken into custody and later released with a copy of his driving while license suspended citation and advised to contact the court regarding his warrants.

A 65-year-old Tukwila man was given a ticket for failure to yield after striking the passenger side of the vehicle exiting the Sharpes Corner Roundabout in front of him. Both vehicles sustained reportable damage. No one was injured.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Grass at Alton Daniels Field sustained $500 in damage from a vehicle driving on it. The responding officer was unable to find the suspect vehicle at the time of the call just after 11PM on the 2nd.

Late night on the 2nd, an APD Officer discovered glass on the ground by a broken bird feeder on Cedar Glen Way. The homeowner called 911 after hearing glass breaking. Deer are suspected of causing the damage.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

An APD Officer pulled an older model BMW over just after 3AM on the 3rd after the vehicle rolled through a stop sign on O Avenue. Additionally, the car had expired registration tabs and a broken taillight. The driver, a 35-year-old Anacortes man, was asked for routine paperwork required to drive a car, but was unable to provide a valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody for driving while license suspended and later released with a copy of his citation. The vehicle passenger later drove the car from the scene.

Per a local realtor, real estate signs advertising land for sale on West 3rd Street have been torn apart and written on with derogatory messaging, and their posts snapped off at the ground. There are no suspects at this time.

A local woman called police to report a scam attempt related to an item she was trying to sell online. The supposed buyer agreed to send a check to cover payment for a piece of furniture as well as a fee for someone to move the furniture. The seller did not agree to these terms and later checked the legitimacy of the check that was sent for an amount well above the agreed upon purchase price of the item. The check was not from a legitimate financial institution, so the woman gave the check to the responding officer who submitted it as evidence.

A resident of the 1500 block of 12th Street called police on the 3rd to report that sometime in the previous month, someone stole approximately $200 worth of ceramic flower pots from the walkway near her house. There is no suspect information available at this time.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

A resident on V Avenue called police just before 3AM on the 4th to ask for police assistance in finding someone who was possibly attempting to unlawfully enter a vehicle in the area. Officers spoke with a man walking the neighborhood, but he said he was not involved, so officers continued to check the area but were unable to locate anyone else. Officers spoke with two vehicle owners who were unable to locate any damage or anything missing from their vehicles.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Sometime during the night on the 4th, several City-owned assets were tagged with graffiti. Much of the graffiti is graphic in nature and is consistent with other graffiti we have seen in our city in the past. These crimes are still under investigation, including the extent of the damage incurred by the City. Anyone with suspect information can call the non-emergency dispatch line, (360) 428-3211, reference APD case #20-A03468 to speak with an officer.

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