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Anacortes Police included only one fireworks-related issue, a reported fight over fireworks, in this week’s Police Blotter.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

A man called police the morning of the 4th to report that he left his backpack containing a few electronics in it behind a local grocery store and when he returned, the pack was gone. There are no suspects.

A dog fell off a cliff while walking the loop road in Washington Park on the 4th of July. Hikers in the area were able to help the K-9 and law enforcement assistance was not required.

APD Officers investigated a vehicle verses fence accident on the 1200 block of 29th Street early evening on the 4th. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on 29th Street and when the driver attempted to enter a driveway, she missed and collided with a fence on an adjacent property. The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation and was cited for wheels off roadway.

Someone called 911 to report what they thought might be a dive pack that detached from a diver. An officer responded and discovered that the item was a garbage bag, not a dive pack.

APD Officers responded to 5th and T Avenue because someone called to report a possible fight in the area on the topic of fireworks. Officers spoke with the reporting party who was unable to provide information on anyone involved and there was no evidence of an altercation so officers cleared the scene.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

A chrome 24” Mongoose mountain bike was stolen from the 2600 block of R Avenue. The victim called police on the morning of the 5th at 9AM and said the theft occurred sometime overnight.

Monday, July 6, 2020

A male and female, both in their 20’s, were trespassed from a local business on the afternoon of the 6th. A business representative called 911 saying that the two were hiding in the bushes. Officers located them and they said they were using an exterior outlet to charge their phones. They were both served with a form trespassing them from the property for one year.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

An APD Officer took a vehicle prowl report on the morning of the 7th from a 15th Street resident who left her pickup unlocked overnight and when she went out to it, some of the interior contents were in disarray. There are no suspects.

A 17th Street resident called the Animal Control Officer for help with a neighborhood dog barking complaint. The ACO contacted the owner of the barking dogs and discussed two recently adopted littermates who were the main culprits. The owner was taking some steps to manage the dogs’ behavior and was receptive additional feedback provided by the ACO. 

A backyard shed on 15th Street was broken into and a gas can and Skill brand circular saw was stolen. Per the victim’s statement, the incident likely occurred in the early morning hours of the 7th.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A local woman contacted police on the afternoon of the 8th to report that her wallet was missing from her car. The car was parked on the 1800 block of Commercial and was accessed sometime between mid-morning and mid-afternoon. The car may have been unlocked at the time of the incident because there were no signs of forced entry.

On the evening of the 8th, a local woman called police to report someone possibly bringing items to shore from a sailboat out on the Guemes Channel. The responding APD Officer located the boat but did not observe any activity on or around the craft.

A local 29-year-old man was arrested and booked in jail late night on the 8th on an investigative hold for assault and obstructing a law enforcement officer. Police spoke with the 29-year-old after receiving a call about a confrontation between the suspect and another man who approached him to speak about his erratic driving on 5th Street. Investigation revealed that the men had two separate confrontations that evening and the second resulted in what appeared to be the 29-year-old pointing a gun at the victim. Officers caught up with the suspect at his home on 12th Street and when he was told he was being detained for the investigation, he took off running into the house. Officers followed him into the house and took him into custody. He was later transported to county jail.

A 23-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested and booked in jail late night on the 8th after she and her mom had a disagreement over walking the dog. Both parties were interviewed and it was determined that the argument escalated and the two women struck one another. The daughter was alleged to be the primary aggressor and booked in jail on a domestic violence assault charge.  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A local car dealership contacted police on the morning of the 9th to report that sometime overnight, someone broke the driver’s side window of a customer’s car and may have attempted to steal it. It appeared that the vehicle’s onboard technology prevented the theft and the car was not moved from the spot where it was parked. There are no suspects at this time.

Just before 10PM on the 9th, a resident called police to report yelling and screaming in the 2300 block of 33rd ST, possibly associated with a domestic violence incident. An officer responded and spoke with a woman who was screaming and throwing things at raccoons that were attacking her cat.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,077 Skagit Cases (+4)
<50 Cases in ZIP 98221

96 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
35,804 Tests
NA% Positive

82,199 Cases Statewide (+597)
7,248 Hospitalizations (+33)

2,037 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 6:00 pm September 19, 2020.

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