Police Beat

Police booked a local man on seven arrest warrants and other charges, including resisting arrest, after spotting him looking over a fence of a residence.

APD Officers arrested a 30-year-old Anacortes man on the afternoon of July 21st on multiple warrants and additional criminal charges as a result of their investigation. An APD Officer recognized the man looking over the fence of a residence on 28th Street and ran a routine check to determine if he had active arrest warrants. After the warrants were confirmed, backup officers came to the area and chased the man as he ran on foot to the 800 block of 31st Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked on 7 arrest warrants, including two out of the Anacortes Municipal Court for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and a Skagit County Superior Court warrant for eluding. A search incident to arrest yielded items that will result in new felony drug charges. The suspect was booked in jail on his warrants and new charges, including resisting arrest.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

An APD Officer investigated a vehicle with an open door at the Mt. Erie parking lot. Upon arrival, the officer noticed the car’s open door and several camping and hiking items within as well as a key fob left in the car. The officer left a note on the car and closed the door. The person who was using the vehicle that day later called back and said he forgot to close the door when he went on a hike. Thankfully, no loss was sustained.

A blue Mongoose mountain bike was stolen sometime between midnight and the early morning hours on the 18th from a motel on 29th Street. The bike owner said the bike was secured to the bike rack with a chain at the time of the theft. There are no suspects at this time.

A watchful juvenile male called police to report a possible theft on M Avenue on the afternoon of the 18th. An officer responded and found that someone was picking up their yard sale signs and not stealing anything.

A 25-year-old Anacortes man was driving a vehicle with a registration that showed that it was sold to him in May. The officer who observed him driving contacted him as he walked in the area a short time later and took him into custody for failure to transfer the title of his vehicle within 45 days. A search of the man incident to arrest yielded nothing of evidentiary value and the man was later released from custody.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A 32-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested at a hotel on highway 20 by APD Officers, who were dispatched to the scene when a witness called 911 after seeing a male and female chasing one another. On arrival, officers spoke with a woman outside the hotel who said she and her boyfriend had had a disagreement and she stepped outside to cool down. Officers also located the male and determined that he had been struck in the head by his girlfriend and he had a bump on his head consistent with the assault. The woman was later booked in jail on a domestic violence assault charge.

Someone called police for help after they located an elderly male wandering the downtown area of Commercial without proper clothing just after midnight on the 21st. An officer arrived and contacted a relative of the elderly male who said they were visiting from out of town and the man wandered off. The two were reunited soon thereafter.

A Haddon Road resident called police to report a neighbor’s sheep got out. When the officer arrived at the scene, the issue was being resolved and the sheep were being rounded up. You might say the situation went from baa’d to good.

An unlocked car was prowled overnight on the 19th while parked on the 2200 block of 35th Court. The owner called police to report that the thief removed $400 in electronics from the car, but nothing further was damaged or missing.

A 46-year-old Anacortes woman was removed and banned from a local restaurant at the request of a business representative because the woman was panhandling in the store. An APD Officer contacted the woman and served her with the form trespassing her from the store for one year.
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Monday, July 20, 2020

A theft victim living on the 800 block of 22nd Street contacted police to report the theft of a $50 delivery from her front porch early morning on the 19th. According to the victim’s video surveillance, the suspect appears to be a female in her 30’s or 40’s. A copy of the video surveillance has been distributed via APD’s social media platforms for possible identification of the suspect.

A black Mega Moto mini motorcycle and a black and blue ProGo scooter with a lime green engine were stolen from the back of a pickup truck parked on the 900 block of 22nd Street sometime in the late morning or early afternoon hours on July 20th. On the 23rd, a resident called to report that they found the motorcycle in an inconspicuous area and officers collected it and returned it home. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the scooter or other details of the incident can call the non-emergency dispatch line at (360) 428-3211 to speak with an officer. Reference APD case number 20-A04619.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Security representatives at a marina on Q Avenue contacted police early morning on the 21st to request the removal of a man sleeping in his car on marina property. The man was sleeping in his car upon officer arrival and awakened before he was served with a one-year trespass notice and asked to leave the area at the marina’s request.

Just after 3AM on the 21st, an APD Sergeant on patrol on westbound SR 20 observed a late model SUV driving in and out of its lane of travel as it advanced towards the city and as it traveled within city limits. The Sergeant pulled the car over to speak with the driver, a 38-year-old man from Edmonds, Washington. When asked about his driving behavior, the man responded in a slow, slurred voice that he had been looking at the map on his cellphone while driving. The man admitted to consuming alcohol several hours prior and agreed to perform voluntary field sobriety tests. The man stumbled out of his vehicle to perform the tests. In addition to a brief attempt to take the tests, he also provided a breath sample exceeding the blood alcohol level to safely and legally operate his car. He was ultimately taken into custody for DUI and taken to jail since he had an out of state arrest for DUI within the last 10 years.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A woman called police on the afternoon of the 22nd from the Washington State Ferry Terminal. The woman alleged that a man was yelling at her. The investigating officer determined that no crime was committed, but the two had a disagreement over political viewpoints.

2020 0727 police2A woman called police on the evening of the 22nd to report that sometime around 7PM that day, she and her young daughter were walking on the Tommy Thompson Trail near 30th Street when a small terrier bit her daughter in the leg. The woman told police that the man with the dog provided a name that may have been fictitious and a non-working phone number, so she was unable to follow up with him about the incident. The woman took a photo of the man and his dog that was shared by APD via social media. Anyone with information on this case can call the non-emergency dispatch line at (360) 428-3211 to speak with an officer. Reference case #20-A04693.

Thursday, July, 23, 2020

A 46-year-old Anacortes woman was banned from a local grocer per the store’s request. The officer who served the trespass notice on the woman was told that the woman was aggressively panhandling at the store and not complying with employee’s requests to stop bothering customers.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,890 Skagit Cases (+36)
130-139 Cases in ZIP 98221 

136 Hospitalizations (+2)
26 Deaths (+0)

153,906 Cases Statewide (+2,887)
10,242 Hospitalizations (+76)

2,704 Deaths Statewide (+14)

Updated 7:00 pm November 25, 2020.

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