Police Beat

A local person got a ticket in the mail for running a red light in Seattle on license plates that had been stolen from their vehicle here.

Just before 10AM on the 17th, an APD Officer was made aware of a cold theft of license plates from a car parked on Q Avenue. The victim told police that he noticed the plate was gone approximately 10 days prior so he simply purchased replacements and did not notify law enforcement. On the 17th, the victim received a ticket in the mail that was generated by a red-light camera in the Seattle area which prompted him to call APD. The man told APD that he was not in that area recently and the plate must have been placed on another car. The victim filled out a theft report for the plates.

Here are some other cases APD reported this week.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

A local man called police on the 14th to report a suspicious set of circumstances associated with a recent online experience. The man told the investigating officer that he chatted with a woman from out of state a few times and she asked him for Amazon gift cards. Additionally, the woman sent disturbing images of other people. The man did not provide any personal or identifying information and was advised to block the woman’s number and cease contact with her. 

Two Anacortes residents, a male and a female, were banned from a local grocery store on the evening of the 14th. The store manager asserted that they were stashing items in their clothing. The female had some small electronic accessories stowed away, but turned them over to police before she and her counterpart were served with a trespass notice.

Two residents in the area of West 2nd Street called 911 after hearing a loud boom late night on the 14th. An officer responded to the area but did not notice any hazards. The noise may have been caused by high winds.

Anacortes Police are trying to identify a man who was involved in an assault in the 1100 block of 6th Street. On the evening of November 14th at approximately 8:30PM, the man got into a brief verbal argument with another man, then pushed him to the ground causing injury. Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to please contact an Anacortes Police Officer via the non-emergency dispatch line at (360) 428-3211. Reference APD case number 20-A07474.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

A resident of the 1500 block of 10th Street called police on the morning of the 15th to report that someone rummaged through her car sometime overnight. The assailant stole the woman’s wallet containing her social security and medical card. Nothing else of value was missing from the car.

An 11th Street resident called police on the 15th to report that sometime since mid-day on the 13th, her unlocked car was unlawfully entered and her purse and key fob were stolen. There are no current suspects in this case.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Just before noon on the 16th an APD Officer issued a ticket for failure to yield to a local woman who ran the stop sign at 25th Street and Commercial Avenue resulting in a two-car collision. The woman’s SUV was heavily damaged in the incident, however, no one was injured.

A male suspect was caught on video stealing a package from a porch on Orchard Avenue. On video, the man is seen grabbing the package from the front porch of the residence, then entering a dark colored sedan and driving away. The man has not been identified.

A woman called police on the 16th because she discovered that someone pulled the driver’s side windshield wiper mechanism from her car and it was damaged to the extent that it would need to be replaced. There are no suspects at this time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

An APD Officer discovered a damaged handicap parking sign on Cabana Lane that belongs to the City of Anacortes early morning on the 17th. The sign will cost the city approximately $75 to replace.

Just after 8PM on the 17th, APD Officers searched Fidalgo Bay Road for an older model SUV that was reportedly parked and flashing its lights at oncoming motorists. After a couple passes through the area, officers found the car parked facing the wrong way on Fidalgo Bay Road. The driver, a local 52-year-old man, was told why officers were there. In the car’s center console was a half-empty Heineken beer and the driver’s demeanor and slow speech was consistent with the consumption of the alcoholic beverage. The driver took some roadside tests and demonstrated poor balance and difficulty following simple instructions. The driver was arrested for DUI and transported to APD. He was later released to a sober friend with a copy of his charging paperwork.   

A local woman called police just after 10:30PM on the 17th to report that she was hearing sounds around her property and she thought someone might be on her property. An APD Sergeant responded, but did not locate anyone or anything suspicious. The gusty winds may have caused a gate to rattle and open which was the probable cause of the noises the woman heard.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Early afternoon on the 20th, an APD Corporal responded to the 500 block of T Avenue to investigate a possible verbal domestic violence incident between a male and female living there. There was no crime committed, but the male, a local 34-year-old, had two arrest warrants for domestic violence assault. The man was taken into custody without incident and booked in jail on his warrants.

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