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Anacortes Police arrested an 18-year old in an attempted armed robbery of a store at Sharpes Corner.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

On Sunday evening, just before 9PM, APD Officers were made aware of a robbery in progress at a retail establishment near Sharpes Corner. According to staff, a male suspect, later identified as a local 18-year-old, walked into the business armed with a long gun and demanded product from the shelves. Staff members complied with the suspect’s demands and were not injured in the incident. Before exiting the building, the suspect fired a round into the ceiling and fled on foot. Officers were in the area within minutes, but were unable to locate the suspect that evening. The suspect was taken into custody this morning without incident and booked in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on an investigative hold for first-degree robbery.

Just after midnight on the 20th, an APD Officer on patrol on D Avenue observed an older model pickup pass over the fog line multiple times in just a few blocks so he pulled the vehicle over. The 42-year-old Coupeville driver told the investigating officer that she borrowed the truck from a family member and it was larger than what she was used to driving. She did not show any signs of impairment. A routine check of the woman’s driving status revealed that it was suspended. She was arrested and cited for the driving charge, then released from the scene.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Just before 10AM on the 21st, an APD Officer was dispatched to R Avenue because someone called in an erratically driven pickup that drove over the curb and possibly hit a sign. The driver, a local 71-year-old man, told the investigating officer on the traffic stop that he had not been drinking and was not aware of hitting anything. Investigation revealed that the man was not impaired and there was no damage to the vehicle or signs, however, the man had a suspended license and was told that he would be cited for that. The driver was given a ride to an appointment within city limits.

A 15th Street resident contacted police on the afternoon of the 21st because a package she had on her porch for pickup was stolen after confirming that it was not picked up by the package delivery company. There are no suspects.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A Sugarloaf Street resident contacted police on the morning of the 22nd to report that someone had been “ding-dong-ditching” at her residence at approximately 11PM the past two nights. The resident was encouraged to contact police the next time it occurred so officers could have a talk with the perpetrators.  

An APD Officer checked on the occupant of a two-door car parked along South Marches Point Road just after 5PM on the 22nd to see if she needed help. The woman in the car was hunched over and had a syringe in her hand and it looked like she was going to inject a needle into her arm. The woman was startled by the officer’s presence and was asked to step out of the car before she was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. K-9 T-Bone later arrived on scene and was deployed on the outside of the car. T-Bone alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics before he was returned to the patrol car. The woman gave officers permission to search her car, so they looked through it and found a large amount of used syringes and glass pipes containing drug residue as well as a plastic baggie containing white crystals; possibly methamphetamine. The woman was later released and faces possible drug and drug paraphernalia possession charges.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A local woman called police because someone called her claiming to be a police sergeant soliciting information about her business. The woman was told that no one from APD was attempting to call her.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Just before 4AM on Christmas Eve, a sports car traveling on SR 20 near Reservation Road slid off the roadway into the ditch. The driver was uninjured, but the car was towed from the scene. The driver was given a ticket for wheel off roadway.

A driver told police that someone cut him off while traveling on State Route 20 near Reservation Road, so he slammed on his brakes and lost control of his car that rolled into the ditch. The driver sustained possible injury in the incident.

A valuable electronic device was delivered to a 14th Street residence but never made it to the rightful owner’s hands. The victim contacted police to report the theft, stating that it occurred sometime between December 21 and 24. No suspect information is currently available.

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