Police Blotter, November 25 - December 1, 2022

In this week’s police blotter, Anacortes Police helped rescue and return two missing bulldogs.

An Anacortes woman reported on Monday, Nov. 28, having lost her two French bulldogs. A man later advised that he had almost hit the two dogs in the street on Oakes Avenue. An officer responded and collected the two dogs and contacted the woman. She later claimed them and paid their licensing fees.

Anacortes Police also investigated these other cases.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The reporting party reported a male subject banging on their front door in the 1100 block of 34th Street and potentially removing a window screen from a window. A 38-year-old Anacortes man was contacted by officers on the porch, extremely intoxicated. He believed he was at a motel (the residence is a duplex) and was taken to the residence of his in-law.

The reporting party reported a fraudulent charge that occurred in June. He advised he had filed an investigation with the relevant company, and it had deemed his transactions as not fraudulent and subsequently declined the case. The reporting party said he and his wife were in possession of their debit cards and didn’t know how their cards became compromised. The investigation continues.

The reporting party advised that he found his antique Christmas lights broken after going to the store earlier in the day. He said he found their wires cut in five different places. He submitted photos of the broken lights, which were submitted into evidence.

A local store manager reported that a 26-year-old Anacortes woman who had previously been trespassed (banned) from the store was on site. Officers responded and viewed footage of the woman in the store. The woman was cited via summons for first-degree criminal trespass.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

The reporting party advised that someone threw a bottle through her house window in the 1200 block of 16th Street. She believed it may have something to do with a man with whom she had a no-contact order with. She did not see who threw it. She said she was in bed with a friend at the time. The friend exited the home with a shotgun and was told to put it back in the house, which he did. The man showed the responding officer the broken window and the wine bottle sitting on the ground under it. The estimated value of the window replacement was about $500. The following day, the reporting party called and advised that she had located a large chunk of concrete in her yard under the broken window that had apparently not been there the previous day. The officer photographed the chunk but did not notice any new damage to the house.

The reporting party reported a vehicle prowl that had occurred sometime between Nov. 23 and Nov. 26. She stated that she went to the store on Nov. 23 and when she came back, she parked farther away from her home than usual. When she came to her vehicle Nov. 26, she discovered her belongings in the vehicle were scattered around. She stated that the vehicle registration, manual and miscellaneous items were gone. She said there was no damage to the vehicle but was sure she had locked it. She was provided with a case number.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

An officer was dispatched to a report of a taken motor vehicle from the Guemes Ferry Terminal parking lot. The man advised that he had parked his vehicle there about three days prior. Nobody else had permission to use the vehicle, and the reporting party had the only set of keys. He believed the doors were locked. The investigation continues.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Dispatch advised of a burglary complaint in the 2000 block of Commercial Avenue. The owner informed the responding officer that someone had stolen the propane tank from a forklift locked up in a shed on the property. There was no damage or signs of forced entry to the shed. The propane tank, propane line and regulator were all missing. He said he wishes to pursue charges if a suspect can be located.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

An Anacortes man reported that a very large tree had fallen and was blocking the roadway on Fourth Street and that it had also fallen on a co-worker’s vehicle and broken the back window. An officer documented the damage and photographed it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The reporting party reported that three vehicles had been broken into overnight in the 700 block of Q Avenue. A drill was missing, and a truck had its window smashed in. There was also a toolkit taken containing a Sawzall, an impact drill, a drill and two batteries. The total property damage was about $540. The investigation continues.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

An Anacortes man reported that he recently returned from deployment with the military and discovered that several credit accounts had been fraudulently opened using his information. He discovered and reported the accounts prior to their use, but he also discovered that someone was trying to change his address with the United States Postal Service. He had the letter of validation from the USPS in his possession. He will seek additional assistance via the USPS using the APD case number provided.