Police Beat

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.

June 27

A witness observed a pickup back into a parked car in the 1000 block of 6th Street and then drive away.  The witness provided a license number for the pickup and a driver description.  The car sustained minor damage.  The suspect driver later came to the police department and said that he had checked for damage on the other vehicle, but did not see any before driving away.  His insurance information was given to the other driver.   

A 28-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for domestic violence assault after allegedly pushing his wife at their residence in the 800 block of 30th Street.  The woman said that her husband was upset because she and their baby were not ready to leave their house to run an errand with him, and that he had pushed her and taken their baby and ran out of the house.  The man took the baby to a babysitter and was walking back home when he was contacted by the police and taken into custody.  He was booked into the county jail. 

June 28

An office in the 2900 block of Commercial Avenue had an exterior door forced open and entry made into the building.  Several items appeared to have been moved around inside of the building, but nothing appeared to have been taken. 

A car traveling west on 12th Street and being driven by a Conway woman made a left turn in front of a bicycle traveling east on 12th Street causing the cyclist to turn into the curb to avoid a collision.  An Anacortes woman riding the bicycle struck the curb and fell causing minor damage to her bike and minor injuries to herself.  The vehicle driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way.    

A 33-year-old Anacortes man was cited for consuming alcohol within the boundaries of the Anacortes forest lands after an officer contacted him drinking a beer on the shoreline of Whistle Lake.   

A motorcycle that was reported stolen in Lynwood in 2004 was recovered at a residence in the 3500 block of Commercial Avenue.  An officer had been talking to a 32-year-old Anacortes man at the residence when he saw a motorcycle with parts lying around it near the back porch.  A registration check on the motorcycle showed it to be stolen and the man was placed under arrest for investigation of being in possession of stolen property.  The man claimed that he had no idea the motorcycle had been stolen and that he had traded another motorcycle to a friend for the one found in his possession.  The matter is under investigation. 

June 29

A resident of the 1500 block of 32nd Street reported that his neighbor was in his back yard punching his shed and screaming.  A 19-year-old Anacortes man was contacted behind the house and he had cuts on his hand and he smelled strongly of intoxicants.  The man was identified and it was discovered that he also had a warrant for his arrest for a previous possession of drug paraphernalia charge.  Officers also spoke with a 17-year-old girl who said she was the live-in girlfriend of the 19 year old.  The girl told officers that she and her boyfriend had been arguing about his drinking, and that he had then punched and shattered a window on their house before running outside to the back of the neighbor’s house.  The man was booked into the county jail on charges of domestic violence malicious mischief, underage drinking, and the warrant. 

June 30

An officer saw a 16-year-old Anacortes boy staggering on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of Commercial Avenue.  The officer contacted the teen to check on his welfare and noticed the boy’s speech was slurred, his eyes were watery and bloodshot, and he smelled strongly of intoxicants.  The teen denied having been drinking and when informed he was under arrest for underage drinking, he attempted to run from the officer.  The officer grabbed onto the teen and took him to the ground where the teen aggressively fought with the officer until a passing motorist stopped and assisted the officer in handcuffing the teen.  A partial bottle of rum fell out of the boy’s clothing during the struggle.  The boy was charged with underage drinking and resisting arrest and released to his father. 

An Anacortes husband and wife were reported to be involved in a “rolling domestic” in two separate vehicles that both were driving to the police department.  The woman reported that she was upset over her husband’s perceived drinking problem and that she had tried to take his keys away from him at a local bar.  The husband refused to give up his keys, so the wife took his wallet so he couldn’t buy any more drinks.  The husband followed the woman to get his wallet back.  It was determined that no crime had occurred and the husband agreed to stay somewhere else for the night after his wallet was returned.         

A traffic cone was lit on fire on the concrete portion of the skate park by unknown persons.  There was no other damage. 

A couple reported a possible burglary to their home in the 1400 block of 26th Street.  The couple arrived home and discovered that someone had entered their house through an unlocked sliding door and that a screen to a bedroom window had been removed.  It did not appear that anything was missing from the home. 

July 1

Sixteen-and 17-year-old Anacortes boys and a 14-year-old Anacortes girl were arrested in the 1400 block of Georgia Avenue for underage drinking after an officer contacted the teens regarding the report of teens tipping over a port-a-potty in the area.  The teens denied dumping the port-a-potty, but they all exhibited the effects and odor of drinking alcohol.  They all provided portable breath tests that confirmed they had been drinking.  The teens were released to their parents. 

An outboard motor was reported to have been removed from a skiff parked at a residence in the 1300 block of 34th Street.  The motor had been unbolted from the skiff and stolen during the previous night.  The value of the motor is unknown.             
An Anacortes man left his cell phone on the counter at a gas station located in the 2400 block of Commercial.  When he returned to claim it, it was gone.  The phone is valued at $200 and has a “Guns and Roses” motif.

A 20-year-old Anacortes woman was the victim of a vehicle prowl at Whistle lake. It is unknown how thieve(s) broke into the car.  Two iPod Nanos worth a total of $360 were taken.

A 24-year-old Anacortes man lost $40 after he left himself logged in at a cash machine and left his debit card in the machine.  Police are following up on leads in the incident which occurred in the 900 block of “O” Ave. 

A 49-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for DUI twice in one night.  The first arrest occurred in the 2800 block of Commercial Ave. after a worker in a fast food restaurant alerted police that a drunk driver had come through the drive through window and appeared to be intoxicated.  The driver was trying to negotiate the parking lot when police arrived.  He was arrested for DUI and taken to the Police Department for a BAC.  He was cited and given a ride home.  Then, at 1 am officers spotted the man driving his vehicle again.  He was stopped near 27th and “M” Ave.  This time he was arrested, taken to jail and his car was towed.

July 2

50-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for assault after neighbors reported a domestic incident in the 1500 block of Burrows Court.  Officers discovered the woman’s 40-year-old male friend had cuts from glass objects the woman had thrown at him while they argued.  Both appeared very intoxicated. 

A woman discovered her purse missing from her place of employment called police to report the purse credit cards, checks, cell phone, and some cash were all missing from the medical office in the 1200 block of 24th where she worked.  Later in the day her purse was discovered still in the facility but minus the cash.  There are no suspects.

A 17-year-old La Conner man was arrested for DUI following a complaint of a domestic in the 1300 block of 17th St.  Officers responded to a report of two people sitting in a car arguing.  On arrival they contacted the man and a 16-year-old Anacortes girl.  The young man had apparently driven from La Conner after consuming alcohol.  He was arrested for DUI and taken to the station for a BAC.  He was released to the custody of his mother pending charges. 

A 50-year-old Canadian woman was arrested after U.S. Customs agents discovered she was in possession of 125 grams of marijuana.   The discovery came during a routine search at the Washington State Ferry Terminal.  The woman and the marijuana were turned over to the Anacortes Police Department for charging. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times