Police Beat

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.

July 4

A 28-year-old Anacortes man was arrested and charged with felony violation of a domestic violence no contact order after an incident in Washington Park.  Witnesses called police after a woman screamed for help as she was struggling to keep her infant son in her arms as the baby’s father tried to remove him.  The man left after the police were called but they located him in the 1700 block of Skyline Way and arrested him.   The man had previously been ordered by the court to stay away from his wife.  Because an assault occurred during their contact, violation of the NCO is a felony.  The woman and infant were not injured in the incident.  

A 61-year-old man was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated after an incident at the 4th of July Fireworks display.  An officer was waived down by a citizen who told him that the jeep had driven up parked in front of a fire hydrant and blocked the view of people sitting on the sidewalk to watch the fireworks.  When they asked the driver to move, he refused and appeared to be intoxicated.  The officer contacted the man sitting in his vehicle.  He appeared intoxicated to the officer and failed field sobriety tests.  He was arrested and taken to the Police Dept. for a BAC.  He was cited and released. 

July 5

A Burlington man was the victim of a vehicle prowl at Ray Auld Rd. while he hiked in the forestland.  When he returned to his car he discovered a ventilation window had been opened and $800 worth of climbing gear was taken.  Police collected some physical evidence at the scene. 

July 6

A 23-year-old Anacortes man was arrested after police contacted him in the 1100 block of 12th St.  Officers received a call of suspicious activity in the area and on arrival located a group of men in front of a convenience store.   The man had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to serve two days in jail on a previous possession of marijuana charge.  During the arrest officers discovered two marijuana pipes and cited the man for possession of them. 

An Anacortes woman returned from a hike in the Forestlands to discover she had been a victim of a vehicle prowl.  The incident happened at the trail head on “A” Ave. near 37th St.  The woman had locked her purse in the trunk but left her windows partially open for ventilation.  The thieve(s) gained access to the interior of the vehicle, opened the trunk and took the purse and it contents. 

A 33-year-old Seattle man was arrested for DUI after passing motorists in the 2200 block of Commercial called 911 to report that a beige work van with a ladder rack on top kept bumping into the west side curb of Commercial Ave as it traveled southbound.  An officer caught up with the car on SR 20 east of Christensen Rd.  He observed the van straddling the center line of the westbound lane.  The officer activated his lights and sirens but the van continued in motion until it was across the slough bridge.  The driver appeared intoxicated to the officer and after a brief investigation he was taken into custody for DUI.  The driver also had a DUI warrant out of Seattle with an unusually high $10,000 bail attached to it.  He was booked into the jail. 

A restaurant in the 5400 block of Ferry Terminal Rd. reported that 4 potted plants valued at a total of $100 were taken from in front of the restaurant overnight.

A 25-year-old Oak Harbor man was ticketed for consuming alcohol in the Anacortes Forest lands.  Officers have stepped up patrols in the forest land this summer and are citing anyone they find to be in possession of alcohol. 

A woman in the 4500 block of Kingsway reported that an expensive Ruby and Diamond ring was discovered missing from her jewelry box.  The woman and her husband had been away for a couple of days and had left their adult age children at home.  The woman told officers she wished to pursue this matter without police assistance at this time. 

July 7

A 57-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for negligent driving in the first degree after he 1995 Ford Windstar van struck a 2006 BMW sedan that was parked in the 1400 block of  “M” Ave.  Witnesses told responding officers that the woman exited the van and paced a bottle of liquor in the bushes near the van.  The officer noticed the woman smelled of alcohol.  The woman would not answer any questions and was taken to the Police Department for a BAC.

A 32-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for investigation of possession of methamphetamine on Monday night following an altercation with an officer.  The man was spotted by the officer driving near the 2400 block of Commercial Ave.  The officer confirmed the man did not have a drivers license and had two warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court on driving without a license charges.  The officer contacted the man at 24th and Commercial Ave. and took him in to custody.  The man resisted the officer’s efforts and had to be subdued with a Taser.  After he was in custody officers discovered the drugs on the man’s person.  The man told officers that he resisted arrest as he did not want to be found in possession of the drugs. 

July 9

Officers were summoned to a motel in the 2000 block of Commercial Ave. after a resident there claimed to have been threatened with a gun by an 18-year-old Mount Vernon man.  The victim told officers the suspect had come to his room and accused him of stealing a car stereo.  He said the man pointed a handgun at him and threatened him.  Several of the victim’s family and friends were present and confirmed the event occurred.  Mount Vernon Police contacted the suspect several hours later and arrested him.  No gun was located and the investigation is continuing. 

July 10

A 50-year-old Seattle woman was arrested for writing numerous checks on an a closed bank account in the Anacortes area over the past few weeks.  When questioned, the woman told officers she has a problem with alcohol.  The checks included a rent check for $650 and about $400 to other local businesses. 

July 11

A 43-year-old Sedro Woolley woman reported to officers that she had driven her gray 1993 Chevrolet Corsica Washington License number 665 SQX to Anacortes from Mount Vernon at about 5pm on 7/10.  She said she left a 25-year-old Mount Vernon man in the car when she went inside a business in the 2800 block of Commercial Ave.  When she returned, her vehicle and the man were gone.   She told officers the man was an acquaintance and she does not know where he lives.  The investigation is continuing.  

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,107 Skagit Cases (+0)
<60 Cases in ZIP 98221

98 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
38,060 Tests
NA% Positive

87,042 Cases Statewide (+404)
7,483 Hospitalizations (+6)

2,124 Deaths Statewide (+24)

Updated 9:00 pm September 29, 2020.

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