Police Beat

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.

July 19

A 74-year-old Oak Harbor woman reported that some household items valued at $185 were taken off her boat which is moored at a marina in the 3000 block of Oakes Ave..  The woman believed that a workman had taken the items as some tools he had left on the boat were gone as well.  She did not want police to follow up on the incident. 

For the second time in a month at convenience store in the 12,000 block of Christenson Rd. is a victim of a smash and grab.  Security cameras recorded the thief break out a glass door panel and steal beer from inside.  Police are reviewing physical evidence found at the scene.   The thief made off with under $50 worth of beer.

Benches on top of Cap Sante view point were damaged overnight.  An officer discovered the damage and reported it to the Parks Department.  The benched will be repaired. 

A 45-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for assault-domestic violence after officers contacted her live-in boyfriend who was sporting a black eye and split lip.  The incident occurred in the 2300 block of “E” Ave. A witness told police that neighbors could hear the woman yelling at the man and believed they heard some one being stuck.  It appeared to officers that both parties had been drinking. 

A 21-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested on an outstanding Skagit County District Court warrant for driving without a license.  An officer saw her walking in the 2900 block of Commercial Ave., recognized her and arrested her on the warrant.

An Issaquah man was cited for improper lane travel after the 2005 Honda he was driving crept over into the lane of a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu driven by an Anacortes man.  The collision occurred at the intersection of SR20 and Commercial Ave.  Both vehicles were turning east onto the highway.  The Honda was in the right lane as it began the turn but veered into the left lane striking the Chevrolet.  No one was injured. 

July 20

An employee of a storage facility in the 8300 block of S. Marches Pt. Rd. left a note for her boss that she had caught one of the customers going through another customer’s belongings.  It was not clear if the customers shared space or had individual units.  The investigation is continuing.

A 22-year-old Anacortes man was cited for driving without a license and arrested on misdemeanor warrants out of Skagit and Island County. The man was driving his father’s red 2006 Ford F150 when an officer recognized him in the 900 block of 37th St. The man’s father, a 51-year-old Anacortes man was also cited for allowing a suspended driver to operate a motor vehicle.

July 21

A local contractor reported that four windows valued at $400 were broken at a construction site in the 1100 block of 29th St. They were not sure when the vandalism had occurred. 

An Anacortes man was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a collision in the intersection of 22nd and Commercial Ave.  The man began a westbound turn onto 22nd from Commercial when he struck at 2008 Toyota Sequoia that was southbound on Commercial Ave.  No one was seriously injured in the collision.

Police are looking for a suspect in a case of indecent exposure that occurred at 1600 in the 3200 block of West 3rd.  The resident was gardening in their yard when they observed a white male approximately 20 years of age, average height and slender build exposing himself.   The suspect was wearing blue jeans and a white tee shirt with red around the neck and sleeves.  The investigation is continuing.

A 22-year-old Anacortes man was cited and released for theft after he was seen on surveillance video taking a bottle of Cognac from the Washington State Liquor Store in the 1000 block of Commercial Ave. without paying for it.  Police were able to track down the man and he was identified by the store clerk.  He was cited and released for theft 3rd. 

Police were summoned to a grocery in the 900 block of 11th St. after a subject broke the pay phone out.  On arrival officers learned that a man wearing a black jacket with and orange stripe was yelling at the pay phone, picked up the receiver and smashed it.  The suspect was last seen on a bicycle leaving the store.  Several hours later officers received a call of a patron removal at an establishment in the 400 block of Commercial Ave.  They spotted the man on his bike as he was riding away.  Her was contacted and admitted to damaging the pay phone.  He was cited and was advised not to return to the local establishment tonight. 

July 23

A 21-year-old Anacortes man was cited for Obstructing after he gave a false name to an officer on a traffic stop.  The officer pulled over the truck the man was driving for a minor violation in the 1500 block of 32nd ave.  The man had no identification and gave the officer a false name.  The officer offered to accompany the man to his residence a short distance away to obtain his license.  Once they arrived at the home the man admitted his real name and told the officer he did not have a valid license.

A 54-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for investigation of Child Molestation after a report that he had sexual contact with a 13 year old girl.  The man was a friend of the girl’s family.  No further details are available at this time. 

The body of a 32-year-old woman was found inside her vehicle at tug boat park this morning.  It does not appear foul play was involved in her death.

A 21-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for DUI after he lost control of his 1992 Acura and it went over an embankment in the 4100 block of Oakes Ave.  The man, who was not hurt in the crash was arrested at the scene and taken to the Police Dept. for a breath test.

A 21-year-old Anacortes man reported he was assaulted by one of three teenagers who were driving a tan older BMW recklessly on the gravel road leading up to Little Cranberry Lake.  The man claimed had been slapped in the face following the driving incident.  Officers were unable to locate the suspects in the area.

July 24

An Arlington woman reported that her 1998 Mercedes had been broken into at the top of Mount Erie around 12pm while she hiked.  The thief broke out a window to gain access to the vehicle.  Her purse and contents were taken.

A 16-year-old Mount Vernon man was cited for following too close after the 1997 Chevrolet Caviler struck the back of a 1988 Chevrolet Pick up that was in front of him going northbound in the 2200 block of Commercial.

A couple in the 1500 block of 32nd returned home from a weekend away to discover $280 worth of video game cartridges missing from their home.  There was no forced entry to the home and the victims provided officers with information on who they believed took the games.  The investigation is continuing. 

July 25

A resident in the 3800 block of “M” Ave woke to the sound of their 1995 Oldsmobile being struck by another vehicle.  The Cutlass was parked northbound at the curb in front of the house when a 1997 Acura traveling southbound crossed the center line and struck the Cutlass.  The Cutlass was pushed into a Chevrolet Caviler that was also parked at the curb.  Witnesses told officers that it looked like the airbags had deployed in the Acura but the driver was able to put the car in reverse and drive away from the scene.  Officers located the Acura a short time later behind a house in the 1300 block of Broadview.  No one would answer the door at the residence.  The Acura was impounded until the owner could be notified.

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