Police Beat

On August 17, A 13-year-old Anacortes boy was arrested and booked into Skagit County Juvenile Detention for malicious mischief.  The boy was responsible for several acts of graffiti at Storvick Park and several area businesses.  The boy, who claimed gang affiliation, spray painted the number 13 and other items on the new playground and restrooms at the park as well as on other area buildings.  The park graffiti was quickly removed by the Anacortes Parks Department.

In other police news this week:

August 16

A 24-year-old Renton man was cited for public indecency after an officer on routine patrol spotted him urinating on a building in the 1000 block of 5th St.  The officer noted that there were numerous people around as the downtown establishments were closing.  The man apologized, telling the officer he, “just had to go.” 

A 20-year-old Anacortes man may face charges of Burglary or Trespass after he entered a marina in the 3100 block of V Ave. and was caught rummaging about on a boat.  A boat owner found the young man aboard his boat and called police.  Officers noted the man appeared to be under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.  The man told officers he had consumed some mushrooms.  After insuring the man was not in need of medical assistance, officers released him to a family member. The investigation is continuing. 

Officers are investigating a residential burglary in the 4000 block of Anaco Beach Rd.   Thieves entered the residence through an apparently unlocked door and stole three digital cameras, silver dollars, an antique hatchet, and some prescription medication.   The investigation is continuing.

Two boys ages twelve and thirteen will face charges of theft after they took a bag from a motorcycle parked in the 1300 block of Commercial Ave.  The owner of the bag made the report to police that he had seen the boys take the bag off the motorcycle, which had been unattended.  After making the report, the victim saw the two boys at the skate park and called police.  The bag and contents, which included a lap top computer, were recovered and the boys admitted their involvement. 

A 19-year-old Bellingham man was arrested for shoplifting beer, malt liquor and cookies valued at $27 from a grocery in the 900 block of 11th St.  Store employees observed the theft and detained the man until police arrived.  The officer noted the man was already intoxicated at the time of the theft. 

August 18

A resident on Patricia Lane turned in some opened mail that was found along the street.  The mail belonged to a resident of the 1700 block of 39th St.  It appeared someone had stolen the mail from the box, opened it, removed information from it and dumped it.

A 25-year-old Anacortes woman reported her estranged husband had been calling her in violation of a domestic violence protection order.  She played phone messages her husband had left on her cell phone for the officer and also said he had been trying to get messages to her through her family members.  None of the messages were threatening.   Officers located the 39 year old Sedro Woolley man later in the evening.  He admitted to calling his estranged wife and was cited for violating the order. 

A 23-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend with a rear view mirror she had allegedly broken off of his car.   A witness told officers that the woman was in the vehicle alone when she began kicking the windshield and breaking off the mirror.  She exited the vehicle and struck her boyfriend in the face with the mirror.  Aid was summoned to attend to the man’s injury.  The incident occurred at the campground in Washington Park where the two had been camping. 

August 19

The PeeWee Cheerleaders lost their pom-poms at Storvick park on 8/12/08.  The 8 sets of purple and silver pom-poms were valued at over $100. They were inadvertently left at the park after practice.  They were in a gray rubber maid tub. 

Officers responded to a domestic in the 800 block of 28th St.  On their arrival they contacted a 26-year-old resident who claimed his live-in girl friend had assaulted him and pulled the phone cord out of the wall.  Officers noted the man had scratch marks on his arms and neck.  The woman denied the assault.  Based on comparative injuries, officers arrested the 23-year-old woman for assault.

August 20

A resident in the 1300 block of Broadview reported that several hundred dollars worth of power tools were taken from inside a garage overnight.  The garage door had inadvertently been left open.

A men’s custom made BMX bike worth $1,000 was stolen from outside a residence in the 1700 block of 12th street sometime in the last two days.  The owner left the bike unsecured. 

Several thousands of dollars worth of sailing and BMX  cycling equipment and a lap top computer were taken from a home in the 3200 block of West 3rd St. sometime during the day.  Officers collected physical evidence from the scene and are following up on the investigations.

August 21

A woman who works nights in the 3000 block of Commercial Ave discovered someone had stolen the battery from her vehicle overnight.  The vehicle had been parked in the 1,000 block of 30th and it appears that thieves just unlatched the hood and stole the battery.

A resident in the 1500 block of 39th awoke to find that someone had entered his unlocked residence overnight and taken a back pack and contents.  The pack contained the man’s ID, debit card, assorted gift cards, and cell phone.  There are no suspects. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 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

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