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anacortes_police_logo.pngAn Anacortes woman reported being assaulted by her 34-year-old husband at their home in the 1100 block of 28th Street last week.  The woman reported that her husband was upset because she wasn’t earning any money. 

An Anacortes woman reported being assaulted by her 34-year-old husband at their home in the 1100 block of 28th Street last week.  The woman reported that her husband was upset because she wasn’t earning any money.

She said she woke up in bed with her husband allegedly trying to smother her with a pillow.  The woman said that she managed to uncover her face, but that her husband then grabbed her by the neck and throat.  The woman said that her husband threw her into a back room while he packed up some belongings to leave.  The woman said that her husband then left in their pickup after taking her wallet and an iPod.  The woman had some bruising on her arms, legs, and neck.  The husband had also called 911 and reported that his wife had pushed him and stole his cell phone.

Some of the other police cases, as reported by the Anacortes Police Department:

October 24

An Anacortes woman reported that in the previous two weeks someone had broken into her Ford Explorer by damaging the driver’s door lock and attempted to steal the vehicle by “punching” the ignition.  The vehicle had been parked in a gravel lot in the 1000 block of 10th Street while the woman was in the process of moving.  The glove box had been rummaged through, but nothing appeared to have been stolen. 

A 22-year-old Edmonds man was arrested while walking in the 2100 block of Commercial Avenue after an officer recognized him and confirmed the man had a felony warrant for his arrest.  During a search of the man, the officer found a home rolled marijuana “cigar’ tucked in the man’s sock.  The man told the officer that the marijuana belonged to him and that eh knew the officer would find it.  The man was cited for possession of marijuana and booked into jail on the warrant. 

A resident of the 4200 block of Clyde Way reported that she had discovered a window to her Volkswagen had been shattered.  The vehicle was still locked and did not appear to have been prowled.  It was unknown what was used to break the window. 

An Anacortes man reported that while he had been putting his children into his Pathfinder while parked in the 1200 block of M Avenue, a pickup passed by and struck the side of his vehicle causing a large contusion to the door.  The pickup, described as a white mid-90’s medium sized pickup with oversized tires, sped away on 12th Street.  The victim said that he was concerned for the safety of his children.  Officers checked the area, but could not locate the running pickup. 

October 25

An Anacortes man reported that he had left his Honda parked in the alley behind a house in the 1400 block of 8th Street and that someone had prowled the car sometime during the previous two days.  There was no sign of forced entry and it was believed the car had been left unlocked.  The victim discovered that he was missing approximately ten compact audio discs that were valued at $50. 

A security employee for a medical facility in the 2400 block of 24th Street discovered that a porcelain toilet in the women’s restroom near the main entrance had been shattered.  Only the plumbing was left protruding from the wall and hundreds of porcelain shards littered the floor.  It appeared the toilet had been struck by a large object, but no one inside the facility reported hearing anything unusual.  Repair costs were unknown at the time of this writing. 

October 26

An officer stopped a vehicle for having a burned out headlight in the 900 block of 4th Street.  The driver was identified as a 17-year-old Shelton boy.  The officer smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car and noticed the driver trying to hide something in the glove box while looking for his insurance paperwork.  The driver had red eyes but denied he smoked marijuana.  He was placed under arrest for investigation of being in possession of marijuana.  During a search of the car, the officer located a glass marijuana pipe in the glove box that smelled strongly of burnt marijuana.  The boy then admitted that he had been trying to hide the pipe and that he had been smoking marijuana.  The boy was referred to juvenile court for possession of drug paraphernalia and released to his mother who lived in Anacortes. 

A State of Washington employee reported that sometime during the previous night someone had broken out a driver’s side window of his state-owned Ford pickup while the vehicle had been parked off an alley in the 2000 block of O Avenue.  The suspect(s) then entered the truck and stole a laptop computer, a GPS unit with a power cable, a 20 x 60 power spotting scope, and a fleece jacket with government patches.  Values of the missing items are pending.

An officer spoke with an Anacortes woman who reported that she had discovered that she was missing two compact disc cases that held approximately 120 compact discs from various artists that were valued at approximately $1000 from inside of her Dodge Avenger.  The woman and the officer determined that the theft had probably occurred a few days earlier when her husband’s car had also been prowled at their residence in the 1400 block of 16th Street.  It was believed that the woman’s vehicle had been left unlocked. 

A woman living in the 6000 block of Sands Way reported that her cell phone indicated that she had received 27 missed calls from a 39-year-old neighbor man whom she had an anti-harassment court order against.  The officer confirmed the court order and that police records showed that the phone number belonged to the man.  The officer contacted the man who admitted that he had tried to call the woman because he “wanted to work things out.”  The man was then placed under arrest and cited for violation of the court order. 

An officer stopped a Volkswagen Jetta in the 400 block of Q Avenue for having no headlights on.  The driver was identified as a 20-year-old Anacortes man.  The officer smelled the strong odor of marijuana from inside of the car and the driver said that he and a friend had been smoking marijuana in the car earlier.  The driver then handed the officer two marijuana smoking pipes from inside of the car.  The man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released. 

A 22-year-old man was contacted at his house in the 3900 block of M Avenue and arrested on two outstanding warrants.  The man was also served with a no-contact order barring him from having contact with a 15-year-old Anacortes girl who was a runaway and believed to be staying at the man’s house. 

Officers responded to an apartment in the 800 block of 29th Street regarding the report of a physical fight in progress between two unknown people.  An officer observed the apartment door closing upon his arrival and no one would answer the door although lights could be seen going on and off inside.  An officer looked through the blinds and could see someone’s legs, but again no one would come to the door.  It was also learned that a possible resident of the apartment had three warrants for his arrest.  A representative of the apartment complex then arrived and unlocked the apartment.  A woman was contacted inside the apartment and informed officers that the man was upstairs.  Officers then found a 25-year-old man hiding in a bedroom closet.  The man refused to exit the closet but finally came out.  He was cited for Obstructing and booked and released on his warrants. 

October 27

An officer contacted a 15-year-old Anacortes boy in the 1500 block of N Avenue.  The boy was a signed juvenile runaway and also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The boy was booked into juvenile detention.      

An 18-year-old Anacortes woman reported that her Elements Brand skateboard was stolen from a garage sale in the 4600 block of Guemes View Dr. on Sunday.  The woman told officers there was some one interested in buying the board and shortly after he left the board disappeared.  The skateboard was valued at $50.
 
Someone broke into the Youth Dynamics over the weekend and took two iPods, keys, and an undisclosed amount of money.  Police are following up on some physical evidence found at the scene.
 
A 39-year-old Anacortes man was cited for violating an anti-harassment order after he called the 28-year-old woman who had the order against him.  They both live in the same trailer park on Sands Way.

October 28

A resident in the 1500 block of 41st reported that someone had thrown human waste at his residence.  The resident had heard some people outside shortly before discovering the mess.

October 29

A business in the 2600 block of Commercial was burglarized sometime during the night and thieves made off with the company’s safe and an undisclosed amount of cash.  It appears the thieves cut alarm and phone wires before forcing their way through a back door. The investigation is continuing.
 
A 29-year-old Anacortes man will be charged with violation of an anti-harassment  after he called his 30 year old sister.  The woman was able to show officer a caller ID from the brother's phone.  Officers were able to reach the man on his phone.  He told them he had called his sister as he was upset over being called by one of her creditors. 
 
A missing person report was filed on a 31-year-old Anacortes man after neighbors told police they were concerned as they had not seen the man since the 22nd of October and he suffers from some mental health issues.   The man's family was contacted as well as his health care providers. He had not checked in with them as well and the report was filed in the WACIC/NCIC data base.  Soon after filing the report detectives were notified that the man had been contacted by Law Enforcement in Chelan County.  Officers in Chelan County believed they could relocate the man and take him to the hospital for assistance. 
An employee of a  gas station in the 2400 block of Commercial contacted police to report that a "raggedy looking woman," has allegedly taken some beer from the store on 10/28.  No further details were available.

Police are investigating a residential burglary in the 1500 block of 40th St that occurred between 6pm and 8pm.  The family's television and DVR/VCR were stolen while they were at a church function.  Officers are following up on leads in this case.

October 30

An employee of a local housing agency reported the theft of a cat trap that was being used at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Q Avenue.  The employee provided the name of a possible suspect who allegedly was having issues with the housing agency over a variety of issues.  A 59-year-old woman later spoke with an officer and said that she had the trap.  The woman agreed to return the trap and seek civil court resolution for her issues with the housing agency. 

An Anacortes woman reported being assaulted by her 34-year-old husband at their residence in the 1100 block of 28th Street.  The woman reported that her husband was upset because she was not earning any money and that she later woke up in bed with her husband allegedly trying to smother her with a pillow.  The woman said that she managed to uncover her face, but that her husband then grabbed her by the neck and throat.  The woman said that her husband threw her into a back room while he packed up some belongings to leave.  The woman said that her husband then left in their pickup after taking her wallet and an iPod.  The woman had some bruising on her arms, legs, and neck.  The husband had also called 911 and reported that his wife had pushed him and stole his cell phone.

U.S. Customs agents detained two Anacortes men (34 and 36 years old) at the State Ferry terminal after their vehicle was searched after disembarking the ferry.  Customs agents located a glass marijuana smoking pipe, a glass bong, a small amount of marijuana in one backpack, and pipes, baggies, and a digital scale with white powder residue in another backpack inside of the vehicle.  Both men admitted that the drug paraphernalia and drugs belonged to them and one man admitted to being a user of methamphetamine. The men were cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

12-and 13-year-old Anacortes boys reported that their bicycles had been stolen from near the main entrance to the public library where they had parked them for approximately an hour.  Neither bike was locked and they were valued at $200 and $300 respectively.  

Paramedics responded to a residence in the 4200 block of Bryce Drive after a man reported his 75-year-old wife had stopped breathing.  Efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful and it was learned that she had an extensive medical history.  Initial investigation showed that the death appeared to be from natural causes.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,890 Skagit Cases (+36)
130-139 Cases in ZIP 98221 

136 Hospitalizations (+2)
26 Deaths (+0)

153,906 Cases Statewide (+2,887)
10,242 Hospitalizations (+76)

2,704 Deaths Statewide (+14)

Updated 7:00 pm November 25, 2020.

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