Police Beat

Police said a man they removed from a bar last week tried to kick out the doors of a patrol car. 

anacortes_police_logo.pngPolice said a man they removed from a bar last week tried to kick out the doors of a patrol car.

A 47-year-old Anacortes man was contacted at a bar in the 300 block of Commercial Avenue after employees reported that the man refused to leave after being asked to by staff because he was trying to pick fights with everyone.  The man refused officers requests to leave the bar and he began to scream and went limp when officers tried to escort him out.  The man flailed at officers and went to the ground and refused to stand.  He was eventually handcuffed and moved to a police car where he attempted to kick out the doors.  He was booked into jail for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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

November 14

An officer stopped a car on Padilla Heights Road near Reservation Road for a traffic violation and discovered the two male occupants were illegal aliens from Mexico.  At the request of the Border Patrol, both men were detained until a Border Patrol agent arrived later and took custody of the men. 

Officers were advised that a 15-year-old Anacortes boy was standing across the street from the high school and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for being a youth at risk.  The boy was contacted by an officer in the 2500 block of J Avenue and taken into custody.  The boy was booked into Juvenile Detention. 

A resident of the 1400 block of 13th Street reported that someone had punctured two tires on his Ford Escort.  The sidewalls appeared to have been punctured by a sharp instrument. 

Officers responded to the 4000 block of Airport Way regarding the report of a BMW that had left the roadway and crashed into a barricade on the airport property.  Witnesses had observed the car traveling at a high rate of speed and fail to negotiate a curve.  A witness also described the driver as a male that had pulled off his shirt as he ran from the scene accompanied by a petite female.  Officers found the car vacant and noticed it smelled of intoxicants.  Officers checked the area and located a man and woman walking on Oakes Avenue that matched the descriptions provided by the witness.  The 28-year-old Anacortes man initially tried to say that someone had beaten him up and stole his girlfriend’s car, but he then admitted that he had wrecked the car.  The man showed several effects of being intoxicated and he was taken into custody for investigation of DUI and hit and run.  The man’s driving status was suspended for unpaid tickets.  The woman was identified as the 20-year-old girlfriend of the man and also the owner of the wrecked car.  She was also intoxicated and was taken into custody for underage drinking.  She also identified her boyfriend as the driver of the car.  The man was processed for DUI and provided two breath samples that were significantly over the legal limit.  The man was booked into jail on charges of DUI, driving while suspended, reckless driving, and hit and run.  The woman was cited and released for underage drinking.   

November 15

An officer stopped a car in the area of 17th Street and K Avenue for having expired license tabs.  The officer recognized a passenger in the car as a 21-year-old Anacortes man who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The man was taken into custody.  The officer recognized a second passenger in the car as a 20-year-old Anacortes man who also had a warrant for his arrest.  The man also showed the effects of drinking alcohol, admitted to drinking, and provided a portable breath test that confirmed his consumption.  He was advised that he was going to be cited for underage drinking too.  He was later booked into jail on the warrant.  A 16-year-old Anacortes girl was also identified as a passenger and she admitted to drinking four beers.  She also provided a portable breath test that indicated that she had been drinking.  The girl was taken home and released to her mother after being informed that she would be referred to juvenile court for MIP.    

A resident of the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue reported that a 3 foot by 3 foot sliding window on his house had its outer pane broken by unknown means.  The man reported that his cat used the window to go in and out of the house, but the cat was not a suspect in the damage.         

Officers were dispatched to an accident in the area of 17th Street and K Avenue in which a pickup had struck two parked cars and then drove into an embankment at a house on K Avenue.  A witness and two owners of one of the struck vehicles contacted the male teenaged driver of the pickup to see if he was injured, but the teen ran from the scene.  The witnesses all said that it appeared the teen was intoxicated.  An officer contacted the pickup owner at his home in the 1700 block of 39th Street who said that his 18-year-old son had the pickup earlier.  The teen and his father later spoke with the police and the teen denied having driven the pickup at the time of the accident.  The teen alleged that the pickup must have been stolen, although neither he nor his father wanted to sign a stolen vehicle report.  The matter is under continued investigation.

November 16

Officers responded to a physical domestic at a home in the 2300 block of E Avenue.  They contacted a 45-year-old intoxicated woman in the front yard who had scratches on her wrist and blood smears on her face and hair.  The woman said that “nothing” had happened and she claimed that her dog had scratched her.  Officers then spoke with the woman’s 37-year-old boyfriend inside of the house.   The man had fresh swelling and marks on his eye but he was initially uncooperative.  The man then said that the woman had been fighting with her female cousin, and that when he tried to intervene, his girlfriend punched him in the face.  Officers then learned of a valid no-contact order that prohibited the woman from having contact with the man that stemmed from a previous domestic.  It was determined that the woman was the primary aggressor and she was booked into jail on investigation of felony violation of a no-contact order based upon the assault on her boyfriend. 

An Anacortes man reported the theft of his Ford Escort from a parking lot in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue and that he suspected his 15-year-old step-son as the thief.  An officer was able to contact the teen who admitted to taking the car without permission.  The boy returned the car to the parking lot.  The car was owned by the teen’s mother who said that wanted to pursue criminal charges against her son as he had also taken the car previously without permission.   A referral was later completed charging the teen with auto theft. 

Graffiti of a gang nature was reported to have been painted on various walls and field equipment at Daniels Field in the 1900 block of 13th Street.  Two parking barricades also had appeared to have been scorched from fire.  Clean-up and repair costs were estimated at $700.00. 

A resident of the 1200 block of 14th Street reported that someone had slashed one of the tires on his Toyota pickup while the truck was parked on the side of his house. 

November 17

An Anacortes man reported that his pickup had been struck in the driver’s door by an unknown vehicle while it had been parked either at the high school or a grocery store in the 900 block of 11th Street.  The victim did not discover the damage until the next day and the repair cost was estimated at $500.00. 

An Anacortes woman reported that the rear bumper of her car had been dented while it had been parked at a store in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue.  The suspect vehicle is unknown at this time.

Officers responded to a physical domestic at a house in the 1600 block of 9th Street.  Officers contacted a 53-year-old man and his 49-year-old wife and learned that they had been at a downtown bar drinking and had argued upon returning home.  The woman claimed that her husband had struck her in the head in their bedroom, and the man countered that his wife had grabbed him by the throat outside of the bar earlier.  The man also claimed that both he and his wife had been pushing and shoving each other while arguing.  The husband was determined to be the primary aggressor at the house, and the wife the primary aggressor at the bar.  The man was booked into jail for domestic violence assault and the woman was later cited for domestic violence assault. 

November 18

The owner of a fourplex in the 2000 block of H Avenue reported the theft of two custom-made “private drive” signs that marked the ends of the driveway.  The loss was estimated at $80. 

The supervisor of a business in the 400 block of 30th Street reported that approximately $272 in cash was missing from a petty cash envelope that was kept in a locked drawer in an office.  The office is open to all company employees and the company is also investigating the matter internally. 

An Anacortes woman reported that she had been assaulted by her 34-year-old domestic partner at their residence in the 4000 block of Broadview Drive.  The woman claimed that her partner had threatened to kill her while she was on the phone talking to a friend.  The woman said that her partner took the phone away from her which led to more arguing and the partner allegedly throwing items of food at the woman.  The woman said that she then struggled with her partner to get her phone back which resulted in the woman getting her face scratched.  The partner had left the house prior to officer arrival and contact with her is pending. 

November 19

A Hope Island woman reported the theft of a book of blank checks from a desk drawer in her office in the 700 block of Commercial Avenue.  The woman later discovered that several unauthorized checks had been forged on her account and cashed in La Conner.  The woman recognized the handwriting on the forged checks as possibly belonging to a family member who was allegedly using illegal drugs.  The matter is under investigation. 

A resident of the 1400 block of 13th Street reported that his 15-year-old step-son had kicked open a locked bedroom door and damaged the door frame and bolt assembly.  The man said that the boy had admitted to kicking open the man’s bedroom door because he wanted to get a cell phone inside of the room.  The boy was contacted by an officer a few blocks away and he admitted that he had damaged the door because he needed the number for a girl that was stored on the cell phone.  The boy claimed it was “typical teenage behavior.”  The boy was advised that he would be referred for malicious mischief for damaging the door. 

A man living in the 1500 block of Burrows Court reported that someone had stolen his George Foreman grill valued at $70.00 from his carport.

November 20

A woman reported that she had discovered the screen to her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom was askew at their home in the 2200 block of G Avenue.  The woman spoke with her daughter and learned that she had snuck out of the house through the window a couple of nights earlier, but that she had closed the window.  The girl checked her bedroom and discovered that she was missing an I-pod and a music compact disc.  The girl provided the name of a teenaged boy as a possible suspect. 

A 24-year-old Anacortes woman was arrested for domestic violence malicious mischief after the woman allegedly punched out the window to the front door at her former boyfriend’s home in the 500 block of 6th Street.  The man reported that the woman had dropped off their two children at his house and that an argument had ensued.  The man told officers that he then closed and locked the front door to keep the woman out, but that she became angrier and punched out the window.  The woman was located a short time later and booked into jail.  

A Lake Forrest Park man reported that the rear window of his BMW had been shattered while the vehicle had been parked at a friend’s house in the 1300 block of 33rd Street.  It was unknown what had been used to break the glass and nothing appeared to be missing from the car.  The damage was estimated at $300. 

A woman reported that her 15-year-old son had run away after he assaulted her inside of their moving vehicle.  The woman said that they were driving to an appointment the boy did not want to attend and that he kept trying to put the car’s gearshift into park while the vehicle was moving.  The woman said that she finally slapped her son’s face which resulted in him slugging her in the arm several times.  The boy then jumped out of the car and ran off.  The boy was located in the 2000 block of N Avenue where he admitted to hitting his mother.  A referral was completed on the boy for assaulting his mother, but juvenile detention would not accept him for booking.  He was then released to his mother. 

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.

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