Police Beat

anacortes_police_logo.pngA weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.  

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.  

Dec. 5

An unlocked mountain bike valued at approximately $50 was reported stolen from outside of the south side of the public library. 

The owner of a business in the 700 block of Commercial Avenue reported discovering that the glass to the front door had been cracked a short time earlier.  It was unknown who or what had caused the glass to break. 

A men’s mountain bike valued at approximately $100 was reported stolen from an open carport at a house in the 1100 block of 10th Street. 

A social lodge in the 1000 block of 7th Street requested that an intoxicated patron be removed after he refused to leave when asked by their staff.  A 26-year-old Anacortes man was then contacted inside the establishment and walked outside after initially arguing with officers.  The man then stood near the front door and yelled obscenities while refusing to leave the area or face arrest.  The man continued to yell profanities and make veiled threats towards the staff and he was arrested for disorderly conduct.  The man then struggled with officers and resisted their efforts to search him and put him into a patrol car.  A small amount of marijuana was found in the man’s clothing and he was eventually booked into jail for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. 

Dec. 6

A 32-year-old Anacortes man was contacted at a house in the 400 block of 36th Street and arrested for having numerous outstanding warrants.  The man claimed that a 42-year-old woman who also had a felony warrant was not at the house.  The woman was then located hiding in a makeshift closet inside of the house.  Both subjects were booked into jail on the warrants.

A man living in the 4400 block of Oakes Avenue reported that his wife had taken a handful of prescription medication due to depression issues.  The woman told officers that she had taken the pills to make herself sick, but that she had not been trying to seriously hurt herself.  The woman was taken to the hospital by paramedics for evaluation.

Three intoxicated men were contacted in the middle of the 2500 block of Commercial Avenue after an officer saw them in a heated argument with each other.  Two of the men claimed aggression on the other’s part, but then they all said that they had just been arguing and fighting for fun.  No one wanted to pursue any criminal charges and they were sent on their way.  

Dec. 7

An employee of a restaurant in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue reported that a customer had ordered some food at the drive-up window and then complained that the order had not been filled correctly.  The employee apologized for the mistake, but the customer allegedly then threw a drink all over the employee before driving away.  The identity of the customer was unknown. 

A couple living in the 1300 block of O Avenue reported that someone had stolen an amplifier from the girlfriend’s car.  The woman said that she believed that the car had been locked and that she also had discovered that the ignition was not functioning correctly.  There was no sign of forced entry into the car. 

A boy’s bicycle valued at approximately $75 was reported stolen from the front yard of a house in the 2500 block of W. 2nd Place. 

Dec. 8

A 21-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for domestic violence assault after he called his girlfriend’s sister a derogatory name and allegedly spit in her face at the house they all lived together at in the 1000 block of 29th Street after the two had argued.  The man also had a warrant for his arrest from a previous domestic assault at the house.  He was booked into jail. 

A thief stole a multi-outlet connection box from a construction site in the 1100 block of 3rd Street.  The box was marked with the construction company name and was valued at $200. 

Neighbors of a man residing in the 1500 block of Skyline Way called to have their neighbor checked on after they could see the 55-year-old man slumped over a chair on his balcony.  Paramedics and police found the man to be deceased and the coroner was called to the scene.  Initial investigation reveled no sign of unnatural death, but the cause is still under investigation. 

Anacortes officers assisted Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies in taking a 15-year-old Haddon Road boy into custody for having a warrant for his arrest.  The boy was then spoken with about his possible involvement in two other theft complaints in Anacortes.  He was then booked into juvenile detention. 

A 35-year-old Seattle woman was detained by US Customs officers at the State Ferry terminal after her car had been searched as it exited the international ferry and two containers of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside.  The woman admitted the marijuana belonged to her and she claimed she needed it to “cope” with having to visit a family residence in the islands.  The woman was cited and released by an Anacortes Police officer for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

A witness reported that a Lexus had struck a log in the 200 block of T Avenue which caused the log to partially block a restaurant parking lot.  The vehicle was reported to be smoking badly and the driver got out and walked into the restaurant.  Officers contacted a man matching the driver’s description inside of the bar in the restaurant.  The 41-year-old Anacortes man denied have been driving the car, but he was arrested for having five outstanding warrants.  The keys for the damaged car were then found on the man during a search as well as a baggie of suspected marijuana.  Two men the driver had been drinking with at the bar said that they had not seen the man driving, but that he had arrived at the bar the same time that the accident had been reported.  The man was booked into jail on the warrants and issued a summons for driving with a suspended license, hit and run, and possession of marijuana. 

A resident of the 2300 block of 23rd Street reported that his son’s car had been prowled sometime in the past several days.  Missing from the car were the face plate for an in-dash CD tuner, a subwoofer, and an amplifier.  The total value of the theft was estimated at $300.  It was unknown if the car had been locked. 

A 26-year-old Oregon man called 911 from the area of the State Ferry terminal stating that he needed help and could not drive.  The man was initially evasive with the dispatcher, but he admitted he had drunk two bottles of cough syrup.  The man was located parked near a restaurant and he was only semi-responsive and appeared to be drifting in and out of consciousness.  Two empty bottles of cough syrup were located within his car.  The man’s family in Oregon was contacted and he was transported to the emergency room for treatment. 

Dec. 9

A man reported that he was missing a $1400 laptop computer from his bedroom at a house he rents with friends in the 4600 block of San Juan Avenue.  The man reported that the computer had turned up missing during a time when he and his friends hosted a party at the house with about 30 of their friends.  The matter is under investigation.                        

The mother of a 17-year-old Anacortes boy made officers aware of the boy’s location at a local school.  The boy was then contacted and taken into custody for having an outstanding Juvenile Court warrant for his arrest.  He was booked into juvenile detention.

Police are looking for a 49-year-old Anacortes woman after she allegedly choked her 72-year-old mother at their residence in the 700 block of Q Avenue.  The mother reported that the woman got upset at her for buying a present for the woman’s son (the victim’s grandson) and that the woman began calling her mother derogatory and profane names.  The mother said that her daughter then grabbed her by the sweatshirt and twisted it so the material choked the mother.  The daughter then reportedly shoved her mother down onto a chair before fleeing the house.  The mother had visible redness to her neck.  Contact with the daughter is pending.

A 15-year-old Anacortes girl claimed that a neighbor woman had grabbed her by the hair and shoved her head into a wall after the woman accused the girl of stealing her cigarettes at their apartment complex in the 1100 block of 27th Court.  The girl had been at the woman’s apartment previously baby-sitting the woman’s children.  The girl denied stealing the cigarettes and a witness neighbor said that she had seen the woman grab the girl’s arm.  The girl complained of head pain, but did not have any visible marks or bruising.  The woman was not at home when officers initially arrived and contact with her is pending. 

Officers responded to a house in the 1400 block of 34th Street regarding the complaint of an out-of-control 13-year-old boy.  Upon arrival, officers learned that the boy had armed himself with a knife and had threatened to kill his mother, aunt, and others before fleeing out of the house carrying the knife.  The boy’s older brother located the boy and brought him back to the house, but the boy tried to flee when he saw the police.  An officer grabbed the boy and attempted to handcuff him for safety reasons, but the boy then intentionally head-butted the officer in the jaw.  The boy was arrested and he admitted to grabbing a knife and threatening to kill his aunt.  The boy said that he had head-butted the officer because he did not want to be handcuffed.  The boy’s initial anger had stemmed from his mother telling him to stop throwing pennies at family members in the house.  The boy was booked into juvenile detention for investigation of felony assault. 

Dec. 10

An 86-year-old woman reported that someone had entered her home in the 900 block of 22nd Street and stolen her purse containing her identification, debit card, keys, and cash.  There was no sign of forced entry into the home.  The woman said that she had discovered the purse missing when she had gotten up in the morning.    

A high school student reported that she had twice had $130 stolen from her wallet which had been inside of a backpack in the locker room during a PE class.  A 15-year-old female student and a 16-year-old female student were seen outside of the locker room during the PE class and both girls were interviewed by school officials and the police.  The 16-year-old confessed that she and the other girl had stolen the money, but the 15-year-old denied any involvement.  Both girls were referred to juvenile court on theft charges. 

A 77-year-old Anacortes resident reported that she had received a phone call from an unknown woman who offered to help her with the collection of money from the sale of some real estate.  The resident hung up on the caller and wisely did not provide the caller with any financial or personal information. 

Dec. 11

Two adult brothers of a 24-year-old Anacortes woman took offense to the woman’s decision to date a 51-year-old Anacortes man and an altercation ensued in the 1500 block of 20th Street.  It was learned that they had all been out drinking and that the brothers became upset when the sister brought the man back to their home.  The sister then tried to voluntarily leave in a vehicle with the man, but one brother attempted to remove his sister from the car.  This resulted in the man intervening and hitting the brother to get him to leave the sister alone.  The woman said that her brothers were very protective of her.  No criminal charges were pursued, and the brothers were advised that their sister could make her own decisions.

Two high school boys reported that they had both had cash stolen from the boys locker room while they had been attending an after school practice.  A 14-year-old student was identified as a possible suspect as he had been seen in then area of the locker room during the timeframe of the theft.  The boy was later booked into juvenile detention on an unrelated arrest warrant and a detective planned to speak with him about his possible involvement in the theft.  

A 76-year-old man was discovered deceased in his home in the 1300 block of 16th Street after he did not show up for an evening appointment.  The coroner responded and the initial investigation revealed that the death was most likely from natural causes.  

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