Police Beat

A woman in the 1000 block of 20th St. reported the theft of 12 duck decoys, 24 geese decoys, a tent, a child’s snowboard, and a dead snow goose from her front yard in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. 

She told officers her husband had returned home from a hunting trip and had left the items in the front yard. When she arrived home after being gone for a couple hours she assumed he had put them away, but after checking with him discovered someone had taken the items. The total value of the items missing was just under $1,000.

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

Sat., Dec. 27

A 20-year-old man was hospitalized after a fight at an underage drinking party in the 1100 block of 34th St.  Police and aid crews responded to a report of an unconscious man and discovered the assault victim.  According to officers reports the guests were mostly minors and signs of underage drinking were present. The assault investigation is continuing and charges against the under age drinkers are pending. 

A resident in the 2300 block of 15th St. reported his 16-year-old daughter as a runaway and that the girl had taken her mothers I-phone with her.  The girl left her home between 2 and 4 pm on December 26th.  The girl later returned home minus the phone.

Sun., Dec. 28

A woman visiting from California reported her wallet was either stolen or lost in Anacortes.  She told officers she had put her black and red wallet in her coat pocket while attending a movie in Anacortes. The following morning she could not find her wallet and she believes she either lost it or it was taken.  She had cancelled her credit cards but the wallet contained cash and gift cards. 

Thieve(s) stole $4,000 worth of electronics including two CD changers,  three amplifiers, two CD changers, the score board controllers, and the public address system from the Alton Daniels Baseball Field.  There was no forced entry into the announcer’s booth, nor was anything else missing from the complex.  Police recovered physical evidence from the scene which has been sent to the State Crime Lab.  Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Anacortes Police Department or Anacortes Parks Department. 

Mon., Dec. 29

An unknown man kicked in the door of an apartment in the 1100 block of 24th St. and demanded drugs and money from the occupants. When advised there were no drugs in the residence he took a piggy bank from a bedroom and fled. A neighbor witnessed the man flee.  Some physical evidence was recovered at the scene and the investigation is continuing.

Tues., Dec. 30

Two Anacortes men, ages 23 and 22, were arrested for disorderly conduct after police responded to a call of a fight in the 1200 block of 41st St.  Officers located the two men wrestling in the roadway.  They were separated and questioned. They both told officers that they had been riding in a friend’s car when they began arguing. The argument escalated and their friend kicked them out of the car on 41st St.  One of the men was also cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Washington State Patrol, Swinomish Tribal Police, and the Anacortes Police all responded to a four-car collision on SR 20 just west of Reservation Rd at 5:30 pm.  The causing driver of the rear end collision was a 49-year-old Mount Vernon man who was arrested by the State Patrol for DUI.  No one was seriously injured in the collision. 

Wed., Dec. 31

A 31-year-old Anacortes man was arrested for malicious mischief 3rd degree after he took a sledge hammer to his ex-girlfriends car.  The incident occurred in the 1200 block off 33rd.  The woman reported that they had been arguing over the phone earlier in the day and this afternoon the man showed up and smashed her vehicle while calling her names.  Officer located the man a short time later and arrested him.

No one was injured in a two car collision westbound on SR 20 at Christianson Rd. on Wednesday.  A 21-year-old Anacortes man was cited for following too close after his 1990 Chevrolet truck collided with the vehicle in front of him.

Thur., Jan. 1

Police were summoned to the 1300 block of 16th street to a loud juvenile party.   Numerous juveniles and young adults were observed drinking in the area and yard surrounding the house. As officers approached the house, some of the revelers retreated to inside the house, shut the doors, and turned off the lights and music. As numerous containers of alcohol were in the yard and one juvenile had already been arrested outside for possession of alcohol and marijuana; officers sought and received a search warrant for the residence. Several 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds received citations for underage drinking and the 21-year-old hosts were cited for furnishing alcohol to minors. 

Fri., Jan. 2

A 1991 Eagle Talon that was reported stolen on Orcas Island on December 24th was recovered in a parking lot at the Washington State Ferry Terminal.  A parking attendant told officers he recalled the vehicle had been driven by a teenage couple whom he described as Goth looking.  After being processed for evidence the vehicle was turned over to the owner. 

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