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A Mount Vernon woman stole two Christmas trees from a local grocery store, according to the latest Police blotter.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

A 33-year old Mount Vernon woman faces a possible theft charge for her involvement in the theft of two Christmas trees from a local grocery store. The store manager called police after a staff member observed a vehicle pull up to the front of the store and load up the trees and a small potted plant. The license plates of the vehicle returned to a Mount Vernon address and with the help of a Mount Vernon Officer, the trees were reclaimed and returned to the store.

A 21-year old Orondo man was arrested and booked in the county jail early Sunday afternoon after APD Officers were made aware of his arrival via a message from a US Customs and Border Protection Officer. A Border Patrol Officer placed the man under arrest and he was transported to jail by an APD Officer and booked on two Mount Vernon Municipal Court warrants and one Skagit County District Court warrant.

A 28-year old Anacortes man driving a pickup and a 25-year old Bothell man driving an older model sedan face reckless driving charges after both were contacted in separate vehicles on SR 20 west of Sharpes Corner. An APD Officer observed the two vehicles driving near one another at speeds in excess of 85 miles per hour. The driver of the sedan had a 5-year old passenger in the vehicle and faces a possible reckless endangerment charge as well. The two drivers told the officer that they were old neighbors and were just messing around. They were cited, reprimanded, and released at the scene.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Just before 1AM on Monday, an APD Officer on patrol contacted the driver of an older model sedan with non-functioning taillights. The driver pulled over on the 2700 block of J Avenue and the officer ran a routine driver’s check that returned with a suspended status on the 39-year old driver. He was taken into custody without incident, cited for driving with license suspended, and released at the scene.

Just after 9AM on Monday, an APD Corporal was responding to the Copper Pond neighborhood in the city of Anacortes per the report of a possible mail theft attempt. The Corporal was responding via westbound 12th Street and was met by a vehicle matching the description provided by the reporting party. The Corporal turned his vehicle around and activated his emergency lights, while the suspect vehicle quickly accelerated and was last seen driving through a red light at Commercial Avenue where the car turned southbound. Investigation continues.

Just after 11AM on Monday, a passenger car was side-swiped by a small truck at the intersection of 32nd and Commercial Ave. The 60-year old Concrete man driving the truck was turning right from 32nd Street to southbound Commercial and failed to see a passenger car in the right-hand turn lane. He was cited for improper lane travel. There were no injuries.

A City of Anacortes Parks Department employee observed three subjects leave the public restrooms on 21st and R on Monday afternoon after smoking something with a unique smell—not cigarettes or marijuana. Extra patrols of the area were requested.

A Sutton Place resident called police on Monday afternoon to report that her unlocked vehicle had been prowled sometime overnight and a bag with personal items was stolen. There are no suspects.

A 36-year old Anacortes man was arrested and cited for failure to transfer the title of his car on Monday afternoon. An officer ran a routine check on the license plate of his car which revealed that it had been sold in March but the title was not transferred to the new owner. He was arrested and released at the scene after agreeing to appear in court later in December.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Just after noon on Tuesday, an APD Officer on patrol on SR 20 ran the plate of an SUV and the registered owner returned with a suspended license and ignition interlock requirement. The officer pulled the SUV over to speak with the 48-year old Anacortes driver. The driver admitted that she did not have an ignition interlock installed on her car and a check of her driving status revealed that her license was still suspended. She was arrested, cited on scene, and released.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Just before 3AM on Wednesday, an Anacortes Police Officer on patrol near Causland Park observed a vehicle parked in a gravel parking lot adjacent to the park. The officer contacted the 27-year old Anacortes driver and advised her that the park was closed and she should move on. Shortly after leaving the scene, the officer was advised by dispatch that the registered owner of the vehicle had a warrant for her arrest. The officer contacted the vehicle once again to speak with the driver and though she was not the registered owner, she had a warrant as well and was taken into custody and booked in the county jail on her warrant.

An APD Corporal took a burglary report early Wednesday morning. The manager of a business on the 12000 block of Reservation Road called police to report that someone had broken a window to enter the store sometime overnight. The suspect stole over $2,000 worth of tools. Investigation continues.

Just after 2PM on Wednesday, a school bus pulled out of the middle school parking lot in front of an SUV driving northbound on M Avenue, causing a collision. The bus driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way. There were no injuries.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

An APD on patrol in Washington Park contacted a 34-year old Oak Harbor woman known to police and arrested her for a misdemeanor arrest warrant out of the Anacortes Municipal Court. The jail would not accept her, so she was booked and released on scene after agreeing to appear in court.

Just after 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, an APD Officer observed a 37-year old Anacortes man known to police driving on L Avenue. A records check revealed that he had a felony arrest warrant and he was pulled over on K Avenue. The man was searched incident to arrest and admitted to having a small pocket knife which was located in his jacket pocket. The blade of the knife had heroin residue on it and there was a small container discovered in his pocket containing possible heroin residue as well. Also found in the jacket was a loaded syringe containing a dark liquid substance, possibly heroin. The man was taken into custody and booked in the county jail on his warrant and an investigative hold for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.  

Note: Anacortes Police Department policy is to not include names or addresses of businesses or individuals that call 911 for police assistance, though this information is a matter of public record.

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