Police Beat

Thanks to sharp eyes of a local man, police recovered a stolen vehicle and returned it to the owner.

A man called police on the 22nd to report a vehicle that he thought looked suspicious in a parking lot in the 500 block of K Avenue. The man told police that he saw an item in the car that was stolen from his car. An officer responded and ran the plates on the car through dispatch. The registration check revealed that the car was reported stolen earlier in the week to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. The officer contacted the owner of the car and it was later turned over to them.  

Friday, April 16, 2021

Mid-afternoon on the 16th, APD took a call from a concerned mariner because a raccoon had taken up residence on their boat and they were out to sea. The boaters later updated police stating that the little bandit got off the boat on its own accord.  

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Just after 6PM on the 17th, APD Officers responded to the 300 block of 7th Street to investigate a call involving a hatchback versus a tree collision. When officers arrived, two men were standing by a damaged vehicle on V Avenue and the registered owner, a 26-year-old from Blaine, said that he was driving, and the airbags deployed after hitting a pothole. The man was asked to retrieve his registration and when he went into the car via the passenger side, he fell into the door pillar as he was opening the door. The driver complied with the investigating officer’s request to take voluntary roadside tests and had a hard time keeping his balance while doing so. The driver provided a breath sample of approximately three times the legal limit to drive his car and was placed under arrest and transported to APD for DUI processing. He was later released to a family member.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A 35-year-old Bothell man was arrested for driving without a required ignition interlock on the evening of April 18. The driver was pulled over for speeding on Commercial Avenue and a routine check of his license revealed that an interlock was required, but there was not one present in the vehicle. The driver was released at the scene and the licensed passenger took over from there.

Police were dispatched to Schooner Drive just before 10PM on the 18th per the report of an argument between a husband and wife. Officers spoke with the woman at the front door and the husband in another part of the house. There were two damaged doors in the home; at least one of them stemming from an argument between the two that evening. The husband, a local 56-year-old, was taken into custody without incident and booked on domestic violence assault for allegedly tackling his wife, and domestic violence malicious mischief charges because of the damage to the home.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Mid-day on the 19th, APD Officers investigated an assault incident on 7th Street in Anacortes. The reporting party told police that her adult daughter spit food on her and fled the scene in her car. Officers were unable to locate the daughter, but she faces a possible charge for domestic violence assault because of her alleged actions.

A local 26-year-old man was pulled over by an APD Officer on T Avenue because the registration tabs on his car were expired as of January. Investigation also revealed that the driver’s license was suspended, so he was taken into custody and later released with a copy of his citation and ticket for failing to renew his registration tabs.

APD Officers went to Storvik Park around dinnertime on the 19th because a woman called police to investigate a slashed tire on her car. The woman later told police that the tire was slashed during an argument with her ex-boyfriend a few moments prior. Officers contacted the man, a local 35-year-old, at his home a short time later, and took him into custody for domestic violence malicious mischief.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, APD Officers were dispatched to State Route 20 and Reservation Road to investigate a minor rear-end crash involving two cars. The first officer on scene contacted the 46-year- old Mount Vernon driver of the rear vehicle who said he was distracted by something in the car and was unable to stop in time for traffic in front of him. The driver was determined to have a suspended license and taken into custody. A search incident to arrest yielded a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine in his back pocket. The meth was collected for destruction and the driver was released with a copy of his citation for driving while license suspended and a ticket for no insurance on his vehicle.

Friday, April 23, 2021

A resident from the 1800 block of 9th Street contacted police on Friday to report the theft of approximately $1,000 worth of tools that were stolen from his exterior shed. The victim surmised that the theft occurred sometime within the last few days, but nothing of evidentiary value was left behind at the scene.

Anacortes Police are investigating a boat motor theft from the 2000 block of J Avenue. The theft was reported on Friday and occurred earlier in the week.

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COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,515 Confirmed Skagit Cases
374 Hospitalizations
79 Deaths
66,621 Fully Vaccinated
72,640 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

431,743 Confirmed Cases Statewide
26,708 Hospitalizations

6,119 Deaths Statewide
4,012,834 Fully Vaccinated
4,375,137 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7pm, July 29, 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