Police Beat

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Police investigated blue spray paint damage to numerous trees around Mt. Erie and Sugar Loaf in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands this week.

On the afternoon of the 7th, an APD Officer was contacted by the City Parks Department reference numerous trees that were painted in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. According to the Parks representative, the damage occurred sometime over the weekend. On the 9th, the investigating officer was made aware that a man contacted the Parks Department reference this incident, stating that the markings were made to mark a hiking route. The matter was determined to be civil in nature to be worked out between the City and the person responsible for the markings. No further police action.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

On June 5th, a local mariner called police because the $2,000 Raymarine chart plotter was stolen from his sailboat sometime since the fall when the boat was put in dry storage. There are no suspects.

Just after 4PM on the 5th, an APD Corporal pulled a car over on Commercial Avenue because a routine check of the sedan’s registration returned to a driver with a suspended license. The driver was not the registered owner, but she did have a suspended license, so she was arrested, cited, and released at the scene.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

At 5:30PM on the 6th, APD Officers were dispatched to a trash can fire at the hospital. Officers were able to partially extinguish the fire and Anacortes Fire fully put it out. The reporting party told officers that two teen boys may have been responsible for the fire, but officers were unable to locate them that day.

Monday, June 7, 2021

An Anacortes man in his 50’s was taken into custody and booked into jail on the afternoon of the 7th on charges of domestic violence assault, felony harassment, and malicious mischief. The man’s step-father called police after the two got into an argument and his step-son threatened him with a knife and stabbed several parts of the wall and door in the house. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Just after 8:30AM on the 8th, an APD Officer pulled a pickup over because of extensive damage to the windshield. The driver, a 44-year-old from Burlington, was determined to have a suspended license and a warrant out of Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court for driving while license suspended. The jail would not accept the man on his warrant, so he was cited and released on scene.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Just after 5PM on Wednesday, APD Officers responded to a minor injury, two-car reportable collision between a van and a pickup at the intersection of SR 20 and Christianson Road. The van driver, a local man, was given a ticket for failure to yield. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

APD Officers are investigating an attempted theft of a motorcycle from a residence on 16th Street sometime overnight. The owners located the bike a short distance away with damage to the ignition and rear seat compartment as if the suspect attempted to hotwire it. Anyone with information on the theft can call the non-emergency dispatch line at 360-428-3211 to speak with an APD Officer. Reference APD case number 21-A03685.

A 7th Street resident called police to report a theft that of $300 in lawn equipment that was stolen from her garage sometime in the last few weeks. There are no suspects.

A motorist came upon an unoccupied older model SUV in the dich on State Route 20 near Thompson Road. The passing motorist called 911 for help and police officers responded to the scene. The car was laying on its side with airbags deployed and the stereo was still playing loud music, however, no one was inside or near the vehicle. Officers were unable to determine who was driving the damaged vehicle. After taking several photos on scene, officers requested a tow truck to remove the SUV from the scene.