A landscaping business in the 1000 block of 34th Street had about $30,000 worth of power lawn tools stolen from their yard overnight. The theft was reported Tuesday, April 3.
Thieves appeared to have entered the yard from behind a business on 32nd Street, cutting the fence and the cable locks that secured the equipment.
Officers checked with neighboring businesses to see if the thieves were captured on surveillance video and are following up with local pawn shops and landscaping businesses to see if the equipment has been sold.
Among the other 170 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, March 30
• A 44-year-old women was arrested on a charge of assault and domestic violence malicious mischief after police responded to a domestic call. The woman’s boyfriend told officers that when he returned home from work he found her inside their apartment very intoxicated. An argument ensued and as it escalated the woman began to throw and break items.
Before police arrived the woman tried to leave in her vehicle. Her boyfriend tried to prevent her from driving and she bit his arm. A witness gave a similar account of the incident.
• Police received an anonymous tip that a 32-year-old man wanted on felony warrants was currently at a storage unit in the 8000 block of March’s Point Road. Officers found the man and his car inside the storage unit compound. Officers saw drug paraphernalia inside the car and obtained a search warrant.
Methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana were found in the car, in addition to packaging items, scales and a ledger that led officers to believe the man was involved in selling narcotics. The suspect, who is a transient, was arrested on investigation of possessing narcotics with intent to deliver them.
Over the weekend the man posted bond and was released. His whereabouts are unknown and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
• Officers received a call from a woman who reported her 29-year-old son and his 22-year-old girlfriend were “doing drugs” at a relative’s home in the 600 block of 37th street. Officers contacted the two as they were preparing to leave the residence in a truck. Both had misdemeanor warrants and were arrested.
The woman was in possession of some prescription narcotics without a valid prescription and the man possessed some drug paraphernalia. The jail would not accept the two for booking due to overcrowding.
Saturday, March 31
• Officers responded to an establishment in the 200 block of T Avenue after a patron reportedly assaulted the bouncer around 12:41 a.m. The bouncer told officers the 21-year-old suspect had been at the bar earlier in the evening but had left. He returned after midnight and was very intoxicated.
After being asked to leave he was escorted to the door, where he allegedly pushed and grabbed at the bouncer before leaving. The bouncer had a small bruise on an arm.
Officers found the man hiding in a garden shed nearby. They arrested him on a charge of assault and released him on his promise to appear in court.
• A 44-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested for investigation of domestic violence assault after he reportedly assaulted his wife in a motel room in the 2000 block of Commercial Ave. According to police reports the woman had a cut on her head and some of her hair was found on the motel room floor.
Both parties gave conflicting accounts of what occurred, but it appeared an argument started after the man accused his wife of taking his wallet. The couple has been in Anacortes for two months and police have been summoned eight times to local motels where they have stayed after receiving calls of domestic disputes.
Monday, April 2
• A resident in the 1100 block of 20th Street reported someone entered and rummaged through their unlocked vehicle sometime since March 31. Several fingerprints were lifted from the interior of the car and will be submitted to the Washington State Crime Laboratory for analysis.
Tuesday, April 3
• An 18-year-old Anacortes man was cited for failure to yield the right of way after a car he was driving eastbound on 29th Street collided with a car traveling northbound on M Avenue around 1:57 p.m. The man told officers he stopped at the stop sign but then proceeded on as he did not see the northbound car.
Wednesday, April 4
• After three days of avoiding capture, Shadow, a 2-year-old black lab mix, succumbed to the charms of animal control officer Marie Padovan. Shadow has an injured paw and is underweight, but other than that she is reported to be of sweet but shy temperament. Padovan believes Shadow was probably abandoned and will be eligible for adoption through SPOT.
• A 24-year-old Camano Island man was cited for failure to yield the right of way after a vehicle collision on Highway 20 around 9:30 a.m. The man told officers he was eastbound on Highway 20 approaching Christenson Road when he did not realize the light turned red. A second vehicle traveling northbound off Christenson Road collided with the vehicle the Camano man was driving.
There were no serious injuries reported.
• A resident in the 1100 block of Ninth Street reported someone entered his three unlocked vehicles overnight and rummaged through them.
Thursday, April 5
• A resident in the 800 block of K Avenue reported their unlocked vehicle was prowled during the night and prescription medication was taken from it.
• A resident in the 1100 block of Fourth Street returned home after being away overnight to find their home had been broken into. Thieves kicked a back door in to gain access to the home and stole jewelry and a flat screen television.
• A resident in the 4300 block of Whistle Lake Road reported while returning from a short walk around 3:45 p.m. they saw a man run out from behind their home and down the road. On entering the home, they found the rear sliding door and some kitchen cupboards had been opened.
• A resident in the 1800 block of L Avenue reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his $1,700 Taylor acoustic guitar. The theft occurred sometime after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3.
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