Police are investigating the theft of about $10,000 in jewelry, silver coins and other valuables from a home in the 4700 block of Yorkshire Drive. The theft reportedly occurred sometime since 2010.
The victim suspected her former housekeeper of the theft and the victim told police the housekeeper allegedly admitted taking the items. However, the housekeeper allegedly told the victim she didn’t remember much about that time of her life because she was “messed up” on drugs.
The victim said the housekeeper told her she straightened out her life and was doing well now but that she couldn’t afford to pay back the victim.
Among the other 190 cases handled by Anacortes police during the previous week:
Friday, April 20
• Police were dispatched to an apartment after a woman reported her 26-year-old girlfriend assaulted her. When police arrived, they found the suspect lying on the ground unconscious after apparently ingesting an entire bottle of prescription medication.
The victim told police she and her girlfriend had been arguing all day and she finally asked the suspect to leave. The suspect then allegedly grabbed the victim’s phone and forcefully shoved her into a wall. The two then struggled back and forth causing a door to be damaged.
When the suspect learned the victim was going to call the police, the suspect reportedly threatened suicide and began pouring pills into her mouth.
The suspect was transported by paramedics to the hospital where she claimed she was not suicidal and had not taken any pills. She then tried to leave the hospital against medical advice.
She was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault. After being medically cleared, she was booked into jail.
Saturday, April 21
• Someone smashed out a rear window of a car parked in the 1100 block of 27th Court and stole two asthma containers containing medication valued at $35.
• Police contacted a couple at a motel in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue after learning there was a domestic violence protection order that barred the 28-year-old man from having contact with the 23-year-old woman.
The man had two warrants, including a felony warrant for a probation violation. The woman had a misdemeanor warrant for suspended driving. The woman was arrested as she walked out of the motel room and placed into a police car.
The man was then arrested inside the room. While he was being put into a police car, the officers heard loud thumps and saw the woman kicking a window of the police car she was in. The woman’s actions bent the window frame and caused the police car to be taken out of service.
The man was booked into jail on his warrants and a new charge of violating the protection order. The woman was booked into jail on a new charge of felony malicious mischief.
• Police contacted a 34-year-old Anacortes woman in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Commercial Avenue to speak with her and her boyfriend about threats made toward the woman’s ex-husband. The couple denied making any threats.
The woman had two felony warrants from previous assault, identity theft, burglary and malicious mischief charges. She was arrested and booked into jail.
• A resident of the 2400 block of Forest Park Lane who earlier in the day had reported her blue heeler mix dog missing called the police again after her neighbor told her someone picked up the dog and drove away. The neighbor told police he saw an unknown woman call to the dog and the dog ran and jumped into her tan-colored station wagon before the car drove away.
The dognapper was described as a female in her late 50s or early 60s with short hair. The identity of the suspect and her vehicle license are unknown at this time.
• Police were informed of a possible drunken driver headed to Anacortes after witnesses reported a vehicle that was “all over the roadway” around 7:41 p.m. Witnesses said the vehicle almost struck a light pole and the driver threw a beer can out the window.
Officers found the car on Highway 20 and saw it swerve over the center and fog lines, make lane changes without signaling and almost hit another vehicle while passing it. Officers activated their emergency lights but the car turned onto Commercial Avenue and drove in the parking lane before turning onto 34th Street. The car traveled very slowly with the driver leaning over into the passenger seat before turning and stopping on Q Avenue.
The driver, a 66-year-old Seattle woman, smelled strongly of intoxicants and answered “ugh” when asked how much she had to drink. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DUI.
During processing she allegedly admitted she had five beers. She said she was driving home to Seattle and she believed she was in Snohomish. She refused to believe she was in Anacortes and she also refused to take the breath test. She was booked into jail.
• An attempted burglary was reported to a home in the 2000 block of Commercial Avenue after one of the tenants returned home to find someone had broken a window pane on the front door and reached inside and unlocked the deadbolt and doorknob. The tenant said it did not appear anything was missing from the home and it was unknown if entry had actually been made.
Sunday, April 22
• A resident of the 1600 block of D Avenue reported he had just chased two unknown males into the woods after seeing them inside his unlocked pickup truck around 12:51 a.m. Nothing appeared to be missing from the pickup.
The suspects were described as two teens wearing hoodies. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
• An unknown prowler entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2400 block of E Avenue and stole a set of keys.
• A $25,000 2010 Coleman tent trailer was stolen from a storage facility in the 8800 block of Stevenson Road sometime in the past month. Investigators are trying to narrow the time frame of the theft to aid in checking security video.
• An officer checking the Cap Sante viewpoint after the posted hours of closure found an unoccupied vehicle around 11:42 p.m. Officers checked the rocks and found three men, who accompanied the officer back to the vehicle.
One of the men, a 22-year-old Sedro-Woolley resident, was carrying a hookah and a carrying case for it and claimed the group had been using the hookah to smoke tobacco. However, when the man opened the case the officer saw a jar of marijuana. The man allegedly admitted he used the hookah to smoke marijuana.
He was cited for illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released.
Monday, April 23
• An Anacortes woman who had recently traveled out of country reported discovering an unauthorized charge on her credit card for about $360 to an online shopping site for the purchase of a cell phone. According to the online retailer, the phone was shipped to an address in Texas.
The victim believed her credit card number had probably been compromised while she was traveling in Central America. The investigation continues.
• A 30-year-old Friday Harbor man was arrested in the 4500 block of Oakes Avenue for having an outstanding suspended driving warrant. The man had been reported as being a suspicious person after he was seen with another man lurking around a nearby house that was under construction. He was booked into jail.
Tuesday, April 24
• A resident of the 3700 block of West Seventh Street reported the fraudulent use of her credit card. The victim received a new credit card the previous week and later found it was missing. The victim then discovered the card had been used without her authorization at two area businesses for about $300 in purchases.
The victim provided the name of a possible suspect who had been working in the victim’s home. The victim said the suspect admitted to her that she used the credit card. Police are seeking to speak with the suspect.
Wednesday, April 25
• An officer stopped a vehicle for driving on the wrong side of the roadway after seeing it travel eastbound in the westbound lane of Fourth Street for about three blocks just after midnight. The driver, a 59-year-old Anacortes man, smelled strongly of intoxicants and had watery, bloodshot eyes. He had slurred speech and repeatedly asked the officer to let him go.
When asked how much he had to drink, the man allegedly answered “far too much.” He refused to perform field sobriety tests and kept referring to the officer as “kid.” The man got out of his car and displayed poor balance.
He was arrested on a charge of DUI. The man then accused the officer of ruining his life and swore at the officer.
Upon arrival at the police station, the man was uncooperative and had to be carried into the processing area. He refused to take the breath test and told the officer it was the officer’s fault that he got arrested. He was booked into jail.
• A van parked in the 3600 block of West 10th Street had the driver’s windshield smashed out and its interior rummaged through. The unknown prowler stole the vehicle registration, a printer and a set of drill bits.
• About $300 in cash was reported stolen overnight from a wallet left inside a detached garage at a home in the 3600 block of Fidalgo Bay Road. A glass jar containing about $10 in change was also missing from the garage.
• Officers responded after witnesses reported seeing a man and a woman fighting inside a parked car. The involved people were gone from the car when police arrived and witnesses told police it appeared the woman had been the one doing most of the hitting.
Using the vehicle license number, officers found the involved man waking a couple of blocks away. He confirmed that he and his 28-year-old girlfriend had been arguing in the car and she hit and scratched him several times. He said she also pulled off the rear view mirror and used it as a weapon to hit him in the head. The man had numerous fresh scratches and abrasions on his head and neck. The man said he had not hit the woman back.
The woman was found at an apartment and she allegedly admitted hitting the man, but claimed it had been in self-defense. When told what the man and witnesses had told police, the woman allegedly said, “Well maybe I got him first for once.” She was determined to be the primary aggressor and was booked into jail on a charge of domestic violence assault.
• A 19-year-old Anacortes woman was uninjured after the car she was driving downhill on Mount Erie Drive hit an embankment on the side of the road and rolled over. She told police she may have been driving too fast and when she tried to brake her car started to skid. The woman overcorrected her steering and struck the embankment on the opposite side of the roadway. After rolling over, the car struck a tree. She was issued a traffic infraction for speeding.
• An officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 for having a defective headlight around 11:39 p.m. The officer also noticed the vehicle was weaving drastically in its own lane and also almost struck a concrete divider when it turned onto the highway. When the officer activated the emergency lights, the vehicle traveled about another half mile before finally stopping.
The driver, a 30-year-old Oak Harbor woman, would not initially look at the officer. When she finally did look at the officer, her eyes were watery and bloodshot and she smelled strongly of intoxicants. She failed the first portion of the field sobriety tests and then started crying and would not respond to the remainder of the tests.
She was arrested on a charge of DUI. She then became angry and belligerent. She continued to be uncooperative at the police station and she refused to take the breath test. She was cited DUI and released to a sober friend.
Thursday, April 26
• A burglary was reported at a home in the 1700 block of 28th Street. The homeowner reported several pieces of jewelry were stolen from a cabinet inside a locked bedroom closet. A bottle of prescription medication was also discovered missing. The victim provided the names of two possible suspects. The investigation continues.
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